News tagged with cancer control

'Where you're treated matters' in terms of cancer survival

A study of older patients with advanced head and neck cancers has found that where they were treated significantly influenced their survival. The study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and published ...

Mar 01, 2013
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CDC: 1.5 million new cancers diagnosed annually

(HealthDay)—In 2009, approximately 1.5 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States, with an annual incidence rate of 459 cases per 100,000 population, according to research published ...

Feb 25, 2013
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Model more accurately predicts lung cancer risk

(HealthDay)—A new model to predict lung cancer risk is more accurate than previous criteria, according to a study published in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Feb 22, 2013
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Cancer rates vary widely by state, race, CDC reports

(HealthDay)—The latest U.S. cancer statistics find that 1.5 million new cases of invasive cancer were diagnosed among Americans in 2009, with more men than women developing malignancies and blacks at higher ...

Feb 21, 2013
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Is there a link between coffee drinking and mortality?

(Medical Xpress)—A large study of nearly half a million older adults followed for about 12 years revealed a clear trend: as coffee drinking increased, the risk of death decreased. Study author Neal Freedman, PhD, MPH, National ...

Feb 19, 2013
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New target for treating wide spectrum of cancers

(Medical Xpress)—UC Irvine biologists, chemists and computer scientists have identified an elusive pocket on the surface of the p53 protein that can be targeted by cancer-fighting drugs. The finding heralds a new treatment ...

Jan 31, 2013
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