July 3, 2006
A daily glass of pomegranate juice showed potential for slowing the growth of prostate cancer in a small study but more evidence is needed before doctors recommend it, U.S. scientists said Saturday. (MSNBC)
July 1, 2006
U.S. regulators gave accelerated approval Wednesday to a new targeted therapy to treat people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
The drug, Sprycel (generic name dasatinib), was also given regular approval to treat adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a more serious form of leukemia. (excite.com)
June 28, 2006
Mike Stuckey, a senior news editor at MSNBC, talks about the hard treatment choices to be made when confronted with a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
"Welcome to the prostate cancer treatment buffet, where the presence of so many chances for a cure seems too good to be true and, for me, it is. Because there’s no consensus in the medical community on a gold standard treatment for prostate cancer, a patient must choose his own. Welcome to hell." (MSNBC)
June 26, 2006
Being overweight hurts men’s chances of having successful radiation treatment for prostate cancer, according to a study released Monday.
The study by researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is being called the first to examine the link between obesity and prostate cancer progression after radiation treatment. (MSNBC)
June 24, 2006
Patsy Ramsey, whose 6-year-old daughter JonBenet's 1996 slaying has never been solved, died Saturday of cancer, her lawyer said. She was 49. (forbes.com)
June 8, 2006
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved use of the vaccine, Gardasil, for use in girls and women ages 9 to 26. It works by preventing infection by four strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease. (MSNBC)
June 7, 2006
The panel concluded there is sufficient evidence to connect asbestos and laryngeal cancer. It found nine studies that supported the connection. It also noted that certain cancers of the larynx - the portion of the throat containing the vocal cords - and of the lung are similar. (apnews.excite.com)
June 1, 2006
Roger Ebert, the Chicago Sun-Times movie critic and host of TV's "Ebert & Roeper" said a cancerous growth on his salivary gland will be removed June 16, the newspaper reported Thursday. This is his fourth recurrence of cancer. (Washingtontimes.com)
May 27, 2006
Thalidomide received federal approval Thursday for treatment of bone-marrow cancer, marking the further rehabilitation of a drug originally banned more than 40 years ago after it caused thousands of birth defects. (USATODAY)