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Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

Canadian study links regular alcohol consumption to six cancers FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A man who drinks moderate or high amounts of alcohol over the course of his life appears to raise his risk for developing certain -- but not all -- kinds of cancer, a new crunching of qua...

Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with a high risk of breast or ovarian cancer have surgery to remove their breasts or ovaries in order to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer, English resear...

LCA Announces More Requests for Bids on Lung Cancer Research Programs Funded Through the Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said today that bids are now being requested for another $11.8 million of the $20 million lung cancer research project funded through the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CD...

Chindex International, Inc. Launches World-Class Cancer Treatment Center

BEIJING and BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chindex International, Inc. ("Chindex") (Nasdaq: CHDX ), a leading independent American provider of Western healthcare products and services in the People's Republic of China, today announced that the Company's Western-style hosp...

California Cancer Specialists Medical Group, Inc. Opens Outpatient Cancer Center in South Pasadena, Calif., With Renowned Medical Staff, State-of-the-Art Technology

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- California Cancer Specialists Medical Group, Inc. opened its first free-standing multi-specialty cancer center in South Pasadena. The 22,000 s.f. facility, operating under the banner, South Pasadena Cancer Center, will provide outpatient ser...

Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk

Lifestyle changes up the odds for Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, study finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- For Hispanics who move to the United States, the good life comes at a price: A new study finds they increase their risk for cancer by 40 percent. Living the American...

Scientists Learn How Cancer Drugs Cause Hypertension

Finding points to ways to control blood pressure, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reveals why high blood pressure develops in up to one-third of cancer patients who take drugs to block the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors. "Anti-angiogene...

Finding key to cancer drug Gleevec's limitations

ANN ARBOR, Mich. University of Michigan researchers have developed an animal model that provides strong evidence why imatinib, marketed as Gleevec, helps patients with chronic myeloid leukemia survive longer, but does not keep the disease from returning if treatment ends. Leukemia-initiating ce...

London's Barts Hospital Selects Varian Equipment to Offer Advanced Radiotherapy to More Cancer Patients

LONDON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Developers behind an ambitious project to redevelop one of London's leading cancer centers have ordered four new radiotherapy treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). Barts and The London NHS Trust is acquiring the new Clinac...

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

Agency strengthens 'black box' warning on medicines such as Enbrel, Remicade TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs widely used to fight rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and other inflammatory disorders must now carry an updated "black box" warning label cautioning patients an...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the trade name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for its prostate cancer treatment previously marketed under the generic name degarelix. FIRMAGON...

Periodic Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

In lab studies, intermittent calorie restriction led to dramatic decrease in tumors TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Periodically cutting calories may lower the risk of developing breast cancer better than full-time dieting, according to a new study published in Cancer Prevention R...

Switch to digital mammography leads to increased cancer detection rates

The use of digital mammography equipment alone is responsible for an increased number of breast cancers detected at a community-based mammography facility, according to a study performed at San Luis Diagnostic Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. Researchers found that there was a significant increa...

Heavy drinkers face significantly increased cancer risk

This release is available in French . Heavy drinkers of beer and spirits face a much higher risk of developing cancer than the population at large, says a group of Montreal epidemiologists and cancer researchers. Their findings show that people in the highest consumption category increased...

A 'super sensor' for cancer and CSIs

Like the sensitive seismographs that can pick up tremors of impending earthquakes long before they strike, a similar invention from Tel Aviv University researchers may change the face of molecular biology. Coupling biological materials with an electrode-based device, Prof. Judith Rishpon of TA...

American Cancer Society - Hope Lodges Sign 29th Contract to Implement SoftBrands Systems

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SoftBrands, Inc. (NYSE Amex: SBN ), a global supplier of enterprise application software, announced today the American Cancer Society's North Phoenix Hope Lodge will be the 29th Hope Lodge to implement SoftBrands' Epitome property managemen...

Blood Type May Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk

New findings are consistent with previous research MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Common variants of a gene that determines blood type are associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to U.S. researchers. They studied the genomes of more than 4,300 pancreati...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim announced today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), San Francisco, CA, the initiation of a Phase III clinical study of BIBW 2992 as first-line treatment...

Fox Chase finds that lung cancer patients respond to erlotinib following cetuximab therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2009)Non-small cell lung cancer patients who have progressed on a cetuximab-containing regimen may respond to erlotinib, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Both cetuxima...

Fox Chase finds all-biologic regimen efficacious and well-tolerated in elderly lung cancer patients

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2009)Previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients over the age of 70 respond well to a combination of bevacizumab and erlotinib, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of L...

Pancreatic cancer risk decreased by one anti-diabetic therapy, increased by others

Bethesda, MD (August 1, 2009) The antidiabetic medication metformin is associated with a reduced risk of pancreatic cancer in diabetics, according to a new study in Gastroenterology , the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. However, other commonly us...

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Announces Diagnostic Screening and Clinical Research Collaborations With Response Genetics, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) today announced the execution of a letter of intent (LOI) to collaborate with Response Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RGDX ) on molecular diagnostic testing and banking of advanced-stage Lung...

Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

Researchers study system designed for diagnosis as way to treat disease FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Breast computed tomography (CT) scans, already used experimentally to diagnose breast cancer, may also be able to treat it, a California researcher reports. "Breast CT is supe...

Lung Cancer Alliance Launches Online 'Early Interventions Resource Center'

A Comprehensive Web Guide on Lung Cancer at its Earliest, Most Treatable Stages WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the only national organization dedicated exclusively to patient support and advocacy for those living with or at ri...

Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

Human papillomavirus infection linked to better prognosis, research suggests THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) may improve survival in patients with head and neck cancer, U.S. researchers report. They said the finding may explain why...

Texas on Top of Cancer Research: Dallas Regional Chamber Hosts Forum on New $3 Billion Fund

DALLAS, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Texas voters approved a ballot measure to create the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), they took a major step forward in making Texas a hub for cancer research activity. Texas now has a $3 billion fund investing in ...

Brain Scan May Help Predict Cancer Drug Response

Identifying tumors treatable with Avastin has multiple benefits, researchers say,, THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new way to predict which brain cancer patients will respond to the drug Avastin has been developed by U.S. researchers. Avastin, which shrinks tumors by cutting...

Living Green Marketplace Announces the Cancer Care Wellness Box to Bring Comfort to Cancer Patients During Medical Treatment

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Living Green Marketplace, (www.LivingGreenMarketplace.com) an online marketplace offering healthy, sustainable and green products for the home and body, today announced the Cancer Care Wellness Box. Living Green Marketplace will donate a ...

Rita's Squeezes Pediatric Cancer with $451,000 Donation

TREVOSE, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Rita's Italian Ice, ( http://www.ritasice.com ) the nation's largest Italian Ice concept with more than 550 stores across 18 states, today announced that the company raised $451,000 this June for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Can...

Chinese women join global breast cancer trial

Breast cancer patients have for the first time been recruited from China to take part in an international trial of breast radiotherapy. Researchers will evaluate how effective the treatment is for women who have had a mastectomy. Radiotherapy works by destroying cancer cells in the treated a...

National Cancer Coalition Announces Angel Grant Recipients

RALEIGH, N.C., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) is pleased to announce its recent Angel Grant recipients, which include: Dr. Steven Brem of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Julie Blatt of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Dr...

JNCI news brief: Antibody linked to chemotherapy drug inhibits ovarian cancer in lab

A novel anticancer agent, consisting of a monoclonal antibody linked to a chemotherapy drug, showed substantial antitumor activity in ovarian cancer cell lines and in mice, according to a study published online July 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . The agent, known as an im...

HPV Infection May Be Linked to Poor Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans

American Association for Cancer Research Hosts Press Conference on New Study Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) July 29, 2009 -- A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papil...

New Spanish-Language Consumer Guides Compare Treatments for Depression, Prostate Cancer and Other Conditions

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spanish speakers who want to know how soon they can expect to feel better when taking an antidepressant, which rheumatoid arthritis drugs work best against pain or how surgery compares with other options for prostate cancer n...

Tanning Beds Now Listed as Top Cancer Risk

Experts Available to Discuss Dangers of Tanning Beds and Warning Signs of Skin Cancer ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published in today's The Lancet Oncology concludes the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning...

HPV infection may be linked to poor head and neck cancer survival rates in African-Americans

PHILADELPHIA A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papillomavirus (HPV) improves survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Furthermore, African Americans had far less HPV in...

Birdies for Breast Cancer Announces Fifth Annual Charity Golf Classic Hosted by Top Women's Golfer, Cristie Kerr

NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Birdies for Breast Cancer, the nonprofit organization established by Cristie Kerr in 2003 with a mission to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, announced today the fifth annual charity golf classic will be held at Liberty National. The even...

LSUHSC contributes to revealing targets to reduce racial disparity in prostate cancer deaths

New Orleans, LA The latest findings of the North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project reveal potential new targets for reducing racial disparities in prostate cancer survival and highlight the importance of the health care delivery system. The study reports differences in physician trust, ...

Intense Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay

Thirty minutes a day cut risk in half in study of Finnish men WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Increased oxygen consumption associated with moderate- to high-intensity exercise appears to reduce the risk of cancer, a new study has found. The Finnish study included 2,560 men, a...

Scientists Test New Way to Get Drugs to Cancer Cells

Method might someday provide less toxic alternative to chemo, expert says WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Nanoparticles that can carry cancer-killing radioisotopes directly to tumors show promise, U.S. researchers report. The nanoparticles are made with liposomes, small chemi...
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