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Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Metabolic Syndrome Risk in CA Survivors

Today - For childhood cancer survivors, following a heart-healthy lifestyle is associated with a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, according to a study published online July 28 in Cancer.


Oral Contraceptive, Breast Cancer Link Varies by Formulation

Today - Recent use of oral contraceptives is associated with increased breast cancer risk, which varies by formulation, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of Cancer Research.

Nighttime Light Exposure May Spur Tamoxifen Resistance

Today - An animal study suggests that exposure to light at night, which disrupts circadian rhythm and melatonin production, may drive intrinsic resistance to tamoxifen therapy in breast cancer. The study was published online July 25 in Cancer Research.


Presence, Intensity of Pain and Itch Linked to Skin Cancers

Today - The presence and intensity of pain and itch may be indicators of skin cancer, according to a study published online July 23 in JAMA Dermatology.

Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms

Today - Allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related deaths and illness, according to a new study, partly funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, published online July 31 in Addiction.


J&J Pulls Morcellator Devices From Market

Today - In a letter that was to be sent to all of its customers Thursday, Johnson & Johnson asked that its laparoscopic power morcellators be returned to the company, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Head and Neck Cancer

Jul 31, 2014 - Patients newly diagnosed with diabetes have an increased risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to a study published online July 24 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.


HPV-Related Noncervical Cancers on the Rise in Canada

Jul 31, 2014 - Over the past several decades, the incidence of human papillomavirus-related noncervical cancers has increased in Canada, according to research published online July 22 in CMAJ Open.

Assay May Reduce Unnecessary Repeat Prostate Biopsies

Jul 30, 2014 - Among patients who have a prostate biopsy that is negative for cancer, an epigenetic assay may identify those who do not require repeat biopsy, according to research published in The Journal of Urology.


Low Trust in Physician Tied to Distress in Cancer Patients

Jul 30, 2014 - Having a lower level of trust in one's physician is associated with more emotional distress and more physical limitations within the first 15 months after cancer diagnosis in more anxiously attached patients, according to a study published in the July issue of General Hospital Psychiatry.

Type of Lymphoma Treatment Impacts Degree of Harm to Sperm

Jul 29, 2014 - Lymphoma treatment has damaging effects on spermatogenesis but, in most patients, sperm production recovers within two years post-treatment, according to a study published online July 17 in Fertility and Sterility.


Young Cancer Patients at High Risk for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Jul 29, 2014 - Adolescent girls undergoing treatment for cancer are at high risk for heavy menstrual bleeding, and gynecologic care is advised for careful management of this problem, according to a Committee Opinion published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Low Yield for Repeat Colonoscopy in Some Patients

Jul 29, 2014 - Repeat colonoscopies within 10 years are of little benefit to patients who had no polyps found on adequate examination; however, repeat colonoscopies do benefit patients when the baseline examination was compromised, according to research published in the August issue of Gastroenterology.


HPV Testing Every Three Years As Safe As Other Strategies

Jul 29, 2014 - Primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every three years seems to be a better screening alternative to Papanicolaou (Pap) testing every three years or concurrent HPV and Pap testing every five years, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Certain Form of Leukemia

Jul 29, 2014 - Approved use for Imbruvica (ibrutinib) has been expanded to include people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have a deletion in chromosome 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday in a news release.


Serum Free Light Chain Level Increase Precedes Amyloidosis

Jul 28, 2014 - Increased serum free light chains precede the presentation of immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis, according to a study published online July 14 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Tool Assesses Psychosocial Problems in Genetic Counseling

Jul 28, 2014 - A questionnaire improves discussion of psychosocial problems during genetic counseling sessions for cancer, according to research published online July 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Post-Op Recovery Program Aids Community Hospital Outcomes

Jul 28, 2014 - Implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery colorectal program is feasible in a community hospital setting and significantly improves outcomes, according to a study published online July 23 in JAMA Surgery.

Race Affects Opioid Selection for Cancer Pain

Jul 25, 2014 - Racial disparities exist in the type of opioid prescribed for cancer pain, according to a study published online July 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.



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