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Bisphosphonate use may not prevent breast cancer

Bisphosphonate use may not prevent breast cancer

Data from two randomized controlled trials suggest that bisphosphonate use does not protect against postmenopausal breast cancer, according to research.

Patients with Medicaid or no coverage show higher cancer mortality

Patients with Medicaid or no coverage show higher cancer mortality

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 lowers colorectal cancer incidence

Once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy screening lowers colorectal cancer incidence

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.

CDC breast and cervical cancer screening program benefits millions

CDC breast and cervical cancer screening program benefits millions

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.

Unrecognized lung cancer trends identified

Unrecognized lung cancer trends identified

An updated and expanded analysis has revealed some new observations about patterns in lung cancer incidence in the United States, according to research.

New mutations may increase breast cancer risk

New mutations may increase breast cancer risk

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.

Herpes zoster vaccine effective with chemotherapy

Herpes zoster vaccine effective with chemotherapy

Vaccine is effective even among older adults who subsequently undergo chemotherapy.

Lasting drop in prostate cancer mortality with prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

Lasting drop in prostate cancer mortality with prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is associated with a lasting reduction in prostate cancer mortality, according to a study published online.

Women 75+ may still benefit from routine mammograms

Women 75+ may still benefit from routine mammograms

Breast cancer survival has been found to be better in women whose cancer was detected by mammography.

Prophylactic aspirin may aid cancer prevention

Prophylactic aspirin may aid cancer prevention

Daily aspirin appears beneficial for men and women between ages 50 and 65 in the general population.

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