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- Cancer Cure Approved (CenterWatch)
Describes the research on the new drug, STI-571 or Gleevec, which has been shown to attack only cancer cells and provide a very high rate of cure in leukemia. The FDA approved its use. 5-02
- Educational Materials - Guidelines for Minority Audiences (Texas Cancer Council)
Provides suggestions for the development of educational materials on cancer for Hispanic patients. However, the suggestions are appropriate for educational materials designed for other minorities. 3-02
- Educational Materials for Minority Audiences - Checklist (Texas Cancer Council)
Provides a checklist for use in the development of educational materials for minorities. 3-02
- 09-23-04 Study: Dogs Can Smell Cancer (Fox News)
"It has long been suspected that man's best friend has a special ability to sense when something is wrong with us. Now the first experiment to verify that scientifically has demonstrated that dogs are able to smell cancer (search)." 9-04
- Peter Jennings and Lung Cancer (ABC News)
"ABC News anchors said they hope if anything positive can be taken from Jennings' death, it is a greater awareness of the dangers of smoking." 08-05
- -08-09-05 Lung Cancer Deadly for Women (ABC News)
"As the number of men with lung cancer declines, the American Cancer Society estimates that 73,020 women will die in the U.S. of lung cancer this year, more than those who will die from breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers combined." 08-05
- -08-11-05 Possible Lung Cancer Breakthrough (Washington Times)
"A key reason lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in America is that it is rarely detected early and usually has spread beyond the lungs when diagnosed."
"But that could change as a result of clinical studies that are trying to determine whether a new X-ray technique known as low-dose spiral CT scanning can detect lung cancer early enough to save lives in those most at risk." 8-05
- -11-10-05 CT Scans May Provide Early Detection of Lung Cancer (ABC News)
"By the time symptoms appear, lung cancer has usually spread beyond the lungs and the five-year survival rate is only 15 percent. Studies have shown traditional chest X-rays do not catch lung cancer early enough to reduce the death rate. That's why some researchers are so enthusiastic about the new, more sensitive CT scans." 11-05.
- -12-15-05 Study: Fiber Does Not Prevent Cancer (CBS News)
"Fiber is part of a healthy diet. Guidelines suggest we eat 25 to 30 grams a day. An apple is about 5 grams. A cup of baked beans is 19."
"But right now the only thing known to prevent colon cancer is that colonoscopy. And that is the problem because only about 40 percent of Americans get a regular colonoscopy."
"If you're 50 or over, the recommendation is that you have one every few years. So, Kaledin concludes, it seems most people think eating a big bowl of cereal is a lot easier and just as healthy — they would be wrong about that." 12-05
- -01-26-06 Effective New Treatments for Breast Cancer (ABC News)
"Four years after she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Peggy Matson is now free of the disease."
"She had surgery and took a new drug called Herceptin, one of the first medications to attack breast cancer cells specifically."
"One of the most promising is a pill called Lapatinib, potentially more effective than Herceptin because it inhibits the growth of two proteins in certain cancer cells, while Herceptin affects only one." 01-06
- -01-27-06 New Cancer Drug Approved (CBS News)
"A new drug that combats both a rare stomach cancer and advanced kidney cancer won speedy federal approval Thursday."
"Sunitinib, to be marketed by Pfizer Inc. as Sutent, is the first cancer drug to simultaneously win Food and Drug Administration approval for two conditions, the agency said." 01-06
- -01-27-06 Passive Smoke Linked to Breast Cancer (USA Today)
"California regulators ruled Thursday that secondhand smoke causes breast cancer in younger women, an unprecedented finding that could lead to tougher anti-smoking measures." 01-06
- -05-20-06 FDA: Cancer-Causing Benzene Too High in Some Soft Drinks (CBS News)
"A government analysis of more than 100 soft drinks and other beverages turned up five with levels of cancer-causing benzene that exceed federal drinking-water standards, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday." 05-06
- First-Ever Cancer Vaccine Approved (USA Today)
"The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it has approved the first vaccine designed to prevent cancer."
"The vaccine, Gardasil, blocks infection by two types of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which account for about 70% of cervical cancer cases." 06-06
- -06-29-06 New Test for Colon Cancer (ABC News)
"Lynch syndrome is the leading hereditary cause of colon cancer, accounting for 4 to 5 percent of cases. It's estimated that every one to two people out 1,000 have the syndrome, and it affects all races equally."
"Thankfully, new research from Scotland has provided an easier method for identifying patients at risk." 06-06
- Dermatologist: Pill Can Help Against Sunburn and Maybe Skin Cancer (ABC News)
"Heliocare, made from the extract of a tropical fern that has been used for generations in folk medicine to treat skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, is an herbal supplement that you can take daily to prevent sun damage." 07-06
- -09-01-06 Cells Engineered to Fight Cancer (ABC News)
"Researchers took immune system cells from the blood of 17 advanced melanoma patients who, like Origer, had not been helped by conventional treatments. Origer had only three months to four months left to live when the experimental treatment began."
"These ordinary blood cells, called T cells, were genetically engineered to become cancer-fighting cells that could recognize and attack the life-threatening melanoma." 09-06
- -09-18-06 Acid Reflux Disease May Cause Esophageal Pre-Cancer Conditions (ABC News)
"More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month and more than 15 million experience it daily. While occasional heartburn is normal, chronic heartburn is not and can lead to cancer when not properly treated."
"But many people ignore serious acid reflux because instead of heartburn they have other, sometimes confusing symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, a choking sensation, chronic cough, and sore throat." 09-06
- -Editorial: Spreading Cancer by Bob Koehler (CommonWonders.com)
"As we 'protected ourselves,' in the words of the president, from Iraq’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction, we opened our own arsenal of WMD on them, contaminating the country’s soil and polluting its air — indeed, unleashing a nuclear dust into the troposphere and contaminating the whole world." 10-06
- 01-18-07 Cancer Death Rates Decline for Second Year (Time Magazine)
"Cancer deaths in the United States have dropped for a second straight year, confirming that a corner has been turned in the war on cancer." 01-07