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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

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