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Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

July 6, 2015

The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

June 17, 2015

The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you’ll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds.

Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

June 15, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers — including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors — can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates.
In 2011, nearly half of the almost 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers in people 35 and older […]

More People Are Getting Colon Cancer Screenings After Obamacare

June 4, 2015

The Affordable Care Act, often called “Obamacare,” may have helped boost rates of colon cancer screening among poorer Americans, a new study suggests.

Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients

May 29, 2015

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The first genetic “marker” — or signal — to predict response to the cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been identified by researchers.
The marker — mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency — predicted responses to the drug in patients with several different types of cancer, the study authors said.
Among patients with […]

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

May 21, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds.
Guidelines say colonoscopies should start at age 40 for people with a close relative who had colon cancer. However, only 38 percent […]

Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC

May 7, 2015

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans aren’t getting recommended screening tests for colon, breast and cervical cancers, a new federal study shows.
Among adults in the age groups recommended for screening, about two in five were not up to date with colon cancer screening, one in four women were not up to date […]

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

May 7, 2015

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients seem to have a better chance of survival if they have already been practicing healthy lifestyle habits before their diagnosis, a new study suggests.
Survival rates for colon cancer vary widely, even among patients who have similar tumors and receive the same treatment. It has […]

Switch From U.S. to African Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks

April 28, 2015

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When a group of black Americans switched their diet from a typical American one to that of South Africans, certain risk factors for colon cancer began to fade away, a small study found.
The change was rapid, the researchers noted, suggesting the power of diet to alter colon cancer […]

Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

April 22, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a step toward personalized vaccines against cancer, scientists report they have developed an immune-system therapy that knocks out several types of aggressive tumors in mice.
German researchers said the findings, reported April 22 in the journal Nature, could lead to a “blueprint” for developing tailored […]


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