Mis. Cancer News

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9/22/2008
For Some Doctors, Empathy Is in Short Supply

Study finds they miss patients' cues about fears of well-being, even death

9/22/2008
Radiosurgery Proves Viable for Some Pancreatic Cancers

Team cites precision of robotic 'CyberKnife,' with therapy delivered in only a week

9/22/2008
Shorter-Course Radiation for Breast Cancer Safe, Effective

New findings in cancer radiology also support 'seed' therapy for breast cancer, and a proton beam technique

9/22/2008
Vitamin D Receptor Gene Variant Tied to Melanoma

People with the mutation may be at increased risk for disease, study concludes

9/22/2008
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Ancient therapy bested antidepressant for relieving hot flashes in study

9/21/2008
Breast Cancer Survivors Report High Quality of Life After Treatment

Even 15 years after lumpectomy, radiation, less than 5% complain of pain, survey finds

9/19/2008
Group Works to Streamline Cancer Therapy Approvals

6-point flow chart seeks to clarify most productive research lines for FDA consideration

9/19/2008
Drug Can Slow Bone Loss in Prostate Cancer Patients

Hormone-deprivation Rx erodes bone, but meds like Fosamax can help, study shows

9/18/2008
Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth

Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

9/17/2008
Virtual Colonoscopy Effective for Average Risk People

Regular colonoscopy's long-term value is also confirmed, studies report

9/17/2008
Patient-Reported Health Scores May Predict Head, Neck Cancer Outcomes

Study finds perception of well-being during first year related to long-term survival

9/17/2008
Signaling Protein Could Be Target for Leukemia Chemo

GSK3 apparently plays double role in activating and inhibiting cell growth, study finds

9/16/2008
Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer

It improved mood, pain symptoms more than simple touch, concludes study

9/16/2008
Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging

Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

9/15/2008
Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer

Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

9/15/2008
Prosthetic Ears Boost Hearing After Injury

Not only restores aesthetics, but also improves speech recognition

9/15/2008
Web Site Helps Cancer Patients With Fertility Preservation

Northwestern consortium's program features message boards, videos and advice

9/15/2008
Breast Cancer Vaccine Blasts Some Tumors

In animal studies, it eliminated aggressive growths

9/15/2008
Gene Boosts Resistance to Chemo Drug

SIRT1 was major factor in reaction to cisplatin, study finds

9/12/2008
Broad Screening of Blood Clots May Find Cancers Earlier

Analysis suggests CT scan could boost detection 21% in those with unexplained masses

9/10/2008
Erbitux Extends Life for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Used in tandem with chemotherapy, it block cancer cells from dividing and growing

9/10/2008
Survival Rates Improve for Kids With Blood Cancers

Advancements in treatment likely behind continued upswing, study concludes

9/10/2008
Stopping Cancer From Rebounding After Treatment

The body helps tumors recover from chemo, but there may be a way to blunt that response, scientists say

9/9/2008
Music Therapy Improves Well-Being of Very Ill Patients

Study finds even family members appear to benefit

9/7/2008
MRIs Don't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Outcome

Study finds getting one delays treatment, raises odds of mastectomy

9/5/2008
Drug Re-Sensitizes Breast Tumors to Treatment

Phase II study finds sorafenib helps reverse disease resistance to anti-hormonal therapy

9/5/2008
FDA to List Drugs Under Review for Safety Issues

But officials say patients taking meds on Web site shouldn't overreact or stop taking them

9/5/2008
9/5/2008
Blacks With Lung Disease Face Increased Cancer Risk

Men with prior history of COPD 6 times more likely to develop malignancy, study suggests

9/4/2008
2 Million Cancer Cases Tied to Tobacco Use

The U.S. review covered the period from 1999 to 2004

9/4/2008
Genetic Mutations Linked to Deadly Cancers

Findings of 3 studies focus on brain and pancreatic tumors

9/3/2008
Study Links Serum Calcium, Prostate Cancer Death

High, but still normal, levels triple risk of aggressive disease

9/3/2008
Height May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

But the findings could be pure chance, one expert says

9/2/2008
No Definitive Link Seen Between Vytorin and Cancer

Review results are reassuring, one cardiologist says

9/2/2008
Breast Cancer Drug Not Tied to Cognitive Decline: Study

Researchers say finding is 'good news' for postmenopausal women taking anastrozole

9/2/2008
Secrets of Telomerase Revealed

Researchers unlock active region of enzyme involved in cancer, aging

8/29/2008
Some Hiroshima Survivors at Thyroid Cancer Risk

Radiation may have caused chromosomal change that raises odds for malignancy, study finds

8/28/2008
Normal Cells May Predict Cancer Virulence

Finding suggests that treatment that only aims at malignant cells might fall short

8/27/2008
Combination Therapy Helps to Combat Myeloma

Adding Velcade to standard drug therapy prolonged survival, study finds

8/27/2008
Mistaken Beliefs About Cancer Abound

Global survey says many inflate environmental risks, downplay behaviors that count

8/26/2008
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Ups Risk for Other Cancers

Risk for lung, colon and breast tumors is doubled, researchers say

8/25/2008
LDL Cholesterol Tied to Increased Cancer Risk in Diabetics

Using these levels as markers could help clinicians better treat patients, Chinese study finds

8/22/2008
FDA Investigates Possible Vytorin-Cancer Link

But the agency says patients can still take the cholesterol-lowering drug

8/21/2008
Dietary Supplements May Pose Risk to Older Cancer Survivors

It's unclear if pills help keep them healthier or put them in danger of disease recurrence

8/21/2008
Drug Stops Bone Loss From Breast Cancer Chemo

Zoledronic acid stabilized mineral density in premenopausal women, study finds

8/20/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Won't Cause Cancer

New analysis shows no effect from statin meds, which include Lipitor, Crestor

8/20/2008
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Worth the Cost: Study

But authors admit the data is sketchy and the shot proves more expensive for older women

8/19/2008
Mathematical Model Helps Predict Cancer Tumor Size

Calculations were close to what was actually seen in clinical practice, Stanford team says

8/19/2008
Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

8/19/2008
Imaging System Lets Doctors 'See' Cancer During Surgery

Fluorescent dyes light up diseased tissue on video monitors, helping spare healthy cells