Mis. Cancer News

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10/8/2008
New DNA Stool Testing Spots More Colon Cancers

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

10/7/2008
Tamoxifen Speeds Diagnosis of ER-Negative Breast Cancer

Study suggests the drug may make tumors easier to spot

10/7/2008
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

10/7/2008
Prostate Meds Not Tied to Increased Hip Fracture Risk

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

10/7/2008
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

10/6/2008
New Test Detects Rare Leukemia More Quickly

Researchers also found technique could track response to treatments

10/6/2008
Obesity, Insulin Level Impact Prostate Cancer Survival

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

10/3/2008
Extended Work Absences May Signal Risk of Death

Problems tied to surgery or circulatory or psychiatric troubles a red flag, study suggests

10/3/2008
Urine Samples Could Reveal Breast Cancer Risk

High levels of two biomarkers might indicate early tumor growth, study suggests

10/3/2008
Saliva Proteins May Help Spot Oral Cancer

Someday, easy test could gauge biomarkers for disease, study says

10/1/2008
Computer-Aided Mammogram Reading Effective

Detection rates rival those of two radiologist readings, study says

10/1/2008
Gene Could Link Obesity, Colon Cancer

Variant is tied to a fat hormone, adiponectin, study finds

10/1/2008
Vitamin C Megadoses Hamper Cancer Treatments in Mice

Study suggests disruption of chemotherapy's ability to target tumor cells

9/30/2008
Birth Size Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Heavier, longer infants more likely to develop disease as adults, study finds

9/29/2008
Scientists ID Gene Pathway Triggering Melanoma Spread

Finding could lead to therapeutic applications for tumor progression in other cancers

9/29/2008
Study Suggests How Cancers Spread to Lungs

A complex signaling system paves the way for metastasis, researchers say

9/29/2008
Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients

In some cases, unproven 'therapies' can be dangerous, experts say

9/26/2008
Lance Armstrong's New Challenge Could Be His Greatest

His return to competitive cycling is designed to help the global fight against cancer

9/26/2008
Anemia Drugs Linked to Stroke Study Deaths: FDA

Procrit, Aranesp already bear warning labels due to cancer concerns, experts note

9/25/2008
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Patients using the technique saw episodes diminish by 68%, study finds

9/23/2008
Researchers ID Ovarian Cancer Biomarker

Finding could advance new drugs targeting blood cells surrounding tumors, study says

9/23/2008
Hormone Rx May Protect Women With Breast Cancer Gene

Patients with BRCA mutations cut their odds for malignancy when taking estrogen, study found

9/23/2008
Blacks at Greater Risk of Precancerous Colon Polyps

Difference is most pronounced among black women, study finds

9/23/2008
Hormone Therapy Not Best for Older Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found giving it before radiation raised death risk 20% in this group

9/22/2008
Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk

Having immediate relatives with tumors boosts one's risk for same, study says

9/22/2008
For Some Doctors, Empathy Is in Short Supply

Study finds they miss patients' cues about fears of well-being, even death

9/22/2008
Radiosurgery Proves Viable for Some Pancreatic Cancers

Team cites precision of robotic 'CyberKnife,' with therapy delivered in only a week

9/22/2008
Shorter-Course Radiation for Breast Cancer Safe, Effective

New findings in cancer radiology also support 'seed' therapy for breast cancer, and a proton beam technique

9/22/2008
Vitamin D Receptor Gene Variant Tied to Melanoma

People with the mutation may be at increased risk for disease, study concludes

9/22/2008
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Ancient therapy bested antidepressant for relieving hot flashes in study

9/21/2008
Breast Cancer Survivors Report High Quality of Life After Treatment

Even 15 years after lumpectomy, radiation, less than 5% complain of pain, survey finds

9/19/2008
Group Works to Streamline Cancer Therapy Approvals

6-point flow chart seeks to clarify most productive research lines for FDA consideration

9/19/2008
Drug Can Slow Bone Loss in Prostate Cancer Patients

Hormone-deprivation Rx erodes bone, but meds like Fosamax can help, study shows

9/18/2008
Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth

Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

9/17/2008
Virtual Colonoscopy Effective for Average Risk People

Regular colonoscopy's long-term value is also confirmed, studies report

9/17/2008
Patient-Reported Health Scores May Predict Head, Neck Cancer Outcomes

Study finds perception of well-being during first year related to long-term survival

9/17/2008
Signaling Protein Could Be Target for Leukemia Chemo

GSK3 apparently plays double role in activating and inhibiting cell growth, study finds

9/16/2008
Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer

It improved mood, pain symptoms more than simple touch, concludes study

9/16/2008
Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging

Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

9/15/2008
Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer

Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

9/15/2008
Prosthetic Ears Boost Hearing After Injury

Not only restores aesthetics, but also improves speech recognition

9/15/2008
Web Site Helps Cancer Patients With Fertility Preservation

Northwestern consortium's program features message boards, videos and advice

9/15/2008
Breast Cancer Vaccine Blasts Some Tumors

In animal studies, it eliminated aggressive growths

9/15/2008
Gene Boosts Resistance to Chemo Drug

SIRT1 was major factor in reaction to cisplatin, study finds

9/12/2008
Broad Screening of Blood Clots May Find Cancers Earlier

Analysis suggests CT scan could boost detection 21% in those with unexplained masses

9/10/2008
Erbitux Extends Life for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Used in tandem with chemotherapy, it block cancer cells from dividing and growing

9/10/2008
Survival Rates Improve for Kids With Blood Cancers

Advancements in treatment likely behind continued upswing, study concludes

9/10/2008
Stopping Cancer From Rebounding After Treatment

The body helps tumors recover from chemo, but there may be a way to blunt that response, scientists say

9/9/2008
Music Therapy Improves Well-Being of Very Ill Patients

Study finds even family members appear to benefit

9/7/2008
MRIs Don't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Outcome

Study finds getting one delays treatment, raises odds of mastectomy