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Skin Cancer Prevention Strategies Lacking in Work Settings

Skin Cancer Prevention Strategies Lacking in Work Settings

High occupational UV exposure tied to two-fold increase in skin cancer risk, but prevention strategies in work environments are often underutilized.

Multivitamin Use May Reduce Risk of Chemo-Induced Neuropathy

Multivitamin Use May Reduce Risk of Chemo-Induced Neuropathy

Use of multivitamins prior to a breast cancer diagnosis is associated with reduced symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

E-Cigarettes Increase BP, Heart Rate, Arterial Stiffness

E-Cigarettes Increase BP, Heart Rate, Arterial Stiffness

Significant increases seen in heart rate and arterial stiffness were observed in the first 30 minutes after smoking electronic-cigarette containing nicotine.

Median Cost of Cancer Drug Development is Approximately $648 Million

Median Cost of Cancer Drug Development is Approximately $648 Million

Total revenue from sales of 10 drugs was 67.0 billion, with total RD spending of 7.2 billion, researchers found.

Zika Virus Preferentially Targets Glioblastoma Stem Cells

Zika Virus Preferentially Targets Glioblastoma Stem Cells

Researchers have determined that, relative to differentiated tumor progeny or normal neuronal cells, ZIKV preferentially infects and kills GSCs.

CDC: Fentanyl a Key Player in U.S. Opioid-Linked Deaths

CDC: Fentanyl a Key Player in U.S. Opioid-Linked Deaths

Two CDC reports point to the drug fentanyl as a major contributor to the increase in U.S. opioid-related overdose deaths.

Options Available for Estrogen Depletion After Breast Cancer

Options Available for Estrogen Depletion After Breast Cancer

Women should be encouraged to optimize lifestyle and should not generally be treated with hormone therapy following breast cancer.

Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplements May Up Risk of Lung Cancer in Men

Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplements May Up Risk of Lung Cancer in Men

Vitamin B intake appears to be related to lung cancer risk, but only for men or male smokers.

One-Quarter of Patients With Early Breast Cancer Strongly Consider CPM

One-Quarter of Patients With Early Breast Cancer Strongly Consider CPM

A majority of patients with early-stage breast cancer consider undergoing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.

Geriatric Consults Rare in Kidney Cancer Care

Geriatric Consults Rare in Kidney Cancer Care

Although use of medical co-management and rehabilitation services increasing for older patients with kidney cancer, consultation remains sparse for those undergoing surgery.

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