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Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: StudyFebruary 04, 2016

Rejections, early deaths on the decline among black organ recipients

Majority of Americans and Canadians Expects Cancer Cure in Their LifetimeFebruary 04, 2016

And, about two-thirds don't see cancer diagnosis as inevitably fatal, Harris Poll finds

New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: StudyJanuary 27, 2016

Belatacept showed long-term benefits over older immune-suppressing drug, but costs more

Cancer's Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival, Study FindsJanuary 26, 2016

Economic stress may force patients to forgo vital treatments, experts say

Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study FindsJanuary 26, 2016

Smoking after diagnosis tied to 72 percent higher risk of death from the disease versus never smoking

Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer SurgeryJanuary 21, 2016

Patients who had procedure 8 weeks after chemo and radiation therapy had best survival rates

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than SurgeryJanuary 20, 2016

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

Personal Care Plans Tied to Better Follow-Up in Breast Cancer SurvivorsJanuary 15, 2016

Study found improvement in number of low-income women meeting care recommendations

Lymphoma Survivors May Not Get All Recommended Follow-Up CareJanuary 15, 2016

California study finds gaps in after-care for teen and young adult Hodgkin disease survivors

Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men: StudyJanuary 12, 2016

For heart failure patients with the devices, death risk over 3-year period was 20 percent lower

Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research ShowsJanuary 12, 2016

Review of cholesterol-lowering drugs' use shows they cut risk of death or complications

Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney CancerJanuary 06, 2016

Nearly doubles progression-free survival to 7.4 months, but side effects reported, study shows

Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease RiskJanuary 05, 2016

Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

Moderate Drinking May Benefit Early Stage Alzheimer's PatientsDecember 11, 2015

2 to 3 alcoholic drinks daily linked to reduced risk of death over 3-year study period

Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer SurvivalDecember 10, 2015

Doctors should be on the lookout for signs of the mood disorder, researcher says

Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast CancerDecember 10, 2015

Study suggests 21 percent greater odds of survival after 10 years

Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer SurvivorsDecember 07, 2015

New advisory comes from the American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology

Kidney Transplant Prospects Worse for Native Americans: StudyDecember 04, 2015

Data review finds organ availability, survival rates better for whites

Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart HealthDecember 04, 2015

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast CancerDecember 02, 2015

Study finds better prognosis in women whose tumors have spread beyond the breast, nearby lymph nodes

Coffee Drinkers May Live LongerNovember 16, 2015

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease PatientsNovember 11, 2015

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac ArrestNovember 10, 2015

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From SurgeryNovember 10, 2015

Study showed procedure can be an option for people with early stage disease

Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal WeightNovember 10, 2015

When pounds collect around the middle, risk of premature death rises, study finds

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: StudyNovember 09, 2015

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain DamageNovember 09, 2015

Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

Better Diets May Be Extending Americans' LivesNovember 02, 2015

Study suggests people are eating better, living longer, though there's still room for lots of improvement

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study FindsOctober 28, 2015

Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed

Shorter Radiation Treatment Works for Early Breast Cancers: StudyOctober 20, 2015

High-dose therapy showed same survival rates as longer course of standard radiation

Many Cancer Survivors Eat Poorly, Study FindsOctober 13, 2015

Doctors often overlook dietary advice, experts say

Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: StudyOctober 07, 2015

This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says

Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: StudyOctober 07, 2015

Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

New Drug May Give Small Survival Boost to Some With Advanced Lung CancerSeptember 28, 2015

Nivolumab is most effective in tumors with a particular gene mutation, researchers report

Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart AttackSeptember 21, 2015

Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to GenesSeptember 21, 2015

Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

Social Factors Affect Leukemia SurvivalSeptember 14, 2015

Uninsured, unmarried, or those with a low income are more likely to die early, study says

Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood CancerSeptember 02, 2015

Treatment prolongs life for people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer SurvivalAugust 24, 2015

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your LifeAugust 05, 2015

Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: StudyAugust 03, 2015

Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. SeniorsJuly 28, 2015

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study ShowsJuly 21, 2015

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in StudyJuly 20, 2015

Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live LongerJuly 16, 2015

Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer PatientsJuly 07, 2015

Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life SpanJuly 07, 2015

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study SaysJuly 06, 2015

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC FindsJuly 02, 2015

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living LongerJuly 01, 2015

Chemo improvements have likely played a role, researchers say