Women undergoing morcellation have in 27 in 10k uterine cancer prevalence

Women undergoing morcellation have in 27 in 10k uterine cancer prevalence

For women undergoing hysterectomy by morcellation, the prevalence of uterine cancers is 27 per 10,000, with increased prevalence with advanced age, according to a research letter published online.

Gene marker may help predict breast cancer response to tamoxifen

Gene marker may help predict breast cancer response to tamoxifen

Researchers have identified genes that may help predict whether a patient with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer is likely to benefit from tamoxifen therapy, according to a study.

Bike riding may up prostate cancer risk

Bike riding may up prostate cancer risk

Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction.

Poor parent-provider communication seen in advanced pediatric cancer

Poor parent-provider communication seen in advanced pediatric cancer

For pediatric patients with advanced cancer, parent-provider concordance is poor regarding prognosis and goals of care, according to a study.

Testicular cancer on the rise for young U.S. Hispanics

Testicular cancer on the rise for young U.S. Hispanics

An increase in incidence of testicular germ cell tumors in Hispanic adolescents and young adults in the United States has been observed.

Rates of observation as prostate cancer management vary

Rates of observation as prostate cancer management vary

Rates of observation as management for low-risk prostate cancer vary widely, and primary ADT is not tied to better survival for men with localized prostate cancer.

Link between vasectomy and prostate cancer greater in high-grade cases

Link between vasectomy and prostate cancer greater in high-grade cases

Vasectomy is associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer overall during extended follow-up, with an elevated risk seen for high-grade and lethal cancer.

Depressed men with prostate cancer have worse outcomes

Depressed men with prostate cancer have worse outcomes

Depressed men with a diagnosis of intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer have worse overall outcomes.

Surgical biopsy safe for advanced lung cancer

Surgical biopsy safe for advanced lung cancer

Surgical biopsy samples can be safely collected in patients with stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and can inform appropriate personalized therapy, according to a study.

Breast cancer screening costs on the rise for Medicare patients

Breast cancer screening costs on the rise for Medicare patients

Although use of newer technologies and costs associated with breast cancer screening have increased, no change in stage at diagnosis has been observed in Medicare beneficiaries.

Those with HIV less likely to receive cancer treatment

Those with HIV less likely to receive cancer treatment

HIV-infected individuals with cancer are less likely to receive treatment, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

ESHRE: Low evidence of fertility drug and cancer link

ESHRE: Low evidence of fertility drug and cancer link

Use of fertility drugs doesn't appear to increase a woman's long-term risk of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers, new research indicates, but researchers still urge long-term monitoring.

Central Venous Catheters Up Infection Risk in Cancer Patients

Central Venous Catheters Up Infection Risk in Cancer Patients

Long-term central venous catheters (CVCs) are associated with an increased risk of infection in older adults with cancer, according to research published online.

ESC: Hyperlipidemia increases breast cancer risk

ESC: Hyperlipidemia increases breast cancer risk

The presence of hyperlipidemia has been linked to 1.64-fold increased risk of breast cancer.

ACA offers opportunities to improve quality of care

ACA offers opportunities to improve quality of care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is fostering collaboration between the public health and health care systems and can potentially improve quality of care and advance population health.

Genetics could factor into racial disparity in colon cancer

Genetics could factor into racial disparity in colon cancer

African-Americans are half as likely to have the genetic marker associated with improved survival.

Everolimus does not affect survival rate for advanced liver cancer

Everolimus does not affect survival rate for advanced liver cancer

No considerable survival difference found between patients receiving everolimus and those receiving a placebo.

U.S. health care expenditure growth has slowed

U.S. health care expenditure growth has slowed

The growth in U.S. health care expenditure has slowed in recent years, coming some way toward closing the gap with other countries.

Combination imaging helps breast tumor differentiation

Combination imaging helps breast tumor differentiation

The use of new technique, which includes four approaches, could reduce unnecessary breast biopsies.

Support for childhood sunscreen use to prevent future melanoma

Support for childhood sunscreen use to prevent future melanoma

Use of a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 lotion is associated with a 10-fold reduction in the incidence of melanocytic nevi in a laboratory opossum model, according to an experimental study.

Soy intake has little effect on endometrial cancer risk

Soy intake has little effect on endometrial cancer risk

There is no association between soy consumption and endometrial cancer risk, according to a study published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

HPV-positive status tied to oropharyngeal cancer survival

HPV-positive status tied to oropharyngeal cancer survival

Human papillomavirus (HPV) positivity is associated with improved survival after disease progression, according to a study.

Wikipedia Drug Entries Often Not Up-to-Date

Wikipedia Drug Entries Often Not Up-to-Date

Patients frequently turn to digital media for drug information; however, many Wikipedia entries about medications aren't up-to-date and accurate.

Digital mammography with tomosynthesis lowers recalls

Digital mammography with tomosynthesis lowers recalls

Compared with digital mammography alone, the combination of digital mammography and tomosynthesis increases cancer detection and reduces false-positive results, according to research.

Active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer underused

Active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer underused

Although most prostate cancer specialists believe active surveillance to be effective and underused, fewer endorse active surveillance than other therapies for low-risk prostate cancer.

'Financial Toxicity' tool created to assist cancer patients

'Financial Toxicity' tool created to assist cancer patients

A four-step process involving 155 patients with cancer was used to develop patient-reported outcome measure.

Strategies to prevent overzealous lung cancer screening

Strategies to prevent overzealous lung cancer screening

Benefits, harms of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening should be carefully considered.

Racial disparity seen in sentinel lymph node biopsy

Racial disparity seen in sentinel lymph node biopsy

Although sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) use has increased in all patients with breast cancer, black women are consistently less likely than white women to have SLNB, according to a study.

Preoperative genetic testing steers surgical choice in breast cancer

Preoperative genetic testing steers surgical choice in breast cancer

Majority of BRCA mutation carriers opted for different surgery than initially planned by surgeon.

Teen tanning bed usage ups early-onset skin cancer risk

Teen tanning bed usage ups early-onset skin cancer risk

Indoor tanning has been tied to elevated risk of basal cell carcinomas before the age of 50.

Phone intervention helps women with breast cancer lose weight

Phone intervention helps women with breast cancer lose weight

Among postmenopausal women receiving letrozole as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer, a telephone-based weight loss intervention was effective in promoting weight loss.

Diet may impact breast cancer recurrence

Diet may impact breast cancer recurrence

Personalized dietary recommendations based on molecular characteristics of primary tumor tissue may be an effective strategy for breast cancer survivors, according to research.

Reminders increase colorectal screening rates for vulnerable populations

Reminders increase colorectal screening rates for vulnerable populations

Low-cost interventions relying upon mailings, text messages, and phone calls can increase adherence to colorectal cancer screening with fecal immunochemical tests among vulnerable populations.

U.S. health care system ranks last among rich nations

U.S. health care system ranks last among rich nations

Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures, according to the latest Commonwealth Fund report on the issue.

Annual MRI and digital mammography effective for screening high-risk women

Annual MRI and digital mammography effective for screening high-risk women

Initial results indicate that annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital mammography can form an effective screening program for women at high risk of breast cancer, according to research.

Affordable Care Act may mean healthier young adults

Affordable Care Act may mean healthier young adults

A popular provision of the ACA that allows young adults to stay on a parent's health insurance plan up to age 26 may be good for their health and financial security, a new study suggests.

Hospitalization rate greater for childhood cancer survivors

Hospitalization rate greater for childhood cancer survivors

A higher hospital admission rate is seen for childhood survivors, with highest rates for survivors of neuroblastoma and bone tumors.

Tobacco companies to introduce e-cigarettes

Tobacco companies to introduce e-cigarettes

Big tobacco companies are jumping into the rapidly expanding and lucrative e-cigarette market.

Breast cancer risk linked to higher red meat intake

Breast cancer risk linked to higher red meat intake

Risk could be reduced by substitution of other legumes or poultry for red meat.

Late-stage breast cancer less frequent in mammography era

Late-stage breast cancer less frequent in mammography era

There appears to have been a decrease in late-stage breast cancer in the mammography era, according to a study published online.

Few women meet exercise guidelines after breast cancer diagnosis

Few women meet exercise guidelines after breast cancer diagnosis

Only 35 percent of women meet current physical activity guidelines after breast cancer diagnosis, with African-American women less likely to meet guidelines, according to a study published online.

Communication training helps oncologists deliver bad news

Communication training helps oncologists deliver bad news

A communication skills training program based on patient preferences regarding communication can help oncologists' communication performance, according to a study.

Moles may indicate greater breast cancer risk

Moles may indicate greater breast cancer risk

In two studies, a higher risk of breast cancer seen for women with more moles.

New HPV test sensitive for cervical cancer

New HPV test sensitive for cervical cancer

The new human papillomavirus (HPV) test has higher sensitivity and specificity than Pap testing for cervical cancer, according to an ideas and opinion piece published online.

Higher screening rates lower colorectal cancer incidence

Higher screening rates lower colorectal cancer incidence

An estimated 550,000 cases of colorectal cancer have been prevented in U.S. over the past three decades and this is directly associated with colorectal screening.

Few Americans knowledgeable about head and neck cancer

Few Americans knowledgeable about head and neck cancer

Two-thirds of surveyed adults reported being not very or not at all knowledgeable about head and neck cancer.

Patients with breast cancer underuse needle biopsy

Patients with breast cancer underuse needle biopsy

Needle biopsy appears to be underused in patients with breast cancer, according to a study published online June 9 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

ASCO: Fish and exercise can thwart colon cancer recurrence

ASCO: Fish and exercise can thwart colon cancer recurrence

The likelihood that patients will suffer a return of colon cancer more than doubles if they eat fish less than twice a week, or if they get less than 60 minutes of moderate exercise a week.

Invasive recurrence risk explored for HER2 breast cancer

Invasive recurrence risk explored for HER2+ breast cancer

For patients with HER2+ breast cancer, distant invasive recurrence is low for T1a tumors and is higher for T1b tumors.

Early detection and aging to grow cancer survivorship in United States

Early detection and aging to grow cancer survivorship in United States

By 2024, the number of Americans with a history of cancer is expected to grow to 19 million.

Even sans burning, indoor tanning increases melanoma risk

Even sans burning, indoor tanning increases melanoma risk

Melanoma patients reporting zero lifetime sunburns are still nearly four times more likely to be indoor tanners.

ASCO: HPV-targeted T-cell therapy may combat advanced cervical cancer

ASCO: HPV-targeted T-cell therapy may combat advanced cervical cancer

A new type of therapy, human papillomavirus (HPV)-targeted adoptive T-cell therapy, shows promise in treating some women with advanced cervical cancer, but side effects were often severe.

Post-chemo cognitive depreciation linked to brain activity changes

Post-chemo cognitive depreciation linked to brain activity changes

For patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, cognitive complaints after treatment may be associated with changes in brain activity, according to a study.

ASCO: Breathalyzer may help detect lung cancer

ASCO: Breathalyzer may help detect lung cancer

Researchers have developed a breathalyzer that can detect lung cancer and assess whether it is early or advanced, according to findings presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Insurance coverage associated with improved cancer-specific outcomes

Insurance coverage associated with improved cancer-specific outcomes

Health insurance coverage is associated with improved cancer-specific outcomes for young adults, according to a study.

ASCO: New treatment options available for advanced melanoma

ASCO: New treatment options available for advanced melanoma

New treatment options are available for advanced melanoma, according to three studies presented at the annual ASCO meeting.

Circumcision may lower prostate cancer risk

Circumcision may lower prostate cancer risk

Circumcision appears to confer a protective effect against the development of prostate cancer, according to research published online.

ASCO: Olaparib and cediranib combo promising for recurrent ovarian cancer

ASCO: Olaparib and cediranib combo promising for recurrent ovarian cancer

For women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer, the combination of the PARP inhibitor olaparib and the anti-angiogenesis drug cediranib is more effective than olaparib alone.

Exposure to solvents may increase breast cancer risk

Exposure to solvents may increase breast cancer risk

Occupational exposure to solvents before first full-term birth may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in certain settings, according to a study.

ASCO: Ramucirumab extends survival for NSC lung cancer

ASCO: Ramucirumab extends survival for NSC lung cancer

For patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who have relapsed after initial treatment, the addition of the anti-angiogenesis drug ramucirumab to standard docetaxel chemotherapy extends survival.

ASCO: New drug effective for metastatic prostate cancer

ASCO: New drug effective for metastatic prostate cancer

Enzalutamide, an oral androgen-receptor inhibitor, is superior to placebo for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer before chemotherapy, according a study.

Lung cancer screening may prompt smoking cessation

Lung cancer screening may prompt smoking cessation

Smokers with abnormalities detected in lung cancer screening are significantly more likely to quit smoking, according to research.

Informed consent plays large in prostatectomy litigation

Informed consent plays large in prostatectomy litigation

Claims of not receiving proper informed consent and clinical performance are the main issues that arise in radical prostatectomy malpractice lawsuits.

Direct-to-consumer cancer center ads emphasize emotion over info

Direct-to-consumer cancer center ads emphasize emotion over info

Little information actually provided about treatment risks, benefits, costs

Risk of some cancers associated with income status

Risk of some cancers associated with income status

The risk for certain types of cancer seems to be linked to poverty or wealth, according to research, and socioeconomic status should be considered in cancer surveillance.

ASCO guidelines recommend adjuvant endocrine therapy extension

ASCO guidelines recommend adjuvant endocrine therapy extension

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is updating its guidelines on adjuvant endocrine therapy to recommend tamoxifen for up to 10 years for women with nonmetastatic hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

Majority of Wikipedia health articles contain errors

Majority of Wikipedia health articles contain errors

Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, new study finds.

Many women consider contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

Many women consider contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

A considerable proportion of women with breast cancer consider contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), according to a study published online.

Review identifies modifiers of cancer risk for BRCA1/2 carriers

Review identifies modifiers of cancer risk for BRCA1/2 carriers

Modifiers of cancer risk have been identified for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers, according to a review published online.

Age-related lung cancer trends seen in women

Age-related lung cancer trends seen in women

For young women, the rate of lung cancer mortality is stable or declining in most populations across the world, whereas the rate for older women is increasing.

Most adults aware of e-cigarettes and perceive them as less harmful

Most adults aware of e-cigarettes and perceive them as less harmful

Just over half believe them to be less harmful than cigarettes, according to a study.

Targeted biopsies may trigger prostate cancer reclassification

Targeted biopsies may trigger prostate cancer reclassification

Targeted prostate biopsy using multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging-ultrasound fusion may lead to reclassification of prostate cancer that was initially diagnosed as low-risk, according to research.

Can e-cigarettes help smokers quit?

Can e-cigarettes help smokers quit?

One study by British researchers suggests yes, but not all experts agree.

Survival benefit associated with aggressive prostate cancer treatment weakens with comorbidity

Survival benefit associated with aggressive prostate cancer treatment weakens with comorbidity

For men with early-stage prostate cancer, the cancer-specific survival benefit associated with aggressive prostate cancer treatment is reduced with increasing comorbidity, according to a study.

AACR: Biomarker panel better to ID early pancreatic cancer

AACR: Biomarker panel better to ID early pancreatic cancer

Panel distinguishes early cancer from healthy controls, chronic pancreatitis, benign cysts

Circulating tumor cells are prognostic in early breast cancer

Circulating tumor cells are prognostic in early breast cancer

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are prognostic of poor survival in early breast cancer, according to a study.

ASCO: Unneeded cancer care is rare

ASCO: Unneeded cancer care is rare

New study challenges belief that inappropriate cancer treatments fuel health care costs, researcher says.

Scientists identify toxins key to breast cancer prevention

Scientists identify toxins key to breast cancer prevention

Scientists have identified priority chemicals women should reduce exposure to and have documented how to test for their presence in women's bodies, according to research.

ASCO: LDCT lung cancer screening model will up diagnoses

ASCO: LDCT lung cancer screening model will up diagnoses

Implementation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening is expected to increase lung cancer diagnoses and increase Medicare expenditure.

ASCO: Obesity and ER breast cancer mortality link limited to pre-menopause

ASCO: Obesity and ER+ breast cancer mortality link limited to pre-menopause

In estrogen receptor (ER)+ breast cancer, obesity is positively associated with breast cancer mortality only among pre-/peri-menopausal women, according to new research.

ALA: Women Have Misperceptions About Lung Cancer

ALA: Women Have Misperceptions About Lung Cancer

Women have misperceptions about the incidence and risks of lung cancer, according to a report from the American Lung Association's (ALA) inaugural Women's Lung Health Barometer.

Wasteful Medicare spending topped 1.9 billion in one year

Wasteful Medicare spending topped $1.9 billion in one year

Medicare spent at least $1.9 billion in 2009 on 26 types of tests and procedures that offer patients few or no health benefits, according to a new study.

Predictors of recurrence and survival identified in Merkel cell carcinoma

Predictors of recurrence and survival identified in Merkel cell carcinoma

For patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), predictors of recurrence and survival have been identified which may help to inform diagnostic and therapeutic management.

ARRS: Nonscreened breast cancer patients more likely to receive chemotherapy

ARRS: Nonscreened breast cancer patients more likely to receive chemotherapy

Patients screened with mammography were found less likely to undergo chemotherapy, compared to non-screened patients, according to a study.

Many doctors feel patients patients receive too many medical tests

Many doctors feel patients patients receive too many medical tests

Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, but half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for patients who insist, survey found.

E-cigarettes may cause or worsen acute respiratory disease

E-cigarettes may cause or worsen acute respiratory disease

The emissions from electronic-cigarettes have distinct properties from those produced by combustion processes and may cause or worsen acute respiratory diseases, according to a report.

Managing personal stress vital for clinicians

Managing personal stress vital for clinicians

AMA is actively working to develop programs supporting physicians' personal well-being, as managing stress and finding a reasonable work-life balance is important.

ARRS: Breast tomosynthesis lowers ultrasound and biopsy rates

ARRS: Breast tomosynthesis lowers ultrasound and biopsy rates

Breast tomosynthesis during diagnostic screening mammography results in less use of ultrasound, fewer biopsies, and higher positive predictive value for cancer.

Insurers: Sizeable majority paid ACA premiums

Insurers: Sizeable majority paid ACA premiums

Companies report health-plan payment rates ranging from 70 to 90 percent.

Nicotine poisoning of infant draws attention to e-cigarette dangers

Nicotine poisoning of infant draws attention to e-cigarette dangers

The case of a 10-month-old boy rushed to a hospital after ingesting the refill liquid used in electronic cigarettes may spotlight an emerging safety issue.

Electronic nose distinguishes prostate cancer from BPH

Electronic nose distinguishes prostate cancer from BPH

The ChemPro 100-electronic nose can discriminate prostate cancer from benign prostatic hyperplasia using urine headspace, according to a study.

ASCO releases advanced HER2 breast cancer guidelines

ASCO releases advanced HER2+ breast cancer guidelines

The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued recommendations for the treatment of HER2-positive advanced breast cancer and advanced HER2-positive breast cancer with brain metastases.

Low testosterone level may entail prostate cancer reclassification

Low testosterone level may entail prostate cancer reclassification

Men under active surveillance for prostate cancer who have reductions in testosterone levels may be at increased risk for disease reclassification, according to research.

Massachusetts health care reform decreased mortality

Massachusetts health care reform decreased mortality

Health care reform in Massachusetts led to significant decreases in all-cause mortality, with the biggest changes seen in counties with lower incomes.

ARRS: Women overestimate mammogram radiation risk

ARRS: Women overestimate mammogram radiation risk

Women tend to overestimate the radiation risk associated with mammography, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society.

Low vitamin D linked to increased cancer risk in IBD

Low vitamin D linked to increased cancer risk in IBD

There is an increased risk of cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) with vitamin D deficiency versus sufficiency, according to a study.

High 25(OH)D levels linked to improved cancer outcomes

High 25(OH)D levels linked to improved cancer outcomes

For cancer patients, increased levels of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) at or near the time of diagnosis are associated with improved outcomes, according to a review.

DDW: Endoscopic L-menthol assists colon polyp detection

DDW: Endoscopic L-menthol assists colon polyp detection

For patients undergoing colonoscopy, L-menthol sprayed directly onto the colonic mucosa improves the adenoma detection rate, according to a study.

Lack of vitamin D may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Lack of vitamin D may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Severe vitamin D deficiency linked with higher grade and stage of prostate tumors, according to research.

Risk of cancer from UV nail drying lamps minor

Risk of cancer from UV nail drying lamps minor

The risk of cancer from ultraviolet (UV) nail drying lamp exposure is small, according to research.

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