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Risk of Some Cancers Higher in Women With a History of Periodontal Disease

Risk of Some Cancers Higher in Women With a History of Periodontal Disease

A study on a cohort of women enrolled in the WHI-OS shows that those with a history of periodontal disease had a higher risk for developing some cancers.

Awareness of Genomic Risk for Melanoma May Increase Conversations With Family, Health Care Providers

Awareness of Genomic Risk for Melanoma May Increase Conversations With Family, Health Care Providers

Awareness of personal genetic risk for melanoma may prompt patients to discuss cancer risk with family and health care professionals, and make lifestyle changes.

Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Increased With Alcohol Consumption

Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Increased With Alcohol Consumption

Researchers found that an association between alcohol consumption and nonmelanoma skin cancers may be dose-dependent. This risk includes basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

FDA Expands Ipilimumab Indication to Include Pediatric Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma

FDA Expands Ipilimumab Indication to Include Pediatric Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma

The FDA approved the indication expansion for ipilimumab based on evidence from 2 clinical trials evaluating its safety and efficacy in pediatric patients.

Melanoma Diagnoses Can Vary Widely Among Pathologists

Melanoma Diagnoses Can Vary Widely Among Pathologists

When researchers sent sample slides to pathologists for review, the assessments varied widely and some pathologists even disagreed with their own initial assessment when retested months later.

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