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Cancer Survivor Numbers On The Rise
2013-03-27 19:16:39

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While once considered a death sentence to many, cancer survival is on the rise. The increase is, in part, due to an aging population. But it is also thanks to advances in early detection and treatment. As a result, more people will survive cancer. On Wednesday, the American Association for Cancer Research reported the number of cancer survivors is expected to increase by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022. Currently there are some...

2013-03-18 11:12:57

Men who participate in biennial PSA based screening have a lower risk of being diagnosed as well as dying from prostate cancer up to 9 years after their last PSA test, according to the results of a new study to be presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan A joint Swedish-UK study aimed to examined the risk of developing prostate cancer after last invitation to screening. This investigation follows up on previous publication from the Göteborg randomized screening trial...

breastcancer
2013-02-27 08:11:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Breast cancer in the US is the second most deadly form of cancer in women and is expected to kill more than 39,000 Americans in 2013, according to the National Cancer Institute [NCI]. Many of those deaths could come from the younger generation as a new study points out an unsettling trend: an uptick in diagnoses of metastatic breast cancer in women ages 25 to 39. While progress has been made in overall reduction of cancers in the...

2013-02-14 12:25:03

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While advancements in cancer treatment over the last several decades have improved patient survival rates for certain cancers, some patients remain at risk of developing treatment-related leukemia, according to results of a study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Chemotherapy is often a highly effective treatment for cancer, but certain drugs have also been shown in a range of...

2013-02-13 11:39:10

Lung cancer is likely to overtake breast cancer as the main cause of cancer death among European women by the middle of this decade, according to new research published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Wednesday). In the UK and Poland it has already overtaken breast cancer as the main cause of cancer deaths in women. The study by researchers in Italy and Switzerland predicts that just over 1.3 million people will die from cancer (737,747 men and 576,489 women) in the 27...

2013-01-29 12:28:28

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New estimates for 2013 show a five percent increase in prostate cancer deaths and signal a new trend of fewer men being diagnosed with the disease. Compared to a 15 percent decrease in prostate cancer deaths in 2012, this year's increase could be attributed to men with aggressive forms of the disease forgoing early detection. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130129/DC50244LOGO ) "We must remain vigilant in the fight to end...

Cancer Death Rates Down 20 Percent Over Past 20 Years
2013-01-18 07:31:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the American Cancer Society (ACS) revealed that cancer mortality decreased 20 percent from its peak in 1991; the organization believes that the drop is a milestone, with an estimated 1.2 million deaths of cancer avoided. The findings were recently reported in ACS's yearly Cancer Statistics report, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. ACS provides estimates of the new cancer cases and deaths expected in the...

2013-01-08 14:49:20

Despite the decline in cancer death rates in the U.S., there is an increase in incidence rates for cancers associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and more efforts are needed to increase HPV vaccination coverage levels to prevent the occurrence of these cancers in the future according to a study published January 7 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Cancer...

Cancer Death Rates Falling In The US, But It's Not All Good News
2013-01-08 15:24:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Cancer deaths amongst adults in the US declined modestly over the past decade, but incidence rates for children and teenagers has risen slightly since 1992, claims an annual report compiled by a coalition of some of the country´s top cancer organizations. The rate of death from all cancers dropped in both men and women between the years of 2000 and 2009, researchers revealed on Tuesday. Also during that time, overall cancer...

2013-01-02 12:22:26

HENNIGSDORF, Germany, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sphingotec GmbH announced today that it will launch a blood test for the early prediction of breast cancer in women. The test will be available in Europe beginning in the second quarter of 2013. sphingotest(®) pro-NT is a simple blood test for the determination of proneurotensin (pro-NT). sphingotest(® )pro-NT detects the release of the satiety hormone neurotensin and is applicable to all female individuals, regardless of genetic...