Mis. Cancer News

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6/2/2008
Hodgkin Lymphoma Kids Face Greater Risk of Future Problems

Breast cancer leading cause of death for female survivors; cardiovascular events for males

6/2/2008
Combo Therapy Knocks Out Melanoma Tumors

Chemo was more effective after a protein in growths was inhibited, researchers say

6/2/2008
Young Hodgkin Survivors Face Later Risk of Second Cancers

Thyroid, breast, non-Hodgkin lymphoma were the most common types, study says

6/2/2008
Chemo May Limit Fertility in Breast Cancer Survivors

They're more likely to have diminished ovarian reserve producing viable eggs, study suggests

6/2/2008
Bone Drug Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Zometa, used to treat osteoporosis, showed no unanticipated side effects, researchers report

6/2/2008
Avastin Added to Chemo Helps Women With Advanced Breast Cancer

Anti-angiogenesis drug prolonged progression-free survival, study finds

6/2/2008
Erbitux Plus Chemo Improves Lung Cancer Outcomes

Survival extended 5 weeks; benefit seen in all subtypes of disease, researchers say

6/2/2008
New Hope for Tough-to-Treat Cancers

Gemzar, everolimus almost doubled survival time with pancreatic, kidney cancers, respectively

6/2/2008
Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments

Narcolepsy drug also helped with severe fatigue among patients on chemotherapy

6/2/2008
Celebrex May Reduce Levels of Lung Cancer Biomarker

Anti-inflammatory might one day help prevent malignancies, study suggests

6/2/2008
Anemia Drugs May Speed Tumor Growth in Some Cancer Patients

Widely prescribed blood-boosters might stimulate malignant cells, hasten death, study says

6/2/2008
Erbitux Works Well for Two-Thirds of Colon Cancer Patients

Study finds those with normal version of particular gene respond well to targeted therapy

5/29/2008
Certain Tests in ERs Raise Cancer Risk for Some

Study found too many X-rays, CT scans and nuclear medicine tests led to radiation buildup

5/29/2008
Initiative Links Celebrities to Cancer Research

Major League Baseball donates $10 million to novel effort

5/27/2008
Paclitaxel Plus Chemo Improves Outcomes in Early Breast Cancer

Study finds a trend toward better overall survival

5/27/2008
Cancer Patients Should Steer Clear of Antioxidants

Research review suggests they may help cancer cells resist chemo, radiation

5/27/2008
Common Genetic Variant Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

It may explain why some nonsmokers contract the disease, study says

5/27/2008
Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk

Chronic inflammation could be the link, experts say

5/26/2008
Laser Therapy a New Option for Vocal-Cord Cancers

It preserved and restored patients' voices with disease-free survival up to 5 years

5/20/2008
Repeat Colonoscopies Underused in High-Risk Patients

Other research found traditional colonoscopy still better than virtual version

5/20/2008
Hormone Therapy Safe, Effective for Women Entering Menopause

Experts stress that the finding applies only to those under 60 years of age

5/19/2008
Radiation for Prostate Cancer Raises Risk of Other Cancers

Study finds slightly elevated chance of bladder, colorectal and lung malignancies

5/19/2008
Firefighters May Face Higher Risk of Bladder Cancer

Long-term exposure to smoke, chemicals boosts odds, but routine screening could help

5/19/2008
Blood Test for Early Lung Cancer Shows Promise

It had 87% accuracy rate in spotting tumors, scientists said

5/19/2008
Kidney Cancers More Likely to Be Diagnosed Early

Widespread use of medical imaging now catching smaller tumors at treatable stages

5/19/2008
Protein Helps ID Thyroid Cancer Nodules

Test using galectin-3 finds them sooner, could cut unnecessary surgeries

5/18/2008
New Technology Speeds GI Disease Diagnosis

Tiny microscope at end of endoscope allows immediate imagery of gastrointestinal tract

5/18/2008
Replacement Bladder Grown From Body's Own Cells

'Neo-organ' from intestinal tissue could offer therapy option for cancer patients

5/18/2008
Prostate Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Trial

Could help men with metastatic, recurring disease, researchers say

5/16/2008
Outcomes Similar for Laparoscopic, Open Colon Cancer Surgeries

Study finds mortality and survival rates equal for both procedures

5/16/2008
Gene Signature May Predict Recurrence of Lung Cancer

Could help docs determine who would benefit most from chemo after surgery, study says

5/16/2008
Partnerships Effective Communicators of Cancer Advances

Treatment guidelines quickly disseminated to community physicians, audit finds

5/16/2008
Not All Colon Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy: Study

DNA mismatch in some early stage cases makes therapy of little benefit, shortens survival

5/16/2008
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds

5/16/2008
New Therapy Kills Human Leukemia Cells in Mice

Technique expands natural killer cells in cord blood more than 30-fold

5/16/2008
Blood Test Helps Docs Assess Breast Cancer Treatment

New tool could allow physicians to determine much sooner if therapy is working

5/15/2008
Chemo for Mesothelioma Offers Limited Survival Benefits

Therapy does not appear to help quality of life for lung cancer linked to asbestos

5/15/2008
Genes Play Part in Prostate Cancer Among Races

Whites at higher risk than Hispanics, but genetics determines who gets it

5/15/2008
Embryonic Pathways Induce Stem Cell Traits

Regenerative ability holds promise for development of target-specific cancer drugs

5/15/2008
Lowering Dietary Fat May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Findings in mouse model hint of new treatment strategies for the disease

5/14/2008
HPV Tied to Better Tongue, Tonsil Cancer Outcomes

Patients more likely to survive using chemoradiation, and new treatments may follow

5/13/2008
High-Tech Imaging No Better for Diagnosing Head/Neck Cancers

New type of PET scan same as MRI, CT for false positives, study found

5/13/2008
Familial Breast Cancer Risk Lasts a Lifetime for Sisters

But, exercise helps prevent the disease, two additional studies report

5/13/2008
Coupled With Mammography, Ultrasound Finds More Breast Cancers

But, false-positive rate may be too high for some women, study suggests

5/9/2008
Mood Disorders Put Breast Cancer Patients at Risk for PTSD

They're twice as likely to have suffered from depression before the diagnosis

5/8/2008
Outside Workers Least Likely to Get Skin Exams

But rest of workforce lax as well in getting checked for cancers caused by sun exposure

5/8/2008
Breast Cancer Tends to Grow Faster in Younger Women

Finding could affect how screenings are conducted, analyzed, researchers say

5/7/2008
Gene Variation Linked to Neuroblastoma, a Childhood Cancer

The variant is common in the aggressive form of the disease, researchers report

5/5/2008
Protein May Trigger Colon Cancer

Excessive levels turn harmless polyps cancerous, study shows

5/2/2008
New Targets Found That Stop Tumor Growth

Blocking blood vessel formation has already worked against breast, colon cancers