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  1. New Approach May Boost Survival From Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the chemotherapy drug docetaxel to standard hormone-depleting therapy may extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer, a new study finds. The study was to be presented Sunday in Chicago at the annual meetin

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  2. Pills Show Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two new pills may nearly double the length of survival for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, according to preliminary clinical trial results. The therapy combines the drugs olaparib and cediranib.

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  3. Drug Shows Promise for Resistant Thyroid Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new oral drug called lenvatinib looks promising as a treatment for a type of thyroid cancer that resists standard radiation, according to a later-stage clinical trial. "We are confident that, based on our findings, lenv

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  4. Bad Sunburns While Young and Melanoma Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- White women who get five or more blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 have an 80 percent increased risk for melanoma -- the most deadly form of skin cancer, new study findings indicate. Researchers also

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  5. Cancer Center Ads Focus on Emotion More Than Facts?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- TV and magazine ads for U.S. cancer centers are heavy on emotional appeal, but light on the facts that patients need to know, a new study finds. In an analysis of more than 400 ads that ran nationwide, researchers found that

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  6. Income Might Influence Risk for Certain Cancers

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some cancers in the United States are tied to poverty, while others are more common among the wealthy, researchers report. In the poorest areas of the country, the incidence of cancer is generally lower than in richer re

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  7. Prostate Cancer 'Could Be Transmitted Sexually'

    May 23, 2014 -- Prostate cancer might be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection, according to a study. Experts say the research has limitations and is not proof, though. Scientists at the University of California found evidence of a link between prostate cancer and the STD trich

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  8. Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many breast cancer patients who have their second breast removed as a precaution don't actually need the double mastectomy, a new study finds. Researchers who evaluated more than 1,400 women with breast cancer found th

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  9. Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diet and lifestyle can play a role in lowering a man's risk of prostate cancer, according to a trio of new studies. A diet rich in complex carbohydrates and lower in protein and fat is associated with a 60 percent to 70

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  10. Pancreatic Cancer: 2nd Deadliest Cancer by 2030?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is set to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030, new research predicts. If the projections hold, pancreatic cancer will bypass breast, prostate and colorectal cancers, ending up seco

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