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Short-Term Anxiety Up With False-Positive Mammogram

Today - False-positive mammogram results are tied to increased short-term, but not long-term, anxiety, according to a study published online April 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Methylation-Specific Assay Can Detect Advanced Breast Cancer

Today - A methylation-specific 10-gene panel can detect advanced breast cancer and reflects chemotherapy response, according to a study published in the April 15 issue of Cancer Research.


Statins May Reduce Risk of Progression of Renal Cancer

Today - Use of statins is associated with a reduced risk of progression of localized renal cell carcinoma, according to research published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.

Cancer Patients Need Anxiety, Depression Screening

Apr 23, 2014 - It is important to recognize and treat anxiety or depression among cancer patients, according to a clinical guideline published online April 14 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Pre-HPV Vaccine, Most Oropharyngeal Cancers HPV+

Apr 23, 2014 - Most oropharyngeal cancers in the United States diagnosed between 1995 and 2005 were positive for human papillomavirus (HPV), specifically HPV 16 or 18, according to a study published in the May issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Low Adherence Rates for Prostate Cancer Quality of Care Measures

Apr 22, 2014 - Adherence to established prostate cancer quality of care measures is frequently low, with considerable regional variation, according to a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.


FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

Apr 21, 2014 - Laparoscopic power morcellation for treatment of fibroids could increase a woman's risk of cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle

Apr 18, 2014 - Early progress has been made in developing a treatment that might one day help the immune system defend itself against cancer, according to research published in the April 16 issue of Science Translational Medicine.


Six Percent of Colorectal Cancer Found to Be Interval Tumors

Apr 17, 2014 - 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.



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