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Skin cancer diagnosed earlier, more frequently in whites
Date: 2009-12-28 22:28:54
Although Caucasians are more commonly diagnosed with the potentially deadly melanoma than other races, Hispanics and African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced forms of the disease when skin cancer testing is performed, according to a recent study.... Full Story

Study may encourage testing for urinary tract cancer
Date: 2009-12-24 09:00:00
A recent study that links a higher risk of urinary tract cancer to a carcinogen found in some Chinese herbal products such as guan mu-tong may encourage more widespread testing of the disease.... Full Story

Genetic coding of cancer may lead to improved treatments
Date: 2009-12-18 22:08:57
Scientists from the UK have catalogued the genetic codes of skin and lung cancer, potentially leading to improvements in diagnostic testing and treatment of the life-threatening diseases.... Full Story

Blood test could detect cancer signs, control health costs
Date: 2009-12-14 22:06:47
In the quest to reduce healthcare costs and make treatment more efficient, scientists at the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering have investigated a type of blood test they believe can detect signs of prostate and breast cancers.... Full Story

Study: Blood test may detect colon cancer
Date: 2009-12-11 19:14:58
Recent research has led some doctors to believe that a simple blood test could soon be used to detect colon cancer, while saving healthcare costs.... Full Story

Report: Cancer, mortality rates down in U.S.
Date: 2009-12-08 22:15:24
Across almost every gender and ethnic group in the U.S., both the pervasiveness of cancer diagnoses and mortality rates associated with the disease have dropped in recent years, researchers say.... Full Story

Studies: Colorectal, breast cancers linked to smoking
Date: 2009-12-04 21:48:16
Most smokers have long known that their habit puts them at risk for developing lung cancer, but new studies may encourage them to undergo colorectal and breast cancer testing as well.... Full Story

Study: Methods of cancer testing improving
Date: 2009-12-03 22:21:50
Elastography, a diagnostic test which measures the physical properties of human tissues can help doctors identify cancerous lesions when used in conjunction with ultrasound, a new study indicates.... Full Story

Genetic testing may identify early-stage lung cancer
Date: 2009-12-03 22:18:07
Markers in the human immune system which can indicate early-onset lung tumors in high-risk patients may lead to the development of a blood test to screen for lung cancer, new research indicates.... Full Story

HPV testing could prevent oral cancer
Date: 2009-12-02 14:16:14
Though oral cancer was once thought to affect about six males for every female, the prevalence of the disease in women seems to be on the rise, researchers say.... Full Story

Morphine may help cancer cells spread, testing reveals
Date: 2009-11-19 22:04:21
Morphine and similar opiates may promote the growth and spread of cancer cells, according to a new study, providing reason for cancer testing in patients who have been exposed to the painkillers.... Full Story

Drug testing proves useful for ovarian cancer patients
Date: 2009-11-12 22:09:29
Testing of a drug that is commonly prescribed to patients with leukemia revealed that the treatment may be effective in fighting ovarian cancer, new research suggests.... Full Story

Study: Colorectal cancer testing may become more affordable
Date: 2009-11-11 22:08:29
Optical technology could become the new cost-effective testing procedure for physicians and patients to detect small colorectal polyps during colonoscopies, according to new research.... Full Story

Clinical testing hints at new treatment for cervical cancer
Date: 2009-11-10 22:14:38
In clinical testing, two drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer eliminated cervical cancer in mice.... Full Story

Cancer testing may identify risk in obese adults
Date: 2009-11-06 22:19:37
Obesity in adults has been linked to high occurrences of cancer, in recent testing performed by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).... Full Story

Study: Green tea may prevent oral cancer, improve testing methods
Date: 2009-11-05 22:13:11
Drinking green tea may prevent the development of oral cancer, new research suggests.... Full Story

Testing of curry spice reveals possible disease treatment
Date: 2009-11-04 22:30:43
Clinical tests are currently aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of a capsule that stimulates the body's intake of curcumin in treating certain diseases.... Full Story

Study: Lung cancer testing identifies at-risk patients
Date: 2009-11-02 21:09:46
Diagnostic testing, as simple as filling out a short questionnaire, may identify patients who are at risk for lung cancer, research suggests.... Full Story

ACS report on environmental carcinogens may promote cancer testing
Date: 2009-10-30 09:00:00
ACS report on environmental carcinogens may promote cancer testing... Full Story

Chemo treatments lengthen lives for head, neck cancer patients
Date: 2009-10-28 21:05:37
Patients with head and neck cancer receiving a combined treatment of chemotherapy and radiation may live 2.1 years longer than those treated only with radiotherapy, new research suggests.... Full Story

Research clarifies alcohol-cancer connection
Date: 2009-10-27 20:55:42
Though scientists have theorized that alcohol consumption increases the risk of several types of cancer, new research has clarified, for the first time, the mechanisms in place that allow alcohol to abet progression of the diseases. ... Full Story

Study: More frequent colorectal cancer tests recommended for blacks
Date: 2009-10-26 20:54:46
African Americans may face a greater risk of developing colorectal cancer than other ethnic groups, new research suggests.... Full Story

Drug testing study shows reduced occurrence of brain tumors
Date: 2009-10-13 22:11:16
Lab testing of the drug vorinostat demonstrated that the medication is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and reduce the occurrence of metastatic tumors in mice.... Full Story

Study finds new cause of rare bone cancer
Date: 2009-10-09 21:27:01
Unlike most forms of cancer, which are caused by genetic mutations, a rare bone cancer is the result of a unique gene duplication, researchers say.... Full Story

Studies of a rare cancer may prompt STD testing
Date: 2009-10-08 22:00:34
The human papillomavirus, the STD known better as HPV, may have a role in causing a type of head and neck cancer, according to new research.... Full Story

Self-examination recommended to assess need of skin cancer tests
Date: 2009-10-07 22:31:43
Skin cancer testing for farmers may soon be a regular doctor's order as dermatologists say men and women in this profession are more at risk of developing the disease.... Full Story

Research identifies risks in types of radiation therapy
Date: 2009-10-05 21:55:33
A type of whole-brain radiation therapy for patients with brain tumors, though successful in treating the tumor, may be harmful to learning and memory function, research suggests.... Full Story

National Cancer Institute attacks disease in Hispanic communities
Date: 2009-10-02 21:52:10
The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced this week that it has formed a partnership with governments in Latin America to combat cancer in the region and in Hispanic populations in the U.S.... Full Story

Swayze: Case study for pancreatic cancer treatment
Date: 2009-09-22 22:05:35
The doctor who treated actor Patrick Swayze for pancreatic cancer told news sources the celebrity's length of survival with the condition was uncommon.... Full Story

New approach to ovarian cancer treatment may save lives
Date: 2009-09-22 22:01:38
An adjustment made to the conventional administration of ovarian cancer chemotherapy may yield a higher survival rate in patients, research suggests.... Full Story

Government grant awarded to extended oral cancer research
Date: 2009-09-15 22:36:58
Funding made available from the Obama Administration's stimulus plan will assist the UCLA School of Dentistry in cancer research.... Full Story

New study may encourage breast cancer testing
Date: 2009-09-14 22:04:55
Scientists are now able to identify the proteins that can launch noninvasive breast cancer into a potentially lethal expansion through the body, research suggests.... Full Story

CDC: Funding covers cancer screenings for the uninsured
Date: 2009-09-11 14:15:24
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking steps to ensure that those most susceptible to colorectal cancer are granted access to lab tests used to detect the sickness.... Full Story

Blood test may detect pancreatic cancer
Date: 2009-09-04 22:47:40
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Promise of beer spreads word on prostate cancer testing
Date: 2009-09-02 21:00:39
In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Pints for Prostates, a grassroots campaign to support victims of prostate cancer will tour the U.S. to raise awareness for their cause amidst the comforts of snifters and suds.... Full Story

Early cancer tests can bring life-saving treatment
Date: 2009-08-31 20:25:50
While there is currently no cure for cancer, people who detect their condition early through a cancer test may be eligible to receive life-saving medication and treatments.... Full Story

New method for analyzing biomarkers may produce diagnostic tests more quick
Date: 2009-06-29 20:35:47
Researchers working with the National Cancer Institute have demonstrated a new method for detecting biomarkers in bodily fluids that may make it possible to determine which biomarkers are useful predictors of disease much more efficiently, according to an article appearing in Nature Biotechnology.... Full Story

Huge Vitamin D study planned
Date: 2009-06-24 18:59:32
A large, government-sponsored study to determine if vitamin D supplementation can lower a healthy person's risk of getting cancer, heart disease or having a stroke, will begin enrollment in January.... Full Story

Doctors recommend obese cancer patients get more aggressive vitamin D suppl
Date: 2009-06-18 20:56:16
The BMI of a patient should be taken into account when determining their vitamin D status, according to researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). In a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting earlier this month, the researchers found that obese cancer patients had significantly lower levels of vitamin D compared to non-obese patients.... Full Story

Preventive care a major component of health reform
Date: 2009-06-17 20:47:52
In the ongoing debate over heathcare reform in the U.S., many options for structuring insurance coverage, payment plans and control over medical decision making are being considered. One element is virtually a constant in all the proposals - however, a call for a greater focus on preventive medicine to avoid disease or catch and treat it at an earlier time.... Full Story

Study: Vitamin D screening and supplementation useful for all cancer patien
Date: 2009-06-16 19:31:36
A new study by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) indicates that vitamin D screening followed by aggressive vitamin D repletion for those who are deficient should be considered for all cancer patients, regardless of whether or not they are malnourished.... Full Story

Doctors: Best bet against cancer is early detection
Date: 2009-06-09 22:47:28
National Cancer Survivors Day was Sunday, and amidst the support for the approximately 12 million Americans who currently live with cancer, doctors took the opportunity to remind people that early cancer detection is one of the best ways to increase your odds of survival.... Full Story

Male infertility linked to testicular cancer
Date: 2009-06-08 22:38:13
Researchers have found that infertile men are 2.8 times more likely to develop testicular cancer than those men who were fertile. The report appears in the Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Inflammation of the intestine linked to chromosome damage
Date: 2009-06-01 22:16:47
UCLA scientists have linked intestinal inflammation and systemic chromosome damage in mice, possible shedding light on how inflammation is tied to many different diseases, especially cancer.... Full Story

New model of cancer development suggests low vitamin D as culprit
Date: 2009-05-22 20:03:27
Researchers have proposed that low vitamin D and calcium may disrupt cell communication, allowing cancer cells to take over from healthy ones.... Full Story

Study: People misjudge their actual cancer risk
Date: 2009-05-15 22:35:05
Many people misjudge their actual degree of cancer risk and this can lead to poor health judgments, according to a study presented at the 2009 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.... Full Story

Cancer rates expected to continue dramatic rise
Date: 2009-05-12 20:34:14
The population of the U.S. is aging, and that is expected to bring a dramatic rise in the number of new cancer cases diagnosed over the next 20 years, according to research from The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, hitting minorities and the elderly particularly hard.... Full Story

Study predicts growing cancer rates in the U.S. over the next 20 years
Date: 2009-05-05 22:23:15
The number of new cancer cases diagnosed annually in the U.S. over the next 20 years will increase from 1.6 million to 2.3 million a year in 2030, according to research from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.... Full Story

Cancer gaining on heart disease as number one killer
Date: 2009-04-21 22:56:30
San Diego county became the latest region where cancer has overtaken heart disease as the number one cause of death, according to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune.... Full Story

Urine test may detect lung cancer risk in smokers
Date: 2009-04-20 16:26:18
Researchers may have uncovered a way to determine which smokers are at the highest risk of developing lung cancer. Presenting results at the American Association for Cancer Research's 2009 Meeting, researchers said that high urine levels of two metabolites - NNAL and cotinine - predicted increased cancer risk.... Full Story

Scientists find gene that may be linked to skin cancer
Date: 2009-04-07 20:55:42
UK researchers may have uncovered a gene mutation that may trigger up to 70 percent of melanoma skin cancers.... Full Story

Study: HPV test may cut cancer death rate
Date: 2009-04-06 20:42:10
If 80 percent of women aged 30 to 59 around the world had a human papillomavirus (HPV) test followed by "a simplified" treatment for cancer administered the same day, it may cut the amount of cervical cancer deaths by almost half within a decade, according to a new study.... Full Story

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