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Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

... study links regular alcohol consumption to six cancers FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A ... risk among men increases for some of the 13 cancers we looked at," said study author Andrea ... culprit in up to 5 percent of deaths from all cancers combined. One recent study specifically ...

Certain Arthritis, Crohn's Drugs May Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: FDA

... there is an increased risk of lymphoma and other cancers associated with the use of these drugs in ... analysis took into account a number of reports of cancers in children treated with these drugs. The ... on the medications. About half of the cancers were lymphomas and some of the children died, ...

Switch to digital mammography leads to increased cancer detection rates

... is responsible for an increased number of breast cancers detected at a community-based mammography ... a significant increase in the number of breast cancers detected following the switch from film-screen to digital mammography. The number of cancers detected prior to the switch averaged between ...

Fox Chase researchers identify differences in treatments and outcomes of patients with second primary lung cancers versus those with one primary lung cancer

... (August 1, 2009)Patients with second primary lung cancers (SPLC), when compared to those with one primary ... mortality. "Curing second primary lung cancers is crucial in the long term care of lung cancer ... cancer survivors after 5 years to detect second cancers earlier. It's unclear why SPLC are more likely to ...

AIDS patients face higher risk of HPV-related cancers as immunosuppression grows

... Risk of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers is greater for people living with AIDS and ... Although the risk of HPV-associated cancers is known to be higher among people with AIDS, the ... risks for HPV-associated cancers. These include cancers of the anus, cervix, oropharynx, penis, vagina, ...

Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

... she noted. The technique may not work for all cancers or all women, she added. "In small-breasted ... of 1,000 patients, mammography picked up three cancers but MBI picked up 10, he said. Next, O'Connor ... Efforts to find ways to detect small cancers that can't be felt on exams should be stepped up, ...

Men Who Have Prostate Cancer Surgery Do Well

... cancer had a much lower risk of dying of their cancers than we ever thought," said Dr. Peter T. ... team. "Patients with more favorable prostate cancers did remarkably well, so well that you have to ... and loss of sexual function. Many prostate cancers grow slowly -- so slowly that an old medical ...

Xoft Expands Cancer Treatment Platform With Launch of Skin Cancer Electronic Brachytherapy Trial at AAPM Meeting

... for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers here at the 51st Annual American Association of ... Cancer Treatment Services of Arizona. "Since skin cancers usually present on areas exposed to the sun ... for the treatment of non-melanomatous skin cancers especially for elderly patients with lesions in ...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

... that mammograms miss up to 20 percent of breast cancers that are present at the time of screening. ... radiation doses by half while still diagnosing cancers effectively. These detectors are now ... clinical trial that seeks to get information on cancers by analyzing the energy of the X-rays. The ...

Small Molecule Might Play Big Part in Lung Cancer

... gene. Annually, more than 10 percent of lung cancers strike people who never touched a cigarette. ... biology and, ultimately, in the treatment of lung cancers that affect smokers and those that strike people ... in smoking-related lung cancer. All lung cancers are notoriously difficult to treat. They have an ...

U of M researchers find childhood cancer risk rises with mother's age

... have a slightly increased risk for many of the cancers that occur during childhood. "Our finding ... of 15 in the United States gets cancer. Types of cancers most often affecting children include leukemia, ... the risk of 7 of the 10 most common childhood cancers increased slightly, about 7-10 percent, with ...

More Mammograms May Mean More 'Harmless' Cancers

... 9 (HealthDay News) -- One of every three breast cancers detected by a screening mammogram is unlikely to ... late last year that concluded that some breast cancers may naturally disappear without treatment. ... Overdiagnosis, described as the detection of cancers that would not cause any problems during a ...

40 Northwest Hospital Physicians Named Among Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine

... Kathryn McGonigle, MD -- Oncology, Gynecologic cancers (Medical) and Gynecologic cancers (Surgical) Pamela Paley, MD -- Oncology, Gynecologic cancers (Medical) and Oncology, ...

Cancer Gap Between Whites, Blacks May Be Biological in Part

... in survival based on race for several other cancers -- lung, colon, lymphoma, leukemia and multiple ... treatment, black patients with one of these three cancers were more likely to die than patients of other ... the metabolism of chemotherapy drugs or that make cancers more resistant or more aggressive." The study ...

New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes

... 20,000 adult cancer patients with a variety of cancers who were in clinical trials from late 1974 ... with breast cancer and other gender-specific cancers had worse survival than white patients, despite ... percent more likely to die from gender-specific cancers than white patients. Those findings, the ...

Study shows PET can measure effectiveness of novel breast cancer treatment

... for certain types of ovarian, prostate, and lung cancers that may be aggravated due to HER2. "Obtaining ... similar techniques could be developed for other cancers overexpressing different proteins." Much new ... in approximately 20 percent of breast cancers and also in some ovarian, prostate and lung ...

Lung Cancer Alliance Releases Updated 2009 Facts About Lung Cancer

... funding for lung cancer relative to other cancers and diseases. "Make no mistake, lung cancer ... more than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined -- and it continues to be the least ... Cancer also compares lung cancer deaths to other cancers and diseases. Heart disease is the only illness ...

New Cancer Drug Fights Tumors in Those With BRCA Mutations

... trial against breast, ovarian and prostate cancers in individuals who were genetically vulnerable to ... drug even more effective. "You might then push cancers over the cliff that would be only susceptible to ... noted Dr. Eric Weiner, chief of women's cancers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. "These ...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

... studies strongly suggest links between wildlife cancers and human pollutants. For example, the study ... exhibit high levels of cancer. Virus-induced cancers can affect the ability of some wildlife ... of genital carcinomas. Other virus-induced cancers can affect the feeding ability or eyesight of ...

A new take on growth factor signaling in tamoxifen resistance

... that some estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers respond poorly to tamoxifen because of increased ... between those estrogen receptor positive (ER+) cancers that respond well to tamoxifen (luminal-A) and ... profiles of nearly 100 luminal-B breast cancers samples. They then validated this finding by ...

For Some, Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Just As Good

... is less effective at correctly identifying colon cancers in people who've had a positive fecal occult ... virtual test found 85 percent of the colorectal cancers detected by colonoscopy. False-positive rates were 4 percent for advanced cancers and 15 percent for people with a positive FOBT. ...

For Some, Virtual Colonography May Be Just As Good

... is less effective at correctly identifying colon cancers in people who've had a positive fecal occult ... virtual test found 85 percent of the colorectal cancers detected by colonoscopy. False-positive rates were 4 percent for advanced cancers and 15 percent for people with a positive FOBT. ...

Statement by American Dental Association President Dr. John S. Findley on Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

... of 10 people who will die from oral and throat cancers use tobacco, and their risk of developing these cancers is related to how much (and how often) they use tobacco. On average, 40 percent of those with these cancers will not survive more than five years. Tobacco ...

LSUHSC research finds single gene controls growth of some cancers

... showing that a single gene can control growth in cancers related to the Epstein-Barr virus and that ... virus (EBV) is closely associated with many human cancers such as Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, ... post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease, cancers of the nose and throat, and stomach cancer. In ...

Gene Network Sciences Announces Cancer Collaboration with University of Connecticut Health Center's Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

... Data") together into computer models of different cancers to be used to identify the best treatments for ... the application of the REFS(TM) platform in other cancers such as prostate cancer. "GNS is looking ... data into actionable computer models of different cancers and clinical insights," said Neyarapally, Senior ...

Study: Benefit to women not enough to sway men to get HPV vaccine

... their own health -- protection again rare genital cancers and genital warts -- is all men really need to ... become newly infected each year. HPV-related cancers are very rare in men, but last year the American ... women would be diagnosed with cervical and other cancers caused by HPV in 2008. Gerend's research team ...

Simple Test Could Detect More Gastrointestinal Cancers

... could also open the door to early detection of cancers above the colon, which are currently not ... conference, is based on a study of patients with cancers throughout the digestive tract and healthy ... cancers, 75 percent of bile duct and gallbladder cancers and 100 percent of stomach and colorectal ....

I-SPY trial offers key insights into locally advanced breast cancer

... study revealed that most locally advanced breast cancers are discovered in the interval between routine ... that the growth rate of locally advanced breast cancers precludes early detection by conventional ... study demonstrated that locally advanced breast cancers have aggressive biology," says first author ...

Improved DNA stool test could detect digestive cancers in multiple organs

... not only colorectal cancer but also the common cancers above the colon -- including pancreas, stomach, ... May 30 June 4. Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers account for approximately one in four cancer ... The researchers studied 70 patients with cancers throughout the digestive tract. Besides colon ...

New treatment combination proves safe for head and neck cancer patients

... undergoing treatment for advanced head and neck cancers may respond well to the addition of gefinitib to ... taking the combination therapy. Head and neck cancers are a group of biologically similar cancers originating from the upper aerodigestive tract, ...

Lung Cancer Alliance Calls American Cancer Society's Claim of Progress Selective

... agreed that progress has been made with certain cancers such as breast, prostate and colon which have ... is not time to be celebrating when half of all cancers still have survival rates of less than 50% and ... and mortality rates over a limited number of cancers over a limited period of time. We have to step ...

Fighting Preventable Cancers: Texas Oncology Encourages a Healthy Summer Lifestyle

... With the recent news that one in three common cancers may be preventable, adopting a healthy lifestyle ... Research asserting that one in three common cancers may be preventable, the importance of adopting a ... While researchers believe that some cancers develop from factors outside of one's control, a ...

Risks Remain for Childhood Cancer Survivors

... before the age of 20. The incidence of new cancers found by the analysis was higher than expected, ... said. They found that 1,180 second primary cancers were diagnosed in 1,088 of the people who'd ... primary cancers. The risk of second primary cancers was significantly higher in men than in women, ...

Sexually Transmitted HPV Linked to Certain Head & Neck Cancers

... The call comes amid growing evidence that certain cancers of the head and neck are strongly linked to HPV ... seen a threefold increase in the number of throat cancers they treat. In 2007, Roswell Park ... a clearer picture of how many head and neck cancers treated at RPCI test positive for HPV. To date, ...

Aragon Pharmaceuticals Announces $8 Million Series A Financing

... show that the biology of hormone-resistant cancers can be overcome through the creation of a new ... Cancer Institute, stated that "30% of all cancers arise from hormone responsive tissues and ... this approach has for treating hormone dependent cancers that excited us about funding this opportunity. ...

Transplant patients have worse cancer outcomes, analysis shows

... risk of developing cancer, but the outcomes of cancers that arise in organ transplant recipients have ... on the outcomes of individual types of cancers arising in organ transplant recipients," adds ... the transplant population for each of these seven cancers analyzed and was a negative risk factor for ...

Women's Digital Imaging of Ridgewood First Private Medical Practice in New York Area to Screen With Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)

... BSGI comparable to MRI in finding early stage cancers with fewer false positives RIDGEWOOD, N.J., ... because it is comparable to MRI in finding early cancers but has fewer false positives; costs patients ... camera that creates clear pictures of cancers as small as 3 millimeters. It can detect early ...

Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis

... Living in the city could lead to certain common cancers being diagnosed at much later stages of their ... or rural areas. The rates for these late-stage cancers were highest in Chicago, the most densely ... difference in when colorectal and prostate cancers were diagnosed while they played a smaller role ...

Consumer Alert: Dermatologists Warn Skin Cancer is an Equal-Opportunity Health Threat

... of his patients with diagnosed non-melanoma skin cancers from 1993 to 2005 in his Vancouver dermatology ... that were reviewed, 1,177 non-melanoma skin cancers were identified. While basal cell carcinomas and ... a very young age to cause the development of skin cancers that normally do not occur until later in life or ...

Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases

... States will see a surge in the number of new cancers over the next two decades, driven by an aging ... between 2010 and 2030, total incidence of all cancers will increase by 45 percent, from 1.6 million to ... at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston. cancers with poor outcomes, namely liver, stomach, ...
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