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  • Web-based info may not increase cancer screening

    Web-based info may not increase cancer screening
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Offering women information on colon cancer screening via the web does not get them to take up screening any more effectively than printed materials, according to a new study.
  • Longer waits for breast cancer patients on Medicare

    Longer waits for breast cancer patients on Medicare
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with a new diagnosis of breast cancer who are covered by Medicare are waiting longer and longer to get treatment, according to a new nationwide study. Researchers found that between 1992 and 2005, the average waiting...

    Are cancer patients' hopes for chemo too high?

    Are cancer patients' hopes for chemo too high?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - At least two thirds of people with advanced cancer in a new survey believed the chemotherapy they're receiving might cure them, even though the treatment is only being given to buy some time or make them comfortable. "Their...

    Extra pounds tied to breast cancer recurrence, death

    Extra pounds tied to breast cancer recurrence, death
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among women who have been treated for breast cancer, heavier women are more likely to have their disease come back and more likely to die of cancer, according to a new study. That could be because certain hormones that are...

    Baruch Blumberg dies at 85; Nobel Prize winner who discovered hepatitis B virus

    Baruch Blumberg dies at 85; Nobel Prize winner who discovered hepatitis B virus
    Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who received the 1976 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering the hepatitis B virus, which causes severe liver disease and cancer, and who later developed the vaccine that protects against it, has died. He was 85....