As consumers take on more costs of care, access to data for informed decisions is deemed crucial.
For men with early-stage prostate cancer, watching waiting is not always the best course of action, especially for black patients.
Compared with staff from other wards, palliative care staff reported much better conditions for the dying, with 95 percent indicating that patients die with dignity in palliative care wards.
Olaparib has been deemed safe in combination with carboplatin/paclitaxel in advanced ovarian cancer.
Prediabetes has been linked to an increased risk of cancer overall and with increased risks of site-specific cancers, including liver, endometrial, and stomach/colorectal cancer.
Recommendations are for men whose tumors have grown resistant to hormonal therapies were issued jointly by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) in Canada.
Insurance coverage under ACA, population aging, and economic growth will likely drive future spending increases.
Study raises questions about the effect of soy's estrogen-like properties.
New multiple myeloma treatment options have shown promise for patients aged 65 years and younger and for newly diagnosed individuals ineligible for stem-cell transplantation, according to two studies.
Airline pilots and cabin crew have an increased incidence of melanoma, nearly twice that of the general population, according to a meta-analysis published online.
Women overdue for mammogram respond better to postcard plus reminder letter from family physician.
Evidence-based recommendations have been developed for chemotherapy and targeted therapy for women with HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.
Celebrity story helped double rates of genetic testing in following six months at one cancer center.
Women with breast cancer who have a double mastectomy are at higher risk of certain complications than those who have a single mastectomy, though the overall complication rate associated with breast cancer surgery is small.
Survey of women with breast cancer explores factors in the decision to remove a healthy breast as a measure to prevent breast cancer.
Bilateral mastectomy-linked mortality rates are up for women diagnosed with stage 0 to III breast cancer.
For patients with cancer, late admission more likely for younger patients, married men, hematologic malignancies.
Para-aortic radiation correlates with increased diabetes mellitus (DM) risk for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) survivors, according to a study.
WHO recommendation came a day after similar calls for e-cigarette regulation by American Heart Association.
AHA supports inclusion of e-cigarettes in state and federal laws prohibiting sale and marketing to minors.
Increased risk of subsequent colorectal cancer (CRC) in first year of diagnosis may be a screening effect, according to research.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to enact tough new controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, which has been tied to a surge in addictions across the United States.
A small but significant advantage in disease-specific, overall survival, is seen for patients with advanced laryngeal cancer, even after adjustment.
Inclusion of endogenous hormones in prediction models improves prediction of invasive breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a study.
Data from two randomized controlled trials suggest that bisphosphonate use does not protect against postmenopausal breast cancer, according to research.
Patients with Medicaid insurance or no insurance coverage are less likely to receive cancer-related surgery and/or radiation and are more likely to die from cancer than those with insurance, according to an online study.
Once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy screening, with or without fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), is associated with reduced colorectal cancer incidence and mortality, according to a study.
Millions of American women have benefited from a breast and cervical cancer screening program offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a new report.
An updated and expanded analysis has revealed some new observations about patterns in lung cancer incidence in the United States, according to research.
Mutations in PALB2 and germline mutations in the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) tumor-suppressor gene causing MEN1 correlate with increased breast cancer risk, according to two studies.
Vaccine is effective even among older adults who subsequently undergo chemotherapy.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is associated with a lasting reduction in prostate cancer mortality, according to a study published online.
Breast cancer survival has been found to be better in women whose cancer was detected by mammography.
Daily aspirin appears beneficial for men and women between ages 50 and 65 in the general population.
Electroacupuncture may reduce comorbid symptoms of pain in women with breast cancer who have aromatase inhibitor-related arthralgia, according to research.
A survey has revealed that patients at a single level-1 trauma center emergency room consistently rate the nursing care received higher than do the nurses, according to research.
Reduced risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been observed in male and female childhood cancer survivors who adhere to WCRF/AICR guidelines.
Registry data show increase in incidence rates of HPV-related oropharyngeal and anal cancers are up in Canada.
Little benefit seen for repeat colonoscopy within 10 years in patients with no polyps on initial exam.
Oncologist and gynecologist should collaborate to provide appropriate treatment
Lymphoma treatment type and pretreatment spermatogenesis status are linked to recovery.
Oncology fellows may underestimate future workload of actual practice.
A questionnaire can help counselors address psychosocial issues in genetic counseling for cancer.
Cancer and its treatment may have an immediate or delayed impact on reproductive health.
Zydelig (idelalisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsed forms of blood cancer, but label warns drug may be toxic to the liver.
Physicians should be aware of the prevalence and serious consequences associated with use of counterfeit medical devices.
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.
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.
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.
For pediatric patients with advanced cancer, parent-provider concordance is poor regarding prognosis and goals of care, according to a study.
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 management for low-risk prostate cancer vary widely, and primary ADT is not tied to better survival for men with localized prostate cancer.
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 a diagnosis of intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer have worse overall outcomes.
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.
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.
HIV-infected individuals with cancer are less likely to receive treatment, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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.
Long-term central venous catheters (CVCs) are associated with an increased risk of infection in older adults with cancer, according to research published online.
The presence of hyperlipidemia has been linked to 1.64-fold increased risk of breast cancer.
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.
African-Americans are half as likely to have the genetic marker associated with improved survival.
No considerable survival difference found between patients receiving everolimus and those receiving a placebo.
The growth in U.S. health care expenditure has slowed in recent years, coming some way toward closing the gap with other countries.
The use of new technique, which includes four approaches, could reduce unnecessary breast biopsies.
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.
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.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) positivity is associated with improved survival after disease progression, according to a study.
Patients frequently turn to digital media for drug information; however, many Wikipedia entries about medications aren't up-to-date and accurate.
Compared with digital mammography alone, the combination of digital mammography and tomosynthesis increases cancer detection and reduces false-positive results, according to research.
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.
A four-step process involving 155 patients with cancer was used to develop patient-reported outcome measure.
Benefits, harms of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening should be carefully considered.
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.
Majority of BRCA mutation carriers opted for different surgery than initially planned by surgeon.
Indoor tanning has been tied to elevated risk of basal cell carcinomas before the age of 50.
Among postmenopausal women receiving letrozole as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer, a telephone-based weight loss intervention was effective in promoting weight loss.
Personalized dietary recommendations based on molecular characteristics of primary tumor tissue may be an effective strategy for breast cancer survivors, according to research.
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.
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures, according to the latest Commonwealth Fund report on the issue.
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.
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.
A higher hospital admission rate is seen for childhood survivors, with highest rates for survivors of neuroblastoma and bone tumors.
Big tobacco companies are jumping into the rapidly expanding and lucrative e-cigarette market.
Risk could be reduced by substitution of other legumes or poultry for red meat.
There appears to have been a decrease in late-stage breast cancer in the mammography era, according to a study published online.
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.
A communication skills training program based on patient preferences regarding communication can help oncologists' communication performance, according to a study.
In two studies, a higher risk of breast cancer seen for women with more moles.
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.
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.
Two-thirds of surveyed adults reported being not very or not at all knowledgeable about head and neck cancer.
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.
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.
For patients with HER2+ breast cancer, distant invasive recurrence is low for T1a tumors and is higher for T1b tumors.
By 2024, the number of Americans with a history of cancer is expected to grow to 19 million.
Melanoma patients reporting zero lifetime sunburns are still nearly four times more likely to be indoor tanners.
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.
For patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, cognitive complaints after treatment may be associated with changes in brain activity, according to a study.
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.
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