Mis. Cancer News

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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

12/14/2007
Immigrants Less Likely to Report Family History of Cancer

Study suggests it results in poor screening, prevention efforts

12/14/2007
New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems

Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

12/13/2007
Cell 'Addiction' to Growth Factors May Help Spur Cancers

Study in mice shows blocking this dependence could stop disease before it starts

12/12/2007
Cancer Patients Hold Fast to Belief That Opioids Mean Death

Docs need to educate that drugs such as morphine are more than just a last resort

12/11/2007
Gene Variant Tied to More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Men with differing version of tumor suppressor appear at increased risk, researchers say

12/11/2007
High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk

U.S. study finds the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher the risk

12/7/2007
Blood Test to Detect Lung Cancer Being Eyed

Finding markers for 4 key proteins could determine if more invasive treatment is necessary, researchers say

12/7/2007
Gene-Based Sunscreen Might Someday Prevent Skin Cancer

A topical drug could strengthen cells' DNA, animal studies suggest

12/7/2007
Everyday Choices Can Influence Cancer Risk

More salads, exercise, can keep lung tumors at bay, one study found

12/5/2007
FDA Panel Says No to Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer

Drug has significant risks, and its benefits are still debated, experts say

12/5/2007
Night Shift Work May Heighten Risk for Cancer

Expert panel to add it to list of 'probable' causes of malignancy

11/30/2007
Diets May Raise Cancer Risk for Poor, Urban Women

Most get too little of nutrients that cut their odds for malignancy, study finds

11/30/2007
Cancer Patients Gain From Reporting Symptoms Online

It's an effective way of connecting with doctors in real time, speeding care, study finds

11/29/2007
Research Can Help Close Cancer 'Race Gap'

Understanding the needs of minority communities is key, U.S. teams say

11/28/2007
Rise in CT Scans Poses Cancer Risk

One-third of the scans are unnecessary, Columbia researchers contend

11/28/2007
Cancer-Suppressing Gene Tied to Female Fertility

It's potentially another helpful role for p53, scientists say

11/26/2007
Understanding of Mammography Differs Among Races

Better breast health education needed among minority, underserved women, study finds

11/26/2007
Special MRI Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs

Researchers say their study is the first to prove a connection

11/23/2007
Fetal Exposure to Arsenic Affects Genes

Contaminated water could boost child's cancer risk, study finds

11/14/2007
Cell Structure Helps Direct Cancer Gene 'Switch'

The finding might help lead to new treatments, scientists say

11/8/2007
FDA Issues New Warnings for Anemia Drugs

ESAs can increase cancer growth, cause stroke and heart attacks, revised label warns

11/7/2007
Health Tip: People With Cancer Can Exercise

But check with a doctor first

11/7/2007
Excess Pounds Raise Women's Cancer Risk

Obesity linked to a range of tumor types, studies find

11/6/2007
Obesity Leaves More Americans With Physical Limitations

But some extra weight may not lead to cardiovascular disease and cancer, research finds

10/31/2007
Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Report says exercise and diet can lower chances of malignancies