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.
Issued precautions include avoiding medical jargon and breaking down information into small steps, to increase proper reception of patient information.
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.
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.
The use of statins for a year before a diagnosis of lung cancer is associated with a lower risk of cancer-specific mortality, but more research is needed.
Intense physical activity throughout life is linked to a 30 percent reduction in risk.
Survival and recurrence rates show little difference in women who undergo full breast removal as opposed to retaining the nipple during the procedure.
Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance in lung cancer.
Lowest variability seen in Volpara and Quantra; higher variability for Cumulus ABD and CumulusV methods.
More polyps and other markers of colon tumor risk were soon seen in those switching to a 'Western' style diet.
In an average-risk screening population, capsule colonoscopy seems adequate for patients who cannot undergo colonoscopy or who had incomplete colonoscopies.
The ACP has released a position paper suggesting the FDA adopt e-cigarette ad and flavoring bans; backers of devices say bans may drive some smokers back to cigarettes.
For men with nonmetastatic castration resistant prostate cancer with a negative bone scan after diagnosis, factors associated with a second bone scan include higher PSA, shorter PSA doubling time, and faster PSA velocity; but under- and over-imaging may also be a factor.
A new study finds the medication doesn't increase survival rates for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
Women in their 40s should make an informed personal decision, say the new draft guidelines.
Available mobile apps allow doctors to use HealthKit data and keep patient records up to date.
Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples in genetic tests might adversely affect care, according to some researchers.
Risk reduction appears sex specific, with significant reduction seen for men, but not women.
Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online.
Post-diagnostic aspirin use is not associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer outcomes, according to study data.
Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is already approved to treat melanoma, but may be helpful in treating patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, according to preliminary study findings.
Taking aspirin regularly may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests, with the greater benefit seen when taking it over many years.
Most frequently biopsied incidental malignancies were seen on the head and neck.
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.
- Model shows how cancerous tumors manipulate blood-vessel growth
- Universal health literacy precautions recommended to assist patient understanding
- Generic meds may boost survival in some early breast cancers
- State regulations associated with late-stage cancer diagnoses
- Bortezomib-based vs non-bortezomib-based post-transplantation treatment in multiple myeloma patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of Phase III randomized controlled trials
- Sensor technology can improve accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis
- Many young patients with cancer may not be informed of fertility preservation options
- For patients with terminal cancer, chemotherapy does not improve quality of life
- Generic meds may boost survival in some early breast cancers
- Preclinical data shows promise for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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