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Study examines vaccine therapy in prostate cancer with rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels

A vaccine therapy designed to boost the body's immune response may join available early treatment options for prostate cancer.

Colorectal cancer incidence is increasing among young adults

Colorectal cancer incidence is increasing among young adults

Incidence of colorectal cancer in young adults (ages 20-39 years) has increased in the past 20 to 30 years.

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.

For sedentary older adults, replace sitting with standing and light activity

For sedentary older adults, replace sitting with standing and light activity

Recommendation that adults should moderately exercise for 150 minutes per week may be too much for middle-aged and older adults.

Head and neck cancers in young adults less likely due to lifestyle factors

Head and neck cancers in young adults less likely due to lifestyle factors

Head and neck cancer in young adults is more likely to occur as a result of inherited factors rather than lifestyle factors.

Nutrition education may help prevent breast cancer recurrence

Providing nutrition education to patients with breast cancer could be beneficial for patients and may help to prevent recurrence of their cancer, according to new research.

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.

Animal-assisted therapy benefits adult cancer patients

The first clinical study documenting the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer patients has yielded evidence that therapy dogs are indeed beneficial for some cancer patients.

Oral contraceptives may increase risk for developing gliomas

Oral contraceptives may increase risk for developing gliomas

Certain forms of birth control may increase the risk for developing a glioma, a rare brain cancer.

Mind body techniques added to aerobic exercise improve rehabilitation outcomes in breast cancer survivors

Mind body techniques added to aerobic exercise improve rehabilitation outcomes in breast cancer survivors

Researchers sought to determine the impact of aerobic exercise training and yoga on survivorship measures in breast cancer survivors.

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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.

Positive study data could improve standard of care for Hodgkin lymphoma

Patients with Hodgkin lymphoma who received brentuximab vedotin after transplantation lived longer without disease progression than patients who received only supportive care, per clinical trial data.

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