3-D imaging detects more breast cancer than mammography

Jun 26, 2014

3-D imaging detects more breast cancer than mammography

The largest study of its kind has shown that three-dimensional imaging finds more breast cancers than traditional mammography alone, according to research published on Tuesday. The technique, called 3-D mammography or tomosynthesis, was approved by U.S. regulators in 2011 after initial research showed it ...

Indonesia cigarettes flout graphic ad law

Jun 25, 2014

Indonesia cigarettes flout graphic ad law

Tobacco companies largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs on sale, another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that has the world’s highest rate of male smokers and a “wild, Wild West” of advertising. Despite having ...

The unspoken disease that can destroy families

Jun 6, 2014

The unspoken disease that can destroy families

by Kaori Shoji

Of the 17,500 cases of uterine cancer reported yearly in Japan, nearly half are cervical cancer, usually triggered by a virus spread by sexual intercourse. Because of this, sufferers often conceal the fact from friends and families and continue working at their jobs as ...

May 31, 2014

Aspirin may halve colon cancer risk

Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a recent study found. Researchers previously were aware that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin could reduce colorectal cancer risks, ...

May 31, 2014

Drug helps cancer patients stay fertile

Young women undergoing chemotherapy for certain types of breast cancer may be able to preserve their fertility by adding the drug goserelin to their treatment, researchers said Friday. The cancer drug also appeared to improve survival, according to the results of a phase III ...

State lets terminally ill try experimental drugs

May 18, 2014

State lets terminally ill try experimental drugs

Colorado melanoma patient Nick Auden, who died while seeking access to an experimental drug, helped inspire a first-of-its-kind state law allowing terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval. The “Right To Try” law is now being advanced in several other ...