Today - For patients with prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy has a lasting impact on physical function, according to a study published online March 24 in Cancer.
Today - America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report published online March 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The report was coauthored by experts from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
Today - Classifying breast cancers according to tumor subtypes could help improve treatment of the disease, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease. The report was published online March 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Today - A pharmacist-led comprehensive medication assessment shows that a high number of older oncology patients use multiple and/or inappropriate medications. The findings were published online March 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Today - An experimental vaccine and a drug already on the market each may help slow down advanced ovarian cancer, two new studies suggest. The findings were to be presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, held from March 28 to 31 in Chicago.
Mar 30, 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.
Mar 30, 2015 - New, less aggressive guidelines have been developed for management of pancreatic cysts. The guidelines were published in the April issue of Gastroenterology.
Mar 30, 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.
Mar 30, 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.
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.
Mar 31, 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.