Mis. Cancer News

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10/22/2008
New Cancer Patients Retain Little Medical Information

Those with poorest prognosis remember the least, study finds

10/21/2008
Chest CT Scans Detect Spread of Head, Neck Cancers

This imaging was best at spotting disease progression in high-risk patients, study finds

10/21/2008
3-D Doppler Ultrasound Helps ID Breast Cancers

Method detects masses with higher blood flow speeds, likely indicating disease, study says

10/20/2008
Poverty Raises Mortality Risk With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Getting chemotherapy did improve chances of survival, study found

10/20/2008
Education Helps Women Make Safer Tanning Choices

Instructional booklet altered attitudes about indoor salons

10/20/2008
Acrylamide Doesn't Raise Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk

Large study found no danger from chemical produced during high-temp cooking

10/19/2008
Small Victories in the War Against Ovarian Cancer

New diagnostics and a potential vaccine offer hope, experts say

10/17/2008
Rethinking Prostate Cancer in Older Men

Research suggests aggressive treatment is viable, even for patients in their late 70s

10/17/2008
Mammograms Remain Best Way to Spot Breast Cancer

Friday is National Mammography Day

10/16/2008
Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Chemotherapy

Besides hair loss and nausea, side effects include fatigue, vomiting, mouth sores and pain

10/16/2008
Nicotine May Spur Breast Cancer's Spread

Early study suggests it pushes cells to migrate to distant sites

10/15/2008
Stomach Bacteria Might Guard Against Certain Throat Cancer

H. pylori could help prevent some esophageal adenocarcinomas, study suggests

10/15/2008
Gene Signature for Liver Cancer Recurrence Found

A 186-gene panel, discovered in normal cells surrounding the tumor, may predict cancer survival, new research contends

10/15/2008
Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Risk Disease in Other Breast

Study suggests link to radiation therapy, but experts say treatments are safer today

10/14/2008
Scientists ID Virus That Infects Cancer Cells

Finding may lead to new treatments to attack other tumor subtypes, study says

10/14/2008
Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets

Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

10/14/2008
Caffeine Consumption Doesn't Raise Overall Breast Cancer Risk

Large study did discover link with benign breast disease, or when tumor was larger

10/10/2008
Liver Transplant Patients at Higher Cancer Risk

1 in 6 likely to develop some form of disease by 20 years after operation, study says

10/10/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Raises Colon Cancer Risk 75%

Finding suggests need for more careful screening for these patients, researcher says

10/10/2008
Racial Disparities Exist in Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

Blacks, the poor diagnosed at younger age, with more advanced disease, study says

10/10/2008
Tamoxifen Cuts Fracture Risk: Study

But the benefit disappears when breast cancer drug is stopped

10/9/2008
25% of Teen Girls Vaccinated for HPV

It's a good start for new vaccine, CDC says

10/9/2008
Drug Sorafenib Improves Kidney Cancer Outcomes

It helped older and younger patients, study says

10/9/2008
NSAIDs Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Analysis of 38 studies found painkillers showed protective effect

10/8/2008
New Advances Could Battle Cancer Cell by Cell

Flow cytometry illuminates signaling protein pathways, study says

10/8/2008
New DNA Stool Testing Spots More Colon Cancers

Study found it detected twice as many malignancies, serious precancerous polyps

10/7/2008
Tamoxifen Speeds Diagnosis of ER-Negative Breast Cancer

Study suggests the drug may make tumors easier to spot

10/7/2008
Patients Benefit From End-of-Life Discussions With a Doctor

Less likely to feel distress, more likely to enjoy better quality of life, study finds

10/7/2008
Prostate Meds Not Tied to Increased Hip Fracture Risk

But long-term effects of hormone-blocking drugs still need review, study finds

10/7/2008
Study Suggests Red Wine May Protect Against Lung Cancer

But authors say research, which focused on men, doesn't mean it's OK to smoke

10/6/2008
New Test Detects Rare Leukemia More Quickly

Researchers also found technique could track response to treatments

10/6/2008
Obesity, Insulin Level Impact Prostate Cancer Survival

Heavy men with high output of the hormone had quadruple the death risk, study found

10/3/2008
Extended Work Absences May Signal Risk of Death

Problems tied to surgery or circulatory or psychiatric troubles a red flag, study suggests

10/3/2008
Urine Samples Could Reveal Breast Cancer Risk

High levels of two biomarkers might indicate early tumor growth, study suggests

10/3/2008
Saliva Proteins May Help Spot Oral Cancer

Someday, easy test could gauge biomarkers for disease, study says

10/1/2008
Computer-Aided Mammogram Reading Effective

Detection rates rival those of two radiologist readings, study says

10/1/2008
Gene Could Link Obesity, Colon Cancer

Variant is tied to a fat hormone, adiponectin, study finds

10/1/2008
Vitamin C Megadoses Hamper Cancer Treatments in Mice

Study suggests disruption of chemotherapy's ability to target tumor cells

9/30/2008
Birth Size Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Heavier, longer infants more likely to develop disease as adults, study finds

9/29/2008
Scientists ID Gene Pathway Triggering Melanoma Spread

Finding could lead to therapeutic applications for tumor progression in other cancers

9/29/2008
Study Suggests How Cancers Spread to Lungs

A complex signaling system paves the way for metastasis, researchers say

9/29/2008
Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients

In some cases, unproven 'therapies' can be dangerous, experts say

9/26/2008
Lance Armstrong's New Challenge Could Be His Greatest

His return to competitive cycling is designed to help the global fight against cancer

9/26/2008
Anemia Drugs Linked to Stroke Study Deaths: FDA

Procrit, Aranesp already bear warning labels due to cancer concerns, experts note

9/25/2008
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Patients using the technique saw episodes diminish by 68%, study finds

9/23/2008
Researchers ID Ovarian Cancer Biomarker

Finding could advance new drugs targeting blood cells surrounding tumors, study says

9/23/2008
Hormone Rx May Protect Women With Breast Cancer Gene

Patients with BRCA mutations cut their odds for malignancy when taking estrogen, study found

9/23/2008
Blacks at Greater Risk of Precancerous Colon Polyps

Difference is most pronounced among black women, study finds

9/23/2008
Hormone Therapy Not Best for Older Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found giving it before radiation raised death risk 20% in this group

9/22/2008
Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk

Having immediate relatives with tumors boosts one's risk for same, study says