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Eischens Yoga May Benefit Men Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Eischens Yoga May Benefit Men Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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Patients who practiced Eischens yoga twice a week had less fatigue, sexual dysfunction, and certain scores related to quality of life.

Rubraca Granted Accelerated FDA Approval for Advanced BRCA-positive Ovarian Cancer

Rubraca Granted Accelerated FDA Approval for Advanced BRCA-positive Ovarian Cancer

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Rubraca (rucaparib) received accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with previously treated BRCA-positive ovarian cancer.

New Criteria for Appropriate Use of Bone Scintigraphy to Diagnose and Manage Prostate and Breast Cancer

New Criteria for Appropriate Use of Bone Scintigraphy to Diagnose and Manage Prostate and Breast Cancer

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Several clinical societies came together to create appropriate use criteria for the use of bone scintigraphy in patients with prostate and breast cancer.

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

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Given recent guideline changes and lack of consistency in guidelines, a survey sought to highlight how primary care physicians recommend breast cancer screening to their patients.

Low Acculturated Latina Women Reported Breast Cancer Treatment Experience Differently Than Other Groups

Low Acculturated Latina Women Reported Breast Cancer Treatment Experience Differently Than Other Groups

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Researchers found that low acculturated Latina women were moderately less satisfied with surgeon and oncology communication compared with other racial and ethnic groups.

Cost and Complication Rates Differ Among Early Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Cost and Complication Rates Differ Among Early Breast Cancer Treatment Options

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Researchers compared cost data and complications between mastectomy with reconstruction and other guideline-based treatments for patients with early-stage breast cancer.

PSA Screening Rates Level Off in United States

PSA Screening Rates Level Off in United States

Decline in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening followed U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.

CQGS Releases Standards for Surgical Care of Older Adults

CQGS Releases Standards for Surgical Care of Older Adults

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The Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery (CQGS) released its standards of surgical care in older adults with the goal of ensuring high-quality and safe surgical care for older adults in an interdisciplinary setting.

Radiation Protocol Deviations Linked to Worse Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Malignancy

Radiation Protocol Deviations Linked to Worse Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Malignancy

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Deviation from radiation treatment protocol in young children being treated for brain neoplasms was associated with decreased overall survival.

Use of Counseling, Surgery Rates Show Limited Physician Knowledge of Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

Use of Counseling, Surgery Rates Show Limited Physician Knowledge of Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

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Limited use of genetic counselors and high rate of double mastectomy in women at average risk with early-stage breast cancer illustrate that understanding of genetic testing results is limited.

Evidence Suggests Sodium Guidelines Are Misguided

Evidence Suggests Sodium Guidelines Are Misguided

Dietary sodium intake inversely associated with systolic, diastolic blood pressure in long term

Family History Does Not Exclude Active Surveillance as Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer

Family History Does Not Exclude Active Surveillance as Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer

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Family history does not predict aggressiveness of prostate cancer or suitability for active surveillance as a treatment option.

Beans, Whole Grains in Diet Beneficial for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Beans, Whole Grains in Diet Beneficial for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

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Including beans and whole grains such as rice in the diet is associated with a reduced burden of CRC in survivors.

Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Responds to Abiraterone Acetate in Some Cases

Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Responds to Abiraterone Acetate in Some Cases

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Abiraterone acetate and prednisone reduced PSA levels in a small group of clinical trial participants with metastatic prostate cancer who did not initially respond to ADT.

Shifts in Cancer Burden for People With HIV Projected

Shifts in Cancer Burden for People With HIV Projected

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Cancer rates among people with HIV, particularly AIDS-defining cancers, are projected to decrease by 2030.

Tissue Biobank Procurement Consent Should Include Discussion of Confidentiality Risks

Tissue Biobank Procurement Consent Should Include Discussion of Confidentiality Risks

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Results from a small survey suggest a need to include risk of confidentiality breach in consent discussions.

Yoga Can Help Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Yoga Can Help Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

patients with prostate cancer who attended yoga classes had less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function.

Health Care Expansion Tied to Increased Rates of Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Cancer

Health Care Expansion Tied to Increased Rates of Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Cancer

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Thyroid is more likely to be managed with surgical intervention when patients have access to expanded health insurance.

Thyroid Cancer Incidence Increasing Among Younger, Hispanic, African American Populations

Thyroid Cancer Incidence Increasing Among Younger, Hispanic, African American Populations

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A report on incidence of thyroid cancer shows incidence of the disease is increasing among certain populations: younger persons, Hispanic, and African American.

JAK1, JAK2 Inhibition Improves Outcomes in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, But More Is Needed

JAK1, JAK2 Inhibition Improves Outcomes in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, But More Is Needed

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Myelofibrosis, extensive splenomegaly, and symptomatic burden are significantly improved for patients with MPN by JAK1 and JAK2 inhibition; however, some major needs in this patient group are still largely unmet.

Recommendations Against Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Not Tied to Patient Satisfaction

Recommendations Against Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Not Tied to Patient Satisfaction

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Study finds patients are not more likely to report dissatisfaction, seek a second opinion, or change doctors due to physician recommendations against CPM.

Self-efficacy Level Predictive of Likelihood to Follow Through With Colorectal Cancer Screening

Self-efficacy Level Predictive of Likelihood to Follow Through With Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Patients' confidence with colorectal cancer screening procedures is predictive of their likelihood to schedule and follow through with screening.

Including a PI3-Kinase Inhibitor with an PARP Inhibitor Improves Tumor Shrinkage in Patients with Resistant Ovarian Cancer

Including a PI3-Kinase Inhibitor with an PARP Inhibitor Improves Tumor Shrinkage in Patients with Resistant Ovarian Cancer

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Tumor shrinkage was seen in plantinum-resistant ovarian tumors when treated with a combination of a PARP inhibitor and an alpha-specific PI3-kinase inhibitor.

Importance of GM-CSF Autoantibodies in Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis With MPN

Importance of GM-CSF Autoantibodies in Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis With MPN

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A case of simultaneous PAP and MPN diagnoses demonstrate the importance of evaluating for GM-CSF autoantibodies to distinguish autoimmune and secondary forms of PAP.

Analysis & Perspective on Practical and Ethical Use and Interpretation of Whole Genome Sequencing Data During Clinical Trials

Analysis & Perspective on Practical and Ethical Use and Interpretation of Whole Genome Sequencing Data During Clinical Trials

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Despite the value of genomic sequence information, nurses need to be aware of the limitations of this information and ethical concerns regarding sharing it with patients.

Increased 5-Year Survival Rate Seen in NSCLC Subset Treated With Nivolumab

Increased 5-Year Survival Rate Seen in NSCLC Subset Treated With Nivolumab

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A significantly higher 5-year survival rate was seen in a small subset of patients with NSCLC treated with nivolumab.

Genetic Underpinnings of Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms May Provide New Insights

Genetic Underpinnings of Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms May Provide New Insights

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Risk factors for splanchnic vein thrombosis in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms are multifactorial, involving both environmental and host genetic factors.

Including Informal Caregivers of Elderly in Discharge Process Reduces Readmission Risk

Including Informal Caregivers of Elderly in Discharge Process Reduces Readmission Risk

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A meta-analysis of elderly patient discharge practices found that including informal caregivers in discharge planning reduces risks of readmission.

Pre-Op Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

Pre-Op Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

Program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance

Novel Test For Multiple Myeloma Uses Microchip, Conventional Blood Sample

Novel Test For Multiple Myeloma Uses Microchip, Conventional Blood Sample

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MIT team develops simple, less painful diagnostic test for multiple myeloma using microfluidic chip and conventional blood sample.

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