Mis. Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/3/2009
2 Years of Hormone Use May Be 'Safe'

Cancer risk doesn't rise until third year, study finds

2/3/2009
Childhood Beach Vacations May Boost Melanoma Risk

Each seaside stay increased skin moles by 5%, study found

2/3/2009
Fewer Women Are Having Mammograms

CDC reports decline in two-thirds of the country

2/3/2009
Stool-Based Colon Cancer Tests Vary Widely in Accuracy

Colonoscopy remains the best way of spotting trouble, experts say

1/31/2009
Aggressive Treatment Effective in Kids' Brain Cancer

Newer radiotherapy delivery systems cut dose, side effects after rare disease surgery

1/30/2009
Variations in Gene DNA Boost Drinkers' Cancer Risk

Changes to 2 alcohol-metabolizing enzymes are responsible, study says

1/27/2009
Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Getting Recommended Mammograms

Chest radiation indicates need for earlier screening, study notes

1/27/2009
Ovary Removal May Not Be Needed in Endometrial Cancer

In women 45 and younger, study finds no survival difference when ovaries left intact

1/26/2009
Gene Variant Raises Risk for Brain Cancer at Young Age

But researcher stresses risk is still low

1/26/2009
Why Cancer in One Breast May Affect the Other

Researchers identify certain factors that seem to increase risk

1/25/2009
Database Helps Assess Your Breast Cancer Risk

Lifestyle factors and environmental hazards are included in the searchable site

1/21/2009
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Iodine from kelp in dietary aid compromised therapy, researchers say

1/21/2009
Targeting Cancer's Own Stem Cells to Fight Recurrence

In the lab, scientists used a virus to thwart tumor's comeback

1/20/2009
Older Drug Effective in Treating Pediatric Nerve Cancer

Low, short-term doses of DFMO helps prevent disease spread, study finds

1/20/2009
Tiny Chemo Beads Boost Liver Cancer Outcomes

They are soaked with drugs to target only the tumor, researchers explain

1/19/2009
Optimal Treatment Boosts Blacks' Lung Cancer Survival

Patients who received recommended care did better, regardless of race, study found

1/19/2009
Low-Cost Strategies to Maintain Health in Hard Times

Staying fit doesn't have to break the bank, experts say

1/15/2009
Family Docs Do Colonoscopies Safely

Study found no more complications than when specialists perform screening test

1/15/2009
More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings

Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

1/14/2009
Researchers Zero In on GI Cancers

Much effort focuses on genetics and who would benefit from treatments

1/14/2009
Hard-to-Treat Leukemia Cell Subtype Identified

Discovery suggests new treatments for aggressive form of childhood disease, study says

1/13/2009
Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection

Two extra steps improve results, study finds

1/13/2009
U.S. Flunks on Tobacco Control Report Card

Lung Association report says feds and most states neglect preventing tobacco-caused illness

1/12/2009
Gene Fusions May Drive Certain Cancers

Prostate cell findings could reveal targets for future treatments

1/9/2009
Team Designs Gold Nanoparticles to Deliver Multiple Drugs

New technique might better control treatment of diseases like cancer, AIDS

1/9/2009
Garlic as a Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not

Evidence that strong-smelling herb prevents cancer is said to be weak

1/9/2009
Childhood Leukemia Subtype Resists Treatment

Those with rare gene have disease relapse often within 5 years of apparent remission

1/8/2009
New Drug May Work Better Against Chemo Side Effects

Japanese testing reveals longer protection from nausea and vomiting

1/8/2009
Hormone Therapy May Cut Colorectal Cancer Risk

Study included nearly 57,000 women who had been followed for about 15 years

1/7/2009
Gene Governs Response to Leukemia Chemotherapy

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is most common pediatric cancer

1/7/2009
Heart Drug May Be a Cancer Fighter

Digoxin, used to treat heart failure, slowed cell growth, study says

1/6/2009
Health Tip: Feel Better by Looking Good

If you're sick, don't ignore your appearance

1/5/2009
Obesity Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Excess estrogen may contribute to malignancy, study suggests

1/1/2009
Genes Predict Chances of Breast Cancer's Spread

Finding could help docs tailor treatments even further, researchers say

1/1/2009
Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble

Condition marked by pain, swelling, loose teeth and exposed bone

12/31/2008
Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Lab

Finding might lead to new treatment for blood cancers, researchers say

12/31/2008
Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

12/30/2008
High Insulin May Boost Odds of Breast Cancer

Finding may clarify the disease's connection to obesity

12/30/2008
Vitamins Fail to Prevent Cancer: Study

C, E and beta carotene didn't halt women's risk of developing disease

12/30/2008
Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Fatal Lung Disease

Those with variant had cancer as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

12/29/2008
Food Phosphates Might Spur Lung Cancer

Accelerated growth of tumors seen in mouse study

12/28/2008
Lung Cancer: Still the Biggest Cancer Killer, by Far

While researchers make advances, quitting smoking remains your best bet

12/23/2008
Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts

New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

12/22/2008
Gene Variant Tied to Smokers' Risk of Lung Cancer

2 transporters normally help protect lungs by removing inhaled toxins, study say

12/19/2008
Gene Boosts Drinkers' Colon Cancer Risk

About a fifth of white Americans carry the mutation, researchers say

12/19/2008
12/18/2008
Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery

Outcome appears to be related to quality of marriage relationship

12/17/2008
Phenols in Quality Olive Oil Suppress Breast Cancer Gene

But study cautions lab findings were at levels unlikely to be achieved in real life

12/17/2008
Low Levels of 2 Enzymes in Ovarian Cancer Cells Shortened Survival

Finding could lead to new treatments for this deadly disease, researchers say

12/17/2008
'Mediterranean'-Style Diet Best for Blood Sugar Control

Another study finds type 2 diabetes increases cancer death risk