Mis. Cancer News

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3/4/2010
Pre-Diagnosis Diet Linked to Ovarian Cancer Survival

Food choices in years prior to illness may extend or shorten life, study finds

3/4/2010
Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe

In tests, novel immunotherapy appears to combat mesothelioma tumors

3/4/2010
Radiation Most Effective Soon After Breast Cancer Surgery

Analysis finds greater risk of recurrence in those who delay it

3/3/2010
High Hormone Level Linked to Cancer Death in Older Men

More study needed to see if IGF-1 readings can predict risk

3/1/2010
Some Parents Consider Hastening a Sick Child's Death

Desire to save kids terminally ill with cancer from further pain prompts feelings, survey finds

2/26/2010
New Treatment Eyed for Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

Drug already approved for arthritis looks promising in lab tests, researchers say

2/26/2010
Early Liver Detection Methods Ineffective

Further research needed to explore differences in accuracy, researchers say

2/25/2010
Removing Lymph Nodes May Boost Endometrial Cancer Survival

For medium- to high-risk women, more surgery is better, study shows

2/24/2010
Study Reports Progress Against Fatal Brain Cancer

In mice, researchers discover new way to prevent recurrence of glioblastoma

2/24/2010
Two Babies Born a Year Apart After Ovary Transplant

First reported case where procedure led to natural second pregnancy

2/23/2010
Mammogram Plus MRI Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women

Having both procedures annually may improve life expectancy, study finds

2/23/2010
Access to Mammograms Drops After Guidelines Change

Survey finds that some states have cut breast cancer screening programs

2/23/2010
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer

But lab test results must be repeated in animals and humans, experts say

2/22/2010
Statins May Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients

Cholesterol-lowering meds linked to less tumor inflammation, research shows

2/22/2010
Genetic Mutation Linked to Prostate Cancer in Blacks

Finding may explain higher incidence among blacks than whites

2/22/2010
Information Gap Could Delay Lung Cancer Therapy in Blacks

More than half expect symptoms before diagnosis, survey finds

2/22/2010
Testicular Cancer Survivors May Have Hormone Deficiency

Too little testosterone can affect quality of life, researchers say

2/22/2010
Two Surgical Methods Equally Successful for Prostate Cancer

Comparison study of open and laparoscopic surgery found few differences in outcome

2/19/2010
Gas Cooking Might Up Your Cancer Risk

Study finds more fumes that are likely carcinogenic than with electric ranges

2/19/2010
Surgery Alone May Thwart Stage 1 Lung Cancer

Chemo, radiation may not be necessary for early malignancy, study finds

2/18/2010
Scientists Spot Genetic 'Fingerprints' of Individual Cancers

Discovery could help doctors track course of disease, treatment response

2/18/2010
High Rates of Childhood Leukemia Seen in Iraq Province

Cases in Basra more than doubled over 15 years, research shows

2/17/2010
Low-Dose Platelet Transfusions Deemed Safe

Study finds no bleeding risk in practice that could stretch limited supplies

2/17/2010
Rising Use of Medical Technologies Extending Americans' Lives

Annual report on nation's health finds flaws, though, in weight, exercise and insurance

2/17/2010
Garden-Grown Rhubarb May Have Anti-Cancer Properties

British variety gets healthy boost when baked, study finds

2/16/2010
FDA Tightens Controls on Anemia Drugs

Procrit, similar medicines have been tied to strokes, tumor progression in cancer patients, agency says

2/12/2010
Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates

Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

2/12/2010
MRI May Not Add Value to Routine Breast Cancer Care

Repeat procedure rates are unchanged when scans are used, study finds

2/11/2010
Cognitive Skills May Shrink With Tamoxifen

Breast cancer drug still has lifesaving qualities, expert stresses

2/11/2010
Few Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Take Tamoxifen

Study finds less than 1% use it as preventative; experts say drug has gotten 'bad rap'

2/11/2010
Hormone May Prevent Aggressive Breast Cancer

Discovery of prolactin's role could improve diagnosis and treatment, researchers say

2/10/2010
For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well

Accelerated treatment yields similar results with less inconvenience, study finds

2/9/2010
Genes Play Role in Prognosis With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

Age, gender, genetics affect odds of remaining recurrence-free, research shows

2/9/2010
FDA Seeks Reduction in Radiation From Medical Scans

Unnecessary exposure from CT scans and fluoroscopes may increase cancer risk, officials say

2/9/2010
Tanning Bed Regulation Heats Up

FDA, lawmakers want to limit UV ray exposure, improve warning labels

2/9/2010
Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer

Patients should avoid taking the two drugs together, researchers say

2/8/2010
'Third-Hand Smoke' Could Be Troublesome, Too

Tobacco residue may give rise to new pollutants indoors, chemists suggest

2/8/2010
Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Low- and middle-income women might benefit from psychosocial support, researchers say

2/8/2010
Soft Drinks Could Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Higher blood sugar, insulin levels might cause cells to divide abnormally, researchers say

2/8/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging

Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

2/3/2010
Winter Sun Warrants Sunscreen

Cold temperatures don't rule out UV rays, experts say

2/1/2010
Experts Issue Warning on Prostate Hormone Therapy

People underestimate effect on heart from androgen deprivation, official says

2/1/2010
Stem Cell, Bone Marrow Transplants Both Benefit Leukemia Patients

Little difference in survival found 10 years after therapies, study says

1/29/2010
Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors

New approach could change the direction of cancer research, scientists say

1/29/2010
Three-Fourths of Cancer Patients Have Severe Flares of Pain

American Pain Foundation offers support with new online resources, coping tips

1/29/2010
Scientists Decode Brain Cancer Cell Line

Findings could lead to more effective, less toxic treatments, researchers say

1/28/2010
Symptoms Alone Don't Spot Ovarian Cancer Early

Researcher notes bloating, stomach pain, fatigue also point to less serious diseases

1/28/2010
Some Childhood Cancer Survivors Face More Challenges at School

Radiation to head for brain and other cancers linked to educational deficits, study finds

1/28/2010
Virtual Colonoscopy a Good Bet for Elderly

Screening appears to be safe, effective for older people, study finds

1/27/2010
New Scan May Help Find Aggressive Prostate Tumors

Process is among several that use a variation of MRI technology