Cancer Research

No Evidence For Age-based Mammography Cut-Off

There is no clear cut-off age to stop breast cancer screening, according to a new analysis which adds support for guidelines that encourage screening decisions based on individual patients and their health status. But which puts doctors, hospitals and insu ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 28 2016 - 7:01am

Determining Prostate Cancer Risk With A DNA Methylation Biomarker

Currently, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and other biomarkers are used for diagnosing and monitoring prostate cancer. However, biomarkers to selectively identify patients with high risk of recurrence, those who might benefit from intervention, and those ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 8 2016 - 6:36am

Natural Symptoms May Be Misdiagnosed As Tamoxifen Side-Effects

Women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer were less likely to continue taking the drug if they suffered nausea and vomiting- yet so were women given a placebo who experienced the same symptoms. This is evidence that drugs are being unfairly blamed for natur ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2016 - 10:03am

Herpes Virus Linked To Childhood Leukemia

Newborns with the common virus in the herpes family known as congenital cytomegalovirus have an increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia, according to a new analysis. The authors say the risk is even greater in Hispanic children, who are alr ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 15 2016 - 12:11pm

Leukemia Treatment Adherence- Both Kids And Their Parents Over-report

Young patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia, the most common type of pediatric cancer, are likely to report that they adhered to their anti-cancer medication better than they really did. And so do their parents. Studies show that over 95 percent of pres ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 2 2017 - 1:52pm

Does Cheese Increase Breast Cancer Risk? Does Yogurt Lower It?

A new observational study claims that cheese increases breast cancer risk, while yogurt can lower it. Since both are dairy, that means they would be suggesting a dairy process causes or prevents cancer. The case control study has numerous confounders that ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2017 - 10:23pm

Sorry Environmentalists, DNA Causes 66% Of Cancers

If you read the claims of environmental groups, trace levels of chemicals are the source of most cancers, even if they are well below harmful levels, due to vague claims of "bioaccumulation." If you read the recent claims of the EPA, air pollutio ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2017 - 8:30am

Long Telomeres Linked To Higher Cancer Risk

Telomeres, repeated sequences of DNA that shorten every time a cell divides, have been linked to an increased cancer risk. The length of the telomere “caps” of DNA that protect the tips of chromosomes may provide an avenue for future therapy. The researche ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2017 - 5:30am

Glutamine Deprivation As Therapy For Cancer? Not So Fast

Since cancer tumors are thought to depend on  large amounts of glutamine to achieve rapid growth, some have speculated that glutamine deprivation is a therapeutic approach. A new study casts doubt on that.  Numerous studies have indicated that tumore canno ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2017 - 9:59am

20 Percent Of Diagnosed Cancers Are Rare- And That's Good News

Though well-known cancers like breast and prostate cancer are still the most common, America has gotten really good at diagnosing rare cancers, according to a new study.  This is a significant achievement, because rare cancers can be challenging to diagnos ...

Article - News Staff - May 19 2017 - 1:12pm