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1/26/2016
Cancer's Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival, Study Finds

Economic stress may force patients to forgo vital treatments, experts say

1/26/2016
Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds

Smoking after diagnosis tied to 72 percent higher risk of death from the disease versus never smoking

1/21/2016
Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery

Patients who had procedure 8 weeks after chemo and radiation therapy had best survival rates

1/20/2016
Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than Surgery

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

1/15/2016
Personal Care Plans Tied to Better Follow-Up in Breast Cancer Survivors

Study found improvement in number of low-income women meeting care recommendations

1/15/2016
Lymphoma Survivors May Not Get All Recommended Follow-Up Care

California study finds gaps in after-care for teen and young adult Hodgkin disease survivors

1/12/2016
Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men: Study

For heart failure patients with the devices, death risk over 3-year period was 20 percent lower

1/12/2016
Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research Shows

Review of cholesterol-lowering drugs' use shows they cut risk of death or complications

1/6/2016
Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

Nearly doubles progression-free survival to 7.4 months, but side effects reported, study shows

1/5/2016
Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk

Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

12/17/2015
Annual Blood Test Might Help Prevent Deaths From Ovarian Cancer

Analyzing results over time can detect harmful changes, study suggests

12/15/2015
Surgery May Beat Radiation for Men With Early Stage Prostate Cancer

Analysis of 19 studies suggests surgery has an edge in survival, but experts say each case may be different

12/11/2015
Moderate Drinking May Benefit Early Stage Alzheimer's Patients

2 to 3 alcoholic drinks daily linked to reduced risk of death over 3-year study period

12/10/2015
Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Survival

Doctors should be on the lookout for signs of the mood disorder, researcher says

12/10/2015
Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer

Study suggests 21 percent greater odds of survival after 10 years

12/7/2015
Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors

New advisory comes from the American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology

12/5/2015
Kidney Transplant Prospects Worse for Native Americans: Study

Data review finds organ availability, survival rates better for whites

12/4/2015
Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

12/2/2015
Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

Study finds better prognosis in women whose tumors have spread beyond the breast, nearby lymph nodes

11/16/2015
Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

11/11/2015
Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

11/10/2015
Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

11/10/2015
High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery

Study showed procedure can be an option for people with early stage disease

11/10/2015
Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal Weight

When pounds collect around the middle, risk of premature death rises, study finds

11/9/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

11/9/2015
Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain Damage

Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

11/2/2015
Better Diets May Be Extending Americans' Lives

Study suggests people are eating better, living longer, though there's still room for lots of improvement

10/28/2015
Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed

10/20/2015
Shorter Radiation Treatment Works for Early Breast Cancers: Study

High-dose therapy showed same survival rates as longer course of standard radiation

10/13/2015
Many Cancer Survivors Eat Poorly, Study Finds

Doctors often overlook dietary advice, experts say

10/7/2015
Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study

This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says

10/7/2015
Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

9/28/2015
New Drug May Give Small Survival Boost to Some With Advanced Lung Cancer

Nivolumab is most effective in tumors with a particular gene mutation, researchers report

9/21/2015
Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack

Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

9/21/2015
Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes

Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

9/14/2015
Social Factors Affect Leukemia Survival

Uninsured, unmarried, or those with a low income are more likely to die early, study says

9/2/2015
Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer

Treatment prolongs life for people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia

8/24/2015
Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

8/5/2015
Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

8/3/2015
Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study

Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

7/28/2015
Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

7/21/2015
When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

7/20/2015
Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in Study

Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

7/16/2015
Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer

Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

7/7/2015
Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

7/7/2015
'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

7/6/2015
Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

7/2/2015
Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

7/1/2015
Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer

Chemo improvements have likely played a role, researchers say

6/18/2015
'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say