Nonsmokers more likely than smokers to be women and to have adenocarcinoma
Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared with healthy adults, according to research from Georgia State University and Emory University, in Atlanta.
Patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer treated with nivolumab demonstrated greater survival.
In the study, management was changed in 44% more cases by Use of the imaging agent Ga-68 PSMA with PET/CT resulted in a change in management of prostate cancer in 44% more cases than with another widely used agent.
A study of the risk of acute leukemia that considered all 2,760 cases of leukemia in children younger than 15 years in metropolitan France between 2002 and 2007 found that the incidence of myeloblastic leukemia was 30% higher among children who lived within 150 m of heavily used roads.
This fact sheet explores the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, tobacco addiction, and the immediate and long-term benefits of smoking cessation.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) urges PCPs to offer interventions to help adults, including pregnant women, stop smoking.
A new study reveals that insurance status, marital status, and county-level income may affect survival for younger patients with AML, indicating that efforts are needed to address social factors that impact critical aspects of health.
Use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) doubles survival time for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.
Guidelines and novel approaches are helping clinicians to more effectively manage this debilitating side effect of radiation treatment for cancer.
Increased risk of childhood leukemia and lymphoma has been observed with indoor insecticide exposure.
Survivors of childhood cancer have a high risk for stroke at a surprisingly young age.
For children with high-grade gliomas, the chances of survival are improved when surgery is successful in eliminating all visible cancer.
Clinically meaningful weight loss over two years in overweight/obese survivors of breast cancer can be achieved via weight loss intervention.
Genetic mutations identified during remission of leukemia may help predict risk of relapse, survival
Even though potentially curative therapy is now available for many patients with AML, the therapy is expensive and is associated with significant side effects. This study explained that identifying patients at high risk for relapse would be helpful clinically.
Adjuvant chemotherapy does not improve QOL, recurrence, and survival in patients with stage II colon cancer
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its second in a series of cancer survivorship care guidelines.
Chemotherapy prolongs life for older adults with most types of cancer, but for women older than 80 years with breast cancer, the chances of improved survival due to chemotherapy are significantly lower, according to a recent study.
A new set of genes has been identified that can indicate improved survival after surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer. The study also showed that detection of circulating tumor DNA in the blood could provide an early indication of tumor recurrence.
What would be the ideal TSH level for patients after total thyroidectomy for cancer of the papillary thyroid?
Some drugs normally taken to treat heart ailments may also be beneficial for ovarian cancer.
Shutting down the healing action of certain white blood cells triggered by chemotherapy may help prevent the spread of cancer.
A combination therapy increased survival rates for individuals with newly diagnosed metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.
Many patients with lung cancer do wish to be offered support to help them quit smoking after surgery, according to a recent study.
Researchers have discovered that determining a tumor's medulloblastoma subgroup can be achieved noninvasively, using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).
Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect breast cancer recurrence.
Study uses dog sledding to demonstrate benefits of adapted physical activities for children with cancer
The results of a new preliminary study indicate that children with cancer may benefit from a different kind of treatment: a healthy dose of adventure.
The addition of omega-3 fatty acids to antitumor medications may improve treatment response and improve quality of life for cancer patients.
An international team has decoded the molecular characteristics of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer with some incurable subtypes.
A genetic variation in the FOPNL gene can increase mortality for patients with multiple myeloma.
Increased risk for treatment-related subsequent neoplasms extends beyond age 40 years.
The effect of irradiation of regional nodes in patients with stage I, II, or III breast cancer on overall survival is very limited, according to a study.
Studies find aromatase inhibitors (AIs) and bisphosphonates improve survival in postmenopausal breast cancer patients
Two new studies suggest that two different classes of drugs, aromatase inhibitors (AIs) and bisphosphonates, can each improve survival prospects for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer.
Greatly improved outcomes have been observed in using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), a rare form of blood cancer.
Predictors for long-term survival include younger age, early stage, low grade, non-serous histology
New study strengthens the case that some adolescents and young adults with cancer may struggle in later adulthood with brain and emotional function.
Survivors of childhood cancer remain at increased risk for treatment-related subsequent neoplasms, even after the age of 40.
Despite survival benefits, only 41 percent of suitable candidates actually receive the therapy.
Many breast cancer survivors in Appalachia neglect taking critical follow-up treatment, even though their insurance would cover the cost, a study has found.
A recently compiled database that compares gene expression patterns to survival data could help predict survival outcomes for a variety of cancer types.
Effect of radiotherapy on survival of women with locally excised ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results population-based analysis
[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research examines the effect of radiotherapy on overall survival in women with locally excised ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
Patients that cease smoking shortly before or after a lung cancer diagnosis experience significant survival benefits.
Despite treatment advances for adolescents and young adults with cancer, they still experience a higher rate of hospitalizations than the general public.
Receptors that mediate activity of the female sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone) interact with DNA to control the growth of a large majority of breast cancers, research indicates.
A new study has examined the unique challenges facing cancer survivors that wish to adopt a child.
Combining two anti-tumor agents appears to increase the sensitivity of cancer cells to these drugs and seems to lead to more effective Ewing's sarcoma treatment.
It is important that patients are advised early about the effect radiotherapy toxicity can have on their sexual anatomy and overall sexual health.
In the first clinical trial of difluoromethylornithine (DFMO), an investigational agent for children suffering from neuroblastoma, side effects were minimal and patients saw long-term survival.
Almost two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx ("voice box") cancer are not receiving a total laryngectomy, despite published guidelines.
Researchers have found that cancer survivors' options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies' policies.
For patients with radiation-induced xerostomia, ALTENS may reduce symptom burden with less side effects than current standard treatment.
A new study identified several factors that inhibit the efforts of cancer survivors who smoke to quit.
Researchers estimate that 48.5% of the nearly 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers among adults 35 years and older in 2011 were attributable to cigarette smoking, according to a newly published study.
BALTIMORE, MD—For more aggressive cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), posttreatment surveillance with molecular imaging could mean the early start of a new, life-saving treatment. This was presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2015 Annual Meeting.
The links between demographic, treatment, and socioeconomic factors and breast cancer survival were examined in a recent study.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after tumor removal saw no increase in cancer recurrence or difference in cosmetic outcomes.
The first reported case of endoscopic spinal tumor extraction enabled accurate diagnosis and allowed for patient reporting of sensations and motor testing.
Patients with an advanced form of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may benefit from surgical resection of all or part of the lung if combined with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
The emotional state and health of a cancer survivor's spouse can affect their own well being, a recent study indicates.
Breast surgery performed at or shortly after a diagnosis of low-grade ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) was not found to significantly impact patients' survival rate.
Poor sleep and snoring before breast cancer diagnosis is tied to poor survival outcomes.
Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say, and the mortality rate of several other cancers is also strongly impacted by smoking status.
Treating advanced melanoma patients with either a combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab, or nivolumab alone, significantly increases progression-free survival (PFS) when compared with ipilimumab alone.
New templates from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will augment successful cancer survivorship care planning. But a stronger effort toward implementation is still needed.
Long-term childhood cancer survivors have greater prevalence of abnormal global longitudinal strain and diastolic function.
A new study found that prognosis after treatment for women with breast cancer with a family history of the disease is no worse than it is for other women with breast cancer.
Fewer childhood cancer survivors die of 'late effects' from radiation and chemotherapy, according to recent research.
Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, which often affects young adults, is among the deadliest cancers.
Cancer survivors' information needs differed over time depending on the topic, and these trends varied by cancer type.
Depending on the type of cancer faced, the needs of survivors can vary.
One more potential benefit for breastfed babies, research suggests, is a lowered risk of childhood leukemia.
Modifying pediatric cancer treatments may reduce occurrence of late effects and promoting early detection, indicated data from a 5-year analysis of childhood cancers survivors presented at ASCO 2015.
Government estimates show smoking reduced in roughly half of U.S. states, but some people may be using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes.
Aspirin exposure after a colorectal cancer diagnosis was independently associated with improved colorectal cancer-specific survival.
Higher mortality is associated with more narrow margins for high-risk primary melanoma, per research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago.
As of 2012 in the U.S. there were 14 million cancer survivors, a number that is expected to grow to 18 million by 2022.
Early intervention should be offered to young women with breast cancer on ovarian function suppression and tamoxifen, who experience poorer quality of life (QOL) in the early survivorship period, according to a study presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.
Cancer treatments in early life can lead to obesity in later years, and counseling and weight loss interventions for certain childhood cancer survivors are important.
No difference seen in distant disease-free intervals for those with versus those without a positive family history, say researchers.
Post-treatment surveillance linked to improved survival in head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC)
Adherence to posttreatment surveillance, income level, and follow-up care proximity had effects on survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC), according to a recent report.
Men with prostate cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes may find the addition of radiation therapy to treatments that block the effects of testosterone beneficial.
Combination of docetaxel and hormone therapy can extend life by almost a year for prostate cancer patients, according to new research.
Slowly progressive weight lifting can reduce incidence of physical function deterioration.
Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about cancer recurrence.
The inability to have children as a result of cancer treatment can be a significant loss for patients and their caregivers. These tips can help nurses guide patients as they learn to cope.
Childhood cancer survivors with a cancer diagnosis between 1970 and 1986 were found to be more than five times as likely as cancer-free individuals to be enrolled on a federal social security disability assistance program.
Certain cancer treatments can be linked to later weight gain.
Brachytherapy, with or without external beam radiation, can improve survival in women with inoperable, early stage endometrial cancer.
Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer today are 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s.
Survival more likely with adherence to posttreatment surveillance, coupled with tobacco cessation.
Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma seem to be at greater risk for cardiovascular events, according to recent research.
Certain treatments used to treat children with cancer may increase their risk for obesity later in life.
More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says, to determine whether electronic cigarettes can help traditional smokers quit the habit.
A new randomized clinical trial has noted several significant benefits for those who began palliative care early.
The use of statins for a year before a diagnosis of lung cancer is associated with a lower risk of cancer-specific mortality, but more research is needed.
Exercise and physical activity should be considered as therapeutic options for lung cancer as they have been shown to reduce symptoms, increase exercise tolerance, improve quality of life, and potentially reduce length of hospital stay after surgery.
Transitioning a long-standing intensive chemotherapy regimen for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to the outpatient setting is safe and feasible.
A recent study examined choices patients with cancer and their caretakers make with regard to willingness to purchase high-cost treatments that may only increase a patient's quality of life slightly.
A large percentage of survivors of breast cancer have symptoms suggesting underlying sleep disorders that require referral.
Childhood cancer survivors are more likely than the general population to suffer at least one chronic health condition.
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