California and New York fully expanded Medicaid coverage under ACA, but Texas and Florida did not.
An art-based learning approach can help students become better at observation and appreciate the importance of communication.
New research indicates that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) might have a role in early detection for those at high genetic risk of pancreatic cancer.
Chemotherapy fees for uninsured patients can be 43 times more than those seen for insured patients.
Faster growth rate for basal cell carcinomas is seen in association with recurrent tumors, larger tumors at presentation, and male sex.
Current unemployment for head and neck cancer survivors linked to harder physical work, surgical treatment, and risky alcohol consumption.
Although many patients with breast cancer are concerned about genetic risk for other cancer types, almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems.
Study results indicate that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later.
Research suggests supplements, and certain fish, might reduce the effects of chemotherapy.
An estimated 388,501 survivors of childhood cancer are living in the United States today and nearly one-third of them have a severe, disabling, or life-threatening condition, according to a new study.
Oral contraceptive use, tubal sterilization, and genetic testing and counseling recommended by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.
Some consumers do not consult health professionals if they experience problems, before modifying meds.
More than one-third of doctors recommended mobile health apps to their patients in past year.
An annual report shows steady, if slow, progress in the battle against cancer.
Experimental vaccine and cancer drug each slow disease progression in ovarian cancer, researchers find.
A pharmacist-led comprehensive medication assessment showed a high prevalence of polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use among older patients with cancer.
Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, according to new study results.
New guidelines for pancreatic cyst management recommend surveillance for low-risk cysts, discontinuation after no change for five years.
Second study shows benefits for caregivers with early palliative care intervention.
Intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy can offer lasting benefit for patients with advanced ovarian cancer, according to a study published online.
A gap exists between patient expectations and current practices for provision of information about radiation use.
According to a new report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, there has been a continuing decline in cancer deaths in the United States between 2002 and 2011.
Female RNs are "shortchanged: more than 5,000 a year when compared to their male counterparts, researchers say.
Researchers have found that a single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may slow dementia.
New findings from researchers in Australia indicate dietary measures may prevent metastasis of prostate cancer.
Improved rates of stage-specific treatment for early- and advanced-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with comorbid COPD were linked to a pulmonologist's management.
Researchers have found that a vaccine delayed cancer recurrence in women with stage III or IV ovarian cancers.
Long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake from fish and other dietary sources may provide a potential strategy to improve survival after breast cancer, a new study published online early in the journal Cancer has found.
Preliminary findings from the Gynecologic Oncology Group's (GOG) GOG 213 study show an improvement in overall survival for women with ovarian cancer when bevacizumab is added to standard chemotherapy.
A multifaceted intervention was seen to increase hand hygiene compliance among emergency nurses and technicians, according to a study.
Black and Hispanic women with breast cancer are less likely to select a surgeon or determine hospital based on reputation.
Link with overall, melanoma-specific survival; increase in CRP also linked to disease progression
A new British study found that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women, but researchers stress that losing excess weight can lower the odds again.
White House announces largest drop in number of uninsured Americans in 50 years.
About 85 percent of ob-gyn residents are female, whereas more males are found in surgery, emergency medicine, and anesthesiology.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that sixty-five percent of those with cancer now survive five years or more after diagnosis.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is listening to physicians and addressing concerns including EHR usability, meaningful use, and other challenges.
Coalition aims for 80 percent participation rate in older adults screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
A psychosocial telephone counseling (PTC) intervention for cervical cancer survivors can yield improvements in depression and lasting improvement in gynecologic and cancer-specific concerns.
First approval for a therapy aimed specifically to treat the rare pediatric cancer
Findings among men taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation therapy showed additional months of progression-free survival.
Neither circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels nor common variations in vitamin D pathway genes appear to be associated with risk of fatal prostate cancer, according to recent research.
But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting genetic test results.
Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz) is the first biosimilar product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States.
Use of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, goserelin, protects against ovarian failure, according to a study.
Lipid and metabolite deregulation were seen in breast tissue of women carrying BRCA1/2 mutations.
FDA approves drug for NSCLC patients who have been treated with platinum-based chemotherapy
Improved survival and treatment response was seen in HPV-16 positive patients.
Patients perceive higher level of compassion among physicians who provide a more optimistic message, research shows.
An increase in genetic mutations that could trigger leukemia seems to be a part of aging, according to a new study, but just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop.
A reduction in endometrial cancer risk with oral bisphosphonate use in large cohort of postmenopausal women has been observed.
Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases
Patients with allergic rhinitis may have an increased risk of developing nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), according to a study.
Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side
Risk factors for suicide include male gender, distant disease, increasing age, race/ethnicity.
Drug is now sanctioned for people who have received at least two prior standard therapies.
Individuals who've had testicular cancer may be at increased risk for prostate cancer, but the overall risk is low, according to a study.
Study shows biggest improvements in post-cancer survival for people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64.
Risks and benefits of routine mammography continue to be debated, but educating women about the possibility of overdiagnosis from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test.
Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 children over 10 years, but established no increased cancer risk caused by the use of pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream to treat eczema in children.
Oncology care teams should provide more guidance on lifestyle change as part of survivorship care, according to recent research.
Variation was observed at a high-volume center when surgeons selected patients with low-risk prostate cancer to undergo radical prostatectomy, according to a study.
From 2004 to 2009, marked increase in observation among men with low-risk prostate cancer has been observed.
Guideline outlines recommended follow-up care for prostate cancer survivors
Patients who participate in their medical decisions have a better impression about their level of care, a new study suggests, but researchers still unclear as to whether shared decision-making results in better outcomes.
Older stroke survivors may a greater-than-average chance of developing cancer, according to a recent study.
Previous studies linking moderate alcohol consumption to health benefits may have omitted some important details, according to British researchers.
Yoga practice and fish oil use up, whereas some other supplement use is down.
Human papillomavirus type 16 seropositivity is fairly common before an anal cancer diagnosis, according to a study, and seropositivity tends to increase in blood samples drawn closer to time of cancer diagnosis.
Two out of five children are still exposed to secondhand smoke, health officials reported.
Leading cancer killer of American women for many years
Ibrance (palbociclib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for postmenopausal women with ER, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) discovered that many Americans worry about unproven cancer risk factors, such as food additives, and less about factors established as impacting cancer risk.
Initiatives can decrease hospital visits, cut morbidity and mortality, and up treatment adherence.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is gold standard for imaging axial skeleton, assessing painful lesions, and identification of benign fractures.
A weakened strain of Clostridium novyi-NT bacteria killed cancer cells when injected into tumors, investigators reported.
Research suggests that over the last 20 years colorectal cancer (CRC) rates been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.
When diagnosed with cancer, individuals with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medication, especially in cases of a poor cancer prognosis.
Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors up the risk of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy, according to a recent study.
Prostate biopsies that combine both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology and ultrasound appear to give more accurate results, according to a new study.
Former, as well as current, smokers saw higher risk for disease recurrence and radiation therapy-related urinary side effects.
Findings compared to fine-needle aspiration cytology, especially for lymphoma, found that the sensitivity and negative predictive value for critical disease were significantly higher.
Biopsy frequency went up after diagnostic, but not screening, mammographies.
Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, and the problem is more pronounced among minority women.
Significant benefits of exercise regimen in reducing the effect of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement on swallowing function for patients with head and neck cancer.
Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12, but only half of girls receiving the vaccination get it at the proper age.
Use of therapy dogs could help encourage cancer patients to continue treatment and provide emotional comfort.
Individuals who drank more coffee daily had a lower risk of melanoma compared with those who drank little to no coffee.
Sixty percent of physicians report encountering a barrier when making cancer specialty referrals.
Focusing screening efforts on those with a positive family history of prostate cancer could be more effective.
An experimental test which checks sputum for three microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers of lung cancer was more than 80 percent correct in ID of cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving.
Study of postmenopausal women suggests hormone levels matter more than excess weight, with regard to predicting breast cancer risk.
Findings in a quasi-experimental study of Taiwanese women with early-stage breast cancer showed the potential for exercise to reduce fatigue in women undergoing radiotherapy.
Certain types of cancer patients tended to have lower vitamin D levels
The odds of being early breast cancer development and survival chances vary greatly depending on race and ethnicity, according to a new study.
A metabolic syndrome diagnosis is linked with higher risk of endometrial cancer; excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to play a part.
Lower oxygen levels may play a role in study findings of lower lung cancer incidence, researchers say.
Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, particularly with an obesity duration of four years or longer, according to research published online.
Many U.S. survivors have unresolved physical, mental health issues long after cancer treatment ends.
ACOG still recommending women aged 30 to 65 be screened with Pap or HPV/Pap combination, however.
- Vitamin D and prostate cancer: Higher intake improves active surveillance outcomes
- Muscle-building supplements may be associated with testicular cancer
- Triple combination of two targeted therapies + immunotherapy is more effective in advanced melanoma
- Promising drug target identified in medulloblastoma
- Physical activity associated with less chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy
- mHealth app assesses breast cancer risk and aids prevention
- Socioeconomic factors increase mortality after lung cancer surgery
- Half of older U.S. adults take aspirin as preventive medicine
- Cardiorespiratory fitness linked with decreased metabolic syndrome risk among smokers
- Adjuvant chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer: State-of-the-art
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