MONDAY, April 3, 2017 -- Millions of Americans take low-dose aspirin every day for heart health. In doing so, they may also slightly lower their risk of dying from several cancers, a large new study suggests.
Researchers found that among more than 130,000 U.S. adults, those who regularly used aspirin were 7 percent to 11 percent less likely to die of cancer over the next few decades.
MONDAY, April 3, 2017 -- A cap that zaps tumors with electrical currents may boost survival in patients with a deadly brain cancer, new research suggests.
The device is worn on the head and exposes glioblastoma cells to a rapidly alternating sequence of low-intensity electrical frequencies. This interrupts cancer cells' ability to function, the researchers said.
TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- The skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs has many U.S. cancer survivors skipping needed medications or seeking cheaper alternatives, putting their health at risk, a new study finds.
Younger, privately insured patients are particularly likely to cut corners when it comes to medications, a team of U.S. researchers found.
TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- Cancer death rates can vary widely between different Hispanic ethnic groups in the United States, a new study finds.
"Hispanic populations are all different, reflecting their country of origin, cultural experiences and socioeconomic status," said study author Dr. Paulo Pinheiro, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.