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  1. Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A novel but preliminary new treatment for ovarian cancer has apparently produced complete remission for one patient with an advanced form of the disease, researchers are reporting. The promising results of a phase 1 clinical t

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  2. Cancer Patients May Be Unintended Victims of Budget Cuts

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Medicare cancer patients are being denied treatment at clinics nationwide because of federal budget cuts related to the so-called sequester, according to a published report. The mandated cuts took effect

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  3. Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, doesn't usually occur in kids, but a new study shows that it's happening more often. While melanoma in children is still extremely rare, the rate increased by about 2 percent per y

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  4. Antidepressant Lessens Chemo-Related Pain

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant drug Cymbalta can help relieve chronic pain caused by certain cancer drugs, a new clinical trial reports. The study, appearing in the April 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, tested Cymb

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  5. Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test that detects deadly pancreatic cancer earlier than usual might slightly improve patients' odds for survival, a small Japanese study suggests. "This new diagnostic test may be a safe and easy screening method

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  6. Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- There are currently 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States and the number is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022, according to a new report. "Cancer is often not the immediately fatal diagnosis i

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  7. Early Baldness in Black Men: Prostate Cancer Link?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Black men with early hair loss may have a heightened risk of developing prostate cancer, researchers report. This study of more than 500 black men found that those "who have baldness by age 30 are more likely to develop pros

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  8. Tofu-Rich Diet May Help Women With Lung Cancer

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Eating tofu and other soy foods may help women who develop lung cancer increase their odds of living longer. A study of women from Shanghai, China, published in the March 25 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, link

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  9. Night Shifts May Raise Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    March 15, 2013 -- Another study has shown a link between night-shift work and cancer, this time an increase in the risk of ovarian cancer. Much of the previous work on the link between cancer and night work has focused on breast cancer. The latest report, published in Occupational and Environmental

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  10. DNA Test Shows Promise for Breast Cancer Care

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test could help show whether women with advanced breast cancer are responding to treatment, a preliminary study suggests. The test detects abnormal DNA from tumor cells circulating in the blood. And the ne

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