Adherence to established prostate cancer quality of care measures is frequently low, with considerable regional variation.
The White House announced that over 8 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance during the first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act; 35% of registrants are younger than 35 years old.
Early progress has been made in developing a treatment that might one day help the immune system defend itself against cancer, but research is still in preliminary stages.
Meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials shows small but significant effect from the patient-clinician relationship.
Many Americans paying less for prescription drugs, but some are having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds.
Interval cancers more likely to be earlier stage, proximal, have lower risk of death
Continued security of patient data is needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support.
Study shows low utilization of bladder cancer perioperative chemotherapy is associated with a survival benefit in the general population.
Those receiving intervention increased clinical skin exams in the seven months following their education.
Despite an overall improved mortality seen during the past 10 years, advancing age is associated with higher morbidity and mortality in colorectal cancer resection.
The new nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid the mid-term election fray.
People with chronic pancreatitis are at higher risk for cancer death and also have higher incidence of other comorbidities.
Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries for Americans.
Elderly with faster cognitive decline were found to have lower risk of cancer mortality, according to research.
Irregular menstrual cycles may be an early marker of ovarian cancer risk, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Increased coffee consumption may reduce hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk across ethnicities, according to a study.
For patients with non-small-cell lung cancer and wild-type EGFR mutations, conventional chemotherapy improves progression-free survival better than first-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
The novel cell cycle inhibitor selective for the cyclin-dependent kinases CDK4 and CDK6 (CDK4/6), LY2835219, shows promise for metastatic breast cancer, according to a study.
Adenoma detection rate is inversely associated with risk of interval colorectal cancer.
For patients with noninvasive urothelial carcinoma, three DNA methylation markers are able to accurately predict tumor recurrence, according to a study.
Women with ever use of clomiphene have no increased breast cancer risk, although women undergoing multiple clomiphene cycles have an increased risk of invasive breast cancer.
Compared with screen-film mammography (SFM), full-field digital mammography is associated with reduced recall and biopsy rates, according to research.
Men living alone have more advanced cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) at diagnosis and have reduced CMM-specific survival, according to a study.
There is a increased likelihood of financial decline and privations in minorities compared with whites dealing with breast cancer.
Good nutritional status, quality of life, and satisfaction with eating seen at 10 years post-esophagectomy.
By utilizing NGS, breast cancer clinicians will know whether their patients carry high-risk mutations in genes, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2, before the start of treatment.
Although cancer incidence declined from 2009 to 2010, the majority of states still have not reached 2020 targets for reduced cancer incidence.
Mean blood pressures lower for nurses compared to readings made by doctors at same visit, according to research.
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say.
The new NIH website offers insights into emotional, physical, and financial aspects of terminal care.
Applicants who cannot complete the process by the March 31 enrollment deadline will be given an extension.
Underserved Latina patients view interactive voice response (IVR) messages as an acceptable strategy to promote cancer screening, according to a study.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has updated its 2005 guideline for use of sentinel node biopsy in early breast cancer.
Plans to use multiplex tumor genetic testing and attitudes about results disclosure vary, with no clear consensus among clinicians.
Baseline e-cigarette use does not significantly predict quitting smoking one year later or reduce cigarette consumption after one year, according to a study.
Most self-treatments for skin cancer result in poor cosmoses, and extensive tissue damage is observed in more than one-third of such cases.
The increased risk of a severe, disabling, life-threatening, or fatal health condition persists to age 50 years for many childhood cancer survivors.
A potent, liquid form of nicotine poses a serious and potentially deadly threat, but is sold legally in stores across the United States and online.
A history of bariatric surgery is associated with a reduction in the risk of uterine malignancy, whereas BRCA1 carriers have an increased risk of high-risk uterine cancer, according to two studies.
Patients requesting specific medications are more likely to be prescribed those medications, according to research.
Long-term use of valproic acid (VPA) is associated with a reduced risk of smoking-related cancers of the head and neck, according to a study.
There is a strong association between pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and recently diagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
More harm than good can result from mammogram breast cancer screenings for women aged 70 and older, and decision should be made case by case.
For localized prostate cancer, primary androgen-deprivation therapy does not prolong survival for the majority of men who have not received treatment with curative intent.
Initial symptom presentation seems to differ for human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive versus HPV-negative patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, according to a study.
Incidence rates for colorectal cancer have decreased by about 3 percent per year during the past decade.
Use of the BRCAPRO model for assessment of the likelihood of having a germline BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation may underestimate the risk of mutations, according to a study
Reductions seen in locoregional recurrence, overall recurrence, and breast cancer mortality when radiotherapy is employed after mastectomy and axillary dissection.
Transport properties identified on routine CT scans correlate with clinically relevant end points for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) who receive preoperative gemcitabine chemoradiotherapy.
For patients at average risk of colorectal cancer, a multitarget DNA assay has better sensitivity, but worse specificity than fecal immunochemical test for those at average CRC risk.
The comorbid condition of diabetes may contribute to increased mortality in patients with cancer, according to research. Patients with diabetes treated with insulin have the highest mortality rate ratios after cancer diagnosis.
Experts voted 13-0 that a HPV test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening.
Mindfulness-based meditation is associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms in adolescents with cancer, with increased sleep quality for girls, according to a study.
The phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase delta inhibitor idelalisib shows antitumor activity in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
About one-third of U.S. oncologists report being satisfied with work-life balance (WLB), which is lower than for other medical specialties. Women oncologists and those who devote greater time to patient care less likely to be satisfied.
Panel could recommend HPV test as a woman's new first option for cervical cancer screening.
More than four million Americans have signed up for health coverage through state and federal insurance marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment period for coverage in 2014 ends March 31 for most Americans
Millions lack access to quality cancer care; one-quarter of uninsured forgo care because of costs.
Although patients with prostate cancer endorse multiple sources of information, they report greatest satisfaction with information from the treating physician about patient outcomes.
Treatment with epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor erlotinib combined with cisplatin-based chemoradiation seems safe and effective for locally advanced cervical cancer, according to a study.
Record-linkage study shows increased risks for 26 cancer types, especially for younger people, for those with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer.
The new initiatives focus on underserved populations, workforce diversity, and population health.
Risk of long-term mortality for those that undergo surgical treatment is lower, compared with men who choose watchful waiting.
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is associated with improved surgical margin status compared with open radical prostatectomy (ORP) for intermediate- and high-risk disease.
For women with breast cancer, incorporating yoga into radiotherapy is associated with a lasting improvement in quality of life.
Rates of cancer screening and provider counseling are currently below the Healthy People (HP) 2020 targets, according to a study.
Acceptable long-term safety, positive therapy responses persist after drug discontinuation
Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees, according to a study.
Women are still underrepresented in research, and many current studies fail to report sex-specific outcomes.
Increased odds for spontaneous abortions, stillbirths, and ectopic pregnancies were seen for smokers, compared to never-smoking women.
An increase in workload increases odds of death, whereas an increase in percentage of nurses with degrees cuts death rates, research found.
For patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma, smoking exposure adversely impacts cancer-specific survival and increases the risk of death from another cause.
Breaches of protected health information up 137.7 percent; most breaches due to theft.
Among women with mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2, oophorectomy reduces the risk of developing ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer by 80 percent.
Men with prostate cancer on active surveillance should be informed of the risk of complications linked to repeated biopsies.
Older men are more likely to have a whole-body skin exam done by their physician if they watch a video on skin self-examination and skin awareness.
Use of breast reconstruction in women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer increased significantly, from 46% in 1998 to 63% in 2007.
Emergency department visits for young people with behavioral health disorders increased less than other states after Massachusetts reform.
Adjuvant bevacizumab increases overall survival in cervical cancer, and two studies show benefits of bevacizumab on PFS in newly diagnosed glioblastoma as well.
Concerns related to direct-to-consumer genomic testing include lack of evidence for association studies being appropriate as screening tests.
Positive margins linked to two-fold increased risk of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence, according to consensus guidelines.
Observational study supports removal of contralateral breast in women with hereditary breast cancer.
Photoprotection is necessary, and is also important for reducing photoaging and other UV-related skin disorders.
Annual mammography does not reduce mortality from breast cancer among 40- to 59-year-old women, according to recent research.
About one-quarter of those signed up through the state and federal marketplaces are now young adults, report shows.
In granting more time for compliance, the federal government set up new deadlines for three sizes of companies.
For patients with type 2 diabetes, metformin use is not associated with a significantly reduced risk of bladder cancer, according to a study.
Younger women who smoke appear to be at increased risk for developing ER-positive breast cancer, according to research, but no association found for risk of triple-negative breast cancer.
Final rule relating to HIPAA allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory.
The HPV vaccine protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum, and penis, but too few are receiving it.
Obese individuals have increased odds of having three or more polyps, as well as tubular adenomas.
A study of almost 20,000 women found the drug lowered ovarian cancer risk by 20 percent.
Linear dose-response relationship for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia has been observed.
Increased incidence of of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) among patients younger than 45 years seen, and steady increase in proportion of grade III/IV tumors.
Researchers found a significantly reduced mortality risk for breast cancer survivors who run.
Overall oncologists reported being very satisfied with their careers, but burnout is still a factor.
The company says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission.
Researchers surveyed 1,233 U.S. adults online regarding their risk of getting cancer and found many misperceptions.
Researchers note that a minimum adequate family history should include a history of cancer in first- and second-degree relatives.
High pretreatment VEGF levels have been linked to lower survival after ipilimumab treatment.
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