Cancer

AI-Based Smartphone App Can Help Cut Cancer Pain Severity

AI-Based Smartphone App Can Help Cut Cancer Pain Severity

App can cut both severity of advanced cancer patients' reported pain and hospital admissions.

RSNA: Mammography May Benefit 30-Year-Olds With Risk Factors

RSNA: Mammography May Benefit 30-Year-Olds With Risk Factors

Early screening may benefit those with dense breasts, personal/family history of breast cancer.

2018 World Conference on Lung Cancer: 8 Key Findings

2018 World Conference on Lung Cancer: 8 Key Findings

In September, health experts from around the globe gathered at the 2018 World Conference on Lung Cancer in Toronto. We compiled a list of 8 key findings presented at the event.

Checkpoint Inhibitor Pneumonitis in NSCLC

Checkpoint Inhibitor Pneumonitis in NSCLC

Immune checkpoint inhibitor pneumonitis is a potentially serious complication that may occur more in patients with lung cancer than previously suspected.

Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer

Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer

In men, overweight and even higher normal weight tied to increased risk.

Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties

Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties

Greatest shift to cancer as leading cause of death seen in highest-income counties in United States.

Keytruda Gets FDA Approval for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Keytruda Gets FDA Approval for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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The approval was based on data from the KEYNOTE-224 study, a single-arm trial in patients with HCC who had disease progression on or after sorafenib or were intolerant to sorafenib; had measurable disease; and Child-Pugh class A liver impairment.

AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention

AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention

Second study shows no significant results for vitamin D supplementation vs placebo.

Cancer to surpass heart disease as leading cause of death in the U.S. for higher-income persons

The findings of this study suggested that cancer is becoming the leading cause of death in the United States among higher-income counties.

Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers

Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers

Efforts needed in implementing routine assessments of needs, facilitating personalized referrals.

Many Women Have Not Heard of Ovarian Cancer Before Diagnosis

Many Women Have Not Heard of Ovarian Cancer Before Diagnosis

Nine in 10 women experience multiple symptoms prediagnosis; 8 in 10 of them consult a doctor.

AF Patients With Cancer Less Likely to See Cardiologist

AF Patients With Cancer Less Likely to See Cardiologist

Those who do see a cardiologist are more likely to fill anticoagulant prescription and have reduced risk for stroke.

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

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To investigate the link between organic food consumption and cancer risk, study authors conducted a population-based prospective cohort study among French adults.

Real-World Experience Differs from Trial Results for Niraparib in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Real-World Experience Differs from Trial Results for Niraparib in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Patients in the real world setting were initiated at a lower dose and experienced fewer side effects than trial participants.

Better Efforts Needed for Cancer Patients With Pessimistic Illness Perceptions

Better Efforts Needed for Cancer Patients With Pessimistic Illness Perceptions

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Among cancer survivors, illness perception may affect patient health-related quality of life and mortality.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduced With Regular, Low-Dose Aspirin

Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduced With Regular, Low-Dose Aspirin

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Although ovarian cancer risk may be reduced with regular use of low-dose aspirin, the use of nonaspirin analgesics may increase the risk of ovarian cancer among long-term, high-quantity users.

Bowel Preparation for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Improving Outcomes

Bowel Preparation for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Improving Outcomes

Stool burden can be a particularly challenging aspect of colonoscopies, making potentially cancerous lesions easier to miss.

Progression free survival poorly correlates with health-related quality of life in cancer trials

Progression free survival demonstrates poor-correlation with measures of health related quality of life in oncology trials.

FDA Amends Food Additive Regulations to No Longer Allow Use of 7 Substances

FDA Amends Food Additive Regulations to No Longer Allow Use of 7 Substances

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The petition was submitted by a number of non-profit organizations including the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Breast Cancer Fund.

Weight Loss May Predict Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care

Weight Loss May Predict Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care

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Weight loss may indicate a cancer diagnosis in patients presenting in primary care, specifically when weight loss correlates to another cancer-related clinical feature.

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High

At 6 months, rates for provoked, unprovoked, cancer-related VTE are 6.8, 6.92, 9.06 per 100 person-years.

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.

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