Tag Archive | "lung cancer"

Which Cancers Are Increasing Among Older Adults?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Source: AARP Cancers of the mouth and throat related to oral sex, as well as thyroid, liver and skin cancers are on the rise among older adults, according to  new stats released last week from the American Cancer Society. There was some good news, however. The death rate is down for the well-known major cancers. The society’s […]

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New Study Indicates Tobacco Industry Was Aware of Their Own Products Dangers

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Source: USA Today Tobacco companies knew for decades that cigarette smoke was radioactive and potentially carcinogenic but kept that information from the public, according to a new study. The tobacco industry began investigations into the possible effects of these radioactive particles, identified as polonium-210, on smokers as early as the 1960s, says the study by UCLA […]

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New Study for Cancer Patients to Help Improve the Body’s Ability to Fight Illness

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Source: Sign On San Diego A Santa Monica research center will test an experimental therapeutic filtering device being developed by Aethlon Medical on blood taken from cancer patients, the San Diego company said Wednesday. The study will target exosomes, bubbles of protein and RNA molecules excreted by cancerous cells that can block immune system cells […]

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Oral, Head and Neck Cancers Continue to Increase While Most U.S. Cancer Death Rates are on the Decline

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Source: SHOTS (NPR’s Health Blog) The rate at which Americans die from cancer continues to fall, according to the latest estimates from the American Cancer Society. As a result, nearly 900,000 cancer deaths were avoided between 1990 and 2007, the group figures. Survival gains have come as mortality rates have declined for some of the […]

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Cancer death rate gap widens based on education

Friday, June 17, 2011

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Source: apnews.myway.com Author: Mike Stobbe The gap in cancer death rates between college graduates and those who only went to high school is widening, the American Cancer Society reported Friday. Among men, the least educated died of cancer at rates more than 2 1/2 times that of men with college degrees, the latest data show. […]

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High risk of developing ONJ for cancer patients on bisphosphonates

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Source: Dr.Bicuspid.com Research has shown that cancer patients on bisphosphonates are at risk of developing osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) and that those on the intravenous form of the drug are at a higher risk compared with those on the oral drugs. However, a new study that looked at cancer patients on zoledronic acid (ZOL) […]

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New Smokeless Tobacco from Sweden is Gaining Popularity in the US

Monday, May 16, 2011

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Source: DrugFree.org A type of smokeless tobacco popular in Sweden called snus is growing in popularity in the United States. While most recognize that it is a safer alternative to cigarettes or older forms of smokeless tobacco, others are concerned that it will attract young people, becoming a steppingstone to cigarettes, says a researcher who […]

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New Breath Test to Identify Head and Neck Cancer

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Source: British Journal of Cancer M Hakim, S Billan, U Tisch, G Peng, I Dvrokind, O Marom, R Abdah-Bortnyak, A Kuten and H Haick Abstract Background: Head-and-neck cancer (HNC) is the eighth most common malignancy worldwide. It is often diagnosed late due to a lack of screening methods and overall cure is achieved in <50% […]

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After a long battle with 3 different types of cancer, a footloose Orlando man takes on a 2,650-mile hike

Monday, April 18, 2011

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At 68, John Casterline has beaten advanced-stage lung cancer, prostate cancer and throat cancer. Last month, he finished radiation treatments. Just one week ago, his doctors pronounced him cancer-free. So what is he doing to celebrate?  Forget Disney World. Starting April 28, this Orlando retiree will be hiking 2,650 miles, from Canada to Mexico, along […]

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Assessment of human papillomavirus in lung tumor tissue

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute Abstract Background Lung cancer kills more than 1 million people worldwide each year. Whereas several human papillomavirus (HPV)–associated cancers have been identified, the role of HPV in lung carcinogenesis remains controversial. Methods We selected 450 lung cancer patients from an Italian population–based case–control study, the Environment and Genetics […]

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