Mis. Cancer News

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12/3/2009
Lung Cancer's Racial Gap Narrowing

Anti-smoking campaigns aimed at teens reduce differences in incidence, deaths, research shows

12/3/2009
Cervarix Proves Effective Against HPV for Over 6 Years

Vaccine protected volunteers from virus linked to cervical cancer

12/1/2009
CT Scan May Predict Colon Cancer Survival

Could identify those who would benefit from liver surgery after chemo, study finds

12/1/2009
Gene 'Signature' May Point to Lung Cancer

Discovery could aid in development of simple screening test, expert says

12/1/2009
Ultrasound With Elastography May Cut Down on Biopsies

Method improves diagnosis of benign versus cancerous lesions, researchers say

11/30/2009
Taxol Boosts Odds of Chronic Pain

Breast cancer patients getting the chemo drug may suffer long-term neuropathic discomfort, study finds

11/30/2009
Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging

In study, athletes had 'younger' immune cells than sedentary, healthy adults

11/27/2009
Health Tip: Having a Conversation About Cancer

How to inform friends and family

11/25/2009
Long-Term Problems Linked to Testicular Cancer Chemo

Survivors often plagued by neurological symptoms, study finds

11/25/2009
Implantable Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

In mice, disks placed under the skin kill tumor cells, study finds

11/25/2009
Natural Soy Component May Help Treat Colon Cancer

Discovery in fruit fly study may lead to new drugs for people, researchers say

11/25/2009
Cetuximab Helps Treat Colorectal Cancer

Drug plus chemo boosts surgery success for patients with liver lesions, researchers find

11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/23/2009
Sleep Disorders Plague Cancer Patients

More than three-quarters getting chemo deal with insomnia, study shows

11/23/2009
Women Should Ignore New Mammogram Guideline, Ex-NIH Chief Says

Dr. Bernadine Healy, first woman to head the agency, said lives could be at risk

11/23/2009
Weight May Not Drive Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer

Co-existing illnesses also don't explain why more blacks die than whites, study finds

11/23/2009
Combo Treatment Beneficial in Biliary-Tract Cancer Study

Adding drug to chemo regimen may improve patient outcomes, research suggests

11/20/2009
Formaldehyde May Endanger Funeral Workers

Leukemia risk is found to increase with longer exposure to embalming fluids

11/20/2009
Discovery Boosts Boys' Prospects for Post-Cancer Fertility

Testicular cells could be preserved for later use, study suggests

11/20/2009
Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some

Taking menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need for repeat scans, study suggests

11/20/2009
New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer

Experts urge first screen at 21, then once every 2 years or more, not annually

11/20/2009
No Immediate Changes Expected in Mammogram Coverage

Health plans say routine screening is an individual decision

11/19/2009
Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings

Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

11/19/2009
Task Force Member Defends Mammography Guidelines

Meanwhile, three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new recommendations

11/19/2009
Great American Smokeout '09: Time to Quit

American Cancer Society sets Nov. 19 as annual day to 'butt out' for good

11/18/2009
Morphine May Help Tumors Spread in Cancer Patients

Lab study finds that common surgical painkillers help cancer cells thrive

11/18/2009
Mammography: What to Do Now?

Three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new guidelines

11/17/2009
Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk

Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

11/16/2009
Guidelines Delay Start of Mammograms to Age 50, Then Every Other Year

Cancer Society, others voice strong disapproval of federal recommendations

11/13/2009
Chinese Scientists Develop Database on the Liver

Information on proteins could help guide treatments for hepatitis and more

11/12/2009
Lab Study Slows Breast Cancer Spread to Bone in Mice

Experimental drug may lead to therapy that inhibits metastasis, research suggests

11/12/2009
Leukemia Drug May Help Some Ovarian Cancer Patients

Sprycel limited the growth of cancer cells in lab study

11/11/2009
Cancer Can Strain Marriages to Breaking Point

But men much more likely to leave than women if spouse is sick, study finds

11/11/2009
New Polyp Detection Method Could Be Cost-Saver

Optical technology is as accurate as colorectal tissue examination, study finds

11/10/2009
Anemia Drugs May Cause Deadly Blood Clots

Study raises more concerns about common treatment for chemo patients

11/9/2009
Breast Cancer Drugs May Fight Cervical Cancer, Too

Study in mice reports success with drugs that inhibit estrogen

11/6/2009
Early Morning Colonoscopies May Find More Polyps

Study suggests differences in patient preparation and doctor fatigue play a role

11/6/2009
Thyroid Cancer Higher in Volcanic Areas

Study finds exposure to toxic compounds may explain the increased cases

11/5/2009
Green Tea May Help Prevent Oral Cancer

Small study reports evidence of cancer-fighting properties

11/4/2009
Will New Anemia Drug Top Current Treatments?

Designed for a rare condition, it might have a wider application, experts say

11/4/2009
PSA Reading Could Predict Post-Radiation Survival

Rising level in prostate cancer patients may call for more treatment, study finds

11/4/2009
Shorter, More Intense Radiation OK for Some Breast Cancers

Three-week course comparable to six-week treatment, researchers find

11/4/2009
Focused Radiation May Help Some With Lung Cancer

Study reports successes, especially for those with good lung function

11/3/2009
Low Cholesterol May Help Prevent Cancer

Two studies dispel longstanding fears about possible connection

11/3/2009
Drug Could Help Treat Small HER2-Positive Breast Tumors

Researcher urges studies to determine benefits of anti-HER2 therapies

11/2/2009
Delays in Lung Cancer Care More Common in Public Hospitals

Age, race, insurance also influence timing between diagnosis and therapy, study finds

11/2/2009
Five-Minute Survey Can Help Predict Lung Cancer

Office visit questionnaire led to screening in high-risk study patients

11/2/2009
Childhood Brain Cancer Causes Other Long-Term Problems

Treatment leaves survivors with significant cognitive decline, researchers find

11/2/2009
Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients

Use of Aranesp should be reserved for the most seriously ill, experts say

10/29/2009
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Doesn't Promote Cancer

No added risk among patients taking immunosuppressants, research shows