Mis. Cancer News

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3/25/2009
Scientists ID New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer

Study finds cleaved galectin-3 may serve as treatment target against disease progression

3/24/2009
HPV Data May Aid Vaccine's Effectiveness

Most cervical cancers arose from strains covered by the shot, study finds

3/24/2009
Soy May Help Shield Asian-American Girls From Breast Cancer

Early consumption seems most beneficial, but needs further study, experts say

3/24/2009
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Guard Against Advanced Prostate Cancer

Even men genetically predisposed to disease benefit from eating fish, study finds

3/24/2009
Catching Ovarian Cancer Early May Miss Aggressive Tumors

The finding casts the usefulness of screening into doubt, scientists say

3/24/2009
Flushing From Alcohol a Risk Factor for Esophageal Cancer

Recognizing the enzyme deficiency would save many lives, study suggests

3/23/2009
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

3/23/2009
Dogs Help in Hunt for New Cancer Drugs

Research with canines may one day lead to new therapies to benefit humans

3/23/2009
Gold Nanospheres Show Promise in 'Boiling' Out Cancer

Smaller than dust flecks, new therapy 'cooks' bad cells while leaving healthy ones alone

3/22/2009
What to Expect From a Colonoscopy

While many patients are nervous, doctors say it isn't as scary as some believe

3/20/2009
Combo Screening Doesn't Spot Early Ovarian Cancer

Even finding it early may not save lives, researchers say

3/19/2009
Gleevec Prevents Return of Intestinal Cancer, Study Confirms

Drug is shown to be most effective on larger tumors

3/19/2009
PSA Testing: What Should Men Do?

Fallout from 2 studies, pro and con, has experts in a quandry

3/18/2009
Obesity Tied to Poor Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Study finds risk of disease recurrence, death nearly twice that of normal-weight patients

3/18/2009
2 Studies Conflict Over Value of Prostate Cancer Screening

Doctors acknowledge that the PSA test is a far from perfect tool

3/18/2009
Progress Reported Against Gene Involved in Hepatitis C

Finding could lead to new treatments for the disease, researchers say

3/18/2009
When Breast Cancer Recurs, Finding Pre-Symptoms Is Key

Early stage cancers are usually smaller and more contained, study finds

3/17/2009
Most Devout Most Likely to Fight Death to the End

Those with advanced cancer, strong faith more often wanted lifesaving measures, study finds

3/16/2009
'Watchful Waiting' Safe With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers

Study suggests close monitoring offers some men better quality of life

3/13/2009
Cancer Drug May Offer New Hope for Lupus Patients

Small U.K. study says Rituxan could become 1st new drug for disease in 50 years

3/13/2009
Younger Women With Breast Cancer Face Added Peril

Disease is more aggressive, requiring more radical treatments, study suggests

3/12/2009
Freckles, Moles May Indicate Risk for Eye Cancer

Factors that lead to skin cancer make uveal melanoma more likely, too, study finds

3/12/2009
Pancreatic Drug Trial Halted on Promising Results

Sutent showed greater survival rates, Pfizer says

3/11/2009
Genes May Decide Which Smokers Get Lung Disease

Certain DNA could encourage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows

3/11/2009
Combo of Tests Might Spot Ovarian Cancer Early

Preliminary findings offer hope against a silent killer

3/10/2009
Study Links Blood Type and Pancreatic Cancer

Findings shed light on gene serving as marker for others involved in tumor development

3/10/2009
Folic Acid Supplements Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

But 10-year study also showed having enough folate in diet might offer protection

3/10/2009
'Male Lumpectomy' May Help Some With Prostate Cancer

Procedure involves freezing tumor rather than removing entire gland

3/9/2009
DNA Variations May Alter Risk of Hodgkin's Disease

Proteins that repair genetic damage are focus of new research

3/9/2009
Dying Feel Abandoned by Docs in the End

Continuity of care, closure important for dying, families and docs, study finds

3/9/2009
Technique Might Prevent Some Bladder Removals

Method helps doctors better distinguish cancer types, researcher says

3/9/2009
Wine Color Won't Change Breast Cancer Risk

Despite red wine's healthy reputation, study finds it won't lower cancer odds

3/9/2009
Bone Cement Eases Pain of Late-Stage Cancers

Italian researchers report bedridden patients walked 24 hours after treatment

3/9/2009
Combo Treatment for Aggressive Brain Tumor May Lengthen Life

Study finds longer-term survival benefit with chemo and radiation

3/6/2009
Drug Could Make Melanoma More Vulnerable to Chemo

Compound disabled protein fueling tumor growth, making therapy more effective

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