For patients with early cancer, a nurse navigator intervention can improve patient experience and reduce problems with care, according to a study published online Nov. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) demonstrated reduced callback rates and improved cancer detection when compared with mammography.
Mammographic density is associated with breast cancer among women younger than 50 years, according to a study.
G8 and fTRST are simple tools to identify geriatric risk profile for functional decline and survival.
Women from BRCA2 families without mutation still have higher breast cancer risk.
The best outcome for wait times falls between 2.1 and 12.0 weeks time.
Those who consume nuts have a lower risk of total and cause-specific mortality, according to research.
When tumor stops responding to U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the anti-cancer drug sorafenib (Nexavar) has been expanded to include late-stage differentiated thyroid cancer, the most common type of thyroid cancer.
For surgically treated patients with esophageal cancer, symptoms appear to cluster together, and these clusters are strongly associated with mortality.
An association between central adiposity and increased risk of esophageal inflammation, metaplasia, and adenocarcinoma found.
High sugar intake is associated with a higher risk of some endometrial cancers.
Fish oil consumption affects levels of pro-inflammatory molecules, omega fatty acids, measure of cancer growth.
Testing Morbidities Index scores are down by about three points for each decade decrease in the patient's age.
Improved diagnosis, management of benign lesions for participating primary care providers
Majority of U.S. adults feel that the health care system needs to undergo fundamental changes.
Two studies show increases in MRI use; few meet criteria of American Cancer Society for screening.
Breast conservation less frequently performed for males with breast cancer, according to research.
Life expectancy in elderly individuals of the same chronological age varies with levels of comorbidity, according to research.
High rates of freedom from disease, overall survival for standard-dose, with lower-dose EPOCH-R treatment.
A multicomponent intervention spurred a small increase in screening rates for colon cancer in nine counties.
Surveillance should be planned according to presumed risk of recurrence and patients' functional status.
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law correction.
Drug designed to inhibit enzyme that cancer cells need to spread is granted "breakthrough therapy" status by FDA.
Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as November deadline nears.
Insufficient evidence to weigh the benefits and harms of multivitamins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.
Despite increased resources for U.S. health care, health metrics show U.S. trailing peer nations.
Two studies show promising results in invasive ductal carcinoma and early breast cancer.
Early reports find federal and state insurance exchanges attracted low numbers so far.
For men with prostate cancer, postdiagnostic statin use is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer and all-cause mortality, with stronger effects seen for those who used statins before diagnosis, according to a study.
Reimbursement likely to increase for those who move to Medicaid, private insurance.
The risk of melanoma was significantly increased with personal history of PCa, whereas the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer was marginally increased with PCa.
Follow-up of four trials shows HPV screening more efficacious for preventing invasive cervical carcinoma.
'Breakthrough therapy' is designed to bolster the immune system's ability to attack cancer cells.
or men with prostate cancer, body mass index (BMI) at diagnosis is associated with mortality, according to a study.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report finds some points of agreement among physician panel discussing solutions to help halt the rise of health care expenses.
Adolescents and young adults are more likely to attempt or complete suicide after a cancer diagnosis, with the risk highest in first year after diagnosis.
The addition of circulating hormone levels correlates with improved breast cancer risk prediction, according to a study.
Significant linear trends between travel distance to cancer center with cancer stage, and type of surgery.
Highest cardiac radiation doses and excess risks are from left-sided treatment in the supine position, researchers found.
Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebeliusinsists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November
Screening according to current guidelines could miss 10 percent of CRCs diagnosed in relatives.
Tumor levels were associated with PTC recurrence, and circulating levels were linked to presence of cancer.
Biomarkers have been identified that vary with breast cancer progression, and short telomere length associated with increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
Risk of colorectal adenoma recurrence up for men with low recreation activity, high sedentary time.
DNA of two genes frequently modified in patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer can be accurately detected in cancer cells and serum, according to a study.
Meta-analysis pooled the results of 16 studies that examined the association between coffee consumption and liver cancer and coffee consumption was associated with a significantly lower risk of HCC.
Older adults consistently using Internet more likely to report CRC screening, exercise, and a healthy diet.
Biomarker can be monitored in real-time during treatment
Potential psychological harm associated with biopsy even in absence of cancer diagnosis
Labs suffered loss of momentum with their research and grant applications were pushed back to November as a consequence of the United States government shutdown.
Risk the same as found in women in the general population with regard to oral contraceptive use.
Significant reductions seen in local and metastatic recurrence, and breast cancer-related mortality, when paravertebral block combined with general anesthesia is employed.
Serum free fatty acids and metabolites are one- to six-fold higher in patients with lung or prostate cancer.
For patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer, treatment with albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) plus gemcitabine is more effective than gemcitabine alone.
Adolescents' weight and socioeconomic status (SES) may affect their subsequent risk of developing esophageal and gastric cancer, according to a study.
Meta-analysis shows decreased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma, not squamous cell cancer in more physically active people.
Investment in nursing could reduce Medicare readmissions penalties.
Patients with incidentally discovered thyroid cancer likely to be older, male, and have higher stage disease.
Physician communication, environmental, and patient-centered factors can improve patient satisfaction.
Cancer cost European Union 126 in 2009, with health care costs accounting for 40 percent of this cost.
No consistent correlation between fluorescence and pathological sentinel lymph node metastasis has been found.
Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems
Laparoscopic procedure linked with lower risk of discharge to a nursing facility when compared with open surgery.
Updated guidelines recommend determining HER2 status for all with invasive breast cancer.
Population study shows significantly increased risk of developing the cancer for relatives of probands.
Efforts to improve the federal registration website are under way, officials say.
Patients receiving high-dose recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) as part of spine surgery have an increased risk of cancer.
Biopsy-related procedures accounted for much of the prostate cancer screening costs.
Patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) may actually increase their exposure to ultraviolet radiation in the first three years after diagnosis, according to a recent study.
As little as an hour a day of walking reduces breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women.
Higher utilization of primary care among among Medicare patients was also tied to lower mortality.
Federal officials remind consumers that enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
With increase, incidence rates are converging for white and African-American women in U.S.
Consumers are reminded that insurance enrollment runs through March 31, 2014.
'Obamacare' marketplaces open amid some technical problems and a government shutdown.
About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' if the government shuts down.
Perjeta is first FDA-approved drug for neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer
Survival highest for patients with both surgery, radiation, but lowest in African-Americans.
Under the Affordable Care Act, tax credits will benefit low and moderate earners.
or women with stage IIIB squamous cervical cancer, cisplatin added to radiotherapy plus high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRB) is associated with improved disease-free survival.
Two-item Patient Health Questionnaire can detect major depression in patients receiving radiotherapy.
Married patients are less likely to present with metastatic disease, or to die from their cancer.
Tamoxifen, raloxifene recommended for women with raised risk, low risk of adverse medication effects.
Coverage could start as early as January 2014, depending on when individuals enroll.
More likely among African-American women with newly diagnosed non-metastatic breast cancer
Following eating and swallowing exercises aids return to regular diet, and shortens gastrostomy duration following treatment, according to a study.
MEK1/2 inhibition rescues glial progenitor cells from toxicity; prevents tamoxifen-induced cell death.
Long-term follow-up of the START trials confirms that hypofractionated radiotherapy is safe and effective for the treatment of invasive early breast cancer.
Rapid increase in mammography screening program increases clinical cancer care volumes and time until treatment.
Findings in spite of knowing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy doesn't improve survival.
In two studies, endoscopy and fecal occult-blood testing show lasting reductions in CRC mortality associated with screening.
Despite increased number of survivors due to progress in research, 500,000 expected to die from cancer this year.
Lifestyle intervention tied to increases in telomere length in men with low-risk prostate cancer.
Increased risk in first year after diagnosis limited to those with fewest doc visits in previous two years.
Multiple bilateral (MB) circumscribed breast masses detected with ultrasound screening are almost always benign, according to research.
UroLift system, a permanent implant, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat low or blocked urine flow in men aged 50 and older.
After adjustment, those in upper tertiles of caries, crown, endodontic tx have reduced risk of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
CR systems are 21 percent less effective at detecting breast cancers than screen-film mammography, but digital direct radiography is found to have similar cancer detection rates.
Gleason 8 tumors have a substantially better prognosis after radical surgery than Gleason 9 and 10 tumors.
Relying on PSA doubling time from just one year of active surveillance can result in as many as one in five prostate cancer patients being advised to undergo curative treatment that may be unnecessary.
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