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Older Smokers Receive New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Older Smokers Receive New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

New guidelines recommending low-dose CT lung cancer screening for older age smokers have received approval by the US Preventive Services Task Force. The recommendations apply to people who are in the 55 to 80 age range and face a high risk for lung cancer due to a history of heavy smoking. The... Read More


Researchers Warn of Peer Support Schemes in Chronic Disease

Researchers Warn of Peer Support Schemes in Chronic Disease

Healthy organizations should be aware of schemes that encourage individuals with chronic diseases to seek peer support, to avoid potentially negative impacts. This is according to new research published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling. Read More


A Benchmark in the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

A Benchmark in the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia can be successfully treated without cranial radiation through a carefully personalized chemotherapy regimen, according to investigators from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Radiation of the brain was once the standard method of treatment for ALL to... Read More


Cancer Mortality Declines

Cancer Mortality Declines

Welcome news from the front lines in the nation's cancer battle: cancer mortality rates decline. Read More


Convincing Data on Diet and Cancer

Convincing Data on Diet and Cancer

Want to cut your risk of cancer? More and more studies seem to tell us it may be all in what you eat. The World Cancer Research Fund recently reviewed and updateds its findings from 2007. Read More


Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

While alcohol is commonly used as a social lubricant, recent studies have linked alcohol consumption to aging and also an increased cancer risk. The organic chemical compound acetaldehyde which is responsible for hangovers also represents an increased risk of cancer, particularly to heavy drin... Read More


Ginger Appears to Relieve Chemotherapy-Related Nausea

Ginger Appears to Relieve Chemotherapy-Related Nausea

Simple ginger root seems to dramatically ease the nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy, a recent study demonstrated. The research, which was revealed at a news conference sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), validates what has been standard practice in homes around th... Read More


Some Colon Cancers May Be Caused by Diarrheal Bacteria

Some Colon Cancers May Be Caused by Diarrheal Bacteria

Bacteria that cause diarrhea may also be the cause of some colon cancers, according to research from John Hopkins University. The investigators believe that strains of the common Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) trick immune systems cells into allowing runaway colon tissue inflammation - a precurso... Read More


10 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

10 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Most of the news we hear about breast cancer deals with addressing the disease after it's already been diagnosed. The best treatment for any disease, is through prevention. Here are 10 ways to lower your breast cancer risk. Read More


Anti-Prostate Cancer Vaccine is Approved for Medicare Patients

Anti-Prostate Cancer Vaccine is Approved for Medicare Patients

Provenge, a new prostate cancer vaccine that was approved by the FDA in April 2010 was recently reviewed by The Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDAC). The Committee approved the vaccine for treatment of Medicare patients. Read More


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