Hematology-Oncology

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.

Skin cancer detection: every clinician's responsibility

Skin cancer detection: every clinician's responsibility

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More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined, and early detection is critical.

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.

Identifying cervical lesions


Identifying cervical lesions


One clinician took issue with the image published in a January 2016 Clinical Advisor article.

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.

Gorlin basal cell nevus syndrome: diagnosis and management

Gorlin basal cell nevus syndrome: diagnosis and management

Learn about nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, including how to diagnose and manage this genetic condition.

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.

Colorectal cancer diagnoses increase in patients younger than age 50

Colorectal cancer diagnoses increase in patients younger than age 50

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Nearly 15% of colorectal cancer patients were diagnosed before age 50.

USPSTF issues final updated mammography screening guidelines

USPSTF issues final updated mammography screening guidelines

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In an update to its 2009 recommendations, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has presented its final guidelines on mammography screening for breast cancer.

Blood test may improve advanced melanoma tracking

Blood test may improve advanced melanoma tracking

A new blood test assesses levels of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in patients with unresectable stage IIIC/IV melanoma.

Palliative chemotherapy may reduce quality of life in some patients with end-stage cancer

Palliative chemotherapy may reduce quality of life in some patients with end-stage cancer

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Palliative chemotherapy in the last month of life may increase the patient's risk of intensive medical treatment and death in an ICU.

Denosumab may reduce the risk of fracture in women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitor therapy

Denosumab may reduce the risk of fracture in women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitor therapy

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Denosumab has been shown to reduce fracture risk in women with breast cancer with bone metastases.

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