Mis. Cancer News

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12/13/2016
Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer

Tecentriq extended survival by several months for patients with advanced disease, study found

12/9/2016
Breast Cancer Death Rates Vary Around the World

Study found many countries seeing declines, but some Latin American nations, South Korea seeing increases

12/9/2016
Strength Training May Prevent Side Effect of Breast Cancer Surgery

Women who worked out twice a week saw less swelling in arms and chest, small study finds

12/9/2016
'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments

12/9/2016
Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms

Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

12/8/2016
New Drug Combo Shows Promise Curbing Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer

New regimen helped women with metastatic, hormone-receptor positive disease in study

12/8/2016
Benign 'Toothlet' Tumor Found in 255 Million-Year-Old Fossil

Scientists spotted the jaw malformation in a distant forerunner of mammals

12/7/2016
Breast Cancer Cells May Change When They Spread to Brain: Study

Finding might lead to better treatment, researchers say

12/7/2016
Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia

Made by combining immune cells, cancer cells, it's kept some study patients in remission for nearly 5 years

12/7/2016
Taking Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Beyond 5 Years May Not Raise Survival

Study found women who continued with letrozole did experience other benefits, however

12/5/2016
Worldwide Cancer Rates Up More Than One-Third in Past Decade: Report

Researchers cite population aging and growth

12/2/2016
Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Some Soft Tissue Tumors

Adding new drug to standard one helped control sarcomas in early trial on 2 patients

12/1/2016
After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack

Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

12/1/2016
Could White Wine Boost Your Melanoma Risk?

Large study ties a daily glass to a slightly elevated rate of the deadly skin cancer

12/1/2016
'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

11/30/2016
Wider Low-Dose Aspirin Use Would Save U.S. $692 Billion: Study

Many patients who should take it don't, researchers say

11/30/2016
Kidney Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Early Trial

93 percent had tumor growth controlled for median of more than 8 months, researchers report

11/29/2016
Cancer Advances Demand Continual Funding, Specialists Say

Conference organizers call for worldwide research partnerships

11/28/2016
Never Too Old for a Mammogram?

Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

11/25/2016
Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

11/23/2016
Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice

Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

11/23/2016
Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?

Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

11/23/2016
Cancer Can Devour Income of Medicare-Only Patients

Without supplemental insurance, out-of-pocket costs average 25 percent of annual earnings, study finds

11/22/2016
No Benefit From Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening: Task Force

Public invited to comment on draft recommendation, which is the same as one in place since the 1990s

11/21/2016
Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis

Mothers more likely than fathers to stop working, study finds

11/18/2016
Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study

Researchers aren't sure why, but urge doctors to monitor these patients carefully

11/17/2016
CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death

Good news is that many can be prevented

11/16/2016
New Drug May Brighten Outlook for Advanced Breast Cancer

Palbociclib slows disease progression, study finds

11/16/2016
Alcohol May Fuel Prostate Cancer Risk

The more men drank, the stronger the association, study found

11/15/2016
Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment

Studies show better physical function, quality of life for those who did strength training, aerobic activity

11/11/2016
Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report

Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

11/10/2016
'Tailoring' Skin Exams May Boost Melanoma Detection

Certain groups should start screening earlier, study suggests

11/9/2016
DNA Mapping May Lead to Personalized Cancer Treatment

Technique helped determine lymphoma patients' prognosis, researchers report

11/9/2016
Intense Chemo Offers Little Benefit for Early Breast Cancer: Study

U.S. cancer expert still sees role for the approach in certain patients

11/7/2016
Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better

Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

11/7/2016
A Future Challenge for Some Cancer Survivors: Heart Disease

The younger the age at diagnosis, the greater the risk, study suggests

11/7/2016
Second Opinions Don't Seem to Sway Prostate Cancer Patients

Most choose treatment they originally planned to follow, study finds

11/4/2016
Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

Leading cancer and women's health groups say probably not

11/3/2016
Powerful Cancer Drugs Linked to Rare Heart Risks

New report describes two melanoma patients who died of heart trouble after first doses of immunotherapy drugs

11/2/2016
Breast, Cervical Cancer More Deadly in Developing Nations: Report

But cost-effective treatments could improve access to care, researchers say

11/2/2016
Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World

HPV vaccine, safe sex practices would help reverse trend, cancer specialists say

11/1/2016
Gene Test May ID Chemo Patients at Risk of Clots: Study

Venous thromboembolism is a serious complication of cancer treatment

10/27/2016
Colon Cancer's Location May Determine Patient Survival

Study found 'right-sided' tumors had worse prognoses, with implications for screening and treatment

10/26/2016
High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors taking medication for depression or anxiety years later

10/24/2016
Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths

Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds

10/20/2016
Monitoring, Not Treatment, May Be Better for Some Prostate Cancer Patients

In Sweden, 90 percent with very low risk disease choose this option instead of immediate treatment, researchers report

10/20/2016
Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Many lives could be saved if people avoided alcohol and smoking, ate better and stayed active, researchers report

10/19/2016
New Treatment Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancers

Malignancies that develop in muscles, fat, tendons and blood vessels

10/18/2016
Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor

Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

10/17/2016
Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say