Mis. Cancer News

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2/29/2008
Chemo Break Benefits Some Men With Prostate Cancer

Findings suggest treatment 'holidays' improve quality of life for patients

2/28/2008
Heart Hormones Beat Back Cancers in Mice

One hormone cured 80 percent of pancreatic cancers, two-thirds of breast cancers, researcher says

2/28/2008
Broccoli Sprout Extract Hinders Bladder Cancer Development

Rats given concentrated dose had risk of growths cut in half, study says

2/26/2008
Study Finds Variations in Doses of Radiation Therapy

Researchers call for universal standards for new technology called IMRT

2/26/2008
Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients Increase Death Risk

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents also boost risk of blood clots, study says

2/26/2008
Web Tool Aids Men in Prostate Decisions

They had more data but were less likely to get screened than those who used official sites

2/25/2008
Laser Screen Detects Diseases in Breath

Chemical molecules in exhalations hint at wide range of conditions

2/23/2008
FDA OKs Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer

Drug still carries significant risks, but approval was based on its ability to slow tumors, experts say.

2/22/2008
Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers

Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers

2/20/2008
Cancer Death Rates Still Declining

But report notes rate of decrease slowed from 2004 to 2005, with 5,424 more deaths

2/19/2008
Combo Treatment Best for Melanoma, Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Vaccine plus antibody therapy also produced milder side effects, study finds

2/18/2008
Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status

Uninsured, those on Medicaid more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers, American Cancer Society reports

2/15/2008
Viral Therapy Slows Pediatric Tumors in Mice

Treatment leaves healthy tissue unharmed while targeting solid masses, study finds

2/14/2008
Scientists Show Stem Cells Don't Cause Cancer

Solving this problem is an important step before moving on to potential therapies

2/14/2008
DDT Compound Speeds Breast Cancer Growth

Insecticide metabolite disrupts hormone-sensitive cells, study finds

2/13/2008
Kidney Cancer Drug Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Problems

But Sutent's benefits may still outweigh its risks for many patients, experts say

2/12/2008
HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancers Fare Better

Patients survive longer, more responsive to treatment than those with HPV-negative tumors

2/12/2008
Corneal Transplants Can Carry Infection Risk

Risk is small and should not deter people from having the surgery, experts say

2/8/2008
PET Scans Best for Measuring Response to Sarcoma Treatment

Study found it more accurate than MRIs or CT scans

2/7/2008
Gene Plays 'Jekyll-and-Hyde' Role in Deadly Brain Cancer

Study finds STAT3 can act as tumor suppressor, keeping bad cells in check

2/7/2008
Natural Secretion Marks Difference Between Ordinary Mole and Melanoma

IGFBP7 protein may prove a targeted treatment for metastatic cancers, study suggests

2/6/2008
Transparent Fish Gives New Window on Disease

Scientists watched as cancer cells spread throughout living zebrafish's body

2/1/2008
Sorafenib Slows Growth of Some Leukemias

Drug shows potential for patients with specific gene mutations, researchers find

1/30/2008
Protein Linked With Poor Prognosis in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

But expression of Ki-67 didn't predict who'd benefit from additional chemo

1/29/2008
Surgeons' Characteristics Influence Breast Cancer Care

Gender, race, schooling influence likelihood of giving radiation, study says

1/29/2008
MicroRNAs May Predict Colon Cancer Prognosis

This genetic material shows early promise for diagnosing, treating tumors

1/25/2008
Teens, Young Adults Missing Out on Latest Cancer Advances

Treatment gap between pediatric and adult cancer care one reason why, study reports

1/25/2008
Doctors Review End-of-Life Care Guidelines

Pain, shortness of breath, depression need intervention for all with serious illness

1/23/2008
Melanomas Present Unique Appearance

They stand out like 'ugly ducklings' compared to benign moles, study finds

1/22/2008
Liver Cancer Drug Raises Blood Pressure

Patients taking Nexavar need to be monitored closely, study says

1/21/2008
Smoking Worsens Prognosis for IPF Patients

Study tackles anomaly that current puffers live longer with untreatable lung disease

1/17/2008
Report Urges More Research Into Cell Phones

Experts cite a lack of knowledge of health risks posed by long-term use

1/17/2008
Biological Link Between BRCA1 and Breast Cancer Detailed

Finding suggests the gene, when not mutated, helps repair damaged DNA

1/9/2008
Tiny RNA Molecules Control Breast Cancer's Spread

Finding could lead to better prognosis, treatments, researchers say

1/7/2008
Team Finds 118 Genes That Might Play Role in Cancer

Involved in control of cell division, they activate abnormally in malignant cells

1/7/2008
No Change in Cancer Care 'Race Gap' Since 1990s

Blacks still less likely to get needed treatment compared with whites, study finds

1/3/2008
Body Abnormalities, Childhood Cancer May Share Genes

Finding could help predict which children are at risk for malignancy, experts say

1/3/2008
FDA Reports New Risks Posed by Anemia Drugs

ESAs can spur faster cancer growth and earlier death, agency says

1/3/2008
Breast Cancer Gene Might Extend Ovarian Cancer Survival

The finding is so far limited to women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, researchers say

1/2/2008
Genetic Variation Doubles Risk of Liver Cancer

Testing could determine which cirrhosis patients should be screened for tumor development

12/26/2007
Malaria Drug Promising Against Cancer

60-year-old drug chloroquine eliminated certain malignancies in mice, researchers say

12/21/2007
FDA Renews Warnings on Pain-Relief Patch

Misuse and misprescribing can lead to overdose, death from fentanyl-laden patches

12/20/2007
Hormone Could Ease Painful Lymphedema

Swelling in arms or legs can come after infection or cancer therapy, researchers note

12/20/2007
Race, Gender Affect Laryngeal Cancer Survival

Men, blacks do worse, as do those without private health insurance, study finds

12/20/2007
Uninsured More Likely to Die From Cancer Following Diagnosis

Report finds they're less likely to get screening tests, so have advanced disease

12/19/2007
Microchip Spots Stray Tumor Cells in the Bloodstream

Device might aid in the detection and monitoring of cancer, developers say

12/19/2007
Cancer Docs' Bedside Manner Often Lacks Empathy

Study of physician-patient conversations shows oncologists could do better

12/18/2007
Robotic Surgery Treats Tonsil Cancer

Surgeon manipulates motorized arms to snip away tumors

12/18/2007
Cancer Care Advances in 2007 Offer Hope

But cutbacks in research funding jeopardize further breakthroughs: report

12/17/2007
Cancer Killed Almost 8 Million Worldwide in 2007

12 million new cases -- many preventable -- were diagnosed this year, American Cancer Society reports