Mis. Cancer News

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3/6/2009
3/6/2009
Rectal Cancer Outcomes Best With Short-Course Radiation

Even with latest surgical techniques, therapy should come first, studies suggest

3/5/2009
Drugs From Vegetables May Target Melanoma Tumors

Extracts of broccoli, cabbage block protein in disease spread, study says

3/2/2009
Wine May Be Protective Against Esophageal Cancer

One glass a day may lower risk for Barrett's, a precursor to disease, study finds

2/27/2009
New Test May Mean Faster Breast Cancer Treatment

Genetic analysis method can be used on all women with diagnosis, study says

2/27/2009
Men With BRCA Gene Mutations Unaware of Cancer Risks

They need to be more aware of the threats to themselves and relatives, study says

2/26/2009
Caffeine May Offer Some Skin Cancer Protection

It might one day be used as an ingredient in sunscreen, researchers say

2/26/2009
Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment

Women reported less stress, more peace after sessions, study finds

2/25/2009
Tests Might Diagnose, Predict Prostate Cancer

One measures genes in urine, another combines PSA and other risk factors

2/24/2009
Drinking Raises Cancer Risk for Middle-Age Women

Even one drink a day poses danger, large study finds

2/24/2009
Waiting Is the Hardest Part in Biopsies

Study finds stress hormone levels abnormal among women waiting for breast biopsy results

2/23/2009
Media Influences Cancer Care

Patients who search Web, other media more likely to get newer treatments, study finds

2/19/2009
Stress May Speed Melanoma Progression

But certain heart drugs may help counter the effect, researchers say

2/19/2009
Obesity, Lack of Insurance Take Toll on Young Americans

CDC annual report on nation's health focuses on those aged 18 to 29

2/18/2009
Genetic Mutations Linked to Deadly Brain Cancer

Tests could one day individualize treatment, researcher says

2/18/2009
Sunken, Unexploded Bombs Pose Cancer Risk

Munitions in water off Puerto Rico transfer toxins into seafood, scientist says

2/18/2009
Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger

Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

2/17/2009
Gene Test May Help Predict Colon Cancer's Return

A marker in lymph nodes points to more persistent tumors, scientists say

2/17/2009
One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line

Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

2/17/2009
Doctors' Guide to Cancer Drugs May Need Revising

Physicians often rely on outdated data when making 'off-label' decisions, study says

2/16/2009
Family History of Melanoma Doubles Parkinson's Risk

Linkage between the two might be genetic, researchers say

2/16/2009
Hodgkin's Survivors Prone to Breast Cancer Later

Study found they were 37 times more likely to develop malignancies after radiation treatments

2/16/2009
Experts Release Guidelines on Use of Breast MRI

The technology can supplement, but not replace, standard screening, they say

2/13/2009
Immune Cells Shrink Tumors in Mice

They target a protein found in some cancers, study finds

2/13/2009
Researchers ID Biomarker for Fatal Prostate Cancer

Men with highest ionized serum calcium 3 times more likely to die, study finds

2/13/2009
Chocolate for Your Valentine a Healthy Idea

Expert says the dark kind protects against cancer, along with being sweet

2/12/2009
Drug Inhibits Colon Cancer in Mice

Treated with enzastaurin, even tumors that did develop weren't as advanced, study finds

2/11/2009
Signs of Leukemia Show Up Years Before Diagnosis

Study suggests abnormal blood cells hold clues to start of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

2/11/2009
Promise of Cash Prompts Smokers to Quit

Financial incentives tripled rates of cessation, study found

2/11/2009
Urine Test May One Day Predict Prostate Cancer

Lab results identify component linked to aggressiveness of disease

2/11/2009
Levels of Circulating Tumor Cells Could Predict Prostate Cancer Outcome

New method of tracking changes proves better predictor than PSA, study says

2/10/2009
Long-Term Aspirin Use Seems to Protect Against Colorectal Lesions

The benefit lasts even if you stop taking the drug, study finds

2/10/2009
Mediterranean Diet Aids the Aging Brain: Study

Eating plan seems to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment, dementia

2/9/2009
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good

Study finds they don't reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer

2/9/2009
Marijuana Linked to Aggressive Testicular Cancer

But not all are sure that adolescents' use of cannabis causes cells to proliferate

2/9/2009
Pregnancy May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival

But early diagnosis and treatment before birth are best, study says

2/6/2009
Gene Test Could Predict Thyroid Cancer Risk

2 mutations could increase cancer risk almost 6-fold, researchers find

2/6/2009
Panel Finds Evidence Murky on Full-Body Skin Exams

To detect cancer, people need to watch for lesions, experts stress

2/6/2009
Fertility Drugs Do Not Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who have multiple treatments face little danger, Danish study says

2/6/2009
Minorities Distrust Medical System More

Study finds levels of skepticism correlate with lower cancer screening rates

2/6/2009
Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Faces Tough Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

Experts note high recurrence rate, even when malignancy is found early

2/5/2009
Rural Areas Able to Increase Colon Cancer Screenings

As population ages, study finds destination states seeing higher volume of procedures

2/5/2009
Cancer Patients Often Stranded in Health Insurance Nightmares

New report details 20 troubling tales, offers advice on how to cope

2/5/2009
Statins Don't Cut Cancer Risk

Animal study found 2 popular cholesterol-lowering drugs had little effect on tumors

2/5/2009
Two-Thirds of Hispanic Women Discover Breast Cancer Themselves

But half wait at least a month before seeking help, research shows

2/4/2009
Drop in Breast Cancer Rates Due to Drop in HRT Use

Researchers say first two years of combined hormone therapy a 'safe' period

2/4/2009
Adding a Cancer Drug May Make Matters Worse

Finding underscores need for studies in people, not just animals, expert stresses

2/4/2009
Most Young, Black Females Are Not Getting HPV Vaccine

Despite viewing shot as 'wise choice,' just 1 in 4 are protected, survey finds

2/4/2009
Cancer Survivors Say Costs Keep Them From Care

Insured or not, patients forgo medical needs twice as often as others, study finds

2/4/2009
Artificial Light Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk

But don't turn off electricity, researchers say, just take this into account in energy policies