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FDA Approves Drug for Advanced Thyroid Cancer

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug to treat progressive thyroid cancer that continues to worsen despite radioactive iodine therapy.

New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain tumors are notoriously tricky for surgeons, who may leave too much cancerous tissue behind or cut into vital, healthy brain tissue.

Don't Exclude Cancer Survivors From Lung Cancer Trials, Study Urges

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors should not be excluded from clinical trials of new lung cancer treatments, according to a study that challenges common practice.

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use hormone therapy after menopause -- even for just a few years -- may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to new research.

New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new thyroid cancer drug can delay the progression of the disease almost five times longer than a placebo in people with recurring cancer, according to results from a new clinical trial.

Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who let their doctors make all the decisions are less likely to rate their care as excellent compared to patients who participate in their medical decisions, a new study suggests.

Cancer Patients Rarely Request Unneeded Tests, Treatments: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some doctors' claims to the contrary, cancer patients rarely request unnecessary tests or treatments, a new study finds.

Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who survive a stroke may have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer in the next few years, a new study suggests.

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests.

Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose iron supplements speed blood donors' recovery of iron and hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen in red blood cells, new research shows.

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