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  1. Opdivo Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer

    Jan. 13, 2015 -- Drug-maker Bristol-Myers Squibb says a trial of nivolumab (Opdivo) has been stopped early because the drug improves how long people with a type of advanced lung cancer live compared to chemotherapy. This is the first time a survival advantage over chemo has been shown in lung cancer

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  2. Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say. "We found that patients who had vitamin D levels at the highest c

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  3. Cancer Survivors May Face Mental, Physical Issues

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. cancer survivors have unresolved physical and mental health issues long after being cured, a new study finds. One expert wasn't surprised. "Many oncologists intuit that their patients may have unmet needs, but be

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  4. Skipping This May Work for Some With Rectal Cancer

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For many rectal cancer patients, the prospect of surgery is a worrisome reality, given that the operation can significantly impair both bowel and sexual function. However, a new study reveals that some cancer patients may far

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  5. Study Says Biopsies Are Safe

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer biopsies do not cause the disease to spread, says a new study that dispels a common myth. "This study shows that physicians and patients should feel reassured that a biopsy is very safe," said study senior investigat

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  6. HPV Test Endorsed for Cervical Cancer Checks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An HPV test recently approved by U.S. health officials is an effective way to check for cervical cancer, two leading women's health organizations said Thursday. The groups said the HPV test is an effective, one-test alter

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  7. This May Help Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For some women with early breast tumors, lower-dose chemotherapy and the drug Herceptin may help ward off a cancer recurrence, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, published in the Jan. 8 New England Journal of

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  8. Cancer Docs, Patients and Herbs, Supplements

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about potentially dangerous interactions between cancer treatments and herbs and other supplements, most cancer doctors don't talk to their patients about these products, new research found. Fewer t

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  9. Random Mutations Responsible for Most Cancer Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although about one-third of cancers can be linked to environmental factors or inherited genes, new research suggests the remaining two-thirds may be caused by random mutations. These mutations take place when stem

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  10. Cancer Deaths Down; 1.5 Million Saved in 20 Years

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Progress in the war against cancer has triggered a 22 percent drop in U.S. deaths over the past two decades, translating to about 1.5 million lives saved, a new American Cancer Society report finds. Even so, the annua

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