Mis. Cancer News

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

Thicker tumors boost risk almost fivefold, German study finds

7/7/2008
Molecule Uses Cellular Recycling to Treat Kidney Cancer

Finding represents a major shift for targeted therapy, study says

7/7/2008
Dietary Supplement May Prevent Breast Cancer

Resveratrol, found in red wine, grape skins, inhibits abnormal cells, study finds

7/3/2008
Kidney Cancer Vaccine Shows No Boost in Survival

But early-stage patients may benefit from further study of vitespen, researchers say

7/2/2008
New Drug Slows Thyroid Cancer

Research also uncovers a genetic mutation that improves response to therapy

7/2/2008
Circulating Tumor Cells Reveal Insights Into Lung Cancers

Technology could one day help tailor treatments to individual patients, study says

7/2/2008
Hallucinogen Gives Lasting Spiritual Boost

Psilocybin may help treat patients with cancer, depression, drug abuse, study says

7/1/2008
Scientists Find Way to Dim Cancer Switch

Research could pave the way for better treatments of certain malignancies

6/30/2008
Promising Cancer Treatment Ready for Human Trial

Tumor-fighting white blood cells would be transfused into patients with advanced malignancy

6/26/2008
Experimental Imaging System Helps Detect Breast Cancer

It's less expensive and nearly as accurate as MRI, study says

6/24/2008
Social, Health Care Factors Drive Colon Screen Disparities

Economic status, access and language barriers affect who goes for tests, study concludes

6/24/2008
Research Uncovers Clues to Lymphoma

Findings from mouse model could lead to new therapeutic targets

6/23/2008
Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis

Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment

6/23/2008
Symptoms Plus Blood Test Boost Ovarian Cancer Detection

The combo uncovered 80% of early-stage tumors, researchers say

6/20/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Boosts Melanoma Incidence

Patients treated with methotrexate had a threefold increased risk of disease, report says

6/20/2008
CT Screens for Lung Cancer Not a Cure-All

Study says patients should think carefully about test that has no direct evidence of benefit

6/20/2008
Pro Baseball Helps Keep Skin Cancer From Scoring

New campaign is focused especially on sunscreen-averse teen boys

6/18/2008
Cancer Drug Gleevec Linked to Muscle Damage

French researchers say the problem can probably strike small percentage of patients

6/18/2008
Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patient's Melanoma

Doctors used man's own immune system cells to eliminate the disease

6/18/2008
Non-Surgical Approach Can Treat Lung Cancers

Radiofrequency ablation is quick and targets large tumors, sparing healthy tissue, study finds

6/17/2008
Lifestyle Changes Affect Cancer Genes

Healthy diet, exercise and stress-reduction spur healthy alterations in DNA, study finds

6/17/2008
FDA Warns Companies to Stop Selling Fake Cancer Cures

Fraudulent products present a safety hazard to the public, agency says

6/16/2008
New PET Scanner Could Improve Diagnosis

It offers much better image resolution, scientists say

6/16/2008
Gene Therapy Helps Dogs Stricken With Cancer

Treatment could eventually be used to improve lives of humans with disease, study says

6/16/2008
New Molecule Discovery Shows Promise Against Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers

Potential therapy could be the next generation of treatments, researchers say

6/15/2008
A Health Gift for Men on Father's Day

Be aware of your prostate cancer risk, experts advise

6/14/2008
Women Get Lung Cancer From Smoking at Same Rates as Men

Health experts had debated whether women were more vulnerable to the disease

6/13/2008
Pancreatic Cancer Biomarkers Found

Blood test for 5 proteins could detect disease sooner, when it's more treatable

6/13/2008
Researchers ID Traits of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Findings could lead to diagnostic urine test for 10% of men with the disease

6/12/2008
Primary Tumors Fuel Growth of Cancer Cells

Finding suggests interception of this signal may thwart metastases, study says

6/11/2008
Facility Characteristics Influence Mammography Accuracy

Where screening is performed as important as who interprets results, study finds

6/11/2008
DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer

'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says

6/10/2008
Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts

Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

6/10/2008
Medicare Costs for Cancer Treatment Soar

Increased expenses for chemotherapy may affect treatment decisions, expert says

6/10/2008
Decline in Cigarette Sales Offset by Use of Alternative Products

Low taxes on substitute tobacco items keep addiction affordable, study says

6/9/2008
Family History Plays Role in Black Colon Screen Rates

Reason unclear, but study says doctor recommendation key to higher participation

6/9/2008
Blood Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Lupus

Experiments with mice found Velcade reduced dangerous autoantibodies

6/6/2008
Method for Treating Cervical Lesions May Pose Pregnancy Risks

Some experts say the procedure should be reserved for high-grade abnormalities

6/5/2008
Fruits, Vegetables, Teas May Cut Smokers' Cancer Risk

Flavonoids in these foods may also counteract damage tobacco does to DNA, study suggests

6/5/2008
Diabetes Boosts Liver Cancer Risk in Hepatitis, Cirrhosis Cases

Chances doubled, especially for older males, Dutch study finds

6/3/2008
Androgen Production Continues in Prostate Cancer Tumors

Growths are able to maintain significant testosterone levels despite therapy, study finds

6/3/2008
Sen. Kennedy Up and Walking After Brain Tumor Surgery

Still faces radiation, chemotherapy treatments for what doctors say is a life-threatening malignant glioma

6/3/2008
Dangerous Side Effect Found in Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Lab experiment resulted in T-cells spreading beyond treatment area

6/3/2008
Chronic Stomach Inflammation Boosts Cancer Risk

Damage to DNA could cause cell mutations that lead to disease, study concludes

6/2/2008
Smokers With Colon Cancer Face High Recurrence Risk

The earlier in life a patient started, the greater the risk, study finds

6/2/2008
Vaccine May Boost Survival of Brain Cancer Patients

The tumors are similar to the type diagnosed in Sen. Edward Kennedy

6/2/2008
Black Cancer Patients Choose More Aggressive End-of-Life Care

Reasons unclear, but study suggests they had higher quality of life, were more at peace

6/2/2008
3-Drug Combo Improves Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes

Study finds treatment well-tolerated, kept tumors stable for almost 6 months

6/2/2008
U.S. Childhood Cancers Vary by Sex, Region

Pediatric malignancies are more common in the Northeast, and boys are at higher risk than girls, study finds

6/2/2008
Sen. Kennedy's Brain Tumor Surgery Called a 'Success'

Still faces radiation, chemotherapy treatments for what doctors say is a life-threatening malignant glioma