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Should Increased Breast Density Dictate More Breast Cancer Screenings?

Should Increased Breast Density Dictate More Breast Cancer Screenings?

Pros and cons of increased breast cancer screening in women with dense breasts are presented by experts.

Seeking an Explanation for the Lack of Research Focused in Pediatric Oncology Therapeutics

Seeking an Explanation for the Lack of Research Focused in Pediatric Oncology Therapeutics

Researchers sought an explanation for the paucity of research, drug development, and clinical trials focusing specifically on cancer in pediatric populations.

Eighth AJCC TNM Staging Equalizes Distribution, Improves Prognostics of Pancreatic Cancer Stages

Eighth AJCC TNM Staging Equalizes Distribution, Improves Prognostics of Pancreatic Cancer Stages

In a comparison study with the seventh edition, updates in the eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging resulted in a more equalized distribution across stages and modestly increased prognostic accuracy for nonmetastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Smoking Ups Risk of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Overall and by Subtype

Smoking Ups Risk of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Overall and by Subtype

In a review of data from DANHES study, researchers determined the hazard ratio for developing myeloproliferative neoplasm — any or by subtype — among smokers, occasional smokers, and ex-smokers, compared with never smokers.

Use of Corticosteroids With PD-1 or PD-L1 Inhibitors Associated With Poorer Outcomes in NSCLC

Use of Corticosteroids With PD-1 or PD-L1 Inhibitors Associated With Poorer Outcomes in NSCLC

A retrospective study of patients with NSCLC from 2 cancer centers demonstrates that concurrent use of corticosteroids with PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitors at baseline decreases progression-free and overall survival for these patients.

NHS, HPFS Show Regular Aspirin Use Reduced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk

NHS, HPFS Show Regular Aspirin Use Reduced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk

An analysis of results from the NHS and the HPFS showed that regular use of aspirin — standard-dose 325-mg tablets — reduced hepacellular carcinoma in a dose-dependent manner.

HPV Vaccination and Anti-programmed Cell Death 1 Inhibition Improve Survival in Patients With Invasive HPV-16

HPV Vaccination and Anti-programmed Cell Death 1 Inhibition Improve Survival in Patients With Invasive HPV-16

In this study, researchers sought to determine if use of a tumor specific vaccine would improve the efficacy of PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibition in patients with incurable HPV-16 cancer.

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45

Updated vaccine designed to prevent cancers and disease caused by nine HPV types

Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Researchers have linked weight loss with a lower risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

LDR-BT Boost Plus EBRT, ADT Improves Survival in High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Low-dose-rate brachytherapy, as an addition to radiation therapy and ADT, helps improve survival in high-risk prostate cancer, according to new study data.

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