Cancer

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support

Serving patients' specific needs, such as referral to socioeconomic support, can improve care.

TNFi Not Linked to Increased Cancer Recurrence in RA Patients

TNFi Not Linked to Increased Cancer Recurrence in RA Patients

No increased risk of cancer recurrence among RA patients initiating tumor necrosis factor inhibitor treatment.

Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials

Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials

Few differences between rural, urban patients in cancer outcomes with uniform access to cancer care.

Cancer Patients Treated With Step III Opioids Often Have Sleep Disturbances

Cancer Patients Treated With Step III Opioids Often Have Sleep Disturbances

The majority of patients with cancer who are being treated with World Health Organization Step III opioids were found to experience poor sleep quality, often due to pain.

Copy Number Abnormalities May Inform Survival, Drug Resistance

Copy Number Abnormalities May Inform Survival, Drug Resistance

For cancers associated with numerous copy number changes, it is difficult to assign disease classifiers and identify useful targets for drug development.

FDA Grants First Approval for CA Drug Under New Pilot Programs

FDA Grants First Approval for CA Drug Under New Pilot Programs

Ribociclib approved in combo with AI as endocrine tx for HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast CA.

Skin Cancer Education May Improve Sun Protection Practices Among Organ Transplant Recipients

Skin Cancer Education May Improve Sun Protection Practices Among Organ Transplant Recipients

The use of multiple sun protection measures was defined as the use of 2 or more of these measures more than 50% of the time when the individual was outdoors.

Guidelines for Management of Hypothalamic-Pituitary, Growth Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Guidelines for Management of Hypothalamic-Pituitary, Growth Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors

The Endocrine Society, European Society of Endocrinology, and Pediatric Endocrine Society issue guidelines for the management of hypothalamic-pituitary and growth disorders in childhood cancer survivors.

Progress Report in Cancer Control: How Are We Doing?

Progress Report in Cancer Control: How Are We Doing?

An analysis of population data on cancer incidence, survival, and mortality revealed that early interventions and improvements to treatments contributed to a 26% decline in cancer deaths from 1991 to 2015.

Authors Explore Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening

Authors Explore Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening

Standardized definition, guidance on estimation may facilitate understanding of overdiagnosis.

Handheld Device Can ID Cardiac Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors

Handheld Device Can ID Cardiac Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors

Vivio can accurately detect cardiac dysfunction in anthracycline-exposed childhood cancer survivors

Older Adults Increasingly Have HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancers

Older Adults Increasingly Have HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancers

Regardless of age, favorable survival conferred by an HPV-positive tumor status

Cancer Development Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Cancer Development Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Increased risk of subsequent diabetes independent of traditional diabetes risk factors

Increase in Global Cancer Incidence, Drop in Death Rates

Increase in Global Cancer Incidence, Drop in Death Rates

From 2006 and 2016, smallest increase seen in high Sociodemographic Index countries.

Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds

Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds

Cryoablation also cuts the need for opioids at 24 hours post-treatment and at three months

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Do Not Undergo Annual Surveillance

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Do Not Undergo Annual Surveillance

In year 1, 13% did not undergo MRI or mammography; up to 19% by year 5.

Lung Cancer Incidence Higher for Young Women Than Young Men

Lung Cancer Incidence Higher for Young Women Than Young Men

Crossover in sex-specific rates among US non-Hispanic whites born since 1965

Hand Grip Strength Associated With All-Cause Mortality, Other Adverse Outcomes

Hand Grip Strength Associated With All-Cause Mortality, Other Adverse Outcomes

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Grip strength is strongly and inversely associated with all-cause mortality and incidence of and mortality from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, COPD, all cancer, and subtypes of cancer, with associations being modestly stronger in the younger age groups.

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Study

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Study

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The researchers enrolled 25 platinum-pretreated, immunotherapy-naïve patients with recurrent advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) for the trial.

Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk for Endometrial Cancer Survivors

Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk for Endometrial Cancer Survivors

Elevated risk of various cardiovascular outcomes, including pulmonary heart disease, atrial fibrillation

High vitamin D concentration associated with lower cancer risk

High vitamin D concentration associated with lower cancer risk

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A higher concentration of plasma vitamin D is correlated with a decreased risk of total cancer.

Cancer history affects mortality risk independent of CV risk

Cancer history affects mortality risk independent of CV risk

Cancer history has an important impact on mortality independent of cardiovascular risk factors.

Ultra-processed foods may increase overall, breast cancer risks

Ultra-processed foods may increase overall, breast cancer risks

An increased consumption of processed foods by 10% was associated with more than 10% increased risk for overall and breast cancers.

Ovarian cancer risk reduced with oral contraceptives

Ovarian cancer risk reduced with oral contraceptives

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The use of oral contraceptives did not reduce the risks of breast cancer or colorectal cancer.

Depressive symptoms may predict mortality in head, neck cancer

Depressive symptoms may predict mortality in head, neck cancer

Depressive symptoms at the time of treatment planning can predict overall 2 year mortality in patients with head and neck cancer.

ASCO: Alcohol consumption increases cancer risk

ASCO: Alcohol consumption increases cancer risk

According to a special report by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, alcohol consumption is a definite risk for cancer development.

Overweight, obesity-related cancers increasing in the United States

Overweight, obesity-related cancers increasing in the United States

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Incidence rates of overweight- and obesity-related cancers have increased in the United States.

Vitamin D supplementation not associated with reduced cancer risk

Vitamin D supplementation not associated with reduced cancer risk

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Little evidence was found for linear causal associations between genetic determinants of circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of seven cancers.

Warfarin associated with lower cancer risk in older adults

Warfarin associated with lower cancer risk in older adults

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Warfarin use may provide cancer protection across a broad range of malignant neoplasms.

Increased cancer risk found in rheumatoid arthritis patients with VTE

Increased cancer risk found in rheumatoid arthritis patients with VTE

VTE and cancer are the result of inflammation and immunological dysfunctions associated with RA.

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