• Functional Issues Similar with Surgery, RT for Prostate Cancer

    Updated: 2013-01-30 22:59:57
    Men with localized prostate cancer have declines in sexual, urinary, and bowel function over time, whether they choose surgery or radiation therapy, data from a large cohort study showed.

  • More evidence that beta blockers help stop cancers from spreading

    Updated: 2013-01-30 09:56:00
    US researchers have taken a step forward in understanding how beta blockers may slow the spread of cancer.

  • Breast Cancer Gene May Be Tied to Early Menopause

    Updated: 2013-01-30 00:31:47
    Health News Breast Cancer Gene May Be Tied to Early Menopause Print E-mail TUESDAY , Jan . 29 HealthDay News Women with the BRCA gene , who are already at greater risk for breast and ovarian cancer , may also be at increased risk for early menopause , according to a new study . Researchers at the University of California , San Francisco found a harmful mutation in the BRCA gene may give women fewer childbearing years and may also increase their risk of infertility . And heavy smokers who carry the mutation may go through menopause even earlier than non-smoking women with the . mutation The researchers suggested that women with the BRCA mutation consider having children at a younger age . They noted that doctors should encourage their patients who carry this mutation to get fertility

  • Study Lungs From Heavy Smokers OK for Transplant

    Updated: 2013-01-30 00:31:47
    : Health News Study : Lungs From Heavy Smokers OK for Transplant Print E-mail TUESDAY , Jan . 29 HealthDay News Lungs of heavy smokers can be donated safely for use in adult double-lung transplants , a new study . contends Researchers from Temple University in Philadelphia found that lungs from carefully selected donors who smoked at least a pack a day for more than 20 years may be used in certain transplant situations without affecting recipients' survival rates or deaths from lung . cancer The study authors said the use of lungs donated by heavy smokers could help more patients get the life-saving double-lung transplant they . need Our findings demonstrate that the current criteria for lung transplantation can potentially be revised to include donors with a heavy smoking history , Dr .

  • Cancer mapping laboratory opens in London

    Updated: 2013-01-29 15:16:00
    A new London-based laboratory is set to help personalise cancer treatment over the coming decade.

  • For Early Cancer Lumpectomy Beats Mastectomy for Survival Study

    Updated: 2013-01-29 07:01:31
    , : Health News For Early Cancer , Lumpectomy Beats Mastectomy for Survival : Study Print E-mail MONDAY , Jan . 28 HealthDay News Breast-conserving surgery for early stage breast cancers may result in better survival than mastectomy , according to a new . study For those with early stage breast cancer , lumpectomy is just as effective if not more effective than mastectomy , said researcher Dr . Shelley Hwang , chief of breast surgery at Duke Cancer Institute in Durham , . N.C There are lots of women who think the more treatment they do , the better they will do , she said . This refutes that . The findings , published online Jan . 28 in the journal Cancer are especially strong for women over 50 with hormone-sensitive cancers , the researchers . found Earlier research had also concluded

  • Cancer death rates over a third higher in men than women

    Updated: 2013-01-29 00:01:00
    Men are over 35 per cent more likely to die from cancer than women in the UK, according to a new report.

  • Researchers Find Consistent Epigenetic ‘Signatures’ In Prostate Cancer Patients’ Who Have Metastases

    Updated: 2013-01-28 23:14:56
    Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found in a genome-wide analysis of 13 men with metastatic prostate cancer that there were consistent epigenetic “signatures” or “marks” across all metastatic tumors in each of the subject men. The discovery contradicts the current belief that epigenetic marks that sit on the nuclear DNA of cancer [...]

  • Folic Acid-Cancer Debate Continues

    Updated: 2013-01-25 17:59:07
    Folic acid supplementation had no statistically significant effect on the incidence of cancer over the course of 5 years, a meta-analysis found, but questions remain.

  • Radiotherapy 'needs to be modernised' in Europe

    Updated: 2013-01-25 09:47:00
    Access to radiotherapy varies dramatically between countries across Europe, according to a study led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Austria.

  • 6 Weird Clues to Your Prostate Cancer Risk Prostate Cancer Center Everyday Health

    Updated: 2013-01-24 22:01:43
    Peculiar Prostate Cancer Predictors 6 Weird Clues to Your Prostate Cancer Risk Worried you might be at risk for prostate cancer Your hands , hair , height , and even your hometown could help you predict your chances of developing the disease later in life . Find out . how By Wyatt Myers Medically reviewed by Pat F . Bass III MD , MPH 1 image As men get older , they may become more concerned about their risks of prostate cancer After all , prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men in the United States , with about 230,000 new cases diagnosed each year . Your family history , age , and race are the most common risk factors for the disease , but recent research has unearthed some other more unusual links as well . Read on for six strange signs that you may be at risk for

  • Lance Armstrong and His Role as a Cancer Survivor

    Updated: 2013-01-24 20:12:24
    What should the role of a cancer survivor be? Why are we supposed to be giants among people, after all we are just regular people? Why are we to be measured against the likes of Lance Armstrong? I know that I am a simple mortal, not a god or a Nobel Peace Prize winner; I [...]

  • Women smokers' death risk soars

    Updated: 2013-01-24 16:54:00
    Women who smoke are now far more likely to be killed by their habit than they were in the 1960s, a major US study has found.

  • Prostate cancer lifetime risk trebles in 25 years

    Updated: 2013-01-23 00:01:00
    Boys born in 2015 will have almost three times the risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during their lives than those born in 1990.

  • Docetaxel significantly increases survival for incurable gastric cancers

    Updated: 2013-01-23 00:01:00
    Survival for advanced stomach and oesophagael cancer patients increases by 40 per cent when treated with the chemotherapy drug, Docetaxel – providing evidence to prescribe it as a second-line treatment, according to the results of a Cancer Research UK trial presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal cancers symposium today.

  • Late ovarian cancer diagnoses 'are costing lives'

    Updated: 2013-01-23 00:01:00
    Delays in diagnosis are cutting short the lives of women with ovarian cancer, according to a UK charity.

  • Israeli researchers developing BRCA 'radiation' test

    Updated: 2013-01-22 18:00:00
    A new blood test that measures cells' response to radiation could detect inherited faults in a person's BRCA genes, according to Israeli researchers.

  • A Guide on Mini Trampoline Exercises

    Updated: 2013-01-22 06:54:24
    People are always looking for the latest way to get in shape. Many people pay expensive monthly fees in order to join their local gyms, spending their time on treadmills or elliptical machines in the hopes of losing a few pounds from their waistline. For others, they find themselves chasing the latest fad or exercise [...]

  • Alliance of translational research centres established to accelerate global drug development

    Updated: 2013-01-21 15:18:00
    Six of the world's top translational health research centres today announced that they have come together to form a new Global Alliance of Leading Drug Discovery and Development Centres. The aim of this alliance is to strengthen the international academic and/or not-for-profit drug development and commercialization network to ultimately improve the rate at which academic research is translated into new medicines.

  • Smoke-free legislation reduces childhood asthma hospital admissions

    Updated: 2013-01-21 15:00:00
    The ban on smoking in July 2007 has led to a drop in children being admitted to hospital for asthma in England.

  • Chemotherapy Every Two Weeks Might Be Superior to the Standard Every Three Week Schedule Currently Used

    Updated: 2013-01-18 23:06:47
    Chemotherapy with Docetaxel is usually given on a once every three (3) week schedule of 75 mg/m2 administered intravenously + prednisolone (10 mg/day p.o.) for men with advanced prostate cancer. In the cases when the side effects are too difficult for a man to tolerate, the dose is often reduced to 50 mg/m2 administered intravenously [...]

  • Cancer Research UK takes investigational multi-cancer drug from laboratory into unique trial

    Updated: 2013-01-18 00:01:00
    Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office (DDO) and AstraZeneca have opened a new trial of a drug called AZD0424.

  • FDA Has Approved 21 Different Treatments for Advanced Prostate Cancer

    Updated: 2013-01-17 17:11:48
    The good news is that it is really getting complex out there in the world of FDA treatments for men with advanced prostate cancer. Why is it complex? The answer is simple; finally we have options, treatment options. ChemotherapyAdvisor.com has compiled a chart of all the FDA approved treatments for men with advanced prostate cancer [...]

  • Cancer Deaths Stay on Downward Path

    Updated: 2013-01-17 14:22:35
    U.S. cancer death rates in 2009 were down 20% from their peak in 1991, primarily because of large decreases in death rates from lung and prostate cancer in men and in breast cancer in women.

  • Electronic cigarette claims banned

    Updated: 2013-01-17 10:38:00
    Claims that a brand of electronic cigarettes is "completely harmless" have been banned after a watchdog ruled that they misled consumers.

  • Study calls for tobacco profits cap

    Updated: 2013-01-17 10:06:00
    Setting up an independent regulatory agency to cap cigarette manufacturers' profits would raise an extra £500 million a year, academics say.

  • Sunbed skin cancer risk double that of mediterranean midday summer sun

    Updated: 2013-01-17 00:01:00
    THE AVERAGE skin cancer risk from sunbeds is more than double that of spending the same length of time in the Mediterranean midday summer sun – according to new research from the University of Dundee and published today in the British Journal of Dermatology.

  • US researchers warn against apps to diagnose skin cancer

    Updated: 2013-01-16 21:00:00
    Smartphone apps that claim to detect skin cancer could delay proper medical diagnosis and potentially life-saving treatment, US expert have warned.

  • Should I Start Chemotherapy While My Advanced Prostate Cancer Is Still Hormone Responsive?

    Updated: 2013-01-16 15:17:23
    I remember when I was first diagnosed with a prostate cancer recurrence, when I was told that I had advanced prostate cancer. More than any other times that I have been told I have cancer (I have melanoma, thyroid cancer, renal cancer and advanced prostate cancer) I felt the world stopped and my life was [...]

  • MPs criticise lack of clarity on new drug pricing system

    Updated: 2013-01-16 00:01:00
    The Department of Health urgently needs to clarify details of its proposed new drug-pricing system, an influential committee of MPs has warned.


    Updated: 2013-01-15 18:53:42
    Cabozantinib (XL184) is an orally bioavailable tyrosine kinase inhibitor with activity against MET and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2. It is designed to target the men with castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Results from a phase II randomized discontinuation trial with an expansion cohort of XL184 have recently been released. The trial included men [...]

  • A High Fiber Diet May Be Preventive to Prostate Cancer Progression

    Updated: 2013-01-14 21:15:29
    We are constantly hearing about possible ways to control prostate cancer through diet. Often, researchers point out that in Asian cultures, even in the cultures that have a similar rate of prostate cancer, the disease seems to progress in Western cultures, but not in the Asian cultures. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published [...]

  • Study Shows ID Errors in Prostate Biopsies

    Updated: 2013-01-10 17:00:00
    As many as 3.5% of prostate biopsy specimens were contaminated or inadvertently switched with that of another patient, according to a review of 13,000 samples from 54 laboratories.

  • Cervical smear tests 'could also detect ovarian and womb cancer'

    Updated: 2013-01-10 11:52:00
    DNA from cervical screening samples could also be used to detect ovarian and womb (endometrial) cancers, according to preliminary US research.

  • Belfast cancer facility 'will boost research and patient outcomes'

    Updated: 2013-01-10 11:28:00
    A new cancer research and treatment facility in Belfast is being tipped to improve outcomes for thousands of people with the disease.

  • 'Drug holidays' improve response to key skin cancer drug in mice

    Updated: 2013-01-09 18:01:00
    Melanoma skin cancers that develop resistance to the drug vemurafenib also become 'addicted' to it, fuelling their resistance.

  • HPV-Cancers Rise as Cancer Deaths Decline

    Updated: 2013-01-07 21:11:43
    Overall cancer death rates continue to fall for both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report.

  • When to Start, Sequencing and the Co-Administration of Provenge and Zytiga

    Updated: 2013-01-07 20:43:06
    I have said many times that one of the more important issues facing our use of Provenge is when to start it and how to sequence this treatment with the other newly approved agents that have recently become available for men with advanced prostate cancer. There is occasional conversation that Provenge is already antiquated due [...]

  • TV advert reveals invisible damage done by smoking

    Updated: 2013-01-04 10:39:00
    A new hard-hitting TV campaign is driving home the message that every single cigarette is harming smokers.

  • Should we be Using Provenge Earlier Than We Currently Do?

    Updated: 2013-01-03 19:11:31
    Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) is FDA approved after a man becomes castrate resistant. In clinical trials it has shown that it extends life when compared to placebo. The use of Provenge has raised many questions, the two most common ones are why PSA and disease progression continues while receiving this treatment (see post at for an explanation) [...]

  • Men not attending fertility appointments after cancer treatment

    Updated: 2013-01-03 17:01:00
    More than a third of men who bank their sperm prior to cancer treatment do not attend a single follow-up appointment to assess their fertility.

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