April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — With black men at higher risk of developing — and dying from — prostate cancer, some researchers believe these men merit their own race-based screening guidelines. It’s known that incidence of prostate cancer is 60 percent

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April 21, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Second Cancers Deadlier for Younger People: Study

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When a second cancer strikes, it tends to be far more deadly in the young, a new study reveals. The findings may help explain the poor outcomes of younger cancer patients overall, the researchers added. The researchers also found that

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April 21, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Henrietta Lacks Film Highlights Research Issues

Latest Cancer News By Nick MulcahyWebMD Health News April 21, 2017 — The story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American cervical cancer patient whose tumor cells changed the course of biomedical research, will debut on HBO on Sunday in a new movie starring Oprah Winfrey. The movie is based on the

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April 19, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A woman’s prognosis after an ovarian cancer diagnosis may be affected by a number of unexpected factors, new research suggests. The study found that diabetes is linked to a 112 percent higher risk of death for women with ovarian cancer.

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April 14, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Vaccine Targeting Brain Tumors Seems Safe in Study

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine therapy shows promise in treating people with deadly glioblastoma brain cancer, researchers behind a small, preliminary study report. Latest Cancer News With current standard care, half of glioblastoma patients die within 15 months of diagnosis. Four of the 11 patients

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April 14, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Black Americans’ Cancer Rates Differ by Birthplace

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Cancer rates differ between African- and U.S.-born black Americans, a new study finds. “Typically, cancer occurrence among blacks in the United States is presented as one homogenous group, with no breakdown by country or region of birth,” said study co-author

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