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October 31, 2004

Experimental Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

During a clinical trial, an experimental vaccine for men with advanced prostate cancer showed a statistically significant survival benefit, according to the developer, Dendreon Corporation. (Health Talk)

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October 27, 2004

Rehnquist Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, Yasser Arafat Doesn't Have Cancer

"The nation's chief justice is battling thyroid cancer but plans to keep working while he gets treatment."

"A blood test and an endoscopy on Yasser Arafat have dispelled suspicions he has cancer in his digestive tract."

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October 23, 2004

Arthritis Drugs for Cancer, Onions Fight Cancer

"Arthritis drugs like Celebrex and the recently withdrawn Vioxx may boost the immune system's ability to attack brain tumors, and possibly other types of cancer, researchers said on Friday."

"Preliminary studies by researchers at Cornell University have found that strong flavoured onions have the capacity to inhibit the growth of liver and colon cancer cells."

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October 17, 2004

Milk May Be Culprit in Breast Cancer, Survival Rate Increasing For Cancer Patients

"Tall, thin teenage girls who put on a growth spurt at puberty are at highest risk of breast cancer - and milk may be the culprit."

"The five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 97 percent among individuals whose cancer has not spread beyond the breast at the time of diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS)."

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October 9, 2004

Melissa Etheridge Has Breast Cancer, Drug Hope for Prostate Cancer

Melissa Etheridge has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has cancelled a tour to undergo surgery. (BBC)

Men with advanced prostate cancer that is not responding to hormone therapy could benefit from a drug now used to treat breast cancer. (BBC)

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October 2, 2004

Insulin Therapy Increases Colon Cancer Risk, Timing Crucial for Breast Cancer Surgery

"A recent study published in the American Gastroenterological Association's journal Gastroenterology has revealed that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, who require long-term insulin therapy are at a significantly high risk for colorectal cancer."

Where a woman is in her monthly cycle is a prime consideration in scheduling breast-cancer surgery and mammograms.

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Vitamins Do Not Prevent Stomach Cancer

Millions of people take them to stay healthy but scientists said on Friday that vitamin supplements do not protect against stomach and other cancers and may even make them worse. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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