Mis. Cancer News

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9/14/2009
Common Diabetes Drug May Fight Cancer

Metformin-chemo combination shrinks tumors, delays recurrence in mice: study

9/14/2009
Depression May Hasten Cancer Death

Psychological screenings and treatment are warranted: study

9/14/2009
Routine Testing Would Improve Herceptin Use in Breast Cancer

Targeted drug therapy often doesn't reach the right patients, study finds

9/11/2009
Scientists Spot Key to Breast Cancer Spread

Combination of proteins sparks disease growth, research shows

9/8/2009
Scientists Spot Clue to Cancer's Aggressiveness

They hope molecular signature shows when disease will respond to cancer drug

9/8/2009
Gum Disease May Increase Head and Neck Cancer Risk

The threat seems the same for smokers, nonsmokers, study finds

9/8/2009
Colon Cancer Screenings Still Too Low: Study

Even when Americans have health care 'safety net' in place, rates barely budge, report finds

9/3/2009
Family, Friends Influence Breast Cancer Decisions

Patients' supporters often play role in treatment discussions, study finds

9/2/2009
Pancreatic Cancer Deaths Higher for Blacks

Accounting for risk factors made no difference in disparity, researchers find

9/1/2009
New Therapy Spares Organ in Early Esophageal Cancer

Less invasive procedure shaves off lesions, researchers say

9/1/2009
Blood Test May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

Researchers hope to detect the disease while it is still treatable

9/1/2009
Prostate Cancer Over-Diagnosed: Study

The result is over-treatment for many men, researchers say

9/1/2009
Chemotherapy Linked to Sleep-Wake Cycle Disruptions

Biological clock out of sync in patients being treated for breast cancer, study finds

9/1/2009
Blood Thinner May Prevent Chemo-Related Clots

Daily injection cut risk in half for Italian study patients

8/31/2009
Harm Begins With a Few Cigarettes, a Little Smog

Levels of toxins in air don't have to be high to be hazardous, studies find

8/31/2009
New Robotic Arm Has Softer Surgical Touch

Device helps find tumors during minimally invasive surgery, researchers say

8/31/2009
Genetic Clues May Lead to New Skin Cancer Therapies

Mutant genes linked to melanoma could be targets for treatment, researchers say

8/28/2009
Colon Cancer Stopped in Its Tracks in Swiss Study

Gene-based treatment could block tumors, prevent recurrence, researchers say

8/27/2009
Steady Improvements Seen for Young Blood Cancer Patients

Survival has significantly increased, research shows

8/27/2009
Get Ready for Gruesome Cigarette Warnings

Graphic images of diseased body parts could become the norm on packaging

8/26/2009
Advice Helps Prevent Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

Patients benefit from information on how to reduce risk of lymphedema, experts say

8/26/2009
Blood Flow Mismatch Seen in Pancreatic Cancers

Findings may help explain why many patients respond poorly to chemo and radiation

8/26/2009
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Dies at 77

Diagnosed with brain tumor last year, his relentless optimism, new therapies helped him exceed expectations, experts say

8/25/2009
Tobacco Use Kills 6 Million People Annually: Report

And costs the global economy $500 billion each year

8/25/2009
HPV Vaccine Could Prevent Many Penile Cancers

Nearly half of the tumors are caused by strains covered by the shot, study finds

8/25/2009
Saliva May Help Spot Oral Cancer Early

Study suggests potential for a non-invasive diagnostic test

8/25/2009
Tamoxifen May Up Risk of Second, More Aggressive Breast Cancer

But survivors shouldn't stop taking the anti-cancer drug, experts say

8/25/2009
Protein May Identify Deadlier Breast Cancer

Findings might help doctors determine prognosis, researchers say

8/25/2009
Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine

Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

8/24/2009
Marital Separation May Hurt Cancer Survival

Married and never-married did the best a decade later, study shows

8/21/2009
Obesity Tied to Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Leads to poor prognosis in both blacks and whites after surgery, study finds

8/20/2009
Better Pap Smear Follow-Up Needed Among Lower-Income Women

Disparities seen in screening rates, appropriate care in Canadian study

8/20/2009
Scientists Spot How Sugar 'Feeds' Tumors

Finding could lead to new cancer treatments, researchers say

8/19/2009
Gene Mutation Improves Response to Lung Cancer Drug

Finding supports worthiness of genetic screening

8/19/2009
Are Candles Making You Sick?

Researchers warn of toxic buildup from paraffin, suggest beeswax instead

8/18/2009
New Target Eyed for Colon Cancer Drugs

In mouse study, researchers see possibility of 'potent therapy'

8/18/2009
Chemo Plus Palliative Care Reaps Benefits

For those with advanced cancer, teaching self-management and empowerment improves quality of life

8/18/2009
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Seems Safe

Fainting most common adverse event with Gardasil, study finds

8/18/2009
Abnormal Protein May Signal Pancreatic Cancer

'Prion' could become diagnostic tool, researcher says

8/17/2009
Pain Level May Predict Survival in Certain Cancer Patients

Discomfort should be monitored in those with head and neck malignancies, researchers say

8/17/2009
Antioxidants Pose No Melanoma Threat

Despite earlier study, new report finds no risk from common vitamin and mineral supplements

8/17/2009
Chewing Tobacco No Safer Than Smoking

New study adds to list of carcinogens harming those with smokeless habit

8/13/2009
Compound Targets, Destroys Cancer Stem Cells in Mice

Finding could lead to new therapeutic possibilities, researchers say

8/13/2009
Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young

Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

8/12/2009
Stray Breast Cancer Cells Yield to Post-Op Chemo

Women with microscopic disease helped by additional treatment, research shows

8/12/2009
New Antibiotics May Target Cancer-Causing Proteins

Anti-cancer use of thiazoles could be possible, research suggests

8/11/2009
Aspirin May Stem Deaths From Colorectal Cancer

Study suggests a role for aspirin in prevention as well as treatment

8/11/2009
Limb-Sparing Surgery May Offer Little Benefit to Cancer Patients

It doesn't affect quality of life in most cases, review finds

8/11/2009
Oral Drug Ups Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases

But no reduced death risk in patients with localized disease, research shows

8/10/2009
More Evidence Healthy Living Brings Long Life

Good diet, no smoking, regular exercise lower chronic disease risk by 80%, CDC study finds