Oncology

ACS guidelines adherence linked to higher colon cancer survival rate

ACS guidelines adherence linked to higher colon cancer survival rate

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Patients with colon cancer who adhere to ACS guidelines have may have an increased survival rate.

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma

Pembrolizumab linked to significantly longer recurrence-free survival at 15-month follow-up

Advanced Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates Longer After Primary Cytoreductive Surgery Compared With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Advanced Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates Longer After Primary Cytoreductive Surgery Compared With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

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Researchers found a superior survival rate in patients who received primary cytoreductive surgery as opposed to neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stage IIIC and IV high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma.

FDA Approves Multi-Cancer Treatment Drug

FDA Approves Multi-Cancer Treatment Drug

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The FDA has approved Rubraca, a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor, to treat patients with epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.

Pap Tests May Help Diagnose Endometrial, Ovarian Cancers

Pap Tests May Help Diagnose Endometrial, Ovarian Cancers

Genetic mutations assays using PapSEEK may facilitate the detection of certain cancers using fluids from Pap tests.

Vigil Immunotherapy and PARP 7 Treatments for Patients with Ovarian Cancer

Vigil Immunotherapy and PARP 7 Treatments for Patients with Ovarian Cancer

Vigil immunotherapy is possible for women with recurrent ovarian cancer and PARP 7 may impact ovarian cancer survival, according to two studies presented in New Orleans.

Prostate-specific antigen screening helps prostate cancer detection

Prostate-specific antigen screening helps prostate cancer detection

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Prostate cancer was diagnosed more frequently in men who underwent single prostate-specific antigen screening than in those who did not, but mortality was unaffected.

NCCN's anticancer drug recommendations beyond FDA approval based on weak evidence

NCCN's anticancer drug recommendations beyond FDA approval based on weak evidence

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Does weak evidence drive the NCCN recommendations of FDA-approved drugs?

Gap identified in colorectal cancer screening among low-income populations

Gap identified in colorectal cancer screening among low-income populations

Improving colorectal cancer screening rates among lower-income populations requires addressing structural, personal, and health care system barriers.

Colorectal cancer screening doubled with use of a digital health program

Colorectal cancer screening doubled with use of a digital health program

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The use of the Mobile Patient Technology for Health-CRC (mPATH-CRC) digital health program doubles the proportion of patients who completed colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.

Pediatric cancer treatment and school attendance: lack of consensus remains

Pediatric cancer treatment and school attendance: lack of consensus remains

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School attendance or daycare for immunosuppressed pediatric cancer patients remains a topic of uncertainty for many clinicians.

Colorectal cancer risk in veterans significantly reduced with colonoscopy screening

Colorectal cancer risk in veterans significantly reduced with colonoscopy screening

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Colonoscopy is associated with significant reductions in colorectal cancer mortality among veterans and with greater benefit for left-sided cancer than right-sided cancer.

Depression screening improves short- and long-term outcomes in pediatric oncology

Depression screening improves short- and long-term outcomes in pediatric oncology

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Implementing mental health services early on in pediatric oncology patients has significant benefits, as managing such distress before symptom severity worsens creates better short- and long-term outcomes.

Case Study: Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath in a Patient with Colorectal Cancer

Case Study: Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath in a Patient with Colorectal Cancer

A 64-year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer is brought to the emergency department with substernal chest pain and shortness of breath.

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.

Aggressive treatment not beneficial for metastatic prostate cancer

Aggressive treatment not beneficial for metastatic prostate cancer

For men with metastatic prostate cancer, aggressive therapy has no significant advantage over conservative androgen deprivation only treatments.

Cooling therapy for hand-foot syndrome prevention, management

Cooling therapy for hand-foot syndrome prevention, management

For patients with ovarian cancer taking pegylated liposomal doxorubicin who have hand-foot syndrome, frozen gloves and socks is a safe method of treatment.

Ovarian cancer may be paternally inherited

Ovarian cancer may be paternally inherited

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The disease allele may be passed from affected grandmother to granddaughter through the father's inherited genes.

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.

Assessing the impact of antidepressants on ovarian cancer risk

Assessing the impact of antidepressants on ovarian cancer risk

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Past epidemiological investigations resulted in inconsistent reports on the affiliation between antidepressants and the risk of ovarian cancer.

Primary gastrinomas of the hepatobiliary tract may occur in patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

Primary gastrinomas of the hepatobiliary tract may occur in patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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Lymph nodes proximal to hepatic or biliary gastrinomas will likely require extraction as many in the surround region will have metastasized.

Ovarian cancer screening: updated recommendations from the USPSTF

Ovarian cancer screening: updated recommendations from the USPSTF

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The USPSTF has issued an updated recommendation statement on ovarian cancer screening.

Ovarian cancer patients may benefit from added hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy

Ovarian cancer patients may benefit from added hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy

The addition of HIPEC resulted in longer recurrence-free and overall survival among patients with ovarian cancer.

Clinical tool may help in prostate cancer screenings

Clinical tool may help in prostate cancer screenings

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Polygenic hazard scores were developed to help predict the age of onset of prostate cancer.

Multi-analyte blood test detects 8 common cancers

Multi-analyte blood test detects 8 common cancers

A multi-analyte blood test, CancerSEEK, can detect 8 common cancer types, with high sensitivity and specificity.

<i>BRCA</i> might not affect young-onset breast cancer survival rates

BRCA might not affect young-onset breast cancer survival rates

Both patients with and without BRCA mutations have comparable survival rates.

Cancer risk in women who work night shifts long-term

Cancer risk in women who work night shifts long-term

For women who work night shifts, breast cancer risks increase by 3.3% for every 5 years of work.

Hormonal contraception use linked to an increased risk of breast cancer

Hormonal contraception use linked to an increased risk of breast cancer

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Breast cancer diagnosis is higher among women who currently use or recently used contemporary hormonal contraceptives than among women who have never used hormonal contraceptives.

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