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Most People With Acid Reflux Do Not Face Higher Cancer Risk, Study Finds

A new study finds the majority of patients with chronic acid reflux are not at increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.

Depression and Anxiety Do Not Raise Overall Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Researchers find no link between depression, anxiety, and most types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and colon cancers.

Certain Types of Cancer on the Rise in U.S. Hispanic Population, New Study Finds

While the overall cancer mortality rate is falling, cancer remains the lead killer of Hispanic men and women in the U.S., according to new research.

Artificial Intelligence Is Already Making a Big Impact on Cancer Care

Dr. Eric Winer of the Yale Cancer Center talks about the present and future impact of AI on cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.

Can Radiation Therapy Be Safely Skipped in Some Cancer Patients?

Two new studies find radiation therapy may not be necessary in treating some forms of rectal cancer and lymphoma.

Medical Marijuana Safe and Effective for Cancer Pain Relief, Study Finds

Cancer patients who took medical marijuana that contained a balance of THC and CBD reported significant pain relief and less need for opioids, according to a new study.

According to a new study, more and more patients with dementia are being diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer.

As the US population ages, dementia and cancer appear together more often, leaving patients, caregivers and doctors with difficult decisions.

Being Overweight May Be Especially Dangerous to Women with BRCA Gene Mutations, Study Finds

Being overweight or obese may cause greater DNA damage to breast cells in women who carry BRCA gene mutations, researchers discover.

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22 Sep
Scientists Spot Gene Mutation Linked to Esophageal Cancer

Scientists Spot Gene Mutation Linked to Esophageal Cancer

Researchers have found a gene mutation linked to esophageal cancer, which could lead to better prevention and treatment strategies.

Investigators from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio found the mutation, potentially helping those at risk of what is a highly letha...

23 Aug
Weight-Loss Surgery Could Lower Women's Cancer Risk

Weight-Loss Surgery Could Lower Women's Cancer Risk

It's long been known that obesity is tied to increased cancer risk, but can weight loss after bariatric surgery help lower a person's odds for the disease?

The surgeries have now been around long enough for researchers to finally study the link. And a study involving 40...

16 Aug
Fit When Young? You May Have a Lower Risk of 9 Cancers as You Age

Fit When Young? You May Have a Lower Risk of 9 Cancers as You Age

Having good fitness while young can really pay off when it comes to cancer risk later in life.

New research found that cardiorespiratory fitness -- the ability to do aerobic exercise -- was associated with up to 42% lower risk of nine cancers, including head and neck, e...

08 Aug
Carcinogens Found at Montana Nuclear Missile Base as Cancer Cases Rise Nearby

Carcinogens Found at Montana Nuclear Missile Base as Cancer Cases Rise Nearby

An investigation into a high number of cancers at a Montana nuclear missile base has led to the discovery of unsafe levels of a likely carcinogen.

The hundreds of cancer cases appear to be connected to underground launch control centers at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

27 Jul
Biden Administration Announces New Cancer Research Initiative

Biden Administration Announces New Cancer Research Initiative

The Biden administration on Thursday launched a new research program aimed at helping doctors to better distinguish cancer cells from healthy tissue during surgery.

The

14 Jul
WHO Agency Declares Aspartame a Possible Carcinogen

WHO Agency Declares Aspartame a Possible Carcinogen

In findings that are likely to fuel the debate over the safety of aspartame, one World Health Organization (WHO) agency announced Thursday that the artificial sweetener is a possible carcinogen while another stood firm in saying that aspartame is safe in recommended doses.

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13 Jul
New Type of Treatment Tackles Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

New Type of Treatment Tackles Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

A preclinical study offers a potential new therapy for treatment-resistant prostate cancer, offering new hope for men with the disease.

The study used the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, administered orally, to disrupt the metabolism of prostate cancer cells and bring the m...

12 Jul
Obesity, Overweight Shrinks Survival Rates Against Childhood Leukemia

Obesity, Overweight Shrinks Survival Rates Against Childhood Leukemia

A growing obesity epidemic may affect the outcome of treatment for those dealing with cancer, according to a new study of adults and teens being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Researchers called for further study of how weight affects the response to dif...

27 Jun
Combo Therapy Could Treat Oral Melanomas in Dogs

Combo Therapy Could Treat Oral Melanomas in Dogs

Could a treatment combo that improves the odds against melanoma for humans work in dogs?

Yes, claims a new study that found radiotherapy followed by immunotherapy extended survival in canine melanoma patients.

Melanomas in dogs are similar to human melanomas. An e...

19 Jun
Global Study Shows Loneliness Can Shorten Life Spans

Global Study Shows Loneliness Can Shorten Life Spans

There is an epidemic of loneliness and isolation today, and the consequences can be deadly, researchers say.

Folks who reported that they were socially isolated or felt lonely were more likely to die early from all causes including cancer, according to a sweeping review ...

09 Jun
Ukraine: The War on Cancer, Fought in a War Zone

Ukraine: The War on Cancer, Fought in a War Zone

Dr. Olena Postuypalenko was caring for patients at Kyiv City Clinical Oncology Center on Feb. 24, 2022, when her mother called to ask what seemed like an odd question: Has Russia invaded Ukraine?

“My mom called me and said, ‘There are explosions. Has the war begun?' ...

09 Jun
Disability a Growing Concern for U.S. Cancer Survivors

Disability a Growing Concern for U.S. Cancer Survivors

The percentage of cancer survivors who struggle with a disability has doubled in the past 20 years, new research shows.

“The fact that we are saving more lives from cancer is worth celebrating, but it also warrants a shift toward understanding and improving the quality...

08 Jun
Cancer Centers Say Drug Shortages Are Impacting Patient Care

Cancer Centers Say Drug Shortages Are Impacting Patient Care

A new survey of cancer centers find that chemotherapy shortages are affecting most of them, prompting last-minute changes in treatment for numerous types of cancer.

About 93% of the centers surveyed said they were experiencing shortages of the drug carboplatin, while 70%...

07 Jun
As Medical Debt Rises, So Do Cancer Death Rates

As Medical Debt Rises, So Do Cancer Death Rates

Folks who are loaded down with medical debt are less likely to survive a bout of cancer, a new study reports.

Researchers found that U.S. counties where more residents have medical debt in collections also had more cancer deaths, compared to counties with less medical de...

06 Jun
Can Some Cancer Patients Safely Skip Radiation Therapy? New Studies Say Yes

Can Some Cancer Patients Safely Skip Radiation Therapy? New Studies Say Yes

Radiation therapy might not be necessary in treating some forms of rectal cancer and lymphoma, sparing patients from the toxic treatment, a pair of new clinical trials shows.

One trial found that rectal cancer patients whose tumors shrink in response to chemotherapy can ...

06 Jun
Money Troubles Can Delay Cancer Diagnoses, Putting Survival in Jeopardy

Money Troubles Can Delay Cancer Diagnoses, Putting Survival in Jeopardy

Money woes have long been linked to worse health care. Now, a new study finds financially strapped patients often put off cancer screenings -- only to learn they have the disease when it's advanced and tougher to treat.

Researchers studied the financial background o...

05 Jun
Chinese Company May Help Ease U.S. Shortage of Cancer Drug

Chinese Company May Help Ease U.S. Shortage of Cancer Drug

With the United States facing a high number of drug shortages, a Chinese company may help to boost the supply of one in particular, the chemotherapy agent cisplatin.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with the Chinese drugmaker Qilu Pharmaceutical to i...

05 Jun
New Drug Could Be Advance Against Glioma Brain Tumors

New Drug Could Be Advance Against Glioma Brain Tumors

An experimental targeted therapy can dramatically slow the progress of common slow-growing brain cancers, a new clinical trial finds.

The oral drug vorasidenib nearly tripled progression-free survival in patients with grade 2 gliomas compared to placebo, nearly 28 months...

05 Jun
Loneliness Can Cut Survival After a Cancer Diagnosis: Study

Loneliness Can Cut Survival After a Cancer Diagnosis: Study

There's a "loneliness epidemic" in the United States, and feelings of isolation have been linked to heart disease, stroke and other health conditions.

Now, new research suggests that cancer survivors who feel lonely may be more likely to die than survivors who have more ...

05 Jun
Prostate Cancer: The Basics Every Man Needs to Know

Prostate Cancer: The Basics Every Man Needs to Know

No man wants to hear that he has prostate cancer, but if he is diagnosed he will need to learn about the disease and how it is treated.

Prostate cancer affects one in seven men. According to the

04 Jun
Tips to Checking Your Skin for Skin Cancer

Tips to Checking Your Skin for Skin Cancer

Skin cancer can pop up anywhere on your skin, including the soles of your feet and even under your fingernails.

That's what happened to Isabel Lievano, who was diagnosed with melanoma when her dermatologist determined that a persistent black spot under her fingernail was...

31 May
Mind-Body Effects of Qigong Might Help Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue

Mind-Body Effects of Qigong Might Help Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue

When the late Brown University researcher Catherine Kerr had cancer, she benefited from an ancient Chinese practice known as qigong and began looking into its impact on others.

Now...

16 May
Even After Pandemic, Cancer Patients Prefer Telemedicine Care

Even After Pandemic, Cancer Patients Prefer Telemedicine Care

During the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the only ways to see a doctor was via video or phone appointment, and it turns out many people with cancer still prefer telemedicine visits over in-person ones.

The recent end of the U.S. public health emergency...

11 May
Vaccine Slows Return of Pancreatic Cancer in Early Trial

Vaccine Slows Return of Pancreatic Cancer in Early Trial

A gene-targeted personalized vaccine may delay the return of pancreatic cancer according to a small, but promising, trial.

The mRNA vaccine, which was tailored to the genetic makeup of each patient's tumor, worked in half of those who received it during 18 months of foll...

08 May
New Hope Against Painful Skin Issues Caused by Cancer Radiation Therapy

New Hope Against Painful Skin Issues Caused by Cancer Radiation Therapy

When Ann Alexander underwent chemotherapy to treat breast cancer a decade ago, she was warned about potential hair loss, nausea and vomiting.

The 73-year-old wasn't, however, told about the potential side effects of radiation therapy, namely acute radiation dermatitis. S...

05 May
Exercise May Boost Tumor-Fighting Immune Cells in Cancer Patients

Exercise May Boost Tumor-Fighting Immune Cells in Cancer Patients

Cancer patients have a lot to think about, but adding one more thing -- lacing up their sneakers -- may pay off.

Two new studies suggest engaging in light or moderate exercise increases the number of cancer-destroying immune cells.

At the same time, exercise reduc...

04 May
U.S. Death Rate Declined in 2022, COVID Deaths Fell by Almost Half

U.S. Death Rate Declined in 2022, COVID Deaths Fell by Almost Half

Preliminary mortality data for 2022 finds America making its way back from the devastation of the pandemic, with a significant 5.3% decline in deaths compared to 2021.

And although COVID-19 remained the fourth leading cause of death in the United States last year, the nu...

04 May
Medical Marijuana Can Safely Control Cancer Patients' Pain: Study

Medical Marijuana Can Safely Control Cancer Patients' Pain: Study

Medical marijuana can safely reduce cancer pain, and is apparently so effective that patients wind up taking lower amounts of opioids and other pain meds, a new study reports.

Weed produced clinically significant reductions in cancer patients' worst pain, average pain an...

01 May
Scientists Spot New Potential Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Scientists Spot New Potential Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

A new study has uncovered a possible risk factor for breast cancer that could help doctors more accurately weigh a woman's chances of developing the disease.

While it's known that women with dense breast tissue have a greater risk for developing breast cancer and that br...

12 Apr
EPA Proposes Limits on Dangerous Chemical Used by Medical Sterilization Plants

EPA Proposes Limits on Dangerous Chemical Used by Medical Sterilization Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed limiting the use of a chemical used to clean medical equipment in sterilizing plants because it also raises cancer risks for workers.

The agency plans to slash emissions of the odorless gas, called ethylene oxide, b...

03 Apr
Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

An experimental targeted drug could provide a fresh chance for people with recurring head and neck cancer that has grown resistant to other treatments, a new clinical trial says.

Ficlatuzumab used in combination with the already approved targeted drug cetuximab (Erbitux)...

20 Mar
Pentagon Study Finds Higher Cancer Rates Among Pilots, Ground Crews

Pentagon Study Finds Higher Cancer Rates Among Pilots, Ground Crews

Military pilots and the ground crews who fuel and maintain their aircraft have higher rates of certain types of cancer, a new study shows.

The Pentagon researched can...

15 Mar
More Additives Being Added to Americans' Food, Report Finds

More Additives Being Added to Americans' Food, Report Finds

Americans are eating more food additives, according to a new study that found about 60% of foods they purchase contain coloring or flavoring agents, preservatives and sweeteners.

That's up by 10% from 2001.

“Our research clearly shows that the proportion of ultra...

03 Mar
Tough Journeys: When Cancer Strikes People Living With Dementia

Tough Journeys: When Cancer Strikes People Living With Dementia

America's aging population means that more families are soon going to be grappling with a heartbreaking issue -- a loved one living with dementia who then develops cancer.

These families will have to work their way through a series of tough decisions regarding screening,...

06 Feb
Targeted Drug Tagrisso Could Be Advance Against Lung Cancer

Targeted Drug Tagrisso Could Be Advance Against Lung Cancer

The best treatment for a genetically driven form of lung cancer continues to show lasting benefits, a new clinical trial update shows.

Tagrisso (osimertinib) nearly doubles disease-free survival in earlier-stage patients whose lung cancer is driven by a mutation in their...

31 Jan
Black Hairdressers May Be at High Risk From Toxic Chemicals

Black Hairdressers May Be at High Risk From Toxic Chemicals

Black and Hispanic women who work as hairdressers are exposed to an array of chemicals, including many that have not been previously identified, a small study finds.

Researchers found that compared with women of color in office jobs, hair stylists had higher levels of va...

11 Jan
Jill Biden to Have Lesion Above Right Eye Removed

Jill Biden to Have Lesion Above Right Eye Removed

First Lady Jill Biden is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday morning to have a lesion removed from above her right eye.

The lesion was discovered during routine skin cancer screening, the president's physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor said in a

29 Dec
Some Young Cancer Survivors Won't Get Cancer-Preventing HPV Vaccine

Some Young Cancer Survivors Won't Get Cancer-Preventing HPV Vaccine

Young cancer survivors face a heightened risk from human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus known to raise the risk of cervical cancer. So why are they getting the HPV vaccine in low numbers?

To find out, researchers analyzed data from a clinical trial of the HPV vaccine amon...

13 Dec
Moderna, Merck Report on Promising Melanoma Vaccine

Moderna, Merck Report on Promising Melanoma Vaccine

Two pharmaceutical companies said Tuesday that they have made notable progress with a vaccine that could prevent melanoma.

Moderna, well known for its work on the COVID vaccine, and Merck, which makes the cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda,

19 Nov
Don't Know the Signs of Pancreatic Cancer? You're Not Alone

Don't Know the Signs of Pancreatic Cancer? You're Not Alone

While pancreatic cancer is particularly deadly because there is no early detection test and only limited treatments, there are symptoms that can signal the disease, a leading pancreatic cancer nonprofit says.

Unfortunately, most Americans do not know what those signs are...

18 Nov
As Segregation Rises in Communities, So Do Cancer Death Rates

As Segregation Rises in Communities, So Do Cancer Death Rates

Whether you survive a bout with cancer may depend, in part, on where you live.

Researchers at the American Cancer Society and Clemson University in South Carolina found a 20% higher death rate for all cancer types in the communities with the most racial and economic segr...

25 Oct
Too Often, Women Aren't Told of Sexual Side Effects of Cancer Treatments

Too Often, Women Aren't Told of Sexual Side Effects of Cancer Treatments

When a man has cancer in an area that affects sexual function, his doctor is likely to discuss it with him.

But the same is not true for a woman who has cancer in a sex organ, according to new research. Investigators found 9 in 10 men were asked about their sexual health...

25 Oct
Dove, Tresemme Dry Shampoos Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

Dove, Tresemme Dry Shampoos Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

Unilever announced Monday that it has recalled certain dry shampoo sprays because they may contain elevated levels of benzene.

The propellant used in the products, which are...

13 Sep
Biden Makes Another Push for Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Biden Makes Another Push for Cancer Moonshot Initiative

President Joe Biden made a renewed push for his cancer moonshot initiative on Monday.

Speaking at the famed John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Biden likened JFK's space race ...

10 Aug
Men More Prone to Cancer Than Women, But Why?

Men More Prone to Cancer Than Women, But Why?

Men are known to be more likely to develop cancer than women, and a new study suggests that this is largely due to biologic differences between the sexes.

“After controlling ...

10 Aug
Biden to Sign Bill That Helps Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

Biden to Sign Bill That Helps Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

President Biden was poised on Wednesday to sign a bill that expands health care benefits for U.S. veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.

Known as the PACT Act, the legislation is the biggest expansion of veterans' health care and benefits in more than 30 years, the White H...

08 Aug
Data Shows 2 Biggest Factors for Cancer Risk

Data Shows 2 Biggest Factors for Cancer Risk

Smoking and older age are the two most important risk factors for cancer, a new, large study shows.

The researchers also said doctors should look at excess body fat, family history and several other factors to help patients decide if they need additional

05 Aug
Blood Protein Might Predict Future Risk of Diabetes, Cancer

Blood Protein Might Predict Future Risk of Diabetes, Cancer

Elevated levels of a specific protein appear to be linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes and dying from cancer, a new study finds.

High levels of prostasin -- mainly found in

04 Aug
Hearing Loss, Tinnitus Can Strike Cancer Survivors

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus Can Strike Cancer Survivors

People who've had chemotherapy to treat a range of common cancers should also have a hearing test.

In a new study of 273 cancer survivors, researchers found more than half ex...

27 Jul
PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' Cost the U.S. Billions

PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' Cost the U.S. Billions

They are called "forever chemicals" because they linger in the human body and can contribute to the risk of everything from cancer to childhood obesity.

Now, new research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (

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