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Early Palliative Care Improves Survival in Advanced Cancer

Mar 29, 2015 - Early initiation of palliative care interventions improves survival and caregiver burden in advanced cancer, according to two studies published online March 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Less Aggressive Guidelines Issued for Pancreatic Cysts

Mar 29, 2015 - New, less aggressive guidelines have been developed for management of pancreatic cysts. The guidelines were published in the April issue of Gastroenterology.


Fish, ω-3 PUFAs Linked to Survival After Breast Cancer

Mar 29, 2015 - High intake of fish and long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids is associated with reduced all-cause mortality after breast cancer, according to a study published online March 24 in Cancer.

Diabetes May Predispose to More Advanced Breast Cancer

Mar 29, 2015 - Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, according to a new study published online March 17 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.


Intraperitoneal Chemo Offers Lasting Benefit in Ovarian Cancer

Mar 26, 2015 - Intraperitoneal chemotherapy offers lasting benefit for patients with advanced ovarian cancer, according to a study published online March 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Cancer Risk Down for Men With High Midlife Fitness

Mar 30, 2015 - Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colorectal cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests. The report was published online March 26 in JAMA Oncology.


Patients Expect More Info About Tests Involving Radiation

Mar 25, 2015 - There is a considerable gap between patient expectations and current practices for provision of information relating to radiation use in medical imaging tests, according to a special report published online March 24 in Radiology.


AAD: Study Examines Incidence of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Mar 21, 2015 - The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer is much higher for Caucasians than Hispanics or Asians, but Hispanic patients are significantly younger than Caucasian or Asian patients, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held from March 20 to 24 in San Francisco.

Smoking, Drinking Prolong Gastrostomy Tube Requirement

Mar 21, 2015 - For patients with head and neck cancer undergoing prophylactic gastrostomy tube insertion before definitive radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy, current smoking and current heavy alcohol consumption are predictive of prolonged gastrostomy tube requirements, according to a study published online March 19 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.


Brentuximab Vedotin Ups Survival After SCT in Hodgkin's

Mar 20, 2015 - For patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma, brentuximab vedotin is associated with improved progression-free survival when given as early consolidation after autologous stem-cell transplant, according to a study published online March 18 in The Lancet.

Minority Women Less Involved in Choices for Breast CA Surgery

Mar 20, 2015 - Minority patients are less actively involved in surgeon and hospital selection for breast cancer surgery, according to a study published online March 19 in JAMA Oncology.


C-Reactive Protein Independent Prognostic Marker in Melanoma

Mar 19, 2015 - C-reactive protein levels are an independent prognostic marker in melanoma, according to a study published online March 16 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Cancer Odds Up 40 Percent in Obese Women

Mar 18, 2015 - Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women.


Genetic Variation Impacts Aspirin/NSAID Link to CRC Risk

Mar 18, 2015 - Two single nucleotide polymorphisms have been identified which confer differential benefit for aspirin and/or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use in relation to colorectal cancer risk, according to a study published in the March 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Accuracy High for Pathologists Interpreting Breast Biopsy

Mar 18, 2015 - Individual pathologists' interpretations of a single breast biopsy slide generally concur with expert consensus-derived reference diagnoses, according to a study published in the March 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


CDC Releases Estimates of Cancer Incidence, Survival for 2011

Mar 17, 2015 - Estimates of cancer incidence for 2011 in the United States show that about two-thirds of those with cancer survive five or more years after diagnosis, according to a report published in the March 13 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Frequency of Germline TP53 Mutations ID'd in Early-Onset CRC

Mar 16, 2015 - For patients with early-onset colorectal cancer, germline TP53 mutations occur at a frequency of 1.3 percent, according to a study published online March 12 in JAMA Oncology.


Where You Live May Impact Use of Unnecessary Imaging

Mar 16, 2015 - Patients with low-risk prostate or breast cancer may have higher or lower odds of getting an unnecessary imaging based on geography, according to a new study published online March 12 in JAMA Oncology.

Tetanus Shot Ups Survival With Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

Mar 16, 2015 - Adding a simple tetanus shot to dendritic cell immunotherapy for glioblastoma dramatically extended some patients' survival in a small new study. The study was published online March 11 in Nature.



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