DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide doctors with a better assessment of the state of a man's disease, a new study suggests.

Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Including women older than 70 in national breast cancer screening programs won't lead to a sharp reduction in advanced forms of the disease, a new study finds.

Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just 3 million in 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research reported Tuesday.

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Anemia

(HealthDay News) -- Anemia occurs when the blood lacks enough red blood cells, often due to poor diet or disease.

Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests.

Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 percent, European researchers report.

New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of scientists has identified 23 new genetic variants linked to a greater risk for prostate cancer.

Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Michael Court is a scientist and a dog lover, so he jumped at the chance to enroll his golden retriever in a nationwide study aimed at fighting cancer and other ills in canines.

New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expert panel has issued new guidelines for managing sickle cell disease, stressing the use of the drug hydroxyurea and transfusions for many with the genetic disorder.