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Johns Hopkins scientists map genes for common form of brain cancer

Scientists say mapping of genetic mutations occurring in the second-most common form of malignant brain cancer may be the "missing link" in what they describe as a "two-hit" theory of cancer development. More>>

Lymph node test doesn't improve breast cancer care

A special staining process that often accompanies a lymph node-sparing test is not associated with longer survival times for women with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery. More>>

Drop in breast cancer death rates may not be linked to screening rates

Developed countries have seen a drop in breast cancer death rates in recent years, but a new international study suggests this trend is less about rising screening rates. More>>

Tamoxifen wards off breast cancer's return for more than a decade

Women who took the cancer-suppressing drug tamoxifen for five years after a breast cancer diagnosis were nearly 40 percent less likely to have the cancer return, and that protection lasted for more than a decade after they... More>>

Many doctors ignore cancer genetic testing guidelines

Many doctors are not following guidelines on genetic counseling and testing for women at average and high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, according to a new study. More>>

Scientists spot possible target in ovarian cancer Video included

Researchers seeking a way to beat cancer have found that a particular gene, known as PAX8, is altered in a significant number of ovarian tumors, according to a new study. More>>

More U.S. men die from cancer than women Video included

Men in the United States are much more likely than women to die of cancer, a new report from the U.S. National Cancer Institute found. More>>

Contact allergies associated with lower rates of some cancers Video included

The immune systems of people with contact allergies may be primed to protect against certain types of cancer, including breast and brain cancers, new research suggests. More>>

Bladder cancer patients not getting recommended care Video included

Most patients with a certain type of bladder cancer don't get the recommended treatments, which greatly increases their risk of experiencing a recurrence of their disease, researchers say. More>>

A safe tan? No way, experts say

Young women say they flock to tanning salons to gain a healthy glow that adds to their natural beauty, protects them from the sun's rays and fills them with self-confidence. More>>

U.S. database of breast cancer treatment may be inaccurate Video included

An estimated 20 percent of breast cancer patients in the United States who receive radiation after they undergo breast-conserving surgery may not have their radiation treatments recorded in a federal database, a new study... More>>

Colon cancer death rates continue to drop Video included

The death rates from colon cancer continue to drop in the United States, but they could fall even further if more people were screened, government health officials reported Tuesday. More>>

Experimental drug bests chemo in non-small cell lung cancer study Video included

A drug designed to treat certain patients with non-small cell lung cancer boosts survival time without progression of cancer by several months, according to a new study. More>>

Avastin rejection supported by cancer experts Video included

Oncologists and even some breast cancer support groups are endorsing a U.S. health advisory panel's recommendation that the blockbuster cancer drug Avastin be removed for use in metastatic breast cancer. More>>

Medicare will pay for prostate cancer drug Video included

The cost of Provenge, an expensive and newly approved therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine, will be covered by Medicare for men with metastatic prostate cancer, the agency announced late Thursday. More>>

Who should get a CT scan to screen for lung cancer? Video included

Annual low-dose CT scans cut the death rate from lung cancer by 20 percent in heavy smokers and formerly heavy smokers, compared to those who get annual chest X-rays, according to the results of a major National Cancer... More>>

Lifestyle changes might alter breast cancer rates Video included

Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, drinking less alcohol and getting more exercise could lead to a substantial reduction in breast cancer cases across an entire population. More>>

Bankruptcy risk nearly doubles in year after cancer diagnosis Video included

As cancer patients' survival times increase, so do their bankruptcy rates. More>>

Coping with chemo for cancer treatment

People often dread chemo because of its side effects. But many new chemotherapy drugs have fewer and milder side effects, and doctors have better treatments to help control side effects when they do occur. More>>

Adults get leukemia, too

Cancers of the bone marrow and blood cells can strike at any age, but some types are most common in older adults. More>>

Spotting the symptoms of ovarian cancer

A growing awareness of the key symptoms of ovarian cancer offers hope for reducing its death toll. More>>

When you have cancer: keeping infections at bay

Cancer treatments can weaken your immune system, putting you at risk for colds and the flu. Learn how to protect yourself. More>>

Skin cancer: the facts about melanoma

Learn to protect yourself against melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. More>>

What is colorectal cancer?

Learn the basics about cancers of the colon and rectum. More>>

Extra pounds bring cancer risk

Being overweight increases your risk for many types of cancer. A healthy diet and physical activity can help lower the risk. More>>

Understanding a cancer pathology report

A pathology report has important information about your cancer. Learning more about your cancer can help you make good treatment decisions. More>>

What is HPV?

HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer. But what is HPV and how can you protect yourself from it? More>>

Pulmonary nodule: could it be lung cancer?

You're told you have a "spot" on your lung. What happens next? Learn about the key decisions when a chest x-ray reveals a nodule on your lung. More>>

Your first prostate exam Video included

Knowing what to expect when it's time for your first prostate exam can help you prepare, reduce your stress and make the examination easier. Lean the specifics of how a prostate exam is done. More>>

A better night's sleep for people with cancer Video included

It can be hard to get a good night's rest when you're being treated for cancer. Here are some ways to improve the quality of your sleep. More>>

Leukemia: finding the best treatment for your child

If your child has leukemia, finding the best care available is your first priority. Follow these tips for finding the best possible treatment for your child. More>>

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