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Review Compares Shave, Punch Biopsy Methods

Today - For clinically atypical pigmented lesions, lesion size and morphology should be considered before deciding on shave or punch biopsy, according to a research letter published online April 9 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Clinician-Referred Exercise Program Beneficial in Prostate CA

Today - For men with prostate cancer, clinician referral to and participation in an exercise program has a positive impact on mental health, according to a study published online April 15 in Cancer.


Prolonged ADT Ups Diabetes, CVD Risk for Older Men

Apr 17, 2015 - For men diagnosed with prostate cancer aged older than 70 years, prolonged androgen deprivation therapy is associated with increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, especially among those with comorbidities, according to a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.

Call for Gene Tests in Cancer to Include Normal Tissue

Apr 17, 2015 - If genetic tests are only done on cancer tissue, as many as half of patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment for their cancer, according to research published in the April 15 issue of Science Translational Medicine.


Statin Use Inversely Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Apr 16, 2015 - Statin use is inversely associated with pancreatic cancer risk, with evidence of a sex-specific risk reduction, according to a study published in the April 15 issue of Cancer.

Teledermatology Implications for Incidental Skin CA Detection

Apr 15, 2015 - An in-person skin examination is important for detection of incidentally-identified skin malignancies, according to a review published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.


Aspirin Use Not Found to Benefit Prostate Cancer Mortality

Apr 15, 2015 - Aspirin use does not appear to reduce the risk of mortality associated with prostate cancer, according to research published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.

Most Hospitalists Would Not Order Inpatient Mammography

Apr 14, 2015 - Most hospitalists feel that they should not be involved in breast cancer screening, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.


Repeat Prostate Biopsy Rounds Yield Cancer Cases

Apr 14, 2015 - Among a group of men with an initial negative prostate biopsy, clinically significant cancer is still found in subsequent repeat sampling rounds, according to a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.

HPV4 Vaccine Cost-Effective for OPC Prevention in Teen Boys

Apr 14, 2015 - The quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine appears to be cost-effective for the prevention of oropharyngeal cancer among 12-year-old males, according to a study published online April 13 in Cancer.


Many Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Don't Return to Work

Apr 13, 2015 - Many head and neck cancer survivors do not return to work, according to a study published in the April issue of Head & Neck.

Periocular Basal Cell Carcinomas Can Grow Rapidly

Apr 13, 2015 - Periocular basal cell carcinomas have a mean growth rate of 11.2 mm² every 30 days, according to a study published in the April issue of the British Journal of Dermatology.


High Costs for False-Positive Mammograms, Overdiagnosis

Apr 13, 2015 - Mammography screening is associated with considerable costs linked to false-positive mammograms and breast cancer overdiagnosis, with national expenditure estimated at $4 billion annually, according to a study published in the April issue of Health Affairs.

Cases of Melanoma Declining in U.S. Children

Apr 13, 2015 - The incidence of melanoma is falling among American children, according to a new study published online April 9 in The Journal of Pediatrics.


Higher Costs of Cancer Care Seen for Uninsured Patients

Apr 9, 2015 - Uninsured patients may be charged anywhere from two to 43 times what private insurance plans or Medicare pay for chemotherapy medications, a new study estimates. Researchers said the findings, reported in the April issue of Health Affairs, highlight a fundamental inequity.

Medicare Beneficiaries With Melanoma May Face Tx Delay

Apr 9, 2015 - Approximately 20 percent of Medicare patients with melanoma face delays in getting surgical treatment, according to a new study published online April 8 in JAMA Dermatology.


MRI Could Be Useful Pancreatic Cancer Screen for High-Risk

Apr 9, 2015 - Using magnetic resonance imaging to screen people at high genetic risk for pancreatic cancer might help spot tumors early, according to new research. The findings were published online April 8 in JAMA Surgery.

MRSA May Become More Aggressive With Smoke Exposure

Apr 8, 2015 - Exposure to tobacco smoke prompts methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria to become even more aggressive, and makes it harder for the immune system to fight off the infection, according to a laboratory-based study published online March 30 in Infection and Immunity.


More Expensive Breast Cancer Tx Tied to Improved Survival

Apr 8, 2015 - More expensive breast cancer treatments are linked to a greater chance of survival, new research suggests. The study was published in the April issue of Health Affairs.

Breast, Ovarian CA Risk Varies With BRCA Mutation Location

Apr 8, 2015 - The risk of breast and ovarian cancer varies with the type and location of BRCA1/2 mutations, according to a study published in the April 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.



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