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Polio Virus: A Cure for Brain Cancer?
A modified version of the polio virus might one day help fight brain tumors, preliminary research suggests. Scientists at Duke Cancer Institute said the investigational therapy, known as PVSRIPO, uses an engineered form of the virus that is harmless to normal cells, but...
Consumer Reports: Target, Walmart Sunscreens Top Ratings
Inexpensive store-brand sunscreens from Target and Walmart received topped rankings in a new Consumer Reports analysis of sun-protection products.
Chamomile Tea Found to Fight Cancer
One good reason to brew a cup of chamomile tea: researchers say it may help fight cancer. Researchers from Ohio State University in the US say that chamomile tea contains a chemical called apigenin, which can take away some of the superpowers of cancer cells.In mice...
Japanese Develop New ‘Pinpoint’ Treatment for Breast Cancer
A Japanese cancer specialist said Wednesday she has started the world's first clinical trial of a powerful, non-surgical, short-term radiation therapy for breast cancer. The National Institute of Radiological Sciences has begun the trial using heavy ion radiotherapy ...
Immune-Based Cancer Drugs Are Wave of Future
A new wave of medicines that tap the power of the immune system to fight cancer could become the biggest drug class in history, with potential sales of $35 billion a year.
Experimental Drug Reduces Melanoma Tumors
Oncolytics Biotech Inc said preliminary data from a mid-stage trial showed that its cancer drug, Reolysin, met the main goal of reducing the size of tumors in patients with metastatic melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Shares of the Calgary-based company rose as much as 11...
Study Supports CT Lung Scans to Spot Early Lung Cancer
Finding early signs of lung cancer was once next to impossible, but a new study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that screening with low-dose CT scans may help spot the beginnings of disease in high-risk patients.Among patients considered at the greatest risk...
Study: Skip Prostate Cancer Treatment in Older Men
Older men with other illnesses may not live long enough to benefit from aggressive prostate cancer treatments, such as prostate removal or radiation, and they'd have to live with their side effects, says a new study. If you're going to die of a heart attack in five years,...
Pricier Prostate Cancer Radiation No Better: Study
The costly form of radiation therapy that has become the norm for prostate cancer in the United States may be no better than the older, cheaper variety -- at least for some men, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 1,000 U.S. men who had radiation...
Sunscreen Labels Misleading: Consumer Group
Sunbathers headed to the beach this summer will find new sunscreen labels on store shelves that are designed to make the products more effective and easier to use. But despite those long-awaited changes, many sunscreens continue to carry SPF ratings that some experts...
Top Urologist: Prostate Cancer Guidelines 'Wrong'
The American Urological Association recommendation for far less testing of men for prostate cancer is joltingly bad advice that could cost lives, according to Dr. David Samadi of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
New Drug Cocktail Targets Advanced Melanoma
Two drugs from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY)shrank tumors in as many as half of patients with advanced melanoma, according to early research that may pave the way for cocktails that trigger the immune system to destroy cancer. In the study, 52 patients were...
Immune Drug Shown to Fight Wide Range of Cancers
An experimental Roche Holding AG drug that helps the immune system attack tumors was well tolerated and demonstrated an impressive effect against a variety of cancers, according to preliminary trial results released on Wednesday. While clinical testing of the drug is still...
Fit Men More Likely to Survive Three Common Cancers
Middle-aged men who stayed fit were less likely to die from three common cancers after being diagnosed than those who were out of shape, research found. In a study of 17,049 men, those with good respiratory and cardiovascular fitness were more likely to survive prostate,...
Doctor Reveals Details of Jolie's Treatment
Angelina Jolie's mother had breast cancer and died of ovarian cancer, and her maternal grandmother also had ovarian cancer - strong evidence of an inherited, genetic risk that led the actress to have both of her healthy breasts removed to try to avoid the same fate, her...
Mastectomies Don’t Eliminate Breast Cancer Danger
Women whose genes put them at a high risk of contracting breast cancer can dramatically reduce the danger by having a double mastectomy -- but not eliminate it altogether, experts say.The issue has been thrown into the spotlight with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's...
Experts: Angelina Jolie Carefully Weighed Cancer Risk
Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer may have stunned fans of the Oscar-winning actress, but doctors say her choice is shared by many other women with a high genetic risk for breast cancer. Jolie, who described her surgery and...
New Options for Breast Cancer Surgery
Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new approaches are dramatically changing the way these operations are done, giving women more options, faster treatment, smaller scars,...
The Facts on Surgery to Prevent Breast Cancer
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie announced on Tuesday that she had a preventive mastectomy after learning she had a gene that significantly raised her risk of breast cancer. Here's a crash course in the procedure Jolie had and why. Q: What kind of surgery did Jolie...
Immune-Boosting Drugs: New Front in War on Cancer
Merck Co. (MRK), Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) and Roche Holding AG (ROG) have opened a new front against cancer with the next generation of experimental drugs that use the human immune system to seek and destroy tumor cells. The new therapies have the potential to reap...
Genetic Finds Help ID Testicular Cancer Risk
Twelve new genetic regions associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer have been identified by researchers in two studies. One study identified four regions and the other identified eight regions, bringing to 17 the total number of genetic regions associated...
Study Ties Agent Orange to Lethal Prostate Cancer
Men who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals used during the Vietnam War are at higher risk for life-threatening prostate cancer than unexposed veterans,researchers have found. What's more, those who served where the herbicide was used were diagnosed with cancer about five...
These Grilling Tips Prevent Colon Cancer
Simple changes to your backyard grilling routine could help reduce your colon cancer risk, an expert says. Research now shows that diets high in red and processed meat increase risk for colon cancer, Alice Bender, a registered dietitian at the American Institute for Cancer...
Soy-Tomato Combo Prevents Prostate Cancer
Tomatoes and soy products provide a one-two punch when eaten together that is more effective in preventing prostate cancer than when either is consumed on its own.
Social Support Eases Breast Cancer Pain: Study
Having fun with family and friends can help relieve breast cancer patients' pain and improve their quality of life, a new study indicates. The study included more than 3,100 women in California who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2006 and 2011. Within about two...
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