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Drinking Wine in Moderation Does Not Appear to Impact Prostate Cancer Risk

Drinking Wine in Moderation Does Not Appear to Impact Prostate Cancer Risk

Interestingly, red and white wine to not affect prostate cancer risk the same way.

Peripheral Neuropathy Frequent for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Peripheral Neuropathy Frequent for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Long-term neurotoxicity was more frequently seen with cisplatin than with vinca alkaloids, data indicates.

USPSTF: Decision to Undergo PSA Screening Should Be Individual

USPSTF: Decision to Undergo PSA Screening Should Be Individual

The decision to undergo periodic PSA screening for prostate cancer should be an individual one for men aged 55 to 69 years, according to the recommendation statement.

Poor Prognosis for Interval Breast Cancer Following Negative Mammography

Poor Prognosis for Interval Breast Cancer Following Negative Mammography

Researchers discovered that the likelihood of a poor prognosis was increased for cases of cancer diagnosed after screening mammography with negative results versus those diagnosed after mammography with positive results.

Insurance Type Influences Colon Cancer Survival

Insurance Type Influences Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers evaluated survival in patients with colon cancer, according to the type of insurance the patients held.

Following False-Positive Results, Patients More Likely to Have Future Cancer Screenings

Following False-Positive Results, Patients More Likely to Have Future Cancer Screenings

The researchers found that the choice to undergo future screenings appeared to be influenced by previous false-positive results for both men and women.

Cancer Survivors May Be More Prone to Polypharmacy

Cancer Survivors May Be More Prone to Polypharmacy

In this study the records of 5,216 cancer survivors and 19,588 non-cancer controls were reviewed for patterns of prescription medication use and polypharmacy.

BRCA Mutations May Indicate Increased Cancer Risk in Men

BRCA Mutations May Indicate Increased Cancer Risk in Men

Men with BRCA mutations may be at increased risk of several different types of cancer.

In Older Women With Breast Cancer QoL May Predict 10-Year Mortality

In Older Women With Breast Cancer QoL May Predict 10-Year Mortality

A model that incorporates HRQOL was found to outperform a model that only employs traditional prognostic variables.

National Cancer Drug Shortages Unknown to Many Patients

National Cancer Drug Shortages Unknown to Many Patients

A majority of study respondents reported wanting to be informed about the differences in a drug substitution's efficacy or side effects.

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