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ASCO: PD-1 Immunotherapy Benefits Patients With NSCLC

May 30, 2015 - An immune checkpoint inhibitor, nivolumab, may reduce patients' risk of death from non-small-cell lung cancer by 27 percent compared with patients who received docetaxel, according to research scheduled for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held from May 29 to June 2 in Chicago.

Primary Androgen Deprivation Tx May Raise DM Risk by 60 Percent

May 29, 2015 - Primary androgen deprivation therapy increases diabetes risk, particularly in men under 70 years of age, according to research published in the June issue of The Journal of Urology.


Population-Based FIT Screening Can Reduce CRC Mortality

May 29, 2015 - Population-based fecal immunochemical testing screening in adults aged 50 to 69 years can reduce colorectal cancer mortality, according to a study published online May 20 in Cancer.

Mediterranean Diet Might Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

May 29, 2015 - Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of endometrial cancer, according to a new study published in the May issue of the British Journal of Cancer.


14.9 Million New Cancer Cases Worldwide in 2013

May 29, 2015 - Between 1990 and 2013, the proportion of deaths worldwide caused by cancer rose from 12 to 15 percent. During that time, years of healthy life lost to cancer increased 29 percent, according to data on 28 types of cancer in 188 countries published online May 28 in JAMA Oncology.

ASCO: Many Cancer Patients Interested in Genetic Profiling

May 28, 2015 - Many patients with cancer are interested in comprehensive tumor genetic profiling (CGP), and most are willing to pay out-of-pocket costs for CGP, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, to be held from May 29 to June 2 in Chicago.


HSV-Derived Immunotherapy Promising in Advanced Melanoma

May 28, 2015 - A genetically engineered form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, according to research published online May 26 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Link Identified for Gallbladder Cancer, Aflatoxin

May 28, 2015 - Gallbladder cancer seems to be associated with aflatoxin, according to a study published in the May 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Gender Differences in Receipt of End-of-Life Care

May 22, 2015 - There are gender differences in receipt of end-of-life care among terminally ill cancer patients, with male patients more likely to receive intensive care unit care, according to a study published online May 14 in Cancer.

Not Enough Younger, High-Risk Americans Getting Colonoscopies

May 22, 2015 - A majority of people with a family history of colorectal cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, according to a new study. The research was published online May 21 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventin


High-Value Care Advice Provided for Cancer Screening

May 21, 2015 - High-value care advice has been provided for screening for five common types of cancer. The guidelines were published in the May 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Enoxaparin Prevents VTEs in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

May 21, 2015 - For patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, enoxaparin is effective for prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic events, according to a study published online May 18 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Benefits for Surgery Before Chemo in Advanced Ovarian CA

May 21, 2015 - Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, according to new research published online May 19 in The Lancet.

Family Hx Alone Doesn't Appear to Affect Breast CA Tx Outcomes

May 21, 2015 - A positive family history is not a significant independent risk factor for breast cancer outcome, according to a study published online May 20 in the British Journal of Surgery.


History of Teenage Acne Tied to Increased Risk for Melanoma

May 20, 2015 - Having a history of teenage acne is associated with an increased risk of melanoma, independent of known risk factors, according to a study published in the May 15 issue of Cancer.

Not All With Dense Breasts Have High Interval Cancer Risk

May 20, 2015 - Not all women with high breast density have high risk of interval cancer, according to a study published in the May 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Oncologist Recs Plus Motivation Package Increases Exercise

May 20, 2015 - For breast and colorectal cancer survivors, the level of exercise participation is significantly increased for those receiving an oncologist's exercise recommendations with an exercise motivation package, according to a study published online May 12 in

ATS: E-Cig Smoking Linked to Drop in Cough Reflex Sensitivity

May 19, 2015 - Electronic cigarette (e-cig) smoking is associated with a transient decrease in cough reflex sensitivity, and exposure to some flavors of e-cigs correlates with adverse effects on cells, according to two studies presented at the annual meeting of the Amer


AUA: PCPs Embracing New PSA Recommendations

May 19, 2015 - Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel's conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, and primary care doctors appear to have broadly accepted the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's ruling t

Weight Lifting Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

May 18, 2015 - For breast cancer survivors, slowly progressive weight lifting can reduce the incidence of physical function deterioration compared with usual care, according to a study published online May 11 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.



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