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Use of Watchful Waiting Up for Low-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer

Use of Watchful Waiting Up for Low-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer

From 2010 to 2015, use of active surveillance/watchful waiting increased in low-risk disease

Country-Specific Norms Created for Cancer-Related Quality of Life

Country-Specific Norms Created for Cancer-Related Quality of Life

New data from countries, including the United States, allow for intercountry, intracountry comparisons.

FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased

FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased

Textured breast implants linked to cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

USPSTF Still Recommends Against Pancreatic Cancer Screening

USPSTF Still Recommends Against Pancreatic Cancer Screening

No evidence seen for benefits of pancreatic cancer screening, according to study data.

Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults

Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults

Incidence up for six of 12 obesity-related cancers, with steeper increases in successively younger generations.

9/11 Responders May Have Higher Head and Neck Cancer Risk

9/11 Responders May Have Higher Head and Neck Cancer Risk

Authors call for ongoing monitoring, treatment of those initially exposed.

Oncologists Have Low Awareness of LGBTQ Issues

Oncologists Have Low Awareness of LGBTQ Issues

Although many acknowledge a lack of knowledge regarding LGBTQ issues, polled oncologists were overwhelmingly interested in learning more.

Number of Colorectal Cancer Deaths Projected to Rise Worldwide

Number of Colorectal Cancer Deaths Projected to Rise Worldwide

Researchers found that mortality rates for colon cancer are predicted to continue decreasing in the majority of included countries from Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania, but not Latin America or the Caribbean.

Toxicity From All-Grade Adverse Events in Prostate Cancer Better Reflects QoL

Toxicity From All-Grade Adverse Events in Prostate Cancer Better Reflects QoL

Patient-reported toxicity scores more associated with quality-of-life outcomes than clinician-reported scores, according to study data.

USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Medications for Breast Cancer

USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Medications for Breast Cancer

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer to prescribe risk-reducing medications for women who are at increased risk for breast cancer, with some exceptions.

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