Mis. Cancer News

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3/25/2008
MRI Can Be Predictor of Post-Treatment Prostate Cancer Spread

Those having radiation therapy may want to request more aggressive therapy, study finds

3/25/2008
High-Risk Blacks Less Likely to Get Colonoscopies

Those with family history are referred less often than whites, study finds

3/25/2008
Health Tip: Get Screened for Cancer

Here are tests you should have

3/25/2008
Woman's Abdominal Organs Removed in Unique Cancer Surgery

Taking out stomach, pancreas, liver, spleen, small intestine and large intestine led to lifesaving operation

3/24/2008
Many Phase 3 Cancer Drug Trials Yield Effective Medicines

Between a third and a half of these studies bring real clinical improvements, researchers say

3/24/2008
Researchers Gain Insights Into 'On-Off' Switch for Cells

Finding could one day lead to new treatments for diseases such as cancer

3/22/2008
Music as Medicine

Music therapy can help reduce anxiety and improve physical health

3/21/2008
Full-Body Scans May Help the Highly Cancer-Prone

People with Li-Fraumeni syndrome have a 90% chance of malignancy by age 60

3/20/2008
Cancer Poses Challenges for Husbands' Frame of Mind

They take their cues from wives' emotional well-being, study suggests

3/19/2008
Environmental Toxins, Radiation May Be Tied to Breast Cancer

Exposure to plasticizers and other chemicals in childhood may hike adult cancer risks, report says

3/18/2008
Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag

Study finds quality of life suffers, but mental acuity may actually improve

3/15/2008
Parkinson's Drug May Fight Cancer

Dopamine prevents tumors from gaining a blood supply, studies suggest

3/14/2008
Combo Treatment Ups Survival When Cancer Spreads to Abdominal Lining

Studies found it made difference when disease moved from colon, appendix

3/14/2008
Obesity Linked to Poor Prognosis for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Study focused on locally advanced breast cancer and inflammatory breast cancer

3/14/2008
Fallout From Atomic Bombs Still Causing Health Problems

Survivors who were children prone to cancers; those not-yet-born a bit luckier, new research suggests

3/14/2008
Fighting Cancer With a Pen

Research finds that 'expressive writing' helps to ease patients' burden

3/13/2008
Radioimmunotherapy After Chemo Safe for Common Lymphoma

Combo treatment improved overall survival rates in follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma

3/13/2008
FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients

But adds strong caveats on their use for some undergoing chemo

3/12/2008
Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys

But the finding shouldn't keep physicians from using Avastin, researchers say

3/12/2008
Genetic Markers May Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

DNA evidence in lymph nodes could alter treatment approach, study suggests

3/11/2008
Post-Op Chemo Fails to Boost Survival in Stomach Cancers

Drug-surgery combo showed no significant improvement in outcomes, study finds

3/11/2008
Specialized Care for Ovarian Cancer Improves Outcomes

Dutch study cites better survival rates, but one expert urges caution

3/11/2008
Outcomes Improve for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

Survival rates have increased, likely because of advancements in therapy

3/10/2008
Gulf War Illness Strongly Linked to Chemical Exposure

Review found vets with the syndrome were more exposed to particular compounds

3/10/2008
New Drug for Brain Cancer Too Dangerous for Pediatric Patients

Study found it caused permanent bone damage and stunted growth

3/10/2008
PSA Test Losing Diagnostic Value, Study Says

Advances in biopsy techniques rendering prostate cancer screen less useful, but some experts disagree

3/8/2008
Yoga Eases Menopause Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

Improvement after breathing, stretching program still evident 3 months later, study finds

3/7/2008
Researchers Design Promising Cancer Drug

It activates p53 tumor-suppressor function without causing DNA damage

3/6/2008
Soaking Potatoes Before Frying Cuts Suspected Carcinogen

Findings show even a simple washing reduces acrylamide levels by up to 23%

3/4/2008
Treatment Combo for Pancreatic Cancer Has Limited Benefit

Chemo/chemoradiation therapy extended survival but not significantly

3/3/2008
Embryonic Stem Cell Protein Inhibits Melanoma

Finding helps identify cellular pathways involved in cancer metastasis

2/29/2008
Carb Intake, Obesity Tied to Rise in Esophageal Cancers

Increased dietary intake of these refined compounds mirrors growth of disease, study says

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