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Residents of North Dakota may be at increased lung cancer risk
Date: 2010-12-30 08:55:02
Individuals who have lived for long periods in North Dakota may benefit from lung cancer testing. A new study has linked a mineral commonly used in the state's roadway to a significant increase in the risk of developing mesolthelioma.... Full Story

Cancer patients who smoke experience significantly more pain
Date: 2010-12-23 08:56:29
Individuals who have received positive cancer tests may now have another reason to quit their tobacco habits. A new study from Texas A&M researchers has found that cigarettes lead to worse pain among cancer patients.... Full Story

Women are more likely to use tanning beds than men
Date: 2010-12-22 08:40:19
Women may benefit from skin cancer testing, as a new study has found that they are significantly more likely to develop skin cancer as a result of excessive tanning bed use than men.... Full Story

Folic acid supplementation may be unnecessary
Date: 2010-12-14 08:56:18
Women who started taking folic acid supplements before or during pregnancy may benefit from colorectal cancer testing, as a new study has found that, despite the nutrient's ability to ward off defects, it may increase the risk of certain cancers.... Full Story

Unsafe neighborhoods may contribute to cancer risk
Date: 2010-12-10 09:00:13
The neighborhood where older individuals live may be a strong determinant of their need for cancer testing, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.... Full Story

New service seeks to connect rural doctors to latest cancer research
Date: 2010-12-06 13:43:40
Cancer testing has shown that residents of rural areas are much more likely to develop and die from the disease. Some experts have speculated that doctors in these areas may not be keeping up with the latest developments in oncological care.... Full Story

Study determines cause of male dominance in certain cancers
Date: 2010-09-15 22:20:38
For years, doctors have known that men are more likely to receive a positive liver cancer test than women. However, the reason why this correlation exists has eluded medical science, leaving doctors powerless to recommend lifestyle changes that could reduce men's risk for the deadly disease.... Full Story

Chemicals in pool water associated with bladder cancer
Date: 2010-09-14 21:21:55
Individuals who have spent long periods of time in indoor pools may want to consider seeking bladder cancer testing, as a new study has found that chemicals used to treat the water may contribute to the growth of harmful tumors.... Full Story

Cancer survivors face higher risk of death from the disease
Date: 2010-07-14 20:14:14
Individuals who survived childhood cancer may benefit from continued cancer testing throughout their lives, as a new study has found survivors are significantly more likely to die from a recurrence of the disease later in life. ... Full Story

Study links scleroderma to cancer
Date: 2010-07-12 21:08:27
Individuals who have scleroderma may want to consider seeking a cancer test, as a new study has found that those who have the autoimmune disease are more likely to develop some of the more common types of cancer.... Full Story

HPV predicts cancer's survivability
Date: 2010-06-14 21:41:50
Individuals who have a positive STD test for the human papilomavirus (HPV), which is known to cause cancer of the cervix, actually have a better chance of surviving other cancers, according to a new study from the Ohio State University.... Full Story

Blood-sugar medication may confuse cancer tests
Date: 2010-06-09 18:39:33
Diabetic patients taking medication to control their blood-sugar levels who have also recently had a positive cancer test may want to get themselves reexamined, as a new study has found that some blood-sugar medications can result in more false-positive cancer tests. ... Full Story

Diabetics may be at higher cancer risk
Date: 2010-05-27 20:20:26
Individuals suffering from type 2 diabetes may want to consider seeking a cancer test, as new research presented in the journal, The Oncologist, has found that diabetics are at a significantly higher risk of many types of cancer than the general population. ... Full Story

Study: Diabetes drug may treat certain cancers
Date: 2010-05-04 22:39:10
Through diabetes testing, scientists have found that a drug commonly prescribed to treat diabetes may also have positive effects for treating certain types of cancer. ... Full Story

Experts: More follow-up programs could increase cancer survival
Date: 2010-04-29 21:45:09
Survival rates are rising steadily for all types of cancer, but healthcare workers warn that these statistics may not continue to be so positive unless cancer treatment centers expand follow-up programs for patients who no longer show symptoms.... Full Story

Report: Colorectal cancer screenings must improve accuracy
Date: 2010-04-15 23:15:54
Results of a recent study show that more than 75 percent of U.S. primary care physicians that use fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) to screen for colorectal cancer rely on in-office testing more than home-based tests, despite better accuracy in home-based testing.... Full Story

Study: Childhood cancer survivors at increased risk of early death
Date: 2010-04-06 19:20:52
According to a new study published in the April 6 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, survivors of childhood cancers are at a significantly increased risk of early death. ... Full Story

Combination drug therapy may safely kill precancerous colon polyps
Date: 2010-03-30 00:08:29
According to a recent study conducted at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the combination therapy of two distinct drugs is capable of killing precancerous colon polyps while leaving normal tissue unaffected. ... Full Story

Study: Postoperative chemotherapy boosts survival chances of lung cancer patients
Date: 2010-03-25 15:05:39
Postoperative chemotherapy modestly improves the survival rate of patients suffering from non-small cell lung cancer, new research has found. ... Full Story

Racial disparity in cancer mortality rates may be linked to treatment location
Date: 2010-03-22 18:01:05
When African American and Caucasian cancer patients are treated at similar specialized care facilities, their mortality rates are almost identical, new research has found. The findings indicate that the location of care may help account for previous studies which have identified racial disparities in cancer mortality. ... Full Story

Omega-3 may help prevent bowel cancer
Date: 2010-03-18 23:48:57
Consumption of a purified form of omega-3 fatty acid may reduce the number and size of precancerous polyps in individuals genetically predisposed to bowel cancer, according to a new study. ... Full Story

Potent radiation therapy may improve survival rates of patients with inoperable lung cancer
Date: 2010-03-17 17:53:46
A powerful form of radiation therapy that precisely targets tumors may improve the survival rate of patients with inoperable lung cancer, according to a new study. ... Full Story

Non-melanoma skin cancer is an 'epidemic'
Date: 2010-03-16 17:37:23
Several new reports published in the March issue of Archives of Dermatology indicate that diagnosed cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are increasing rapidly. ... Full Story

Urine test suggests garlic as a possible cancer inhibitor
Date: 2010-03-03 18:30:27
According to a recent study, a newly developed urine test capable of measuring the extent of the carcinogenic process has suggested that garlic consumption may be associated with a decreased risk of cancer development. ... Full Story

MRI may help doctors avoid unnecessary surgeries on suspected testicular ca
Date: 2010-03-03 00:04:32
Results of a recent study have suggested that non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an accurate and safe diagnostic test when used to evaluate patients suspected of having testicular cancer. U.S. researchers believe that the use of the imaging technique may improve patient care by eliminating some unnecessary surgeries. ... Full Story

Testicular cancer survivors with testosterone deficiency may have reduced q
Date: 2010-02-23 00:38:35
A new study has found that young testicular cancer survivors who develop a testosterone deficiency after receiving therapy often experience low energy and a reduced quality of life. The results of the study suggest that these patients may benefit from testosterone replacement therapy.... Full Story

Surgery alone offers strong survival rate for lung cancer patients
Date: 2010-02-19 19:15:47
According to a recent study, the utilization of surgery alone in selected patients with stage one small cell lung cancer (SCLC) produces an excellent overall survival rate. Traditionally, treatment regiments include the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.... Full Story

New approach may allow researchers to identify cancer stem cells
Date: 2010-02-01 23:36:22
British researchers have reportedly developed a new method of identifying and studying cancer stem cells, a discovery that may enable scientists to produce drugs that target them. ... Full Story

Newly developed lung cancer testing methods and treatment options may lead
Date: 2010-01-29 01:02:45
Over the past few months, several studies have identified ground-breaking new ways of testing for early stage lung cancer. Additionally, scientists have recently developed numerous promising treatment options for the life-threatening disease. ... Full Story

Breakthrough pain a debilitating problem for majority of cancer patients
Date: 2010-01-29 18:37:14
According to a recent study, breakthrough cancer pains - unexpected, temporary flares of severe pain that occur even when pain medication is used - affect approximately 75 percent of adult cancer patients. ... Full Story

Body fluid odor test may lead to earlier lung cancer diagnosis
Date: 2010-01-27 19:13:12
According to a new study, body fluid odors can be used to identify animals with lung cancer tumors, which may help scientists develop a roadmap to identify diagnostic biomarkers in human lung cancer patients.... Full Story

New pancreatic cancer testing methods may lead to earlier diagnosis, higher
Date: 2010-01-22 19:17:41
Over the last few months, several new studies have uncovered innovative ways of testing for early-stage pancreatic cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the world. ... Full Story

Clinical testing of new cancer drug a success, according to study
Date: 2010-01-18 23:16:50
Recent phase 2 testing of the drug known as ASA404, or vadimezan, has shown significant promise in patients suffering from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). ... Full Story

PET-CT tests may help identify hidden cancers
Date: 2010-01-14 23:44:27
U.S. researchers have recently found that a combination positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan of the whole body may more accurately detect cancer in individuals with related neurological complications than other commonly used tests. ... Full Story

Having relatives with pancreatic cancer leads to increased risk
Date: 2010-01-13 23:32:11
According to a recent study, people who have multiple family members with pancreatic cancer have a significantly higher risk of developing the disease themselves. ... Full Story

Blood test may aid doctors in lung cancer diagnosis
Date: 2010-01-13 19:04:08
A new blood test may be able to help diagnose lung cancer while avoiding the use of costly and dangerous invasive procedures. ... Full Story

Children who survive cancer have high risk of heart disease, new study find
Date: 2010-01-08 19:05:07
According to recent medical testing, childhood cancer survivors may be at an increased risk of developing heart disease as young adults. ... Full Story

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