Mis. Cancer News

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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

5/2/2008
Treating Stomach Infection Early Protects Against Cancer

Study finds early use of antibiotics reversed damage caused by H. pylori

5/2/2008
Biomarker Spots Which Lesions Likely to Progress to Prostate Cancer

Finding could help men with precancerous lesions avoid unnecessary needle biopsies

5/1/2008
Health Tip: Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

And help reduce your cancer risk

4/30/2008
Genetic Changes May Dictate Course of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Findings could help determine which therapies will benefit certain patients

4/30/2008
Too Few Cancer Survivors Pursue Healthy Lifestyles

Many aren't exercising enough or getting proper nutrition, study finds

4/29/2008
Cervical Cancer Screens Effective But More Can Be Done

Women who don't have timely tests 5 times more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease

4/29/2008
Medicare Costs Soar for Cancer Care

Expenditures will continue to rise as the population ages, experts say

4/29/2008
International Consortium Will Hunt Down Genetics of Cancer

Genomic data will be made available for free to researchers around the world

4/28/2008
Brain Tumor Biomarker May Improve Patient Outcomes

Measuring elevated levels of urine enzyme could lead to earlier detection, treatment

4/26/2008
Lip Balms and Glosses May Boost Skin Cancer Risks

It's the shine that attracts ultraviolet rays, but sunscreen base can help, expert says

4/25/2008
Diluted Seawater Boosts Nutritional Content of Tomatoes

A 12% solution increased levels of antioxidants, researchers say

4/25/2008
Immune-Boosting Lung Cancer Therapy Shows Promise

It cut relapse after surgery to same extent as chemo but without side effects

4/25/2008
Factors in Cancer Death Rates Stay Stagnant

Efforts that fueled recent declines have hit a plateau, report says

4/25/2008
Laparoscopic Surgery on Pancreas Has Fewer Complications

Patients had less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, study finds

4/24/2008
Stored Ovarian Tissue Needs Testing Before Re-Implantation

Inadequate safeguards could mean a return of cancer, study warns

4/23/2008
Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Prognosis

Experiments in mice could lead to better diagnosis and treatment, experts say

4/23/2008
Scientists Discover How Stomach Tumors Form

Blocking IL-11 protein prevents inflammation, hints of new treatments for disease

4/23/2008
Scan Detects Oxygen Levels in Tumors

Technology could one day guide individualized therapy for cancer patients