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  1. Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Melanoma

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that harnesses the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer has helped some patients with advanced melanoma keep their disease in check for several years, a new study indicates. Researchers t

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  2. Diabetes Drugs, Pancreatic Cancer Not Linked: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no firm evidence that the type 2 diabetes medications known as incretin-based drugs cause pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, U.S. and European health officials say. But it's too early to say there's definitely n

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  3. Ovarian Cancer Gene and Early Removal of Ovaries

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and have their ovaries removed by age 35 appear to dramatically reduce their odds of developing ovarian cancer and dying, a new international study finds. Having this procedure, call

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  4. Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men taking selenium or vitamin E supplements might double their risk of prostate cancer, depending on the levels of selenium already in their bodies, a new study suggests. Men who already have high concentrations of sele

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  5. Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WENESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving older men an instructional video about skin awareness and self-examination might lead to increased detection of skin cancer, according to a new study. Researchers divided more than 900 men, aged 50 and older, into

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  6. Avastin: Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical trials investigating new uses for the anti-cancer drug Avastin have produced mixed results. When combined with standard chemotherapy, Avastin extended the survival of patients with advanced cervical cancer by

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  7. More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More breast cancer patients are choosing reconstructive breast surgery, although where women live might influence whether they opt for it, new research shows. "These data suggest that while a hearteningly increasing

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  8. Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new way to scan children -- and potentially adults -- for signs of cancer's spread without exposing them to dangerous radiation has been developed, researchers say. The approach, however, has been tested only in a few p

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  9. FDA Approves Imbruvica for Chronic Leukemia

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) has been expanded to include people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have tried at least one other anti-cancer therapy. CLL progresses slowl

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  10. Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma: Study

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing a key lymph node in patients with the most dangerous form of skin cancer is the best approach to determine if the cancer has spread, new late-stage clinical research indicates. The test could significantly imp

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