Mis. Cancer News

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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

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