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ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Therapies in Breast Cancer

ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Therapies in Breast Cancer

Guideline recommends therapies for reducing anxiety/stress, depression/mood disorders, nausea

NCCIH HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products

NCCIH HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products

NIH app provides patients with scientific, research-driven info on safety, side effects, and herb-drug interactions.

Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Pooled analysis finds levels 60 ng/mL are most protective among women aged 55 years and older

Link Between Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder and Cancer Unclear

Link Between Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder and Cancer Unclear

Studies conducted in people have mixed results, with some indication of increased risk of ovarian cancer.

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women

From 1999 to 2015, overall cancer death rates decreased by 1.8 and 1.4 percent per year among men and women, respectively.

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Exclusion of women from upper echelons of medicine may have real implications for patient care.

Patient Interest in Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing is Fairly High

Patient Interest in Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing is Fairly High

Researchers examined interest in MC1R testing in the general population and assessed patterns across demographic and skin cancer risk factors.

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility and Concordance

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility and Concordance

Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging observed with implementation of AJCC 8.

Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts

Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts

Higher rate of recall, lower sensitivity, larger tumor diameter, and more lymph node-positive disease observed in women with dense breasts.

PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden in Patients With Cancer

PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden in Patients With Cancer

Post-traumatic stress symptoms are linked to a greater symptom burden in hospitalized cancer patients.

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