Hematology/Oncology News Archive
Increased risk of subsequent diabetes independent of traditional diabetes risk factors
A smartphone application is a more effective learning tool for accurately diagnosing melanoma compared with traditional, rule-based methods.
A prophylactic, graded, extended infusion of carboplatin, compared with a shorter, standard infusion, is not associated with a reduced rate of HSRs in women with recurrent ovarian cancer.
Cryoablation also cuts the need for opioids at 24 hours post-treatment and at three months
Lyme neuroborreliosis diagnosis had no substantial effect on long-term survival, health, or educational/social functioning yet may be associated with an increased risk of hematologic and nonmelanoma skin cancers.
Alternative sun protection products, including pills and dietary supplements, are misleading consumers through false marketing and advertising.
In year 1, 13% did not undergo MRI or mammography; up to 19% by year 5.
Average-risk adults aged 45 should undergo high-sensitivity stool-based test, structural exam
In a case study, olaparib was found to induce folate deficiency in most patients with relapsed ovarian cancer. Researchers discuss the significance of this adverse effect and how it was managed.
Age at diagnosis, sex, BMI, and thyroid-stimulating hormone suppression therapy affect CVD risk
The American College of Cardiology, along with several other cardiology societies, have updated guidelines on best practices for improving safety when using ionizing radiation during cardiovascular imaging.
Findings for men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer
Crossover in sex-specific rates among US non-Hispanic whites born since 1965
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.
Risk not increased for non-advanced adenoma found on colonoscopy following flex sigmoidoscopy
AAPA and SDPA respond to a recent article published in JAMA Dermatology.
But majority of oncologists don't feel knowledgeable enough to make these recommendations
For patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer, trabectedin plus PLD may be beneficial.
Mice treated with 2-94 had few or no signs of lymphopenia or neutropenia, common adverse events associated with palbociclib.
The researchers enrolled 25 platinum-pretreated, immunotherapy-naïve patients with recurrent advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) for the trial.
Clinics claim unapproved therapies can treat number of diseases and conditions, including ALS and cancer
Significantly increased risk of malignant melanoma in males, but not females, on once-daily aspirin
Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants perform more skin biopsies but detect fewer melanomas.
Elevated risk of various cardiovascular outcomes, including pulmonary heart disease, atrial fibrillation
The USPSTF has updated its 2012 recommendations on prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer.
Intrathecal drug delivery systems and spinal cord stimulation have shown promise for the treatment of cancer pain in initial studies.
Absolute risks for colorectal cancer, CRC death not reduced for screening group vs controls in women
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
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.
The FDA has approved Rubraca, a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor, to treat patients with epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.
Genetic mutations assays using PapSEEK may facilitate the detection of certain cancers using fluids from Pap tests.
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 cancer was diagnosed more frequently in men who underwent single prostate-specific antigen screening than in those who did not, but mortality was unaffected.
The USPSTF has updated both the 2012 recommendation on behavioral counseling for the primary prevention of skin cancer and the 2009 recommendation on screening for skin cancer with skin self-examination.
Does weak evidence drive the NCCN recommendations of FDA-approved drugs?
Improving colorectal cancer screening rates among lower-income populations requires addressing structural, personal, and health care system barriers.
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.
Colonoscopy is associated with significant reductions in colorectal cancer mortality among veterans and with greater benefit for left-sided cancer than right-sided cancer.
A higher concentration of plasma vitamin D is correlated with a decreased risk of total cancer.
For men with metastatic prostate cancer, aggressive therapy has no significant advantage over conservative androgen deprivation only treatments.
For patients with ovarian cancer taking pegylated liposomal doxorubicin who have hand-foot syndrome, frozen gloves and socks is a safe method of treatment.
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.