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.
The researchers found that use of breast reconstruction in women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer increased significantly, from 46 percent in 1998 to 63 percent 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.
For patients with renal cell carcinoma, expressive writing may improve cancer-related symptoms and physical functioning, according to a study.
Meta-analysis based on cohort studies has found a link between IBD and increased risk of melanoma.
Supplementation with antioxidants markedly increases tumor cell proliferation and tumor growth in mice, researchers found.
Agent Orange (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin) exposure is associated with increased incidence of nonmelanotic invasive skin cancer, according to research.
Two beneficial treatment approaches are available for metastatic and locally advanced prostate cancer, according to two studies presented in advance of ASCO's annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.
Twelve-week intervention linked to improved fatigue, vitality, lower levels of proinflammatory cytokines in participants.
Although challenged, youth with cancer do not have higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder.
Lower risk of all-cause mortality and mortality from cancer and cardiovascular disease were seen with with increasing physical activity.
Semiautomated computer-derived measurements are consistent with radiologist assessments, according to a study.
Researchers found that declining cancer mortality rates reduced the burden of mortality from leading cancers, but this progress was offset by cancer incidence increases (as a result of decreasing other-cause mortality rates).
Most patients lack ability to ID suspicious features of melanoma, especially with regard to minority patients.
Little to no long-term disruption to sexuality or body image for women undergoing treatment for vulvar cancer found, according to a study published online.
Additional predictors guide selection of patients with prostate cancer for active surveillance programs.
Panels of microRNA expression can potentially distinguish pancreatic cancer from healthy controls, according to a study.
Among the changes likely to be experienced are not only an influx of new patients, but a change in the makeup of the expanded patient population.
Brisk walking before prostate cancer diagnosis has been associated with more regularly-shaped blood vessels.
After adjusting for potential confounders, men with high levels of 6-sulfatoxymelatonin demonstrated a significantly lower prostate cancer risk.
Despite USPSTF recommendation for annual screening for high-risk adults, AAFP urges caution in screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT among high-risk individuals.
A higher 90-day mortality was seen after avoidable versus non-avoidable hospitalizations.
Combination vaccine significantly improves overall survival in pancreatic cancer, compared with single-component vaccine.
Several domains for organizational climate influence the behavior and performance of nurse practitioners.
Findings among head and neck cancer patients treated with IMRT versus other types of radiation show significant improvements in cause-specific survival.
From 2005 to 2009, the incidence of lung cancer decreased among men and women in the United States, according to a study. Decrease was more rapid among men than women.
Nearly one in four participants are young adults, a demographic key to the program's success.
In vivo BPA exposure has been tied to increased incidence of prostate intraepithelial neoplasia and adenocarcinoma.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the preferred choice over mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for nonpharmacologic management of insomnia in patients with cancer.
For patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia and coexisting conditions, combining an anti-CD20 antibody with chemotherapy is associated with improved outcomes, according to a study.
Internists report being somewhat unfamiliar with available childhood cancer surveillance guidelines.
The largest cancer death rate was decrease seen among black men aged 40 to 49 years; no drop for white women aged over 80 was observed.
Among 1,000 U.S. women screened annually for 10 years, 0.3 to 3.2 will avoid breast cancer death due to mammography.
Most women with unilateral non-metastasized breast cancer treated with breast conserving surgery or mastectomy with axillary surgery experience postoperative pain at 12 months, according to research.
For critical care nurses, male gender and working 12-hour shifts were linked to decision regret.
More than one million people have now signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
No significant difference in outcomes seen for patients treated with real or sham acupuncture; both groups saw improvement.
For ambulatory patients with solid tumors, pain is prevalent and changes over time, according to a study.
Uncertainty lingers on the willingness and ability of young adults to enroll in marketplaces.
People in cancelled policies can buy coverage under last-minute revision to the Affordable Care Act.
More than 80 percent of oncologists report being unable to prescribe preferred drug at least once in past six months.
Supplementing general anesthesia (GA) with neuraxial anesthesia during prostate cancer surgery is associated with improved oncological outcomes compared with GA alone.
The intervention reduces Symptom Distress Scale-15; benefit strongest for those over 50 years of age.
Insulin sensitizers, particularly thiazolidinedione use, may reduce the risk of cancer in female patients with type 2 diabetes.
Report features 76 studies; highlights new approaches to cancer care and new treatments.
Framework for optimizing CRPC treatment should involve joint management by both a urologist and a medical oncologist.
Two studies show increase in pathologic complete response with pre-op chemotherapy combinations.
Independently practicing nurse practitioners (NPs) seeing patients at retail health clinics can cut health care costs, according to study data.
Anastrozole reduces breast cancer risk by about half with few side effects, according to a study presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Radiotherapy has no benefit for some older women after surgery, and hormone treatment after surgery may provide a radiation alternative.
Apparent disparities between different reviews on the benefit of mammography screening on breast cancer mortality are mainly due to different denominators.
In addition to infrequent exercise, a larger breast cup size was also linked with increased risk of breast cancer mortality in female runners and walkers.
Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased insurance gaps for younger adults.
For human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive tumors, the combination of lapatinib and trastuzumab is better than either therapy alone, according to a study.
Insurers pressed for flexibility on premium payments and coverage to prevent coverage gaps.
Patients with stage III or IV melanoma who have not received treatment with BRAF inhibitors remain at risk for developing new primary melanomas (NPMs).
Highest risk seen for Latinos; estimated 26 percent of HCC cases in Latinos due to diabetes
Genomic and epigenomic alterations in the PAX gene family are associated with racial disparity in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) survival, according to a study.
Practice management expert offers advice to clinicians for building a practical budget, despite the economic uncertainties of health care reform.
When examined, circumferential resection margin predicts overall survival, disease-free survival, and local recurrence.
Trainee intervention doesn't improve communication or end-of-life care, and patient depression actually ranked higher in instances when such an intervention was given.
A screening mammography interval of less than 1.5 years is associated with a significantly reduced rate of lymph node positivity.
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.
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