Mis. Cancer News

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1/22/2010
Gene Variation May Speed Recurrence of Stomach Cancer

Disease returned three times sooner in study participants with inherited trait

1/22/2010
Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

The higher the level in blood tests, the less likely the disease, study finds

1/21/2010
Combo Test Might Spot Ovarian Cancer Early

Enhanced ultrasound and protein analysis could save lives, researcher says

1/21/2010
Radiation Dose Lower With Digital Mammography

Compared to conventional film, new method reduces exposure, research shows

1/21/2010
Common Breast Cancer Traced to Cell Origins

Finding may provide new target for treatment, researchers say

1/21/2010
New Test Catches Most Pancreatic Cancers Early

Discovery could improve survival rates, researchers say

1/21/2010
Blood Test Spots Colon Cancer, Polyps

If validated, the screen could greatly boost detection rates, researchers say

1/19/2010
Tobacco Toxin Helps a Protein Cause Lung Cancer

The process turns off genes that keep tumors from forming, research shows

1/19/2010
Current Smoking Can Worsen Lung Cancer

Cigarette fumes not only cause tumors, but promote growth, mouse study finds

1/19/2010
Should HPV Test Replace the Pap Smear?

Italian researchers urge a change in test for cervical cancer, but U.S. experts are mixed

1/15/2010
Race, Weight May Influence Success of Prostate Surgery

Among diabetic men undergoing prostatectomy, obese whites have worse outcomes, study finds

1/14/2010
Incorrect Cell Lines Used for Worldwide Cancer Research

But tumor-type mixups don't necessarily negate findings, experts say

1/13/2010
Stress on Cells Can Turn Them Cancerous

Insight into mechanism could help improve treatment, researcher says

1/13/2010
Therapy May Relieve Breast Cancer Surgery Complication

Early physical therapy prevented or reduced secondary lymphedema in study patients

1/12/2010
Green Tea May Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Benefits seen for smokers, nonsmokers, those with certain genetic makeup

1/12/2010
With Pancreatic Cancer, Age Factors Into Familial Risk

Having relative diagnosed before 50 adds to likelihood of diagnosis, study finds

1/12/2010
Alzheimer's Drug Might Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer

Experimental med looks promising, researchers say

1/12/2010
Combo PET-CT Scans Can Spot Hidden Cancers

Whole-body screening might work when unexplained neurologic symptoms occur, researchers say

1/12/2010
Doctors Put Off End-of-Life Talks With Terminally Ill

Frank conversations about hospice and preferred place of death are often needed, experts say

1/11/2010
Genetic Marker for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Found

Variant could be used to guide treatment, researchers suggest

1/11/2010
Marijuana Compounds Could Beat Back Brain Cancer

Preliminary lab research suggests they could kill tumor cells

1/8/2010
Celebrex Might Thwart Inherited Skin Cancers

Drug led to fewer basal cell carcinoma lesions in study patients

1/8/2010
Study Suggests Way to 'Mop Up' Leukemia Cells

Vaccine beats back cancer left behind after treatment, researchers say

1/7/2010
Stored Fats May Make Cancer Cells More Aggressive

Finding could explain link between obesity and cancer, researchers say

1/7/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Targets for Heart Disease

Study finds higher risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure

1/6/2010
Genetic Clues May Point to Better Lymphoma Treatments

Findings could help those with a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, researchers say

1/5/2010
Start Mammograms by 40, Breast Imaging Experts Say

New guidelines also call for annual screening by 30 for high-risk women

1/5/2010
Markers for Ovarian Cancer May Show Up Years Earlier

Blood tests detect changes from 12 to 36 months before diagnosis, study finds

1/5/2010
Pomegranate May Fight Some Breast Cancers

Phytochemical in fruit could inhibit hormone-driven disease, study finds

1/4/2010
Poverty, Poor Education Shave Years Off the Life Span

They're as important as smoking, obesity when it comes to health, study finds

1/4/2010
Key Protein Could Put Brakes on Cancer's Blood Supply

Lowering delta-catenin levels may safely slow tumor growth, scientists say

1/4/2010
Experimental Drug May Help in Brain, Prostate Cancers

Study finds that imetelstat targets mechanism that allows cancer cells to divide

12/31/2009
Clues to Cancer That Could Wipe Out Tasmanian Devils

Researchers are working on genetic puzzle to try to save the mammals

12/30/2009
Stem Cells Might Reverse Heart Damage From Chemo

Cancer patients could one day take potent therapies, get heart fixed later, researchers say

12/28/2009
Sun Protection Advised Year-Round

UVA rays pose a threat to skiers, snowboarders, experts say

12/25/2009
Heavier Sons Tied to Higher Death Risk for Parents

Obese offspring upped odds of dying of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, study found

12/24/2009
Research Reveals How Breast Cancer Rearranges Genome

Disease plays havoc with DNA sequence, study finds

12/24/2009
New Treatment Eyed for Ewing's Sarcoma

Figitumumab fights tumors and appears to be well-tolerated, researchers say

12/23/2009
Alzheimer's May Stave Off Cancer, and Vice Versa

Biological factors that lead to one seem to protect against the other, expert says

12/23/2009
Two Genes Work in Tandem to Spur Deadliest Brain Cancer

Scientists discover the duo turns on hundreds of other genes that help disease spread

12/23/2009
Melanoma Less Common in Blacks But Deadlier

Skin cancer diagnosis occurs later in nonwhites, study finds

12/22/2009
Ingredient in Botanicals Tied to Urinary Cancer

People who used affected Chinese products should be monitored, study suggests

12/22/2009
Many High-Risk Women Refuse Breast MRI

Though it helps ID early breast cancer, 42 percent in study declined free test

12/18/2009
Natural Heart Drugs May Combat Colon Cancer

Lab study finds that glycosides kill cancer cells

12/18/2009
Spiritual Needs Rank High as Death From Cancer Nears

Being 'at peace with God' affects medical choices, study finds

12/16/2009
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High

Deaths also at all-time low, government report shows

12/15/2009
Stress From Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Be Fatal

Risk of cardiovascular event, suicide goes up within a week of getting news, researchers say

12/14/2009
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer

Exercise benefited men whose disease had been treated, hadn't spread, study finds

12/14/2009
Studies Quantify Cancer Risks From CT Scans

An estimated 29,000 future cancers could be linked to scans performed in 2007

12/14/2009
Herb May Counter Liver Damage From Chemo

Milk thistle appears to reduce liver inflammation in cancer patients, researchers say