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Genetic Mutations Found in Leukemia Rise With Age

Today - For many people, an increase in genetic mutations that could trigger leukemia seems to be an inevitable part of aging, according to a new study published online Feb. 26 in Cell Reports.

Oral Bisphosphonate Use Tied to Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

Today - For postmenopausal women, oral bisphosphonate use is associated with a reduction in the risk of endometrial cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Researchers Examine Etiology of Ibrutinib Discontinuation in CLL

Feb 27, 2015 - For patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib is effective, and prognosis is poor after discontinuation, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in JAMA Oncology. The research identifies, for the first time, baseline factors associated with ibrutinib therapy discontinuation.

Suicide Deemed Public Health Concern in Genitourinary Cancers

Feb 26, 2015 - Suicide is a public health concern for patients with genitourinary cancer, especially bladder cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 17 in Cancer.


ASCO: High-Risk Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Up Since New PSA Recs

Feb 26, 2015 - U.S. recommendations against the prostate-specific antigen test for prostate cancer might have prompted a small but measurable increase in the number of higher-risk cases diagnosed recently, according to a new study. Findings from the study are to be presented Thursday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held from Feb. 26 to 28 in Orlando, Fla.

Location of Colorectal Cancer Factors Into Survival

Feb 26, 2015 - Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer that started on the left side may be more likely to survive than those whose disease originated on the right side, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


Nasal Allergies Tied to Increased Nasopharyngeal Cancer Risk

Feb 25, 2015 - Patients with allergic rhinitis may have an increased risk of developing nasopharyngeal carcinoma, according to a Taiwanese study published in the March issue of Head & Neck.

ASCO: Testicular Cancer May Raise Risk of Prostate Cancer

Feb 25, 2015 - Men who've had testicular cancer may be at increased risk for prostate cancer, although that risk is low, according to a study scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held from Feb. 26 to 28 in Orlando, Fla.


ASCO: Survival Down in Some Cases of Active Surveillance

Feb 25, 2015 - Choosing active surveillance over treatment for prostate cancer may decrease the odds of survival in men with intermediate-risk cancer, according to research scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held from Feb. 26 to 28 in Orlando, Fla.

SNP Linked to Vincristine-Related Neuropathy in ALL

Feb 25, 2015 - A single-nucleotide polymorphism in the promoter region of the CEP72 gene, which encodes a centrosomal protein involved in microtubule formation, correlates with risk and severity of vincristine-related peripheral neuropathy in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to a study published in the Feb. 24 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


FDA Approves Farydak for Multiple Myeloma

Feb 25, 2015 - Farydak (panobinostat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat multiple myeloma. Farydak inhibits the activity of histone deacetylases, which could slow the overproduction of plasma cells among people with multiple myeloma, the FDA said.

Sun Damage to Skin Can Continue After Dark

Feb 24, 2015 - Skin damage caused by ultraviolet radiation continues long after sun exposure, even in the dark, according to a study published in the Feb. 20 issue of Science.


Cancer Prevalence Low in Power Morcellation Fibroid Removal

Feb 24, 2015 - The use of power morcellation to remove fibroids in the uterus can end up spreading bits of hidden cancerous tumors throughout the abdomen, but a new study suggests the likelihood is low. Researchers called the findings, reported online Feb. 19 in JAMA Oncology, "reassuring."

Radiation Therapy Most Common Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Feb 24, 2015 - New research suggests that a wait-and-watch approach for prostate cancer isn't being used often enough, and that more men are being treated than may be necessary. The study appears online Feb. 19 in JAMA Oncology.


Americans Living Longer Post-Cancer, but Disparities Remain

Feb 24, 2015 - Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver, and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, according to research published online Feb. 19 in JAMA Oncology.

Research Finds No Cancer Link With Pimecrolimus

Feb 20, 2015 - Pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream used to treat eczema in children does not appear to increase the risk of cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Dermatology.


Better Informed Women Less Likely to Want Mammogram

Feb 20, 2015 - Educating women about the possibility of overdiagnosis from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test, new research suggests. The study was published online Feb. 17 in The Lancet.

Cancer Survivors Need Healthful Lifestyle Advice

Feb 19, 2015 - Clinical interventions should be implemented to help cancer survivors make lifestyle behavior changes, according to research published online Feb. 13 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.


Many Women Not Receiving Recommended Radiation Tx

Feb 19, 2015 - Many American women with locally-advanced breast cancer do not receive recommended radiation therapy after mastectomy, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Wide Variation in Hospital Tx Patterns for Metastatic CRC

Feb 18, 2015 - For patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, there is wide variation in hospital treatment patterns, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in Cancer.



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