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Screening based on family history of prostate cancer linked to prostate cancer-specific mortality

Screening based on family history of prostate cancer linked to prostate cancer-specific mortality

Focusing screening efforts on those with a positive family history of prostate cancer could be more effective.

Sputum biomarker testing may identify malignant lung nodules

Sputum biomarker testing may identify malignant lung nodules

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.

Insulin resistance increases breast cancer risk

Insulin resistance increases breast cancer risk

Study of postmenopausal women suggests hormone levels matter more than excess weight, with regard to predicting breast cancer risk.

Aerobic exercise reduces fatigue women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer

Aerobic exercise reduces fatigue women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer

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.

ASCO: Vitamin D associated with progression of colon cancer

ASCO: Vitamin D associated with progression of colon cancer

Certain types of cancer patients tended to have lower vitamin D levels

Breast cancer prognosis impacted by race and ethnicity

Breast cancer prognosis impacted by race and ethnicity

The odds of being early breast cancer development and survival chances vary greatly depending on race and ethnicity, according to a new study.

Metabolic syndrome linked to increased risk of endometrial cancer

Metabolic syndrome linked to increased risk of endometrial cancer

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.

Lung cancer incidence less at higher altitudes

Lung cancer incidence less at higher altitudes

Lower oxygen levels may play a role in study findings of lower lung cancer incidence, researchers say.

Increased risk of colorectal cancer with type 2 diabetes

Increased risk of colorectal cancer with type 2 diabetes

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.

Providers urged to address post-cancer concerns

Providers urged to address post-cancer concerns

Many U.S. survivors have unresolved physical, mental health issues long after cancer treatment ends.

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