In a study reviewing black women under 50 with invasive breast cancer, 12 percent had BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations.
Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect breast cancer recurrence.
The shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say.
A reduction in anxiety scores preoperatively with live or recorded music was observed vs usual care.
Regular aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may lower the long-term risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), new study data suggests.
Findings suggest obesity can trigger structural changes in extracellular matrix, rendering an individual more susceptible to breast cancer.
For women, alcohol consumption of 5 to 14.9 g/day linked to increased risk of alcohol-related cancers.
Non-Hispanic black women have higher endometrial cancer incidence and lower survival across all stages and subtypes.
Use of patient navigators on general medical service was associated with shorter hospital stays and didn't affect readmissions, a recent study indicates.
Patients consuming 4 cups/day of caffeinated coffee have lower recurrence and mortality risk.
RAD51C and RAD51D deleterious mutations have been linked to increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.
Rejection seen with high-expression allele recipient, low-expression allele donor in HLA-DPB1 mismatches
Compared with survey five years earlier, fewer physicians report being satisfied or very satisfied with the use of their electronic health record (EHR) system.
Increased risk for treatment-related subsequent neoplasms extends beyond age 40 years.
Amgen's Blincyto costs about 178,000 for a standard course of treatment.
Three reviews show correlations with between spirituality and measures of physical, mental, and social health outcomes.
Regularly eating chili peppers and other spicy foods was linked to lower mortality risk during study period.
Few previous studies have compared the effectiveness of disinfecting methods and monitoring strategies in health settings.
Predictors for long-term survival include younger age, early stage, low grade, non-serous histology
Significant differences exist based on sex, age, education level, unit, acuity, and nursing management changes, research indicates.
Two studies show benefits for hypofractionated versus conventionally fractionated whole-breast irradiation.
Despite survival benefits, only 41 percent of suitable candidates actually receive the therapy.
Use of oral contraceptives, even short-term, offers significant long-term protection against endometrial cancer and the protective effect seems to linger for decades after contraceptive is discontinued.
Accuracy and timeliness of preoperative evaluation can be improved for suspected lung cancer patients
For suspected lung cancer patients, the thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness of preoperative evaluation could be improved, according to research.
Single-stage implant procedures after mastectomy may be a good option for selected patients.
ISS plus chromosomal abnormalities detected by interphase fluorescent in situ hybridization offer prognostic value in newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma.
Elevated levels of three proteins were detected in the urine of patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer.
Gains seen in how many adults have insurance and a doctor, and say they are in better health the the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain.
Individuals with long telomeres are at increased risk for lung adenocarcinoma but not other types of cancer.
ASCO has called on the U.S. government and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults.
The USPSTF urges that primary care physicians regularly screen for depression in all adult patients (B recommendation).
More evidence that two classes of generic drugs (aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates) reduce the risk of death in early breast cancer.
Insurance is a major factor in determining receipt of preventive services.
Universal health literacy precautions should be used to provide understandable information for all patients.
A recent study indicates a high rate of clinical upgrading at prostatectomy, based on over ten thousand patients reviewed.
Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease and certain cancers, health experts say, but only two U.S. states mandate vaccination.
Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, researchers say, but could instead indicate cancer.
Reports on outbreaks of measles, pertussis in past year may have shifted opinions on vaccination.
New companion diagnostic kit can identify candidates
Areas of the U.S. with higher colorectal cancer rates include parts of the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, and eastern Virginia.
New guidelines released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say.
Report authors have called for widespread action to promote fruits and vegetables in the average diet.
No significant difference in breast cancer deaths seen in counties with higher screening and detection rates.
Many men with low-risk disease being spared prostatectomy, radiation, and androgen deprivation monotherapy in favor of active surveillance.
Qualifications to guidelines include stronger statements in favor of chemotherapy in some cases.
Researchers suspect compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight and thereby increase melanoma risk, but further study is required.
Use of robotic surgery showed no differences in blood loss, complication rates, or survival between morbidly obese and lower-weight patients.
Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection for head and neck cancer.
Age-adjusted prostate cancer-specific comorbidity index is strongly predictive of other-cause mortality, according to recent study data.
Slightly higher odds of melanoma for men on erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs were recorded, but lifestyles are probable culprit.
For patients with non-solid lung nodules of any size, annual computed tomography scans may be enough to monitor their condition.
Many long-time smokers may have lung disease that is currently undiagnosed.
U.S. Supreme Court ruling preserves tax credits for 6.4 million people in 34 states.
Randomized trial shows beneficial effect for yoga combined with meditation in breast cancer survivors.
International effort takes aim at more than 1,050 websites that sell fraudulent medical devices or medications.
Embryo cryopreservation after aromatase inhibitor treatment and ovarian stimulation preserves fertility for patients with breast cancer, according to a study published online.
Increase of 21.7 percent in incidents was seen since last Ponemon Institute report; theft is costly to consumers.
Higher-quality colonoscopies, which need not be more expensive, are linked to lower colorectal cancer risk.
The number of patients that undergo breast-conserving therapy (BCT) has risen slowly in recent years, but many with early-stage disease still choose mastectomy.
HIV has been linked to increased risk for colorectal, lung, skin, and breast cancers, independent of treatment.
Poor sleep and snoring before breast cancer diagnosis is tied to poor survival outcomes.
Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say, and the mortality rate of several other cancers is also strongly impacted by smoking status.
Increases in perioperative and postoperative prophylaxis does not seem to cause a rise in venous thromboembolism rates.
Long-term childhood cancer survivors have greater prevalence of abnormal global longitudinal strain and diastolic function.
The prices hospitals charge patients for a number of common procedures rose over 10 percent between 2011 and 2013, more than twice the rate of inflation, but charges billed to Medicare remained the same.
Incorporating maternal plasma cell-free DNA into routine noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) could aid early detection of maternal tumors, according to study data.
A new research review indicates that breast screening in the 40s may not prevent breast cancer deaths, but the conclusion among researchers wasn't unanimous.
Study results indicate that melanoma rates are on the risk for the young in the United States; women account for two-thirds of cases, likely due to unsafe tanning.
Longer overall survival seen in patients with stage IIIB non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) undergoing surgical resection, compared to chemo-radiation only.
Fewer childhood cancer survivors die of 'late effects' from radiation and chemotherapy, according to recent research.
Two new targeted treatments slow progression of chronic-lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Adding palbociclib to standard hormone therapy may be more beneficial than hormone therapy alone for HR+/HER2− breast cancer, according to a new study.
Removing extra tissue can halve the chances of requiring a second surgery in breast cancer.
For some patients with advanced melanoma, surgical removal of the lymph nodes surrounding their tumor may not be needed.
Women who followed a Mediterranean-style diet saw a significant reduction in their risk of endometrial cancer, according to a new study.
Fewer side effects, longer survival for nivolumab versus docetaxel seen in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
One more potential benefit for breastfed babies, research suggests, is a lowered risk of childhood leukemia.
A genetically engineered form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing melanoma progression, according to research published online.
Government estimates show smoking reduced in roughly half of U.S. states, but some people may be using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes.
No difference seen in distant disease-free intervals for those with versus those without a positive family history, say researchers.
Review of guidelines and evidence provides advice for screening for five common types of cancer.
An oncologist's exercise recommendations coupled with an exercise motivation package can greatly increase exercise participation by cancer survivors.
Five-year risk plus breast density can best identify women at high risk for interval cancer.
After adjustment for known risk factors, an increased relative risk exists for women with history of acne.
Combination of docetaxel and hormone therapy can extend life by almost a year for prostate cancer patients, according to new research.
Slowly progressive weight lifting can reduce incidence of physical function deterioration.
A preliminary Australian study saw association between nicotinamide and lower rates of non-melanoma skin cancers.
Screening using risk of ovarian cancer algorithm linked to increased number of screen-detected iEOCs.
Certain cancer treatments can be linked to later weight gain.
Most Americans under age 65 experienced no change in their insurance provider, according to a research report by the Rand Corporation.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has stated that colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screening rates do not meet the Healthy People 2020 targets.
Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer today are 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s.
Statin use may slow prostate cancer progression in patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy, but more trials are needed to confirm benefits, researchers say.
DNA changes that may signal the development of cancer, long before a standard diagnosis is typically made, have been identified.
More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says, to determine whether electronic cigarettes can help traditional smokers quit the habit.
Compared with the vasectomy and control groups, infertile men had a higher risk of testis cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and all cancers.
Individuals who live in regions with low sunlight may have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, and shortage of vitamin D may be to blame.
In the update, authors summarize 2014 studies that are highly relevant to gastroenterology, including esophageal diseases, pancreatic cancer, and colorectal cancer.
Many clinicians screen for cervical cancer too early or too often, data suggests.
- New biomarker in breast and prostate cancer may help identify patients who will respond to taxanes
- What are immune checkpoints and how do they work?
- Among patients with myeloma undergoing chemo, high exercise compliance linked with reduced fatigue
- Efficacy and safety of docetaxel for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: A meta-analysis of Phase III randomized controlled trials
- New combination treatment effective against cutaneous metastatic melanoma
- Religiousness and spirituality have a significant impact on cancer patients' overall health and outcomes
- Dietary intervention primes triple-negative breast cancer cells for targeted therapy
- Lung cancer patients who stop smoking live longer
- Study uses dog sledding to demonstrate benefits of adapted physical activities for children with cancer
- Review examines strategies for hospital room surface cleanliness
- Two-drug combination boosts survival in patients with metastatic prostate cancer
- Tell me about your prostate cancer symptoms ... Will most men talk or walk?
- Effects of glioblastoma treatments on healthy brain tissue continues after treatment is completed
- Aspirin reverses obesity cancer risk
- Patient-centered toolkit (PCTK) improves communication between patients, caregivers, and health care team
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