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Oncologists Use of Digital (Infographic)

A summary of site, platform, and social media use by oncologists in 2014.

Hormone loss could be involved in colon cancer

Evidence now suggests that human colon cells may become cancerous when they lose the ability to produce a specific hormone. For patients with colon cancer, replacing the hormone guanylin might prevent cancer development.

For patients with schizophrenia and breast cancer, adjuvant radiation therapy may not be preferable

For patients with schizophrenia and breast cancer, initial radical surgery without adjuvant radiation therapy may be preferred.

New research with scalp coolers may prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss in more patients

A new project is working on improving scalp cooling technology that prevents hair loss in cancer patients.

Challenges exist in treating HPV oropharyngeal cancer patients

Mixed views have been expressed in relation to explaining the causal role of HPV in oropharyngeal cancer.

Diabetes and its treatment impact prognosis in patients with breast cancer

Pre-existing diabetes increases risk of total mortality among women with breast cancer.

Fertility preservation research project seeks to serve young boys with cancer

Young men who have a high risk of becoming sterile the option to bank a small piece of testicular tissue prior to cancer treatment.

Factors contributing to pancreatic cancer identified

New research that provides a better understanding of pancreatic cancer may help identify those people at increased risk.

Education program helps with side effects of ovary removal for cancer prevention

Many women are having ovary-removing surgery as a cancer prevention measure, but many are often unaware of the possible side effects of the procedure.

Link found between duration of smoking habit and risk for breast cancer

A recent study has found a modest association between smoking and breast cancer risk in women.

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