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Physicians Show Low Adherence to Cervical CA Screening Recs

May 3, 2015 - The indications for cervical cancer screening in asymptomatic average-risk women are described in a best practice advice article published online April 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Multiple Surgeries Common in Breast Reconstruction

May 3, 2015 - Most women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will need several operations, according to a new study. The findings were to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, held from April 29 to May 3 in Orlando, Fla.

ACOG: Pregnant Women May Believe E-Cigarettes OK

May 3, 2015 - More than 40 percent of pregnant women surveyed think electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. The results of the study are scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, held from May 2 to 6 in San Francisco.


High-Intensity Exercise Program Best for Fitness in Breast Cancer

May 3, 2015 - For women undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer, a high-intensity physical activity program is most effective, while a low-intensity program offers a viable alternative, according to a study published online April 27 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Study Looks at Variability in Measures of Breast Density

May 1, 2015 - Volpara and Quantra algorithms have the lowest variability in repeated measures of breast density, according to a study published in the May issue of Radiology.


Two New Lung Cancer Meds Show Promise in Advanced Disease

May 1, 2015 - Two experimental drugs may help patients whose lung cancer has become resistant to the latest available treatments, according to separate studies published in the April 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Lack of Adequate Sunlight May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

May 1, 2015 - People who live in regions with low sunlight may have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, possibly because they don't get enough vitamin D from the sun, new research suggests. The study appears online April 30 in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Colon Cancer Risk Markers Appear Within Two Weeks of Diet Change

Apr 30, 2015 - Westernization of the diet induces changes in biomarkers of colon cancer risk within two weeks, according to research published online April 28 in Nature Communications.

Breastfeeding Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes for Mom

Apr 30, 2015 - Women who breastfeed their babies and later develop breast cancer are less likely to have the cancer return or be terminal than women who do not breastfeed, new research shows. The study was published online April 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


Capsule Colonoscopy Deemed 'Adequate' Alternative

Apr 29, 2015 - In an average-risk screening population, capsule colonoscopy seems adequate for patients who cannot undergo colonoscopy or who had incomplete colonoscopies, although additional research is needed to improve capsule detection, according to a study published in the May issue of Gastroenterology.

Higher CV Risks Seen for Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors

Apr 29, 2015 - Physicians and patients should be aware of the persistently increased risk of cardiovascular diseases throughout life after Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to a report published online April 27 in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Multiphoton Microscopy Reveals Features of Basal Cell Carcinoma

Apr 28, 2015 - Noninvasive multiphoton microscopy imaging can reveal characteristic features of basal cell carcinoma in human skin, according to a study published online April 24 in JAMA Dermatology. The research is being published to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, held from April 22 to 26 in Kissimmee, Fla.

Cigar Smoking Poses Much the Same Danger As Cigarettes

Apr 28, 2015 - Smoking cigars carries the same health risks as smoking cigarettes, according to a new review published online April 24 in BMC Public Health.


Two Novel Technologies Promising in Cancer Care

Apr 27, 2015 - 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

Apr 27, 2015 - 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

Apr 27, 2015 - 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

Apr 24, 2015 - 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

Apr 24, 2015 - 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

Apr 24, 2015 - 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.



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