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    1. President Obama Touts Cancer Research Goals

      Jan. 13, 2016 -- In his last State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama announced a national initiative to find a cure for cancer, an ambitious "moon shot" that Vice President Joe Biden will direct in the remaining months of the administration. Biden has called for such a scientific blitz aft

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    2. Are We Winning the Fight Against Melanoma?

      Jan. 11, 2016 -- When former President Jimmy Carter announced late last year that his advanced melanoma appeared to be in remission, family and followers of the 91-year-old humanitarian were overjoyed. Some said it seemed nothing short of a miracle, since the skin cancer is often deadly in its advan

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    3. Mammograms and Women in Their 40s

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before the recommended age of 50, according to updated U.S. health guidelines released Mo

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    4. Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from cancer continue to decline in the United States, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Since peaking in 1991, cancer death rates have dropped by 23 percent, the ACS said in the report r

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    5. Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging technique that "lights up" cancer cells may eventually help surgeons remove all of a cancer the first time, according to a preliminary study. "When a patient has cancer, the surgeon tries to find the tumor and

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    6. Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A targeted cancer drug appears to be effective against advanced kidney cancer, although its side effects may keep it from becoming widely used, researchers report. The drug, cabozantinib, proved more effective across-t

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    7. This May Boost Leukemia Stem Cell Transplant

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with acute leukemia who were given antibody therapy before a stem cell transplant fared better than those who didn't receive the treatment, a small study found. Stem cell transplantation allows doctors to give h

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    8. Twins Show Some Families Carry Shared Cancer Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of twins has shed light on the shared roles of genetics and environment in determining a person's risk of cancer. Having an identical twin diagnosed with cancer increases the other twin's risk of developing n

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    9. Aspirin May Decrease Death From Prostate Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who take aspirin regularly may have a lower risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study suggests. "We found that regular aspirin intake after prostate cancer diagnosis decreased the risk of prostate cancer death

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    10. Child Cancer Treatment May Up Heart Disease Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who survive cancer may face a higher risk of heart disease as adults, new research suggests. The lingering effects of the treatments that saved their lives as children may trigger the development of heart abnormalitie

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