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  1. Blood Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Could screening for colon cancer someday be as easy as having a blood test? Researchers say just such a test is showing early promise in trials. The screening checks for levels of miR-21 -- a piece of DNA known as microRNA. R

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  2. Tweaking Diet Might Boost Prostate Cancer Survival

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer may boost their survival chances if they replace animal fats and carbohydrates in their diet with healthy fats such as olive oils, nuts and avocados, new research suggests. Men who substituted 10 percent o

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  3. Experts Dispel Common Melanoma Myths

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- As you head to the beach or pool, here are some sun-sense tips to keep in mind: Skin that tans is not invulnerable to cancer, and one application of sunscreen daily is not enough protection against the sun's harmful ultra

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  4. New Drug May Slow Advanced Ovarian Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women with advanced ovarian cancer stayed in remission almost six months longer when they were treated with the targeted drug pazopanib (Votrient), new German research says. "Our findings show that we finally have a drug that

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  5. Surviving Thyroid Cancer: Sofia Vergara's Story

    Is Sofia Vergara the world's funniest sexy woman, or the world's sexiest funny woman? Whichever way you put it, there's been a lot more laughter in American living rooms since the Colombian-born Vergara, 41, made the jump from hosting variety shows on the Spanish-language network Univision to starri

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  6. Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Melanoma

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-third of patients with advanced melanomas who received nivolumab, a new immune-based drug, experienced reductions in the size of their tumors, a preliminary study reveals. Since these types of drugs have typically shrun

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  7. New Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a new class of drugs that show promise for treating advanced prostate cancer. The drugs, known as peptidomimetics, interfere with the signaling necessary for prostate cancer cells to grow, acco

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  8. CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians weighing the benefits and risks of CT scans for detecting lung cancer now have more information to help with the decision. A new analysis of a 2010 U.S. study finds that low-dose CT scans pick up significantly more

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  9. Low-Dose CT Scans May Help Spot Early Lung Cancer

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Finding early signs of lung cancer was once next to impossible, but a new study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that screening with low-dose CT scans may help spot the beginnings of disease in high-risk pati

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  10. New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that taps the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer is shrinking tumors in patients for whom other treatments have failed, an early study shows. The drug binds to a protein called PD-L1 that si

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