Scientists suspect low-dose effects have led to global epidemic
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Shortage of vitamin D may be to blame
Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64
Early trial consistently shrunk tumors in mice, but some experts question the potential use for humans
FDA hopes targeted drug research will lead to 'big break'
Researchers identify a gene that may trigger early spread
Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer
Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages
Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors
But, finding isn't conclusive, and people shouldn't take the drug just to cut cancer risk, experts say
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