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June 30, 2005

Mistletoe Extract for Bladder Cancer

After surgery for superficial bladder cancer, treatment with a mistletoe extract appears to be effective at reducing tumor recurrence, German researchers report. (Reuters)

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Low Radiation Levels and Cancer Risk

Even very low doses of radiation pose a risk of cancer over a person’s lifetime, a National Academy of Sciences panel concluded. It rejected some scientists’ arguments that tiny doses are harmless or may in fact be beneficial. (AP)

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June 22, 2005

Racial Disparity in Lung Cancer

Black cigarette smokers with a parent or sibling who developed lung cancer at an early age are more likely to get the disease themselves than white smokers with the same family history, researchers reported Tuesday. (Reuters)

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June 21, 2005

Common Virus Kills Cancer

A common virus that is harmless to people can destroy cancerous cells in the body and might be developed into a new cancer therapy, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. (Reuters)

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June 18, 2005

Rudy Giuliani Speaks On Prostate Cancer

Five years after his diagnosis, Rudy Giuliani is still cancer-free and he's doing a lot of talking about his disease - one that remains tricky to treat. He joins a list of prominent survivors that includes Joe Torre, Norman Schwarzkopf, Bob Dole and Michael Milken. Prostate cancer took the lives of actor Jerry Orbach and musician Frank Zappa. (AP)

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Consumer Group Wants Warning Label On Potato Chips

A California consumer legal group is campaigning to require warning labels on potato chips, saying they contain a chemical (acrylamides) known to cause cancer and state law requires the warnings. (Reuters)

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June 17, 2005

New Cancer Drug Shows Promise

Promising results from the UK's first clinical trial of a prototype cancer drug have raised the prospect of an effective new treatment against a range of cancers, including breast, prostate, bowel, kidney, ovarian and skin cancer. (Medical News Today)

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June 14, 2005

Bill Gates Backs Cervical Cancer Vaccines

Microsoft Corp founder Bill Gates is putting his financial muscle behind a campaign to get life-saving cervical cancer vaccines to women in poor countries. (Reuters)

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June 13, 2005

Social Support Helps Fight Ovarian Cancer

Women with ovarian cancer who have social support from loved ones have lower levels of an inflammatory protein released by the immune system, which could mean a more favorable prognosis, new research suggests. (Yahoo!)

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Colon Cancer in Women and Vitamin B6

Women with high levels of vitamin B6 in their diet seem to have a decreased risk of developing colorectal cancer -- especially those who consume alcohol -- according to a report from Sweden. (Reuters)

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June 7, 2005

Anne Bancroft Dies from Uterine Cancer

Actress Anne Bancroft died at New York City's Mount Sinai Medical Center on Monday (06JUN05) following a battle against uterine cancer. She was 73. (CM News)

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June 3, 2005

Mouth Check Could Reduce Oral Cancer Deaths

A simple inspection of the mouth by trained healthcare workers could reduce oral cancer deaths worldwide by at least 37,000 annually, findings from a study conducted in India suggest. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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June 2, 2005

Melanoma Rising in Australia

Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world and despite decades of health campaign the rate of melanoma, which is the most common kind of cancer, is soaring, a new report said. (Reuters)

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