ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

Risk stratification model aids lung cancer staging and treatment decisions

A risk stratification model, based on lymph node characteristics, can confirm a negative classification of lung cancer with a high level of confidence.

Study investigating advanced MRI scans to detect prostate cancer set to begin

A new technique that employs advanced MRI scans to diagnose prostate cancer is being tested in a nationwide trial.

Daily yogurt consumption may decrease risk of type 2 diabetes

A higher intake of yogurt decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Nearly 20% of patients with type 2 diabetes do not benefit from exercise

One in five people with type 2 diabetes mellitus do not achieve any improvement in blood sugar control with exercise.

Adverse effects of amoxicillin may be potentially under-reported

Researchers conducted a review of controlled trials to assess potential harms related to amoxicillin use.

Oral cancers in different locations in smokers vs nonsmokers

The relatively high incidence of mouth squamous cell cancer in nonsmokers without obvious causes has been noted in studies, with nonsmokers having a higher proportion of cancers occur on the edge of the tongue.

Obesity is a liability in cancer immunotherapy

Gaining an excessive amount of weight could trigger a dangerous inflammation in response to anticancer treatment, according to a recent study.

New approach to stop most-wanted cancer protein

A specially crafted compound that targets the protein MYCN in cancer cells can disrupt the protein's ability to stimulate tumor growth.

Survivors of pediatric retinoblastoma have few cognitive and social problems during adulthood

Adults who survived childhood retinoblastoma have limited cognitive and social issues later in life.

Calorie-focused approach may mislead attempts to manage dietary choices

In advising patients about maintaining their nutritional status as best as possible, some strategies may be more effective than others.

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