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Fried food consumption associated with increased risk for heart failure

Fried food consumption associated with increased risk for heart failure

Fried foods are associated with an increased risk for heart failure.

Focus groups identify support needs of patients who smoke

Focus groups identify support needs of patients who smoke

Series of focus groups shared their personal experiences with and ideas about smoking cessation.

Twitter smoking cessation program helps smokers quit

Twitter smoking cessation program helps smokers quit

When participants of a smoking cessation program tweet each other regularly on Twitter, they are more successful at stopping smoking.

ASTRO applauds CMS decision to cover annual screening for high-risk lung cancer patients

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has signaled their approval of the decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide coverage for annual lung cancer screening for those at very high risk for lung cancer.

Additional PET/CT scans have value in follow-up of lung cancer patients

Research indicates a high value of scans that could lead to future change of reimbursement policies for follow-up PET/CT studies in lung cancer.

ASCO: High-Risk Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Up Since New PSA Recs

ASCO: High-Risk Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Up Since New PSA Recs

Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases

Two major studies strengthen case for prostate cancer drug before chemotherapy

The pioneering prostate cancer drug abiraterone can significantly extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer if administered prior to administering chemotherapy, according to phase III clinical trial data.

Single therapy offers improved survival in younger patients with limited brain metastases

Single therapy offers improved survival in younger patients with limited brain metastases

Data clearly demonstrated stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone offered benefits for younger patients with limited metastases.

Use of adjuvant systemic therapy increasing for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)

Use of adjuvant systemic therapy increasing for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)

Localized gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rarely seen, but are the most common sarcomas in the gastrointestinal tract.

People who drink 3-5 cups of coffee per day less likely to develop clogged arteries

People who drink 3-5 cups of coffee per day less likely to develop clogged arteries

People who drink a moderate amount of coffee each day are less likely to develop clogged arteries that could cause heart attacks.

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Novel tool predicts postoperative liver cancer recurrence after transplant

The risk of disease recurrence in liver cancer patients who have undergone a liver transplant can now be more accurately calculated, thanks to new tool.

Surgery may not be necessary for some patients with rectal cancer

Patients with rectal cancer that experienced a complete response had similar 4-year survival rates regardless of whether they had immediate surgery or pursued a watch-and-wait approach.

Long-term outcomes improved by combining bevacizumab with newer chemotherapy regimen for advanced colorectal cancer

A phase III study of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer has indicated that FOLFOXIRI chemotherapy, in combination with bevacizumab, is superior to the standard FOLFIRI chemotherapy with bevacizumab.

Young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) benefit from therapies developed for children

There is increasing evidence that adolescent and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) tend to fare better when treated with high-intensity pediatric protocols than standard adult regimens.

PRM-151 therapy well tolerated by patients with advanced myelofibrosis

The compound PRM-151 (PRM) has shown success in reducing progressive bone marrow fibrosis in patients with advanced myelofibrosis.

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