Cancer

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.

Nitrate inhalants (poppers) associated with increased virus-associated cancer risk in HIV-uninfected MSM

Nitrate inhalants (poppers) associated with increased virus-associated cancer risk in HIV-uninfected MSM

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Among HIV-uninfected men aged 50 to 70, heavy popper use was associated with an increased risk of virus-associated cancer with causes linked to HPV, HHV-8, and Epstein-Barr virus.

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation not effective for lowering cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation not effective for lowering cancer risk in postmenopausal women

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Vitamin D and calcium did not result in a significantly lower risk of all-type cancer, including breast cancer, in postmenopausal women.

Colorectal cancer characteristics different, outcomes worse among octogenarians

Colorectal cancer characteristics different, outcomes worse among octogenarians

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Octogenarians with colorectal cancer have several differences in clinical and tumor characteristics, compared with younger patients with the disease.

Lithium not linked to increased cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder

Lithium not linked to increased cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder

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No difference was observed in risk of overall cancer in patients with bipolar disorder who use lithium, compared with the general population.

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

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A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.

Transurethral resection of bladder tumor

Transurethral resection of bladder tumor

A transurethral resection of bladder tumor allows examination and determination of histology, depth of invasion, and involvement beyond the bladder.

Recommendations released for management of small renal masses

Recommendations released for management of small renal masses

Researchers used data from 83 studies to develop guideline for management of patients with small renal masses.

Is our makeup secretly hurting us?

Is our makeup secretly hurting us?

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Using powder makeup containing talc may increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

Cancer-related deaths attributed to smoking vary across states

Cancer-related deaths attributed to smoking vary across states

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Cancer deaths attributed to cigarette smoking are common among the Southern states.

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.

ASCO issues guidelines for chronic pain in patients with a history of adult cancer

ASCO issues guidelines for chronic pain in patients with a history of adult cancer

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Screening for pain at every visit is recommended, and management and treatment options are specified.

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