Mis. Cancer News

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12/30/2008
Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Fatal Lung Disease

Those with variant had cancer as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

12/29/2008
Food Phosphates Might Spur Lung Cancer

Accelerated growth of tumors seen in mouse study

12/28/2008
Lung Cancer: Still the Biggest Cancer Killer, by Far

While researchers make advances, quitting smoking remains your best bet

12/23/2008
Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts

New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

12/22/2008
Gene Variant Tied to Smokers' Risk of Lung Cancer

2 transporters normally help protect lungs by removing inhaled toxins, study say

12/19/2008
Gene Boosts Drinkers' Colon Cancer Risk

About a fifth of white Americans carry the mutation, researchers say

12/19/2008
12/18/2008
Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery

Outcome appears to be related to quality of marriage relationship

12/17/2008
Phenols in Quality Olive Oil Suppress Breast Cancer Gene

But study cautions lab findings were at levels unlikely to be achieved in real life

12/17/2008
Low Levels of 2 Enzymes in Ovarian Cancer Cells Shortened Survival

Finding could lead to new treatments for this deadly disease, researchers say

12/17/2008
'Mediterranean'-Style Diet Best for Blood Sugar Control

Another study finds type 2 diabetes increases cancer death risk

12/16/2008
Smoking Ups Colon Cancer Risk

Most significant effect was seen after 30 years of smoking, researchers say

12/15/2008
Colonoscopy Has a 'Right Side' Blind Spot

Procedure better at detecting problems on left side of colon, study says

12/15/2008
Colorectal Cancer Racial Gap Still Growing

Blacks 45% more likely to die from the disease than whites, report says

12/13/2008
Two Endometrial Cancer Treatments May Not Work

Studies suggest lymph removal, external beam radiation no help against early disease

12/12/2008
HRT Users Who Get Breast Cancer Less Likely to Die

They tend to get type of tumors that have better prognosis, study finds

12/12/2008
Combo Therapy Helps Multiple Myeloma Patients

Three-quarters of those who had relapsed saw disease stabilize or improve, study shows

12/12/2008
12/12/2008
Osteoporosis Drug Seems to Shrink Breast Tumors

Other drugs in pipeline also hold promise against the disease, researchers report

12/11/2008
2 Markers Predict Survival Odds in Colon Cancer Patients

One protein was protective, the other not, researchers found

12/11/2008
Pilots May Face Greater Cancer Risk

Radiation might cause damage to DNA, study says

12/11/2008
Health Tip: When a Loved One Has Cancer

Suggestions on how you can help

12/10/2008
Cancer Deaths Take Heavy Financial Toll

One estimate projects the U.S. cost to be $1.472 trillion in 2020

12/10/2008
Screening for Colorectal Cancer Saves Lives

Italian study once again proves the value of testing

12/9/2008
Non-Hormonal Therapies Aid Breast Cancer Patients

This applies to women with metastatic or recurrent inoperable disease, report says

12/9/2008
Selenium, Vitamins E and C Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer

Large trials fail to confirm suspected benefit

12/9/2008
Cancer to Surpass Heart Disease as World's Leading Killer

Biggest rise in cases and deaths coming in developing nations, report says

12/9/2008
Statin Use Doesn't Inhibit Lymphoma Drug Therapy

Cholesterol-lowering meds may actually help patients on rituximab, study suggests

12/8/2008
Mineral May Reduce High-Risk Bladder Disease

Study says selenium, particularly for women and those with p53 gene mutation, may help

12/8/2008
Single Men Less Likely to Get Prostate Screens

This held true even for men with a family history of the disease, researchers say

12/8/2008
Scientists ID Protein Aiding Breast Cancer Spread

Called Menainv, research suggests it's a promising candidate as marker for metastasis

12/8/2008
Laws Governing Indoor Tanning by Teens Don't Work

Study says lax enforcement probably to blame; experts cite risk of skin cancer

12/5/2008
Treatment Options Are Many for Prostate Cancer

Some doctors say many tumors can be left untreated, depending on man's age

12/5/2008
New Statistical Model Could Cut Needless Breast Biopsies

But further study needed before method can become standard, researchers say

12/5/2008
New Criteria Could Expand Number of Liver Transplant Candidates

Closer look at tumors boosts chances for those denied under current protocols, study says

12/4/2008
Higher Chemo Drug Dose Prolongs Lives of Leukemia Patients

Side effects similar to those seen with standard dose of daunorubicin, study shows

12/4/2008
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Well Tolerated

Reactions such as hives called 'idiosyncratic,' study finds

12/3/2008
Prostate Cancer Stimulates Nerve Growth

And this phenomenon is tied to more aggressive disease, researchers say

12/3/2008
Latest Breast Imaging Techniques Offer New Views

Neither will replace mammography for screening yet, experts say

12/3/2008
More High-Risk Women Preempt Breast Cancer

Growing number with genetic, familial susceptibilities opt for double mastectomy

12/2/2008
High Salt Levels Common in Many Foods

Cereals, licorice, pancakes, among other products, home to sodium, study says

12/2/2008
CT Colonography Screens for Cancer, Osteoporosis

Abdominal scan checks bone mineral density with no additional radiation, minimal cost

12/1/2008
Radioactive 'Seed' Rx Helps Women With Implants Fight Breast Cancer

In these cases, the implant makes it more difficult to treat the malignancy, experts explain

11/28/2008
Transfusing Anemic Cancer Patients Boosts Clot Risk

But the danger is about the same as using drugs for treatment, study suggests

11/27/2008
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span

November is lung cancer awareness month, and doctors urge everyone to kick the habit

11/26/2008
Genes May Predict Lymphoma Treatment Outcome

Screens might be used to determine which patients will benefit, researchers say

11/25/2008
Gene Test Could Predict Colon Cancer's Return

Key DNA might also help guide treatment choices, researchers say

11/25/2008
Weight Boosts Older Women's Breast Cancer Risk

It's the added pounds, not impaired detection, that's to blame, study concludes

11/25/2008
U.S. Cancer Rate-Death Rate Combo Drops for 1st Time

But smoking-related cancers continue to rise in some regions of country, report finds

11/25/2008
Some Breast Cancers May Regress on Their Own

Study of women receiving mammography suggests it happens