Mis. Cancer News

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8/13/2008
HRT Drug Boosts Stroke Risk in Older Women

Tibolone should not be used by those 60 and older, study says

8/12/2008
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues

Obesity, previous HRT, chemo also raised chances for those on endocrine treatment, study says

8/12/2008
Risk of Breast Cancer Relapse Can Linger

Study shows recurrence after five-year mark, but numbers aren't as high as some might suspect, study says

8/12/2008
Surgery Helps With Prostate Cancer, Sometimes

New study fails to settle question about best treatment for the disease

8/12/2008
New Chemotherapy Combo Holds Promise for Lung Cancer

But expert notes research is still in early stages

8/12/2008
Older Patients With Cancer at Heightened Suicide Risk

3 studies urge better management of patients' emotional distress to improve quality of life

8/11/2008
Researchers Hunt Normal Cells That Give Rise to Cancer

Identifying these progenitors may provide context for tumor formation, new treatments

8/8/2008
Obese Men Face Twin Threat From Prostate Cancer

Delayed diagnosis, less successful surgery, pair of studies finds

8/7/2008
2 New Genes Tied to 3 Cancers

Finding could improve early detection of breast, thyroid and kidney diseases, researchers say

8/6/2008
One-Fifth of British Childhood Cancer Survivors Smoke

Study finds despite hazards, many put themselves at increased risk for second malignancies

8/6/2008
Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets

But some researchers say the finding fails to establish cause-and-effect

8/6/2008
Exercise Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer

But not all doctors informing patients of this simple preventive approach, study says

8/5/2008
Vitamin C Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment

The nutrient shrunk brain, ovarian and pancreatic tumors in mice

8/4/2008
New Guidelines Rule Out Prostate Screening for Men Over 75

The hazards outweigh benefits, government task force reports

8/4/2008
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine

Women, especially breast and ovarian tumor patients, more likely to use these therapies

8/4/2008
Immunotherapy Boosts Treatment of Kids' High-Risk Sarcomas

Patients with recurrent or metastatic disease had better-than-normal survival, study finds

8/1/2008
Methadone Kills Resistant Leukemia Cells

Low doses of drug used to treat opioid addiction worked without toxic effects, study finds

8/1/2008
Breast CT Scans Could Be Comfortable Alternative to Mammograms

Newer technique didn't squeeze breasts, still spotted lesions, study finds

8/1/2008
Cannabis-Linked Cell Receptor Might Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Findings may serve as new path for better treatment of disease, study suggests

7/31/2008
Eradicating Gut Bacteria Improves Stomach Cancer Outcomes

Removing H. pylori left patients two-thirds less likely to suffer recurrence

7/31/2008
New Test IDs Cancer Cells in Tumors

Helps pinpoint which type of cancer is present

7/30/2008
New Clues to How Cancer Spreads

Healing cells called fibrocytes create niches in healthy organs where disease can spread, study finds

7/29/2008
2 Breast Cancer Screening Strategies Prove Effective

But recall rate for abnormal mammograms was lower in Norwegian practice than in U.S.

7/29/2008
Exercise Testing for Cancer Fails to Follow Guidelines

Study urges national, international standards to ensure safety, reliable results

7/28/2008
Micro Molecules May Be Cancer Biomarker

RNAs regulating gene expression could detect disease in early stages, study says

7/23/2008
Targeted Drug Boosts Survival Among Liver Cancer Patients

Sorafenib added three months for those with advanced disease, study finds

7/23/2008
Protein Gives Doctors New Tool to Detect Melanoma

Excessive IMP-3, not found in harmless moles, may be key to diagnosis

7/22/2008
More Cancer Lymph Nodes Analyzed at Specialty Centers

If too few are tested, patient's treatment and prognosis may be affected, study says

7/21/2008
Lung Cancer Trial Targets Asbestos-Related Disease

Chemo-radiation therapy looks to kill cells on organ's surface, spare surrounding tissue

7/21/2008
Gene Profiles Might Help Guide Lung Cancer Care

Combo of DNA activity, clinical clues could lead to smarter, tailored treatments, study suggests

7/18/2008
Incidence of Mantle Cell Lymphoma on Rise

Aggressive form of non-Hodgkin disease puts older men chiefly at risk, study finds

7/17/2008
Disease Prevention Programs Worth the Investment

Within five years, $16 billion a year could be saved, report claims

7/17/2008
Cancer Survival Depends on Where You Live

U.S. does better than Europe, although American whites do better than blacks, study finds

7/16/2008
Case Points to Link Between Crohn's Treatment, Cancer

A woman's lung tumor disappears after anti-TNF medications are stopped, doctors report

7/16/2008
No Evidence Breast Self-Exams Cut Cancer Deaths

Review of studies says monthly check is 'an option' for women starting in their 20s

7/16/2008
Researchers Find Link Between Organ Transplants, Cancer

Immune-suppressing drugs may trigger protein that boosts tumor growth, study finds

7/15/2008
Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes

Engineered 'payload' based on common cold virus could aid doctors in treatment decisions

7/15/2008
Brain Cancer Vaccine's Immune Response Key to Outcomes

Tumor-altering shot, already in trials, lengthens survival, study finds

7/14/2008
Colon Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low

Only half of Americans over 50 tested; education, insurance play role, group says

7/13/2008
Are You Getting Burned by Your Sunscreen?

Many products don't protect against UVA rays, which can cause skin cancer

7/11/2008
Nanoparticle Stops Cancer From Spreading

'Smart bomb' curbs metastasis with fewer side effects, study finds

7/11/2008
Melanoma Drug Boosts Recurrence-Free Survival

Pegylated inteferon cut risk 15% but did not reduce overall mortality rates

7/10/2008
Melanoma Rates Soar Among Younger Women

But rates of the cancer in young men haven't changed, study says

7/9/2008
Thalidomide Continues to Show Benefits Against Myeloma

The once-notorious drug aiding certain patients with the blood cancer

7/9/2008
Men Often Not Told of Severity of Wife's Cancer

Study finds almost 40% say docs never said condition was terminal until near death

7/8/2008
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD

Those who had phlebotomy were 37% less likely to develop disease

7/8/2008
Hormone Therapy Shows Little Benefit Against Prostate Cancer

Survival rates no different than 'watchful waiting,' study shows

7/8/2008
College-Educated Fare Better When Cancer Strikes

They've gained most from recent advances in treatment, survival, study finds

7/8/2008
FDA Approves Genetic Test for Breast Cancer

Kit will help identify which patients are most likely to respond to Herceptin

7/8/2008
Thickness, Location Predict Skin Cancer's Spread

Thicker tumors boost risk almost fivefold, German study finds