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Two Novel Technologies Promising in Cancer Care

Today - Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an individual's cancer, researchers report. Findings from both studies were published in the April 22 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

CRC Screening Among Older Adults Often Inappropriate

Today - Older adults with limited life expectancy frequently receive colorectal cancer screening, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


Women Eligible for Lumpectomy Still Choosing Mastectomy

Today - Many breast cancer patients who are eligible for breast-conserving surgery still choose to have the entire breast removed, according to research scheduled for presentation Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Surgical Association, held from April 23 to 25 in San Diego.

Second Primaries for Over 25% With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Today - More than one-quarter of patients with metastatic prostate cancer present with a synchronous second primary malignancy, according to a review published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.


Post-Chemo Radiation May Not Be Needed in Early Hodgkin's

Today - For patients with early Hodgkin's lymphoma who have negative findings on positron-emission tomography after three cycles of chemotherapy, progression-free survival is similar with or without further radiation, according to a study published in the April 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Self-Reported Health Predicts Survival in Breast Cancer

Today - For older women with breast cancer, low self-rated health and limited walking ability predict worse all-cause survival at five and 10 years, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


Oophorectomy Linked to Better Survival in BRCA1 Breast Cancer

Today - Oophorectomy is associated with a decrease in mortality in women with breast cancer and a BRCA1 mutation, and women with estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer and a BRCA1 mutation should undergo the procedure shortly after diagnosis, according to research published online April 23 in JAMA Oncology.


Review Examines Salpingectomy Alone for Cutting Ovarian CA Risk

Apr 23, 2015 - Salpingectomy alone may be a risk management option for women at hereditary risk of ovarian cancer, according to a review published in the May issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

AACR: Metformin Benefit Lacking in Pancreatic Ductal CA

Apr 23, 2015 - Despite evidence that has suggested metformin might have potential in cancer, a new study finds the medication doesn't help patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The study was to be presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 18 to 22 in Philadelphia.


ACP Supports Ban on Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes

Apr 23, 2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television advertisements for e-cigarettes, according to a position paper released by the American College of Physicians and published in the April 21 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Regular Walking Can Boost Quality of Life With Prostate CA

Apr 22, 2015 - Engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being for men with prostate cancer, according to new research published online April 16 in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice.


AACR: Dense Breasts Found More Likely in Black Women

Apr 22, 2015 - Black women are more likely than white women to have dense breasts, potentially boosting their breast cancer risk, according to new research. The findings were to be presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 18 to 22 in Philadelphia.

USPSTF Revisits Mammography Guidelines

Apr 22, 2015 - Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.


Under and Over Imaging Suspected in Prostate CA Care

Apr 22, 2015 - For men with nonmetastatic castration resistant prostate cancer who have a negative bone scan after diagnosis, factors associated with a second bone scan include higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA), shorter PSA doubling time, and faster PSA velocity; however, there may be under imaging in those at high risk and over imaging in those at low risk, according to a study published in the April issue of the The Journal of Urology.

HLA Expression Tied to Penile Cancer Outcomes

Apr 21, 2015 - Human leukocyte antigen expression appears to be tied to clinical outcomes in penile cancer, according to a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.


Obesity Raises Prostate Cancer Risk Even Higher for Black Men

Apr 21, 2015 - Compared to white men, black men appear to have up to four-fold greater risk of developing prostate cancer as their body mass index increases, according to a study published online April 16 in JAMA Oncology.

Gene Variation May Impact Smoking Cessation Efforts

Apr 21, 2015 - A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers. The study was published in the May issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


AACR: Longer Nighttime Fasting May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Apr 21, 2015 - Longer nighttime fasting duration is associated with improved glycemic regulation, and in turn, may reduce a woman's risk for breast cancer by improving biomarkers of glycemic control. The findings were published online April 20 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 18 to 22 in Philadelphia.

AACR: Regular Aspirin Use Linked to Lower GI Cancer Risk

Apr 21, 2015 - Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests. The research was to be presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 18 to 22 in Philadelphia.



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