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Six Percent of Colorectal Cancer Found to Be Interval Tumors

Today - Six percent of patients with colorectal cancer have interval cancers, which develop within six to 60 months of colonoscopy, according to a study published in the April issue of Gastroenterology.

Perioperative Chemotherapy Ups Survival in Bladder Cancer

Apr 16, 2014 - The use of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer is associated with a survival benefit in the general population, according to research published online April 14 in Cancer.


Engineered Cartilage Feasible for Nasal Reconstruction

Apr 15, 2014 - Autologous nasal cartilage tissues can be engineered and clinically used for functional restoration of alar lobules after tumor resection, according to a study published online April 11 in The Lancet.

Video-Based Info Increases Men's Skin Health Awareness

Apr 15, 2014 - Exposure to video-based education increases men's skin awareness and attendance at whole-body clinical skin examinations, according to a study published in the April issue of JAMA Dermatology.


CRC Resection Morbidity, Mortality Still Higher for Elderly

Apr 15, 2014 - Despite an overall improved mortality seen during the past 10 years, advancing age is associated with higher morbidity and mortality in colorectal cancer resection, according to a study published online April 9 in JAMA Surgery.

High-Fat Diet Tied to Certain Subtypes of Breast Cancer

Apr 15, 2014 - High intake of saturated fats is associated with increased risk of certain subtypes of breast cancer, according to research published online April 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


Cytomegalovirus Tied to Anemia With Kidney Disease

Apr 15, 2014 - Cytomegalovirus may contribute to anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study published online April 10 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Chronic Pancreatitis Ups Risk of Cancer Death

Apr 14, 2014 - Individuals with chronic pancreatitis (CP) are at higher risk for cancer death and other comorbidities than those without CP, according to a study published in the April issue of Gastroenterology.


Cognitive Decline Inversely Tied to Cancer Mortality Risk

Apr 11, 2014 - Elderly individuals who experience faster cognitive decline appear to be at reduced risk of dying from cancer, according to research published online April 8 in Neurology.


AACR: Irregular Menstrual Cycles Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk

Apr 10, 2014 - Irregular menstrual cycles may be an early marker of ovarian cancer risk, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 5 to 9 in San Diego.

AACR: High BMI Prediagnosis May Lead to Poor CRC Outcomes

Apr 10, 2014 - High prediagnosis body mass index is associated with increased mortality after colorectal cancer diagnosis, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 5 to 9 in San Diego.


Decrease in Tobacco Use on TV Dramas Since 1955

Apr 9, 2014 - The portrayal of tobacco use on television dramas has decreased since 1955, in line with historical cigarette consumption trends, according to a study published online April 3 in Tobacco Control.

Conventional Chemo May Be Better for Some Advanced NSCLC

Apr 9, 2014 - For patients with non-small-cell lung cancer and wild-type epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, conventional chemotherapy improves progression-free survival better than first-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, according to research published in the April 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


AACR: ICMgp100 Tolerated, Active in Advanced Melanoma

Apr 9, 2014 - An affinity-enhanced T cell receptor specific for the human leukocyte antigen-A2 restricted melanoma gp 100 peptide fused to an anti-CD3 antibody fragment, IMCgp100, seems promising for advanced melanoma, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 5 to 9 in San Diego.

AACR: LY2835219 Promising for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Apr 8, 2014 - The novel cell cycle inhibitor selective for the cyclin-dependent kinases CDK4 and CDK6, LY2835219, shows promise for metastatic breast cancer, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held from April 5 to 9 in San Diego.


Adenoma Detection Rate Linked to Interval Cancer Risk

Apr 7, 2014 - The adenoma detection rate for screening colonoscopy performed by a physician is inversely associated with patient risk of subsequent colorectal cancer (interval cancer) and death, according to research published in the April 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Financial Burden of Breast Cancer Hits Minorities Harder

Apr 4, 2014 - Racial and ethnic minority patients seem to be more vulnerable to breast cancer-related privations and financial decline, according to a study published online March 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Full-Field Digital Mammography Reduces Recall Rate

Apr 4, 2014 - Compared with screen-film mammography, full-field digital mammography is associated with reduced recall and biopsy rates, according to research published online April 1 in Radiology.

Study Examines Fertility Drug Effect on Breast Cancer Risk

Apr 4, 2014 - Women with ever use of clomiphene have no increased breast cancer risk, although women undergoing multiple clomiphene cycles have an increased risk of invasive breast cancer, according to a study published online April 3 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.



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