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Androgen Deprivation Therapy Has Lasting Impact on Function

Today - For patients with prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy has a lasting impact on physical function, according to a study published online March 24 in Cancer.

Small, Steady Decline in Cancer Rates in U.S. Over Past Decade

Today - America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report published online March 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The report was coauthored by experts from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. National Cancer Institute.


New Breast CA Subtype Data Could Improve Risk Stratification

Today - Classifying breast cancers according to tumor subtypes could help improve treatment of the disease, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease. The report was published online March 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Multiple, Inappropriate Meds Taken by Older Cancer Patients

Today - A pharmacist-led comprehensive medication assessment shows that a high number of older oncology patients use multiple and/or inappropriate medications. The findings were published online March 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


SGO: Promising Research in Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Today - An experimental vaccine and a drug already on the market each may help slow down advanced ovarian cancer, two new studies suggest. The findings were to be presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, held from March 28 to 31 in Chicago.

Early Palliative Care Improves Survival in Advanced Cancer

Mar 30, 2015 - Early initiation of palliative care interventions improves survival and caregiver burden in advanced cancer, according to two studies published online March 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Less Aggressive Guidelines Issued for Pancreatic Cysts

Mar 30, 2015 - New, less aggressive guidelines have been developed for management of pancreatic cysts. The guidelines were published in the April issue of Gastroenterology.

Fish, ω-3 PUFAs Linked to Survival After Breast Cancer

Mar 30, 2015 - High intake of fish and long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids is associated with reduced all-cause mortality after breast cancer, according to a study published online March 24 in Cancer.


Diabetes May Predispose to More Advanced Breast Cancer

Mar 30, 2015 - Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, according to a new study published online March 17 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

Intraperitoneal Chemo Offers Lasting Benefit in Ovarian Cancer

Mar 26, 2015 - Intraperitoneal chemotherapy offers lasting benefit for patients with advanced ovarian cancer, according to a study published online March 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Cancer Risk Down for Men With High Midlife Fitness

Mar 31, 2015 - Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colorectal cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests. The report was published online March 26 in JAMA Oncology.

Patients Expect More Info About Tests Involving Radiation

Mar 25, 2015 - There is a considerable gap between patient expectations and current practices for provision of information relating to radiation use in medical imaging tests, according to a special report published online March 24 in Radiology.


AAD: Study Examines Incidence of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Mar 21, 2015 - The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer is much higher for Caucasians than Hispanics or Asians, but Hispanic patients are significantly younger than Caucasian or Asian patients, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held from March 20 to 24 in San Francisco.


Smoking, Drinking Prolong Gastrostomy Tube Requirement

Mar 21, 2015 - For patients with head and neck cancer undergoing prophylactic gastrostomy tube insertion before definitive radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy, current smoking and current heavy alcohol consumption are predictive of prolonged gastrostomy tube requirements, according to a study published online March 19 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Brentuximab Vedotin Ups Survival After SCT in Hodgkin's

Mar 20, 2015 - For patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma, brentuximab vedotin is associated with improved progression-free survival when given as early consolidation after autologous stem-cell transplant, according to a study published online March 18 in The Lancet.


Minority Women Less Involved in Choices for Breast CA Surgery

Mar 20, 2015 - Minority patients are less actively involved in surgeon and hospital selection for breast cancer surgery, according to a study published online March 19 in JAMA Oncology.

C-Reactive Protein Independent Prognostic Marker in Melanoma

Mar 19, 2015 - C-reactive protein levels are an independent prognostic marker in melanoma, according to a study published online March 16 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Cancer Odds Up 40 Percent in Obese Women

Mar 18, 2015 - Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women.

Genetic Variation Impacts Aspirin/NSAID Link to CRC Risk

Mar 18, 2015 - Two single nucleotide polymorphisms have been identified which confer differential benefit for aspirin and/or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use in relation to colorectal cancer risk, according to a study published in the March 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.



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