RSSArchive for December, 2008

Why Prostate Cancer Patients Fail Hormone Deprivation Therapy?

The hormone deprivation therapy that prostate cancer patients often take gives them only a temporary fix, with tumors usually regaining their hold within a couple of years. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered critical differences in the hormone receptors on prostate cancer cells in patients who no longer respond to this therapy. The findings, […]

Pap Smear For Early Detection Of Cervical Cancer

Do you know cervical caner is responsible for most of the deaths in cancer patients? Actually, cervical cancer can be easily treated, if detected early. So, the best way to detect cervical abnormalities is through Pap smear test. A Pap smear also detects simple changes in your cervical cell that may lead to cancer or […]

Common Food Additive Found To Increase Risk And Speed Spread Of Lung Cancer

New research in an animal model suggests that a diet high in inorganic phosphates, which are found in a variety of processed foods including meats, cheeses, beverages, and bakery products, might speed growth of lung cancer tumors and may even contribute to the development of those tumors in individuals predisposed to the disease. The study […]

Surgery Improves Kidney Cancer Survival

Surgical removal of the kidney — a procedure known as nephrectomy — improves survival in patients with locally advanced renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer. Dr. Pierre I. Karakiewicz from University of Montreal and colleagues determined survival rates for 43,143 patients treated with nephrectomy for advanced renal cell carcinoma that had […]

Does Exercising Really Help To Prevent Colon Cancer?

Many studies have shown that regular exercises can reduce the risk of colon cancer in men. Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of colon cancer by 30% to 40%. How does it help? Exercise and physical activity mainly gets your body moving and in turn moves the waste material present in colon. As a […]

Experts Identify Gene Variants Linked To Lung Cancer

Researchers in China and the United States have identified mutations of two genes which appear to make ethnic Chinese more susceptible to lung cancer. Their finding involves two genes, ABCB1 and ABCC1, which were previously thought to be linked to eliminating carcinogens from the lungs and protecting them against inhaled toxins. In their study, the […]

Male Circumcision May Decrease Risk Of HPV Infection And Cervical Cancer

Two new studies suggest that male circumcision may assist in the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, particularly infection with the high-risk subtypes associated with cervical, penile, and other cancers. High-risk subtypes of HPV have been estimated to be present in 99.7 percent of cervical cancers worldwide. Evidence has shown that women with circumcised partners […]

Radiation Therapy Cuts Prostate Cancer Death

Adding radiation therapy to standard drug treatment can cut in half the death rate from advanced prostate cancer and should become the standard of care globally, Swedish researchers reported. Their study of more than 800 prostate cancer patients showed that nearly 24 percent of men who got only standard drugs had died after 10 years, […]