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  1. 2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have identified two new genetic variants that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The two variants apparently affect the KLF4 gene, which is believed to help control the way cells g

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  2. Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than half of Americans are aware that some major lifestyle factors can affect their cancer risk, a new survey suggests. Instead, many people worry about cancer-causing claims that aren't back by scientific evidence --

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  3. FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer's Ibrance (palbociclib) inhibits molecules that play a role in the growth of cancer

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  4. Top Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the leading cancer killer of women in developed countries, reflecting changing smoking patterns among females worldwide, a new report shows. Legions of women began smoking fou

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  5. Do Alternative Treatments Work for Side Effects?

    Walk into any major cancer center and you're likely to see not only regular exam rooms, equipment, and chemotherapy suites, but also massage rooms, yoga mats, and maybe even a choir practice room. This is the world of complementary and alternative medicine. Today, more research supports treatments s

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  6. Bacteria May Help Battle Cancer, Study Suggests

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Jan. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria may offer a new way to treat cancer, a small, preliminary study suggests. Researchers injected a weakened strain of Clostridium novyi-NT bacteria spores into tumors in six patients. The bacteria grew in the tumo

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  7. Obama Lifts Curtain on 'Precision Medicine' Plan

    Jan. 30, 2015 – The “Precision Medicine Initiative,” a move toward tailoring medical treatments to individuals, promises to improve the health of Americans as well as that of the economy, President Obama said Friday in a White House speech. The promise of precision medicine, Obama said, is “deliveri

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  8. Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults. At issue are colon c

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  9. Researchers Learning More About Pancreatic Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are working to find new ways to treat pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest types of cancer in the United States. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the country. Each year, more t

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  10. Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds. "Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their

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