Mis. Cancer News

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America's Pending Shortage of Cancer Doctors

And what you can do to make yourself a more proactive patient

Preeclampsia Might Protect Against Testicular Cancer

Study suggests link between high blood pressure in pregnancy and risk of the malignancy

Special Mouth Rinse Spots, Tracks Human Papillomavirus Infection

Study may lead to better diagnosis and monitoring for head/neck cancers

Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But benefits only apply to normal-weight women, study says

Statins Lower Blood Marker for Prostate Cancer

But it's not clear if the cholesterol-lowering drugs protect against the disease

Cancer Cells' Chromosomes Hint at New Treatments

A genetic aberration may lead to effective, targeted therapies

Research Reveals Why Tamoxifen Doesn't Always Work

Receptors on the surface of breast cancer cells may be the key, scientists say

Hot Flashes, Night Sweats a Good Sign for Breast Cancer Patients

Symptoms correlated with lower recurrence rates, study finds

Tests Could Predict Benefit From Cancer Drugs

Markers in blood or tumor tissue may help those fighting colon, lung or pancreatic malignancies

Biologics Don't Raise Cancer Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Review finds no connection between drugs that block tumor necrosis factor and malignancies

Statins Lower Risk of Clots in Cancer Patients

Study found those who took them were less likely to get venous thromboembolism

Most Off-Label Cancer Drug Use for Palliative Care

International review finds it's an accepted treatment in adults as well as children

Purple Tomato Extended Lives of Cancer-Prone Mice

Snapdragon flower pigments produced color, antioxidants in genetically modified fruit

Colon Cancer Drug Won't Help Those With Certain Gene Mutation

People with changes in K-ras gene won't benefit from cetuximab, study finds

U.S. Urged to Renew the War on Cancer

Leadership has to come from White House to offset growing complacency, presidential panel says

T-Cell Infusion Therapy Boosts Melanoma Survival

Strategy caused tumor regression, relapse-free outcomes in about half of patients treated

Researchers Find More Genes Linked to Lung Cancer

Discovery could lead to new targeted, individualized treatments, experts say

New Prostates Grown From Single Stem Cell

Researchers think feat could shed light on how cancer develops

New Cancer Patients Retain Little Medical Information

Those with poorest prognosis remember the least, study finds

Chest CT Scans Detect Spread of Head, Neck Cancers

This imaging was best at spotting disease progression in high-risk patients, study finds

3-D Doppler Ultrasound Helps ID Breast Cancers

Method detects masses with higher blood flow speeds, likely indicating disease, study says

Poverty Raises Mortality Risk With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Getting chemotherapy did improve chances of survival, study found

Education Helps Women Make Safer Tanning Choices

Instructional booklet altered attitudes about indoor salons

Acrylamide Doesn't Raise Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk

Large study found no danger from chemical produced during high-temp cooking

Small Victories in the War Against Ovarian Cancer

New diagnostics and a potential vaccine offer hope, experts say

Rethinking Prostate Cancer in Older Men

Research suggests aggressive treatment is viable, even for patients in their late 70s

Mammograms Remain Best Way to Spot Breast Cancer

Friday is National Mammography Day

Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Chemotherapy

Besides hair loss and nausea, side effects include fatigue, vomiting, mouth sores and pain

Nicotine May Spur Breast Cancer's Spread

Early study suggests it pushes cells to migrate to distant sites

Stomach Bacteria Might Guard Against Certain Throat Cancer

H. pylori could help prevent some esophageal adenocarcinomas, study suggests

Gene Signature for Liver Cancer Recurrence Found

A 186-gene panel, discovered in normal cells surrounding the tumor, may predict cancer survival, new research contends

Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Risk Disease in Other Breast

Study suggests link to radiation therapy, but experts say treatments are safer today

Scientists ID Virus That Infects Cancer Cells

Finding may lead to new treatments to attack other tumor subtypes, study says

Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets

Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

Caffeine Consumption Doesn't Raise Overall Breast Cancer Risk

Large study did discover link with benign breast disease, or when tumor was larger

Liver Transplant Patients at Higher Cancer Risk

1 in 6 likely to develop some form of disease by 20 years after operation, study says

Metabolic Syndrome Raises Colon Cancer Risk 75%

Finding suggests need for more careful screening for these patients, researcher says

Racial Disparities Exist in Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

Blacks, the poor diagnosed at younger age, with more advanced disease, study says

Tamoxifen Cuts Fracture Risk: Study

But the benefit disappears when breast cancer drug is stopped

25% of Teen Girls Vaccinated for HPV

It's a good start for new vaccine, CDC says

Drug Sorafenib Improves Kidney Cancer Outcomes

It helped older and younger patients, study says

NSAIDs Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Analysis of 38 studies found painkillers showed protective effect

New Advances Could Battle Cancer Cell by Cell

Flow cytometry illuminates signaling protein pathways, study says

New DNA Stool Testing Spots More Colon Cancers

Study found it detected twice as many malignancies, serious precancerous polyps

Tamoxifen Speeds Diagnosis of ER-Negative Breast Cancer

Study suggests the drug may make tumors easier to spot

Patients Benefit From End-of-Life Discussions With a Doctor

Less likely to feel distress, more likely to enjoy better quality of life, study finds

Prostate Meds Not Tied to Increased Hip Fracture Risk

But long-term effects of hormone-blocking drugs still need review, study finds

Study Suggests Red Wine May Protect Against Lung Cancer

But authors say research, which focused on men, doesn't mean it's OK to smoke

New Test Detects Rare Leukemia More Quickly

Researchers also found technique could track response to treatments

Obesity, Insulin Level Impact Prostate Cancer Survival

Heavy men with high output of the hormone had quadruple the death risk, study found