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Gender Differences in Receipt of End-of-Life Care

May 22, 2015 - There are gender differences in receipt of end-of-life care among terminally ill cancer patients, with male patients more likely to receive intensive care unit care, according to a study published online May 14 in Cancer.

Not Enough Younger, High-Risk Americans Getting Colonoscopies

May 22, 2015 - A majority of people with a family history of colorectal cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, according to a new study. The research was published online May 21 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventin


High-Value Care Advice Provided for Cancer Screening

May 21, 2015 - High-value care advice has been provided for screening for five common types of cancer. The guidelines were published in the May 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Enoxaparin Prevents VTEs in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

May 21, 2015 - For patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, enoxaparin is effective for prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic events, according to a study published online May 18 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Benefits for Surgery Before Chemo in Advanced Ovarian CA

May 21, 2015 - Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, according to new research published online May 19 in The Lancet.

Family Hx Alone Doesn't Appear to Affect Breast CA Tx Outcomes

May 21, 2015 - A positive family history is not a significant independent risk factor for breast cancer outcome, according to a study published online May 20 in the British Journal of Surgery.


History of Teenage Acne Tied to Increased Risk for Melanoma

May 20, 2015 - Having a history of teenage acne is associated with an increased risk of melanoma, independent of known risk factors, according to a study published in the May 15 issue of Cancer.

Not All With Dense Breasts Have High Interval Cancer Risk

May 20, 2015 - Not all women with high breast density have high risk of interval cancer, according to a study published in the May 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Oncologist Recs Plus Motivation Package Increases Exercise

May 20, 2015 - For breast and colorectal cancer survivors, the level of exercise participation is significantly increased for those receiving an oncologist's exercise recommendations with an exercise motivation package, according to a study published online May 12 in

ATS: E-Cig Smoking Linked to Drop in Cough Reflex Sensitivity

May 19, 2015 - Electronic cigarette (e-cig) smoking is associated with a transient decrease in cough reflex sensitivity, and exposure to some flavors of e-cigs correlates with adverse effects on cells, according to two studies presented at the annual meeting of the Amer


AUA: PCPs Embracing New PSA Recommendations

May 19, 2015 - Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel's conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, and primary care doctors appear to have broadly accepted the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's ruling t

Weight Lifting Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

May 18, 2015 - For breast cancer survivors, slowly progressive weight lifting can reduce the incidence of physical function deterioration compared with usual care, according to a study published online May 11 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Study IDs Factors Linked to Improved Survival in OCSCC

May 18, 2015 - Factors associated with improved survival in oral cavity squamous cell cancer include neck dissection and treatment at academic or research institutions, according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

ASCO: Docetaxel With Hormone Tx May Improve Outcomes

May 18, 2015 - Giving docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer, according to new research. The study is scheduled for presentation May 30 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cl


ASCO Updates Guidelines for Hepatitis B Screening in Cancer

May 15, 2015 - Guidelines for hepatitis B virus screening among patients with cancer have been updated, according to a special article published online May 11 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

TAS-102 Ups Overall Survival in Refractory Metastatic CRC

May 15, 2015 - For patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer, the oral agent TAS-102, that combines trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride, is associated with improved overall survival, according to a phase 3 study published in the May 14 issue the New


ASCO: Nicotinamide May Help Prevent Non-Melanoma Skin CA

May 15, 2015 - A form of vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) is linked to a reduction of non-melanoma skin cancers by 23 percent when taken twice daily, according to new research. The study is scheduled for presentation May 30 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clin

Multimodal Strategy Improves Ovarian Cancer Detection

May 14, 2015 - Screening with a multimodal strategy, in which annual serum cancer antigen 125 is interpreted with the risk of ovarian cancer algorithm, improves detection of invasive epithelial ovarian or tubal cancers, according to a study published online May 11 in th


Increased Risk of Cancer Seen for Offspring of Older Fathers

May 14, 2015 - Adults who were born to older fathers may be at increased risk for blood and immune system cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, according to a study published online May 11 in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

ADT for Prostate Cancer Tied to Impaired Cognition

May 14, 2015 - Men undergoing androgen-deprivation therapy to treat prostate cancer may experience impaired cognitive function within the first six months that persists for at least a year, a new study suggests. The report was published online May 11 in the Journal o



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