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Shifts in Cancer Burden for People With HIV Projected

Shifts in Cancer Burden for People With HIV Projected

Cancer rates among people with HIV, particularly AIDS-defining cancers, are projected to decrease by 2030.

Tissue Biobank Procurement Consent Should Include Discussion of Confidentiality Risks

Tissue Biobank Procurement Consent Should Include Discussion of Confidentiality Risks

Results from a small survey suggest a need to include risk of confidentiality breach in consent discussions.

Analysis & Perspective on Practical and Ethical Use and Interpretation of Whole Genome Sequencing Data During Clinical Trials

Analysis & Perspective on Practical and Ethical Use and Interpretation of Whole Genome Sequencing Data During Clinical Trials

Despite the value of genomic sequence information, nurses need to be aware of the limitations of this information and ethical concerns regarding sharing it with patients.

Pre-Op Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

Pre-Op Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

Program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance

Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals that 12% of Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Mutations in Genes that Increase Cancer Risk

Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals that 12% of Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Mutations in Genes that Increase Cancer Risk

Whole genome sequencing of more than 3000 survivors of childhood cancers demonstrates the value of genetic testing for potential second cancers in this population.

Short-Term Fasting Alleviates Toxic Effects, High Glucose Levels Associated With Chemotherapy

Short-Term Fasting Alleviates Toxic Effects, High Glucose Levels Associated With Chemotherapy

Short-term fasting may alleviate toxic effects caused by high blood glucose levels associated with common cancer drugs.

Annual Report Shows Decline in Cancer Death Rates, 1975-2014

Annual Report Shows Decline in Cancer Death Rates, 1975-2014

The joint report states that overall cancer rates have decreased for men, women, and children in all major race and ethnic groups. However, progress has been limited for some cancers.

Vitamin D, Calcium Have No Affect on Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Vitamin D, Calcium Have No Affect on Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium was not found to influence risk of cancer in postmenopausal women aged 55 years and older.

AntiCancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Combination Produced Synergistic Attack on Tumor Cells

AntiCancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Combination Produced Synergistic Attack on Tumor Cells

The combination of an anticancer agent with a rheumatoid arthritis medication results in synergistic effect that improves the efficacy of the anticancer agent.

Outcomes Improved When Targeted Cancer Therapies Based on Multigene Panel

Outcomes Improved When Targeted Cancer Therapies Based on Multigene Panel

Progression-free survival rates are higher in patients treated with targeted therapies based on results of multigene panel tests.

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