Oncology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24043/all en ANALYSIS-In war against cancer, progress is in the eye of the beholder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-war-against-cancer-progress-the-eye-the-beholder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Deaths rates fell an average 1.5 percent per year, 2000 to<br /> 2009</p> <p>* In men, mortality rose for melanoma, cancers of liver and<br /> pancreas</p> <p>* Much of improvement in incidence, mortality reflects less<br /> smoking</p> <p>By Sharon Begley</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - As the United States enters the<br /> fifth decade of its "war on cancer," deaths continue to decline,<br /> according to an exhaustive report based on official data<br /> released on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-war-against-cancer-progress-the-eye-the-beholder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breast cancer Cancer Cancer screening Carcinogenesis Epidemiology Epidemiology of cancer Lung cancer Mammography Medicine Oncology Person Career Prostate cancer Quotation Technology War on Cancer Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:56:27 +0000 5731518 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-DNA pioneer James Watson takes aim at 'cancer establishments' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/rpt-dna-pioneer-james-watson-takes-aim-at-cancer-establishments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats with no change in content)</p> <p>* Gene-based cancer therapies, he argues, won't be cures</p> <p>* Antioxidants might be dangerous, not healthy, for patients</p> <p>* "Stirring the pot"</p> <p>By Sharon Begley</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/rpt-dna-pioneer-james-watson-takes-aim-at-cancer-establishments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer research Human Interest James Watson Medicine Oncology Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:30:23 +0000 5731974 at http://www.globalpost.com Fluid from Pap test used to detect ovarian, endometrial cancers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/fluid-pap-test-used-detect-ovarian-endometrial-cancers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Study an "exciting first step" toward screening tests</p> <p>* Larger tests now underway</p> <p>By Julie Steenhuysen</p> <p>CHICAGO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Using cervical fluid collected from routine Pap smears, U.S. researchers were able to spot genetic changes caused by both ovarian and endometrial cancers, offering promise for a new kind of screening test for these deadly cancers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/fluid-pap-test-used-detect-ovarian-endometrial-cancers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gynaecological cancer Medicine Oncology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:00:26 +0000 5732397 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Bioengineer developing needle-free "nanopatch" vaccines</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Entertainment Gynaecological cancer Health Labor Medicine Oncology Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:01:00 +0000 5732650 at http://www.globalpost.com Cancer gene mutation linked to earlier menopause: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/cancer-gene-mutation-linked-earlier-menopause-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 30 (Reuters) - Women who carry the BRCA mutations tied to breast and ovarian cancer may hit menopause a few years earlier than other women, according to a U.S. study of nearly a thousand women.</p> <p>Doctors already discuss with those women whether they want immediate surgery to remove their ovaries and breasts, or if they want to start a family first and hold off on ovary removal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/cancer-gene-mutation-linked-earlier-menopause-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breast cancer Medicine Oncology Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:45:18 +0000 5741315 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania cancer patients demand better access to treatment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/romania-cancer-patients-demand-better-access-treatment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cancer patients in Romania on Monday called on the government to make the latest treatments for the disease affordable to end what they called an "inhumane situation". </p> <p>The call by Romania's federation of cancer patient associations came on World Cancer Day.</p> <p>"There is a huge discrepancy between the treatments available to cancer patients in other European member states and the ones available in Romania", federation president Cezar Irimia told journalists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/romania-cancer-patients-demand-better-access-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Oncology Social Issues AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:45:59 +0000 5745673 at http://www.globalpost.com US blacks still more likely than whites to die from cancer:study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/us-blacks-still-more-likely-whites-die-cancerstudy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 6 (Reuters) - Drops in smoking may have helped drive cancer death rates down among black men in the United States during the last decade, but they are still more likely to die of cancer than whites, according to a U.S. study.</p> <p>"I think we see some really good news, but then we also see some trends that are going in the wrong direction," said Carol DeSantis, the study's lead author from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/us-blacks-still-more-likely-whites-die-cancerstudy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carol DeSantis Health Labor Medicine Oncology Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:15:53 +0000 5747052 at http://www.globalpost.com Longer span between mammograms fine for older women: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/longer-span-between-mammograms-fine-older-women-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 8 (Reuters) - Screening women over 65 for breast cancer each year doesn't catch any more early tumors than screening every other year, but it does lead to more false positives, according to a U.S. study.</p> <p>The findings, which appeared in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, are based on more than 140,000 older women included in five mammogram registries across the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/longer-span-between-mammograms-fine-older-women-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cancer screening Medicine Oncology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:45:37 +0000 5749539 at http://www.globalpost.com Lung cancer worsening threat for European women: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/lung-cancer-worsening-threat-european-women-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cancer rates in Europe are generally falling, but lung cancer is poised to overtake breast cancer as the disease's biggest killer of women, a study published on Wednesday said.</p> <p>In 2013, about 1.31 million people -- some 737,000 men and 576,000 women -- will die of cancer in the 27-nation European Union (EU), researchers said.</p> <p>In absolute terms, the toll will be higher than in 2009, a year that is the benchmark for measuring cancer mortality in the EU.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/lung-cancer-worsening-threat-european-women-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Oncology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:31:41 +0000 5754087 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian court supports patents on human genes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/australian-court-supports-patents-human-genes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Australian court supports patents on genetic material</p> <p>* U.S. Supreme Court to consider same issue in April</p> <p>* Cancer groups say companies can monopolise cancer gene tests</p> <p>By James Grubel</p> <p>CANBERRA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - An Australian court ruled on Friday that two technology companies could hold a patent on genetic material related to cancer, in a case similar to one before the U.S. Supreme Court that has implications for gene-based medicine worldwide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/australian-court-supports-patents-human-genes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gynaecological cancer Hospitality Law Medicine Oncology Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:30:18 +0000 5756301 at http://www.globalpost.com Star-gazing software helps fight breast cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/star-gazing-software-helps-fight-breast-cancer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Astronomical algorithms used to study tumour samples</p> <p>* Automated system taps software for exploring night sky</p> <p>By Ben Hirschler</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - In an unlikely tie-up, astronomers and cancer researchers have joined forces to study breast tumours using image analysis software originally developed to explore the distant stars.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/star-gazing-software-helps-fight-breast-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medicine Oncology Ribbon symbolism Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:30:43 +0000 5760595 at http://www.globalpost.com Advanced breast cancer inching up in young women -U.S. study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/advanced-breast-cancer-inching-young-women-us-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Genevra and Pittman</p> <p>Feb 26 (Reuters Health) - More young women are being diagnosed with advanced, metastatic breast cancer than were three decades ago, a new study said, but the overall rate of cancer in that group is still small.</p> <p>One in 173 women will develop breast cancer before she turns 40, researchers said, and the prognosis tends to be worse for younger patients.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/advanced-breast-cancer-inching-young-women-us-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breast cancer Entertainment Medicine Oncology Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:16:01 +0000 5767824 at http://www.globalpost.com Cases of advanced breast cancer inching up in young women http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/cases-advanced-breast-cancer-inching-young-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 27 (Reuters) - More young women are being diagnosed with advanced, metastatic breast cancer than were three decades ago, according to a U.S. study, with the metastatic breast cancer rate in particular rising about two percent each year.</p> <p>Yet the overall rate of cancers in that group is still small. One in 173 women will develop breast cancer before she turns 40, said researchers whose report appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association - but the prognosis tends to be worse for younger patients.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/cases-advanced-breast-cancer-inching-young-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breast cancer Entertainment Medicine Oncology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:45:03 +0000 5767918 at http://www.globalpost.com US study sees uptick in breast cancer in younger women http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/us-study-sees-uptick-breast-cancer-younger-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The incidence of advanced breast cancer among women aged 25 to 39 in the United States has increased over the past thirty years, a study said Wednesday. </p> <p>Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study found that cases increased from 1.53 per 100,000 in 1976 to 2.90 per 100,000 in 2009.</p> <p>According to the researchers, that represents an average compounded increase of 2.07 percent per year over the 34-year period.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/us-study-sees-uptick-breast-cancer-younger-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breast cancer Entertainment Medicine Oncology Social Issues AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:46:52 +0000 5768316 at http://www.globalpost.com Livestrong charity says will survive without Armstrong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/livestrong-charity-says-will-survive-without-armstrong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's cancer-fighting charity said Thursday it will survive despite the doping scandal which forced him to step down from the foundation.</p> <p>"Will the Livestrong Foundation survive? Yes. Absolutely yes. Hell yes," Andy Miller, head of Livestrong operations, said in prepared remarks released ahead of what was billed as a "major" speech.</p> <p>"Our work is too meaningful, our role too unique, the need too great to stand for any other answer."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/livestrong-charity-says-will-survive-without-armstrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Health Medicine Oncology AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:00:53 +0000 5770034 at http://www.globalpost.com