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Keytruda Approved for Leading Form of Lung Cancer October 02, 2015

Helps immune system fight non-small cell lung cancer

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study October 02, 2015

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

FDA Approves New Treatment for Lung Cancer October 02, 2015

Keytruda shrank tumors in some patients with advanced disease

Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors May Have Memory Troubles October 02, 2015

Study suggests brain has to use different regions than normal to get the job done

Study Says Radiation Often Overused in Late-Stage Lung Cancer October 02, 2015

Authors cite concerns about extra costs, side effects

Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends October 02, 2015

But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease

Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study October 01, 2015

But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study October 01, 2015

Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say

More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC September 30, 2015

7 out of every 10 kids who said they used tobacco have used flavored varieties, survey shows

Melanoma Skin Checks Can Have Added Bonus: Stronger Relationships September 30, 2015

Study found that widows and their friends/family often bonded via the monthly checks

Cancer May Be a Hidden Danger to the Heart: Report September 29, 2015

Austrian researchers find telltale signs of heart disease in newly diagnosed cancer patients

More Evidence Daily Aspirin May Fight Colon Cancer, Other Gastro Tumors September 28, 2015

4-year study found survival doubled for gastrointestinal cancer patients who took low-dose pill each day

Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study September 28, 2015

Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study September 28, 2015

Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study September 28, 2015

Software doesn't appear to improve cancer detection rates, researcher says

News Coverage of Angelina Jolie's Breast Surgery Boosted Awareness of Options September 28, 2015

Since actress went public, women know more about their choices for breast removal and reconstruction, poll finds

Most of World's People Lack Access to Safe Cancer Surgery: Report September 28, 2015

But more than 80 percent of patients have tumors that require operations

New Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer September 28, 2015

Opdivo appears to outperform older med, Afinitor, in new clinical trial

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

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

Differences Found in Smokers, Nonsmokers Who Develop Lung Cancer September 28, 2015

Nonsmokers with a common form of lung cancer more apt to be women, study finds

New Genetic Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return September 25, 2015

Scientists found there were differences between primary and recurring tumors

MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study September 24, 2015

Use of imaging tool has jumped dramatically, despite unclear guidelines on its use in this setting

Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health September 24, 2015

Report found seniors who stayed in the workforce were better off physically

Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death September 24, 2015

Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues

Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too September 23, 2015

One-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income after diagnosis, study reveals

Lonsurf Approved for Advanced Colon Cancer September 22, 2015

Among people who aren't responding to other treatments

Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders September 22, 2015

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

Check Yourself for Signs of Skin Cancer, Doctors Advise September 22, 2015

One in five Americans will develop the disease in their lifetime, experts say

Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy September 22, 2015

Analysis found men with heart disease might live longer when treated with radiation alone

Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs September 22, 2015

More liberal admission policies could benefit these patients, researchers say

Relaxed Guidelines on PSA Testing Might Miss Aggressive Tumors: Study September 22, 2015

Men who could be cured of more advanced prostate disease may be diagnosed late, some researchers say

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

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

Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile September 21, 2015

Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes September 21, 2015

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

Signs of Brain Tumor May Show in Blood Years Before Diagnosis September 18, 2015

Glioma patients appear to have early immune response, study suggests

Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions September 18, 2015

Study shows ancient exercise improves physical ability in those with arthritis, heart failure, emphysema and breast cancer

Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers September 17, 2015

Researchers say it's a risk factor for death and disability that can be controlled

Excess Weight Linked to Brain Cancer Risk in Study September 16, 2015

And physical activity associated with lower odds of meningioma, though these tumors are considered rare

Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide September 16, 2015

Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

Cancer Still the Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Hispanics: Report September 16, 2015

Lack of insurance is an obstacle to high-quality care, experts say

Americans Support More Funding of Cancer Research September 16, 2015

Most voters know someone with the disease, survey finds

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline September 15, 2015

Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent Dementia September 15, 2015

Conversely, poor blood sugar control appears to increase risk of brain troubles, study finds

People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says September 14, 2015

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors September 14, 2015

Study of almost 100 children also finds greater survival rate for girls than boys after surgery

Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study September 14, 2015

Odds were reduced 68 percent in large Spanish review, but longer-term follow-up studies are needed

Social Factors Affect Leukemia Survival September 14, 2015

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

Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk September 14, 2015

Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

Coal Ash Contains High Levels of Radioactivity: Study September 11, 2015

End product from coal-fired plants may pose hazard to health and environment

Screening All Women for Breast Cancer Genes Not Feasible: Study September 11, 2015

Price of genetic tests would have to drop 90 percent to be cost-effective, researcher says