Cancer News

Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition Ups Screening in NYC

Nov 23, 2015

Efforts of coalition increased screening colonoscopy from 42 percent in 2003 to almost 70 percent in 2014

Yoga May Help Maintain Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

Nov 22, 2015

Small study shows those undergoing radiation therapy had fewer side effects, less fatigue

FDA Approves Ninlaro for Multiple Myeloma

Nov 22, 2015

New oral medication blocks certain enzymes, hindering cancer-cell growth

Diabetes Predicts Worse Survival in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Nov 19, 2015

For patients with diabetes, poor glycemic control linked to higher risk of postoperative progression

Strategy Can Up Odds for Intact Sexual Function Post Radiation

Nov 19, 2015

Researchers investigate sexual dysfunction post RT for localized prostate cancer

Relative Survival Up Over Time for Stage I to III Cervical Cancer

Nov 19, 2015

Survival up for those diagnosed in 2009 versus 2000, 1990, 1983; no change for stage IV tumors

Nicotine, Toxicants Up With Smokeless Tobacco Exposure

Nov 24, 2015

Exclusive smokeless tobacco users have higher levels compared with exclusive cigarette smokers

Germline Mutations ID'd in 8.5 Percent of Children With Cancer

Nov 24, 2015

Germline mutations found in cancer-predisposing genes of 8.5 percent of 1,120 children, teens

Robotic Surgery May Be Superior to Laparoscopic for Uterine CA

Nov 18, 2015

Robotic is more costly, but results in shorter length of stay and greater rate of lymph node dissection

Prostate Cancer Screening, Detection Both Down in U.S.

Nov 24, 2015

But whether that's good or bad isn't yet clear

MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Improves Prostate Biopsy Cancer Detection

Nov 17, 2015

More high-grade cancers detected with MRF-TB vs. systematic biopsy in men undergoing primary biopsy

Pre-Op Blood Tests May Predict Post-Op Morbidity in Ovarian CA

Nov 16, 2015

Pre-op thrombocytosis, leukocytosis tied to post-op morbidity; increased mortality for patients with both

Impaired Kidney Function May Raise Cancer Risk

Nov 15, 2015

Dialysis, organ transplant may increase odds for certain types of cancer

CDC: Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New Low in the United States

Nov 15, 2015

As of 2014, rate is 16.8 percent but big socioeconomic disparities remain

Suicide Risk Up for Head, Neck Cancer Patients

Nov 15, 2015

Dependence on breathing tubes, feeding tubes might play a part in despair

Noon Best Time to Get Vitamin D From Sun for Minimal Cancer Risk

Nov 12, 2015

Study looks at impact of variations in UVA, UVB radiation on skin cancer risk

About Half of Pulmonologists Tend to Offer LDCT Screening

Nov 12, 2015

Overall, 52.4 percent have propensity for guideline-concordant low-dose CT screening

Incretin Use May Up Pancreatic CA Risk, but Only in Short Term

Nov 12, 2015

With prolonged use, risk decreased to baseline levels

Lower Costs for Hypofractionated Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy

Nov 24, 2015

Compared with conventionally fractionated PMRT, Hf-PMRT significantly reduces costs per patient

Surgery Can Benefit 'Ineligible' High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients

Nov 11, 2015

May be a treatment option for patients previously deemed ineligible


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