Hematology/Oncology News Archive
The disease allele may be passed from affected grandmother to granddaughter through the father's inherited genes.
Cancer history has an important impact on mortality independent of cardiovascular risk factors.
An increased consumption of processed foods by 10% was associated with more than 10% increased risk for overall and breast cancers.
The use of oral contraceptives did not reduce the risks of breast cancer or colorectal cancer.
The USPSTF has issued an updated recommendation statement on ovarian cancer screening.
Primary gastrinomas of the hepatobiliary tract may occur in patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Lymph nodes proximal to hepatic or biliary gastrinomas will likely require extraction as many in the surround region will have metastasized.
Past epidemiological investigations resulted in inconsistent reports on the affiliation between antidepressants and the risk of ovarian cancer.
The addition of HIPEC resulted in longer recurrence-free and overall survival among patients with ovarian cancer.
A positive correlation between increased BMI and risk of prostate cancer recurrence was observed in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy.
Guidelines were provided for basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
Depressive symptoms at the time of treatment planning can predict overall 2 year mortality in patients with head and neck cancer.
Polygenic hazard scores were developed to help predict the age of onset of prostate cancer.
A multi-analyte blood test, CancerSEEK, can detect 8 common cancer types, with high sensitivity and specificity.
Both patients with and without BRCA mutations have comparable survival rates.
For women who work night shifts, breast cancer risks increase by 3.3% for every 5 years of work.
Patients with atopic dermatitis may have a greater risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma.
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.
Nivolumab treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer may induce successful depletion of HIV reservoir.
Body mass index is linked to malignant melanoma in men.
Oxybenzone, found in sunscreens and other products, has harmful dermatological and environmental effects.
New FDA-approved prophylactic treatment decreases bleeding episodes hemophilia A patients with factor VIII inhibitors.
According to a special report by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, alcohol consumption is a definite risk for cancer development.
Incidence rates of overweight- and obesity-related cancers have increased in the United States.
Little evidence was found for linear causal associations between genetic determinants of circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of seven cancers.
Warfarin use may provide cancer protection across a broad range of malignant neoplasms.
American Joint Commtitee on Cancer melamona staging system revised.
The USPSTF has released updated recommendations on skin cancer counseling and self-examination for adults with fair skin.
The researchers found that patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma were younger, more likely to have advanced disease, and had shorter postoperative inpatient stays.
VTE and cancer are the result of inflammation and immunological dysfunctions associated with RA.
Patients with childhood-onset IBD have an increased risk of cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, lymphoid neoplasms, and skin cancer,
The major change includes screening with hrHPV testing alone as an alternative to cytology screening alone starting at age 30 years.
A variety of non-hormone options and therapies are available for treatment of estrogen-depletion symptoms and clinical problems after a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Thousands of US lives would be saved each year if women received annual mammograms starting at age 40.
Vitamin B supplements are not chemopreventive and may increase cancer risk in men.
The updated guidelines will help clinicians prevent and manage nausea and vomiting caused by antineoplastic agents or radiation therapy in cancer patients.
The risk of lung cancer was reduced for high intake of polyunsaturated fat.
The USPSTF states that the harms of screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women outweigh the benefits.
A 20-year study found that patients with early-stage prostate cancer who have surgery to remove their tumor do not live longer than those who receive no treatment.
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.
A breast cancer screening program helped improve mammography referral and screening rates in a federally qualified health center.
The researchers found that the average survival after surgery for those receiving capecitabine was longer compared with those who only had surgery.
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%.
Nitrate inhalants (poppers) associated with increased virus-associated cancer risk in HIV-uninfected MSM
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.
Developing breast cancer was associated inversely with taking 3 or more tablets of low-dose aspirin per week.
Evidence supports the routine use of mind-body practices, such as yoga, meditation, relaxation techniques, and passive music therapy, to address common mental health concerns in patients with breast cancer.
The guideline will help clinicians determine the appropriate treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
The USPSTF recommends that prostate cancer screenings should be an individual decision.
Vitamin D and calcium supplementation not effective for lowering cancer risk in postmenopausal women
Vitamin D and calcium did not result in a significantly lower risk of all-type cancer, including breast cancer, in postmenopausal women.
Octogenarians with colorectal cancer have several differences in clinical and tumor characteristics, compared with younger patients with the disease.
No difference was observed in risk of overall cancer in patients with bipolar disorder who use lithium, compared with the general population.
Excess weight could influence the risk of of gastrointestinal cancers by altering insulin levels and promoting inflammation.
Antiandrogen therapy with daily bicalutamide to salvage radiation therapy resulted in significantly higher rates of long-term overall survival.
An estimated 900,000 veterans of a population of 6.7 million VHA patients met the criteria for LCS.
Researchers used data from 83 studies to develop guideline for management of patients with small renal masses.
Vasectomy can continue to be a safe method of contraception in men.
Cancer deaths attributed to cigarette smoking are common among the Southern states.
Women presenting with new-onset heavy menstrual bleeding plus thrombocytopenia or pancytopenia should be evaulatued for a possible hematologic malignancy.
Screening for pain at every visit is recommended, and management and treatment options are specified.
One-third of cases may be avoided if patients maintained a healthy weight and limited alcohol consumption.
Nearly 70% of participants who self-administered acupressure therapy experienced improved levels of fatigue.
Patients previously treated for HCC have a high risk of tumor recurrence in the long term.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening adults for colorectal cancer.
As breast cancer survivorship increases, NPs have taken on long-term patient care.
Multi-level interventions can effectively increase rates of colon cancer screening in a primary care setting.
Primary care screening can help patients avoid the need for more aggressive therapy and potentially save lives.
Extending adjuvant aromatase inhibitor treatment can decrease disease recurrence and increase survival in breast cancer patients.
A clinical practice guideline offers recommendations on the best course of treatment for patients with potentially treatable pancreatic cancer.
Fruit intake in adolescence may be associated with decreased breast cancer rates in adulthood.
Median overall survival was 11.9 months in patients receiving gemcitabine plus erlotinib.
Direct-acting antivirals pose challenges in patients with hepatitis C and prior hepatocellular carcinoma
The rates of many cancers increase in in HIV positive individuals.
The combination of tomosynthesis and digital mammography screening may benefit women with heterogeneously dense breasts.
The new vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV and 5 cancer-causing strains.
50% of women studied met the American Cancer Society requirements for early mammography screening.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released its recommendations to help improve rates of HPV vaccination worldwide.
A low-dose aspirin regimen was associated with a 3% lower risk of cancer overall.
Families of patients who receive aggressive end-of-life medical care do not perceive the care as high-quality.
The ACP has released clinical guidelines for the evaluation of hematuria and referral practices.
Nearly 15% of colorectal cancer patients were diagnosed before age 50.
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.
A new blood test assesses levels of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in patients with unresectable stage IIIC/IV melanoma.
The analysis of diagnostic characteristics may predict the result of a confirmatory biopsy.
False-positive results on a screening mammogram are associated with a greater risk of developing breast cancer in the 10 years following the result.
The USPTF has determined that there is insufficient evidence for the harms and benefits of visual skin cancer screening.
New guidelines have been developed for the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic malignancies during pregnancy.
Patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy had a 1.88-times increased rate of developing Alzheimer's disease.
A new study of women with at least 2 risk factors for breast cancer found that ultrasound and mammography have similar breast cancer detection rates.
Postmenopausal women especially former smokers who quit within the last 20 years have an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer associated with periodontal disease.
In a study of over 278,000 patients with stage 1 through stage 3 breast cancer, African American women had the lowest rate of pathologic complete response.
New research suggests that men with low-risk prostate cancer who undergo choose watchful waiting may not receive timely treatment when compared to those undergoing active treatment.
In the United States, the rate of prostate cancer screening is down, and the number of men diagnosed with the disease has also dropped.
Digital screening mammography is as accurate without computer-aided detection (CAD) as it is with the technology.
Data released by the American Cancer Society show that, for the first time, breast cancer incidence is nearly identical in black and white women.
A report from WHO found that processed meat causes colorectal cancer, and red meat is positively associated with several cancers.
New guidelines from the American Cancer Society suggest that to combat overdiagnosis, women begin mammography screening for breast cancer at age 45 and continue yearly through age 54 before transitioning to a biannual screening plan.
As HIV patients are living longer, their risk of developing anal, liver, and colorectal cancer is increasing.
Adults aged 50 to 75 years should be screened for colorectal cancer. For older adults, the decision to screen should be based on the individual.
Women who receive genetic counseling prior to undergoing BRCA testing display more knowledge of both the testing process and of the potential results.
Men should regularly be screened for prostate cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States.
According to a study published in Neurology, people who survived cancer and stroke in childhood have a doubled risk of a second stroke.