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Unplanned Hospitalizations With GI Cancer Patients Common

Today - Unplanned hospitalizations among elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer are common, according to research published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

ACG: Recent Increase in Incidence of Young-Onset CRC

Today - The incidence of young-onset colorectal cancer is increasing, and the disease is more aggressive pathologically. These findings are being presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, held from Oct. 17 to 22 in Philadelphia.


Sustainable Benefit Seen for Trastuzumab in Breast Cancer

Today - Adding a year of trastuzumab (Herceptin) to standard chemotherapy improves overall survival by 37 percent and raises 10-year overall survival rates from 75 to 84 percent, according to research published online Oct. 20 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

70-Gene Signature Not Cost-Effective in Breast Cancer

Oct 20, 2014 - For patients with node-negative breast cancer, the 70-gene signature is unlikely to be cost-effective for guiding adjuvant chemotherapy decision making, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Long Noncoding RNAs Can Detect Prostate Cancer

Oct 20, 2014 - Differential expression of long noncoding RNAs identified in prostate cancer cell lines, patient tissue samples, and patient urine samples can detect prostate cancer, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

Oct 20, 2014 - A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.


'Lost Pleasure' From Smoking Not a Cost in Economic Analyses

Oct 17, 2014 - "Lost pleasure" represented by consumer surplus should not be considered in economic impact analyses of tobacco regulation, according to an ideas and opinions piece published online Oct. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Exercise Cuts Later CV Risk in Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors

Oct 17, 2014 - Exercise may lower the risk of treatment-related cardiovascular events in adult survivors of childhood Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to research published online Oct. 13 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Overdetection of PSA Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy

Oct 17, 2014 - Prostate-specific antigen recurrence may be overdetected after radical prostatectomy, according to research published in the Oct. 15 issue of Clinical Cancer Research.

Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With ALL

Oct 17, 2014 - An experimental immune-system therapy can often lead to complete remission in advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients who have run out of other options, according to research published in the Oct. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.


Prevalence of Familial Pancreatic Cancer About 9 Percent

Oct 17, 2014 - The prevalence of familial pancreatic cancer (FPC) is about 9 percent, and patients with FPC have more precursor lesions and are less likely to smoke than patients with sporadic pancreatic cancer, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in Cancer.

Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer

Oct 16, 2014 - A rare type of skin cancer has been linked to allergic reactions to metal implants, according to research published online Oct. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.


Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery

Oct 16, 2014 - In a study of more than 1.1 million cancer patients who had surgery, Harvard researchers found that almost 5 percent died within one month of their operation. These findings are scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2014 Quality Care Symposium, held from Oct. 17 to 18 in Boston.

Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment

Oct 16, 2014 - A Medicare subsidy program makes it more likely that breast cancer patients in all racial and ethnic groups will continue hormone therapy after surgery for their cancer, according to research scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2014 Quality Care Symposium, held from Oct. 17 to 18 in Boston.


Review: Weak Power in Most CRC Neoplasia Risk Prediction Models

Oct 15, 2014 - Most colorectal neoplasia risk prediction models have weak discriminatory power, according to a review published in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Considerations for CMS Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

Oct 15, 2014 - The benefits and potential harms of low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer are discussed in relation to the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services evaluation of screening coverage. The two clinical reviews were published online Oct. 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Combining Healthy Habits Equals Greater Reduction in CRC Risk

Oct 14, 2014 - A few healthy habits could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in BMC Medicine.


ASA: Lidocaine During Breast Sx May Reduce Long-Term Pain

Oct 14, 2014 - Lidocaine given to women undergoing mastectomy reduces their risk of persistent pain after the procedure, according to a new study. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, held from Oct. 11 to 15 in New Orleans.

High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return

Oct 13, 2014 - After surgery for prostate cancer, elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the cancer's return, new research suggests. The findings were published online Oct. 10 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.



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