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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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...