Mis. Cancer News

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7/28/2008
Micro Molecules May Be Cancer Biomarker

RNAs regulating gene expression could detect disease in early stages, study says

7/23/2008
Targeted Drug Boosts Survival Among Liver Cancer Patients

Sorafenib added three months for those with advanced disease, study finds

7/23/2008
Protein Gives Doctors New Tool to Detect Melanoma

Excessive IMP-3, not found in harmless moles, may be key to diagnosis

7/22/2008
More Cancer Lymph Nodes Analyzed at Specialty Centers

If too few are tested, patient's treatment and prognosis may be affected, study says

7/21/2008
Lung Cancer Trial Targets Asbestos-Related Disease

Chemo-radiation therapy looks to kill cells on organ's surface, spare surrounding tissue

7/21/2008
Gene Profiles Might Help Guide Lung Cancer Care

Combo of DNA activity, clinical clues could lead to smarter, tailored treatments, study suggests

7/18/2008
Incidence of Mantle Cell Lymphoma on Rise

Aggressive form of non-Hodgkin disease puts older men chiefly at risk, study finds

7/17/2008
Disease Prevention Programs Worth the Investment

Within five years, $16 billion a year could be saved, report claims

7/17/2008
Cancer Survival Depends on Where You Live

U.S. does better than Europe, although American whites do better than blacks, study finds

7/16/2008
Case Points to Link Between Crohn's Treatment, Cancer

A woman's lung tumor disappears after anti-TNF medications are stopped, doctors report

7/16/2008
No Evidence Breast Self-Exams Cut Cancer Deaths

Review of studies says monthly check is 'an option' for women starting in their 20s

7/16/2008
Researchers Find Link Between Organ Transplants, Cancer

Immune-suppressing drugs may trigger protein that boosts tumor growth, study finds

7/15/2008
Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes

Engineered 'payload' based on common cold virus could aid doctors in treatment decisions

7/15/2008
Brain Cancer Vaccine's Immune Response Key to Outcomes

Tumor-altering shot, already in trials, lengthens survival, study finds

7/14/2008
Colon Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low

Only half of Americans over 50 tested; education, insurance play role, group says

7/13/2008
Are You Getting Burned by Your Sunscreen?

Many products don't protect against UVA rays, which can cause skin cancer

7/11/2008
Nanoparticle Stops Cancer From Spreading

'Smart bomb' curbs metastasis with fewer side effects, study finds

7/11/2008
Melanoma Drug Boosts Recurrence-Free Survival

Pegylated inteferon cut risk 15% but did not reduce overall mortality rates

7/10/2008
Melanoma Rates Soar Among Younger Women

But rates of the cancer in young men haven't changed, study says

7/9/2008
Thalidomide Continues to Show Benefits Against Myeloma

The once-notorious drug aiding certain patients with the blood cancer

7/9/2008
Men Often Not Told of Severity of Wife's Cancer

Study finds almost 40% say docs never said condition was terminal until near death

7/8/2008
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD

Those who had phlebotomy were 37% less likely to develop disease

7/8/2008
Hormone Therapy Shows Little Benefit Against Prostate Cancer

Survival rates no different than 'watchful waiting,' study shows

7/8/2008
College-Educated Fare Better When Cancer Strikes

They've gained most from recent advances in treatment, survival, study finds

7/8/2008
FDA Approves Genetic Test for Breast Cancer

Kit will help identify which patients are most likely to respond to Herceptin

7/8/2008
Thickness, Location Predict Skin Cancer's Spread

Thicker tumors boost risk almost fivefold, German study finds

7/7/2008
Molecule Uses Cellular Recycling to Treat Kidney Cancer

Finding represents a major shift for targeted therapy, study says

7/7/2008
Dietary Supplement May Prevent Breast Cancer

Resveratrol, found in red wine, grape skins, inhibits abnormal cells, study finds

7/3/2008
Kidney Cancer Vaccine Shows No Boost in Survival

But early-stage patients may benefit from further study of vitespen, researchers say

7/2/2008
New Drug Slows Thyroid Cancer

Research also uncovers a genetic mutation that improves response to therapy

7/2/2008
Circulating Tumor Cells Reveal Insights Into Lung Cancers

Technology could one day help tailor treatments to individual patients, study says

7/2/2008
Hallucinogen Gives Lasting Spiritual Boost

Psilocybin may help treat patients with cancer, depression, drug abuse, study says

7/1/2008
Scientists Find Way to Dim Cancer Switch

Research could pave the way for better treatments of certain malignancies

6/30/2008
Promising Cancer Treatment Ready for Human Trial

Tumor-fighting white blood cells would be transfused into patients with advanced malignancy

6/26/2008
Experimental Imaging System Helps Detect Breast Cancer

It's less expensive and nearly as accurate as MRI, study says

6/24/2008
Social, Health Care Factors Drive Colon Screen Disparities

Economic status, access and language barriers affect who goes for tests, study concludes

6/24/2008
Research Uncovers Clues to Lymphoma

Findings from mouse model could lead to new therapeutic targets

6/23/2008
Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis

Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment

6/23/2008
Symptoms Plus Blood Test Boost Ovarian Cancer Detection

The combo uncovered 80% of early-stage tumors, researchers say

6/20/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Boosts Melanoma Incidence

Patients treated with methotrexate had a threefold increased risk of disease, report says

6/20/2008
CT Screens for Lung Cancer Not a Cure-All

Study says patients should think carefully about test that has no direct evidence of benefit

6/20/2008
Pro Baseball Helps Keep Skin Cancer From Scoring

New campaign is focused especially on sunscreen-averse teen boys

6/18/2008
Cancer Drug Gleevec Linked to Muscle Damage

French researchers say the problem can probably strike small percentage of patients

6/18/2008
Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patient's Melanoma

Doctors used man's own immune system cells to eliminate the disease

6/18/2008
Non-Surgical Approach Can Treat Lung Cancers

Radiofrequency ablation is quick and targets large tumors, sparing healthy tissue, study finds

6/17/2008
Lifestyle Changes Affect Cancer Genes

Healthy diet, exercise and stress-reduction spur healthy alterations in DNA, study finds

6/17/2008
FDA Warns Companies to Stop Selling Fake Cancer Cures

Fraudulent products present a safety hazard to the public, agency says

6/16/2008
New PET Scanner Could Improve Diagnosis

It offers much better image resolution, scientists say

6/16/2008
Gene Therapy Helps Dogs Stricken With Cancer

Treatment could eventually be used to improve lives of humans with disease, study says

6/16/2008
New Molecule Discovery Shows Promise Against Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers

Potential therapy could be the next generation of treatments, researchers say