CancerInfo Center

Equal Protection
A study funded by HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine maker, Merck & Co., finds the HPV vaccine Gardasil® protects boys as well as girls against the virus.
Illegal Drugs Aren't the Only Kind That Kill
Avastin®, a cancer drug, has been shown to increase patient death from adverse events when used in conjunction with chemotherapy or biological therapy, according to new analysis of previous studies.
Power to the Patients
According to new recommendations from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, individuals with advanced cancer should be counseled on end-of-life care choices earlier.
Certain Prostate Cancer Tumors More Likely to Metastasize
Certain prostate tumors have the potential to become metastatic if not treated aggressively, according to new research from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Down but Not Out
Breast cancer survivors may be prone to hip fractures once they hit middle age, according to a study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
The Worst Breath of All
Researchers are working to develop a new diagnostics platform to detect lung cancer earlier, including a device that detects protein biomarkers in exhaled air.
Immigrant Women Less Likely to Have Cervical Cancer Screenings
Canadian immigrant women are screened less often for cervical cancer than native-born Canadian women, according to a new study from St. Michael's Hospital.
A Snort of Prevention
Researchers have identified a potential vaccine capable of reducing the colonization of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a known cause of gastritis, ulcer disease and cancer.
Earlier Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked to Breast Cancer
Women who start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as menopause begins have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who begin the therapy later, according to a new study.
Cancer, Scleroderma Study Prompts Chicken-or-Egg Questions
Autoimmunity and cancer may be linked in certain forms of the autoimmune disease scleroderma, according to new research from Johns Hopkins University.