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Prostate Tests Found to Overdiagnose Cancer

Prostate Tests Found to Overdiagnose Cancer

Up to 42 percent of prostate cancers detected by a common blood test might never otherwise have come to light in a man's lifetime, according to a recent study. And this over-diagnosis of the condition has led to countless unnecessary biopsies, surgeries and radiation treatments, not to mention... Read More


Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Seeks Out Tumor Cells

Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Seeks Out Tumor Cells

Women suffering from metastatic ovarian cancer could eventually be treated with a radioactive compound capable of seeking out and destroying tumor cells, according to an initial study by the Sahlgrenska Academy. The purpose of this patient study, published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, w... Read More


Fears Keep Testicular Cancer Sufferers From Seeing Doctor

Fears Keep Testicular Cancer Sufferers From Seeing Doctor

Men who suspect they have testicular cancer nervously hold themselves back from getting a checkup for weeks or even months, a study in Britain showed. The research, published in the British Journal of General Practice, revealed that men with signs of testicular cancer fear going to the doctor ... Read More


New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A new drug therapy that annihilates the blood vessels that grow to feed malignant tumors is showing considerable promise in increasing the longevity of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer. Recent research, led by Matthias Löhr of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, show... Read More


Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

A new system nimbly finds tumors masked by dense breast tissue that mammograms ordinarily can't spot - and at half the cost and with a vastly lower rate of false positives. The technique, known as Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), is especially targeted at the nearly one-fourth of women above 40... Read More


Depression Can Affect Cancer Patients' Survival Chances

Depression Can Affect Cancer Patients' Survival Chances

Depression can increase a cancer patient's risk of dying, according to an analysis published in journal Cancer. The results highlight the need to systematically screen patients for psychological distress and offer subsequent treatments. A number of studies have already shown that a person's me... Read More


Expert Commentary: Lisa Merrit, M.D. 01/07/2010

Expert Commentary: Lisa Merrit, M.D. 01/07/2010

4 years ago, my mother was among the 1.3 million Americans who received a cancer diagnosis. My outgoing, immersed-in-the-arts community mom was as shocked and in disbelief as most patients are who receive the initial diagnosis. Imagine standing in my shoes as a physician delivering the news... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study by Kaiser Permanente Researchers has found that the effects of alcohol on breast cancer are the same, regardless of whether a woman drinks wine, beer, or liquor. The ethyl alcohol found in those drinks and the quantity consumed are the factors that weigh heavily on breast cance... Read More



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