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FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

Today - Laparoscopic power morcellation for treatment of fibroids could increase a woman's risk of cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle

Apr 18, 2014 - Early progress has been made in developing a treatment that might one day help the immune system defend itself against cancer, according to research published in the April 16 issue of Science Translational Medicine.


Six Percent of Colorectal Cancer Found to Be Interval Tumors

Apr 17, 2014 - Six percent of patients with colorectal cancer have interval cancers, which develop within six to 60 months of colonoscopy, according to a study published in the April issue of Gastroenterology.

Perioperative Chemotherapy Ups Survival in Bladder Cancer

Apr 16, 2014 - The use of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer is associated with a survival benefit in the general population, according to research published online April 14 in Cancer.


Engineered Cartilage Feasible for Nasal Reconstruction

Apr 15, 2014 - Autologous nasal cartilage tissues can be engineered and clinically used for functional restoration of alar lobules after tumor resection, according to a study published online April 11 in The Lancet.

Video-Based Info Increases Men's Skin Health Awareness

Apr 15, 2014 - Exposure to video-based education increases men's skin awareness and attendance at whole-body clinical skin examinations, according to a study published in the April issue of JAMA Dermatology.


CRC Resection Morbidity, Mortality Still Higher for Elderly

Apr 15, 2014 - Despite an overall improved mortality seen during the past 10 years, advancing age is associated with higher morbidity and mortality in colorectal cancer resection, according to a study published online April 9 in JAMA Surgery.

High-Fat Diet Tied to Certain Subtypes of Breast Cancer

Apr 15, 2014 - High intake of saturated fats is associated with increased risk of certain subtypes of breast cancer, according to research published online April 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


Cytomegalovirus Tied to Anemia With Kidney Disease

Apr 15, 2014 - Cytomegalovirus may contribute to anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study published online April 10 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Chronic Pancreatitis Ups Risk of Cancer Death

Apr 14, 2014 - Individuals with chronic pancreatitis (CP) are at higher risk for cancer death and other comorbidities than those without CP, according to a study published in the April issue of Gastroenterology.


Cognitive Decline Inversely Tied to Cancer Mortality Risk

Apr 11, 2014 - Elderly individuals who experience faster cognitive decline appear to be at reduced risk of dying from cancer, according to research published online April 8 in Neurology.


AACR: Irregular Menstrual Cycles Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk

Apr 10, 2014 - Irregular menstrual cycles may be an early marker of ovarian cancer risk, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 5 to 9 in San Diego.

AACR: High BMI Prediagnosis May Lead to Poor CRC Outcomes

Apr 10, 2014 - High prediagnosis body mass index is associated with increased mortality after colorectal cancer diagnosis, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 5 to 9 in San Diego.


Decrease in Tobacco Use on TV Dramas Since 1955

Apr 9, 2014 - The portrayal of tobacco use on television dramas has decreased since 1955, in line with historical cigarette consumption trends, according to a study published online April 3 in Tobacco Control.

Conventional Chemo May Be Better for Some Advanced NSCLC

Apr 9, 2014 - For patients with non-small-cell lung cancer and wild-type epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, conventional chemotherapy improves progression-free survival better than first-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, according to research published in the April 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


AACR: ICMgp100 Tolerated, Active in Advanced Melanoma

Apr 9, 2014 - An affinity-enhanced T cell receptor specific for the human leukocyte antigen-A2 restricted melanoma gp 100 peptide fused to an anti-CD3 antibody fragment, IMCgp100, seems promising for advanced melanoma, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 5 to 9 in San Diego.

AACR: LY2835219 Promising for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Apr 8, 2014 - The novel cell cycle inhibitor selective for the cyclin-dependent kinases CDK4 and CDK6, LY2835219, shows promise for metastatic breast cancer, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 5 to 9 in San Diego.


Adenoma Detection Rate Linked to Interval Cancer Risk

Apr 7, 2014 - The adenoma detection rate for screening colonoscopy performed by a physician is inversely associated with patient risk of subsequent colorectal cancer (interval cancer) and death, according to research published in the April 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Financial Burden of Breast Cancer Hits Minorities Harder

Apr 4, 2014 - Racial and ethnic minority patients seem to be more vulnerable to breast cancer-related privations and financial decline, according to a study published online March 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.



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