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    1. What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major genetic factor that prevents moles from turning into deadly melanoma skin cancer has been pinpointed by researchers. It's long been known that a mutation in the BRAF gene causes moles to start growing, but it wasn't

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    2. This Treatment Better for Early Breast Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A shorter course of radiation therapy is better for women with early stage breast cancer, according to a new study. Specifically, it found that those who received higher doses of whole breast radiation over a shorter peri

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    3. Lifesaving Chemo for Ovarian Cancer Is Underused

      Aug. 5, 2015 -- Almost a decade ago, the National Cancer Institute alerted doctors that a treatment that could extend the lives of women with advanced ovarian cancer was not being used often enough. The announcement was supposed to make the treatment, called intraperitoneal chemotherapy or IP, more

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    4. This May Boost Advanced Prostate Cancer Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy at the start of hormone therapy can extend the lives of men with prostate cancer that has spread beyond the gland, a new study finds. Over nearly 29 months of follow-up, men with advanced prostate cancer w

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    5. Birth Control Pills May Cut Uterine Cancer Odds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that birth control pills may also help shield women from uterine cancer. Taking birth control pills, even for just a few years, offers significant long-term protection against uterine cancer, also know

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    6. Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that they have developed a urine test that may detect pancreatic cancer at an early stage. Usually, symptoms of this deadly disease do not appear until it is at an advanced stage and has spread, and litt

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    7. There Might Be 5 Kinds of Prostate Cancer

      July 31, 2015 -- Scientists in the U.K. say there are five distinct types of prostate cancer, and they've found a way to distinguish between them. They say the research could lead to better treatment, because doctors would be able to know which tumors are more likely to grow and spread. The team, fr

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    8. New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk Suggested

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may some day predict lung cancer risk by examining the telomeres that protect your DNA. People with long telomeres are at increased risk for lung cancer but not other types of cancer, the researchers found. T

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    9. New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat the most common form of skin cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Odomzo (sonidegib) was cleared to treat locally advanced basal cell carcinoma in patients who cannot under

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    10. U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soaring costs for cancer drugs are hurting patient care in the United States, a group of top oncologists claim. "High cancer-drug prices are affecting the care of patients with cancer and our health care system," Dr. Aya

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