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Gene panel screens dozens of genes for cancer-associated mutations

As many as 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer have at least one genetic mutation...

Androgen therapy ineffective for most men with early prostate cancer

A study of more than 15,000 men with early stage prostate cancer finds that those who received androgen deprivation as their primary treatment instead...

Hypnosis cuts fatigue in breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy showed decreased fatigue as a result of cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis (CBTH), according to a study recently published...

Marriage linked to better cancer outcomes

People who are married when diagnosed with cancer live longer than those who are not, report researchers at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham...

Chronicling cancer experience online can reduce depressive symptoms

Adults increasingly are conveying their personal experiences with serious disease online, but do such chronicles help the authors or their audience? In the first known...

Age plays too big a role in prostate cancer treatment decisions

Older men with high-risk prostate cancer frequently are offered fewer -- and less effective -- choices of treatment than younger men, potentially resulting in earlier deaths, according to a new UCSF study. The scientists found that men above age...

Intensive chemotherapy can dramatically boost survival of older teenage leukemia patients

More effective risk-adjusted chemotherapy and sophisticated patient monitoring helped push cure rates to nearly 88 percent for older adolescents enrolled in a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment protoco...

Vaccine extends glioblastoma patients’ survival in phase II trial

HOUSTON - A vaccine that turns the immune system against brain tumor cells bearing a genetic mutation that drives the most aggressive form of glioblastoma multiforme improved survival of patients in a phase II clinical trial, researchers at Duke...

Childhood cancer survivors show sustained benefit from common ADHD medication

A medicine widely used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also provides long-term relief from the attention and behavior changes that affect many childhood cancer survivors, according to a multicenter trial led by St. Jude Chil...

Multivitamin use doesn’t impact colon cancer outcomes

BOSTON--Patients with colon cancer who used multivitamins during and after being treated with post-surgical chemotherapy did not reduce the risk of the cancer returning or their dying from it, according to researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Ins...

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