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Some cancer cells hide from chemo

10/30/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk U.S. – A new study suggests some cancer cells survive chemotherapy treatments by hiding. As reported by LiveScience.com, researchers found in an animal study that the cells may be shielded from treatment by hiding in the thymus, which may be an indicator for why patients can relapse. Study researcher Michael Hemann, an assistant professor of biology at...

Experimental cancer drug showing effectiveness

10/30/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk U.S. – An experimental drug is showing promise in treating some lung cancers. As reported by HealthDay News, the new drug crizotinib has shown some effectiveness in the treatment of lung cancer tumors with a specific genetic mutation, and researchers remain hopeful that similar results can be found in treating cancers in other areas of the body that have...

Radiation prior to rectal cancer surgery may reduce return rate

10/26/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk U.S. – A new study suggests receiving radiation treatment prior to surgery for rectal cancer may reduce the chances of the disease returning. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found that patients who receive the treatment first, may cut their chances of the cancer returning by 50 percent. Dr. Bernadine Donahue, vice chair and clinical director...

Paternal side sometimes overlooked in breast cancer history

10/26/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk U.S. – A recent study shows that more women should consider paternal family history when obtaining screenings for breast and ovarian cancer. As reported by WebMD Health News, researchers found a higher rate of referral for women with a maternal family history of the cancer while both men and women can carry the genes used to identify an increased risk of...

Aspirin may lessen colon cancer risks

10/21/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk Los Angeles – A new study suggests colon cancer risks may be reduced by regularly taking low dose aspirin. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found that the regimen may reduce risks of the disease by 24 percent. Dr. Peter Rothwell, lead author of the study and a professor of neurology at John Radcliffe Hospital and the University of Oxford in the...

Soy linked to decrease in breast cancer recurrence

10/18/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk U.S. – A new study suggests that soy may reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence for women past menopause. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found in a study of Chinese women that an increase in soy intake for post-menopausal women may reduce risks by more than 30 percent, depending on their intake. Marji McCullough, a spokeswoman for the American...

Terminal cancer patients screened routinely despite unlikely benefit

10/13/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk U.S. – A new study shows many patients with terminal cancers continue to receive cancer screenings regardless of whether they would likely benefit from the tests. As reported by HealthDay News, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City researchers found that many patients with advanced cancers of the lung, colon, pancreas, breast, and gastroesophageal...

Colon cancer screening guidelines not followed by most physicians

10/18/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk U.S. – According to a new study many doctors fail to follow the recommended guidelines for colon cancer screening. As reported by HealthDay News, a new report states that only one in five physicians in the country do follow the recommendations, while the remaining either follow the guidelines in some instances, or choose not to follow any at all. Approximately...

Study links Bisphosphonates to additional health risks for cancer patients

10/13/2010 // US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk New York – A recent study suggests bisphosphonates are linked to an increased risk of stroke in patients with cancer. As reported by Reuters, the study found that the osteoporosis fighting drugs may also increase the risks of abnormal heart rhythms in these patients. As noted in the report, despite the findings, the lead author of the study notes that the...

Dying at home more peaceful for cancer patients

09/13/2010 // Boston, Massachusetts, US // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk Washington – A new study suggests dying at home may be better for terminal cancer patients than living out their remaining time in a hospital or intensive care unit. As reported by Reuters, researchers found that patients with at home hospice care died more peacefully, and there were emotional benefits for caregivers as well. Dr....