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Top honors for Dr. Armando E. Giuliano from one of the world's leading breast cancer groups
One of the world's leading breast cancer organizations has bestowed its highest honors on Armando E. (2011-09-29)
Cancer screening rates lower among those with fatalistic attitudes
Even if health care is free, colorectal cancer screening rates among those without financial means are still low, and results of a new study suggest that may be due to an idea psychologists call cancer fatalism. (2011-09-27)
University of Western Ontario researchers investigate stress and breast cancer
It's a common belief that there's a link between chronic stress and an increased risk of cancer. (2011-09-19)
Higher incidence of secondary breast cancer seen among black women regardless of age
The overall incidence of breast cancer is generally higher among white women than black women; however, the incidence of a second breast cancer in the opposite breast is higher among black women, according to a study presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held here Sept. (2011-09-19)
Virus a potential future cancer medicine
In a new project, researchers from LIFE -- the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen -- document that the vesicular stomatitis virus plays a previously unknown dual role in the prevention of a number of cancers. (2011-09-16)
MU researchers unveil new method for detecting lung cancer in Nature article
When lung cancer strikes, it often spreads silently into more advanced stages before being detected. (2011-09-15)
EGFR essential for the development of pancreatic cancer
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene is essential for KRAS-driven pancreatic cancer development, according to study results presented at the Second AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research. (2011-09-15)
Separating a cancer prevention drug from heart disease risk
Celecoxib reduces the risk of developing precancerous colon polyps, at the cost of increased heart disease risk. (2011-09-13)
AACR to host second Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research Conference
The American Association for Cancer Research will host its Second AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research at the InterContinental San Francisco Hotel from Sept. (2011-09-12)
Women who inherit BRCA gene mutations develop cancer earlier than their ancestors
A new analysis has found that women who develop certain hereditary cancers develop them at earlier ages than women in the previous generation. (2011-09-12)
Lung cancer signatures in blood samples may aid in early detection
Now, a new study published by Cell Press in the Sept. (2011-09-12)
Biological agents for rheumatoid arthritis associated with increased skin cancer risk
Biological agents used to treat rheumatoid arthritis seem to be associated with an increased risk of skin cancer, indicates a systematic review of published research in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. (2011-09-07)
First and only therapeutic drug for ALK-positive lung cancer approved
FDA approves the drug crizotinib for use with a subset of lung cancer patients known as ALK-positive -- a (2011-08-31)
Cell receptor could allow measles virus to target tumors
Canadian researchers have discovered that a tumor cell marker is a receptor for measles virus, suggesting the possible use of measles virus to help fight cancer. (2011-08-25)
Sniffer dogs can be used to detect lung cancer
Sniffer dogs could be used for the early detection of lung cancer, according to new research published in the European Respiratory Journal. (2011-08-17)
'Methyl magnet' genes can cause family cancer risk
Medical researchers have discovered a new type of mechanism causing cancer susceptibility, showing that tiny changes in some anti-cancer genes can act as magnets to attract modifying (2011-08-16)
Childbearing may increase risk of hormone receptor-negative breast cancer in African-American women
African-American women are at higher risk for hormone receptor-negative breast cancer, one of the most difficult subtypes to treat, but this risk could be ameliorated somewhat by breastfeeding their children. (2011-08-16)
New book on mammary gland biology from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Studies of mammary gland biology are critically important given the prevalence of breast cancer in the population. (2011-08-15)
Early morning smokers have increased risk of lung and head and neck cancers
Two new studies have found that smokers who tend to take their first cigarette soon after they wake up in the morning may have a higher risk of developing lung and head and neck cancers than smokers who refrain from lighting up right away. (2011-08-08)
What comes after prostate cancer
A leading urologist teams with a medical writer to offer prostate cancer survivors and their families hope for life after the disease. (2011-08-01)
Barrier to effective treatment for seniors -- the cost of medicine
As many as one in ten elderly people in the US, registered with Medicare, do not stick to their prescribed medication because it is too expensive, according to Dr. (2011-08-01)
Breast screening has had little to do with falling breast cancer deaths
Breast cancer screening has not played a direct part in the reductions of breast cancer mortality in recent years, says a new study published on bmj.com today. (2011-07-28)
U researchers look to dogs to better understand intricacies of bone cancer
A team led by Dr. Jaime Modiano, a College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer center expert in comparative medicine, discovered a gene pattern that distinguishes the more severe form of bone cancer from a less aggressive form in dogs. (2011-07-28)
Scientists developing new therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer
Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer may have an alternative therapy when they develop resistance to trastuzumab, also known as Herceptin, according to a laboratory finding published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. (2011-07-26)
New lung-cancer gene found
A major challenge for cancer biologists is figuring out which among the hundreds of genetic mutations found in a cancer cell are most important for driving the cancer's spread. (2011-07-19)
Cancer stem cells recruit normal stem cells to fuel ovarian cancer, U-M study finds
Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a type of normal stem cell fuels ovarian cancer by encouraging cancer stem cells to grow. (2011-07-18)
Cancer risk evaluation: Methods and trends
The development of almost all cancer is influenced by environmental factors, argues Dr. (2011-07-14)
PSA test for men could get a second life for breast cancer in women
The widely known PSA blood test for prostate cancer in men may get a second life as a much-needed new test for breast cancer, the most common form of cancer in women worldwide, scientists are reporting in a new study in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry. (2011-07-13)
Stem cell treatment may restore cognitive function in patients with brain cancer
Stem cell therapy may restore cognition in patients with brain cancer who experience functional learning and memory loss often associated with radiation treatment, according to a laboratory study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. (2011-07-13)
Cancer mortality rates are higher in men than women
Overall cancer mortality rates are higher for men than women in the United States, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. (2011-07-12)
AACR hosts Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research Conference in San Francisco
This year, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., the immediate past president of the AACR and a recent Nobel laureate, will chair the Second AACR Conference on Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research. (2011-07-11)
Folate intake may reduce colorectal cancer risk
A new study finds high folate intake is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, a finding consistent with the findings of most previous epidemiologic studies. (2011-07-05)
Novel analysis method organizes genomic cancer data
The technology that allows scientists to profile the entire genome of individual tumors offers new hope for discovering ways to select the best treatment for each patient's particular type of cancer. (2011-06-30)
Study shows long-term benefits of breast screening
Results from the longest running breast screening trial show that screening with mammography reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer. (2011-06-28)
Many advanced breast cancer patients do not receive recommended treatment
Radiation after a mastectomy for women with advanced breast cancer saves lives, but almost half of these patients do not receive it. (2011-06-27)
Cancer survivors have lower employment rates and work fewer hours
Cancer survivors are less likely to be employed, and they work fewer hours, than similarly aged adults without a history of cancer, even two to six years after diagnosis, according to a study by Penn State researchers. (2011-06-22)
Being a smoker at time of prostate cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of death
Men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer and who are also smokers have an associated increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and prostate cancer-specific death, according to a study in the June 22/29 issue of JAMA. (2011-06-21)
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center launches Cancer Care Network
Often people diagnosed with cancer who don't live near a major academic medical center have limited choices for specialized cancer care close to home. (2011-06-21)
Ovarian cancer cells bully their way through tissue
Ovarian cancer cells use mechanical force to move through tissue and colonize additional organs. (2011-06-14)
Cancer survivors spend more on health care
Approximately 12 million people in the United States are cancer survivors. (2011-06-13)
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