Hematology-Oncology

Ovarian cancer screening: a USPSTF recommendation statement

Ovarian cancer screening: a USPSTF recommendation statement

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The USPSTF states that the harms of screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women outweigh the benefits.

Breast, ovarian cancer risks estimated for <i>BRCA1/BRCA2</i> mutation carriers

Breast, ovarian cancer risks estimated for BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers

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Breast cancer risk is increased with a larger number of first- and second-degree relatives diagnosed as having breast cancer for both BRCA1/BRCA2 carriers.

ASCO: Capecitabine may prolong survival in patients with biliary tract cancer

ASCO: Capecitabine may prolong survival in patients with biliary tract cancer

The researchers found that the average survival after surgery for those receiving capecitabine was longer compared with those who only had surgery.

One alcoholic drink per day may increase breast cancer risk

One alcoholic drink per day may increase breast cancer risk

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Drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5% and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9%.

Low-dose aspirin reduces breast cancer risk

Low-dose aspirin reduces breast cancer risk

Developing breast cancer was associated inversely with taking 3 or more tablets of low-dose aspirin per week.

Metastatic pancreatic cancer: a new clinical practice guideline

Metastatic pancreatic cancer: a new clinical practice guideline

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The guideline will help clinicians determine the appropriate treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

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A woman who is in generally good health presents with a visibly enlarged abdomen with left-sided dominance and increased pelvic pressure that had worsened.

Additional weight may affect risk of gastrointestinal cancers

Additional weight may affect risk of gastrointestinal cancers

Excess weight could influence the risk of of gastrointestinal cancers by altering insulin levels and promoting inflammation.

Physical activity's effect on cancer mortality

Physical activity's effect on cancer mortality

Exercise may not only prevent cancer from developing, but it may also reduce the risk of death after cancer is diagnosed.

Abnormal uterine bleeding linked to hematologic malignancies

Abnormal uterine bleeding linked to hematologic malignancies

Women presenting with new-onset heavy menstrual bleeding plus thrombocytopenia or pancytopenia should be evaulatued for a possible hematologic malignancy.

Alcohol consumption, obesity raise risk of esophageal cancer

Alcohol consumption, obesity raise risk of esophageal cancer

One-third of cases may be avoided if patients maintained a healthy weight and limited alcohol consumption.

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

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Nearly 70% of participants who self-administered acupressure therapy experienced improved levels of fatigue.

USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer from age 50 to 75

USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer from age 50 to 75

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The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening adults for colorectal cancer.

Long-term breast cancer care transitioning to primary care clinicians

Long-term breast cancer care transitioning to primary care clinicians

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As breast cancer survivorship increases, NPs have taken on long-term patient care.

Interventions effectively increase colon cancer screening rates

Interventions effectively increase colon cancer screening rates

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Multi-level interventions can effectively increase rates of colon cancer screening in a primary care setting.

Additional adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improves breast cancer outcomes

Additional adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improves breast cancer outcomes

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Extending adjuvant aromatase inhibitor treatment can decrease disease recurrence and increase survival in breast cancer patients.

ASCO releases clinical practice guideline for pancreatic cancer

ASCO releases clinical practice guideline for pancreatic cancer

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A clinical practice guideline offers recommendations on the best course of treatment for patients with potentially treatable pancreatic cancer.

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

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Fruit intake in adolescence may be associated with decreased breast cancer rates in adulthood.

Additional treatment not effective to treat pancreatic cancer

Additional treatment not effective to treat pancreatic cancer

Median overall survival was 11.9 months in patients receiving gemcitabine plus erlotinib.

Tumor recurrence is common in patients with hepatitis C, hepatocellular carcinoma

Tumor recurrence is common in patients with hepatitis C, hepatocellular carcinoma

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Direct-acting antivirals pose challenges in patients with hepatitis C and prior hepatocellular carcinoma

Cancer may complicate HIV management

Cancer may complicate HIV management

The rates of many cancers increase in in HIV positive individuals.

Digital mammography plus tomosynthesis linked to increased rate of breast cancer diagnosis

Digital mammography plus tomosynthesis linked to increased rate of breast cancer diagnosis

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The combination of tomosynthesis and digital mammography screening may benefit women with heterogeneously dense breasts.

Increased use of Gardasil 9 for HPV prevention would reduce cervical cancer rates, healthcare costs

Increased use of Gardasil 9 for HPV prevention would reduce cervical cancer rates, healthcare costs

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The new vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV and 5 cancer-causing strains.

Women advised to undergo breast cancer risk assessment at 40

Women advised to undergo breast cancer risk assessment at 40

50% of women studied met the American Cancer Society requirements for early mammography screening.

ASCO recommendations aim to increase HPV vaccination rates

ASCO recommendations aim to increase HPV vaccination rates

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released its recommendations to help improve rates of HPV vaccination worldwide.

Low-dose aspirin regimen may reduce risk of certain cancers

Low-dose aspirin regimen may reduce risk of certain cancers

A low-dose aspirin regimen was associated with a 3% lower risk of cancer overall.

Contaminated water and cancer

Contaminated water and cancer

Contaminated water leads to high rates of birth defects, thyroid cancer, and spontaneous abortions.

How effective is aggressive end-of-life cancer care?

How effective is aggressive end-of-life cancer care?

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Families of patients who receive aggressive end-of-life medical care do not perceive the care as high-quality.

Hematuria evaluation guidelines issued by ACP

Hematuria evaluation guidelines issued by ACP

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The ACP has released clinical guidelines for the evaluation of hematuria and referral practices.

Primary care clinician risk assessment for hereditary breast cancer

Primary care clinician risk assessment for hereditary breast cancer

Primary care clinicians should be proficient at assessing the potential for hereditary breast cancer risk in their patients.

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