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Medical Marijuana Helpful for Cancer-Linked Symptoms

Today - Cannabis and cannabinoid pharmaceuticals can be helpful for nausea and vomiting, pain, and weight loss associated with cancer, according to research published online Dec. 10 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

NSAIDs May Lower Risk of Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Today - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs appear to reduce the risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma by 15 percent, according to a review published online Dec. 18 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.


Low Risk of Malignancy for Small Complex Adnexal Masses

Dec 18, 2014 - For older women with small complex adnexal masses, the overall risk of malignancy is low, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Entecavir Cuts Hep B Reactivation in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Dec 17, 2014 - Entecavir is more efficacious than lamivudine for preventing hepatitis B virus reactivation among patients who are seropositive for the hepatitis B surface antigen with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma receiving rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone chemotherapy treatment. These findings have been published in the Dec. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Screening Performance Differs With Distinct Fecal Test Brands

Dec 16, 2014 - Different brands of fecal immunochemical tests with the same cutoff hemoglobin concentration perform differently in detection of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the December issue of Gastroenterology.

No Higher Risk of Breast Cancer for Women With Migraines

Dec 16, 2014 - Migraine headaches do not raise the risk for breast cancer, according to research published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.



SABCS: Genetic Test May Help Predict DCIS Recurrence

Dec 15, 2014 - For women who have ductal carcinoma in situ surgically removed, a genetic test may help predict the odds of a recurrence, according to research presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held from Dec. 9 to 13 in San Antonio.

SABCS: Low-Fat Diet Ups Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Dec 15, 2014 - Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of premature death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research scheduled to be presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held from Dec. 9 to 13 in San Antonio.


FDA: Cyramza Approval Now Includes Non-Small-Cell Lung CA

Dec 15, 2014 - U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the anti-cancer drug Cyramza (ramucirumab) has been expanded to include aggressive non-small-cell lung cancer, the agency said Friday.

Researchers Estimate Number of Nevi Biopsied in U.S. Children

Dec 12, 2014 - During 2009 through 2013, there were an estimated 2,007,423 biopsies of nevi among children in the United States, according to a research letter published online Dec. 10 in JAMA Dermatology.


Many Breast Cancer Patients Receive Too Much Radiation Tx

Dec 12, 2014 - Many U.S. patients with breast cancer still get radiation therapy for much longer than they need to, according to a new study published online Dec. 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

SABCS: Combo Approaches Help Some Younger Breast CA Patients

Dec 12, 2014 - While tamoxifen plus ovarian suppression does not provide a significant benefit over tamoxifen alone among premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer, the addition of ovarian suppression does benefit some of these women, and exemestane plus ovarian suppression further improves disease outcomes, according to new research. The findings were published online Dec. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held from Dec. 9 to 13 in San Antonio.


FDA OKs Test for Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Antibodies

Dec 12, 2014 - A new screening test to detect human T-cell lymphotropic virus-I/II has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Exercise Eases Arthralgia Caused by Aromatase Inhibitors

Dec 11, 2014 - Exercise helps relieve aromatase inhibitor-induced pain in breast cancer survivors, according to research published online Dec. 1 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


SABCS: Novel Breast CA Drugs Show Promise in Early Trials

Dec 11, 2014 - Two preliminary studies into medications under development may offer some hope for women with advanced breast cancer. The findings are scheduled for presentation Wednesday at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held from Dec. 9 to 13 in San Antonio.

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Best for Pancreatic CA

Dec 11, 2014 - High-intensity focused ultrasound seems superior to other therapies for pancreatic cancer, according to a review published in the December issue of the Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine.


FDA Approves Gardasil for Additional Types of HPV

Dec 11, 2014 - The Gardasil 9 vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat five additional types of human papillomavirus, the FDA said Wednesday.



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