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  1. Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Ho

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  2. Urine Test for Kidney Cancer Shows Promise

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A urine test might someday become a much-needed early detection test for kidney cancer, a new study suggests. "This research is very important and a significant finding, because we do not have a good screening mechanism for kidney cancer," said one expert,

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  3. Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While most white people who develop skin cancer are older men, the reverse is true in Asian and Hispanic populations, a new study suggests. Researchers contend that shifting preferences for tanning among Asians and Hisp

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  4. New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows. All of the patients also received stem cell therapy along with

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  5. Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that regular use of a certain class of painkillers might lower colon cancer risk, but a new study finds that a person's genetics may also play a big role. Regular, long-term use of nonprescri

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  6. Study Questions Accuracy of Breast Cancer Biopsies

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly diagnosed by pathologists taking part in a study to test their skills. The pathologists did well at identifying invasive b

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  7. Tetanus Shot May Boost Brain Cancer Survival

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a simple tetanus shot to another vaccine treatment for a highly lethal form of brain cancer dramatically extended some patients' survival in a small new study. Researchers from Duke Cancer Institute found that

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  8. Screening Could Cut 21K Annual Colon Cancer Deaths

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting older adults' colon cancer screening rates to 80 percent by 2018 would lead to 21,000 fewer deaths from the cancer each year in the United States by 2030, a new study suggests. Colon cancer is a leading cause o

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  9. New Drug OK'd for a Deadly Pediatric Cancer

    March 10, 2015 -- A new drug to treat high-risk neuroblastoma has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that most often occurs in children under age 5. Patients with high-risk neuroblastoma have only a 40 to 50 percent chance of long-term survival

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  10. Biosimilar Drugs: FAQ

    March 10, 2015 -- Drugs known as biologics have grabbed headlines over the years, both for their potential in fighting cancer and other diseases, and for their high price tag. Now, the FDA's approval of the first so-called “biosimilar” drug clears the way for manufacturers to make lower-cost version

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