In a randomization of women with early-stage breast cancer, researchers explored the potential benefits of chemotherapy for women whose Oncotype DX RS was midrange.
Four of 9 lung cancer screening models were shown to effectively select the most appropriate candidates for low-dose CT lung cancer screening among US ever-smokers.
Weight loss associated with bariatric surgery could reduce risk of hormone-related cancers, but an increased risk for colorectal cancer was seen in patients who underwent gastric bypass.
Researchers assessed the effect intake levels of folate and other nutrients involved in one-carbon metabolism have on risk of melanoma.
Using data from the NHS and the HPFS, researchers investigated the association between polyunsaturated fat, cholesterol, and monounsaturated fat intake and risks for SCC, melanoma, and BCC.
A case series demonstrates the prevalence of MGUS, a precursor condition to multiple myeloma, and subsequent development of MM in white firefighters who responded after the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
In a review of nearly 200,000 patients from a Midwest metropolitan area, researchers sought to determine if chronic aspirin use would offer the same risk reduction for melanoma as has been seen in various cancers.
In a case-control study using PEDS data, researchers determined the impact of inactivity on risk for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
A study using a cohort of women from Kaiser Permanente Washington evaluated the accuracy of risk assessment models for breast cancer that included classic risk factors with and without breast density as an additional factor during more than 10 years of follow-up.
A retrospective cohort study of data from the SEER database assessed the potential risk of cardiac-related mortality in patients with breast cancer, treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy, vs the general population.
An evaluation of patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma revealed greater risk of death for female patients with high relative visceral fat area (rVFA), highlighting the significance of metabolic differences between men and women.
Results from the ongoing Platinum Study revealed the prevalence of risk factors for CVD among survivors of testicular cancer who received chemotherapy for their cancer.
An analysis of SEER data sought to examine the appropriateness of age- and race-specific breast cancer screening recommendations for white vs nonwhite women in the United States.
The effectiveness of twice daily screenings for delirium was investigated in a study presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference.
Retrospective study examines the association between risk of cardiotoxicity and race in women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy and at least 1 year of HER2-targeted therapy.
A literature sought to identify which signs and symptoms in patients with new cancer diagnoses indicate a greater likelihood for long-term emotional distress.
A retrospective analysis of patients with CML determined prevalence of arterial thrombotic events in those receiving nilotinib as first-line treatment and prevalence by patient age. Data were presented at ASH 2017.
Researchers conducted a geriatric assessment of 304 patients with cancer, then followed them in a 2-year study to determine the risk of fractures and falls in older patients.
Researchers conducted a review of more than 400 patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer to determine if high Oncotype DX RS is associated with a greater likelihood the cancer is hereditary.
Research presented at SABCS 2017 demonstrated the effect of refining the linear predictor for determining which patients with breast cancer would potentially benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.
An analysis of an intervention arm of the PLCO Cancer Screening Trial evaluated the risk of prostate cancer relative to dietary consumption of isoflavones, a dietary compound found in some plant foods.
Populating a microsimulation of model of HIV disease, researchers investigated the the likelihood of lung cancer-related morbidity and mortality among patients with HIV who smoke, based on smoking intensity.
Study presented at the AASLD The Liver Meeting 2017 demonstrated the effect of regular aspirin use on risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic HBV.
Results of a recent study found that the effectiveness of the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D) in screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients with cancer was limited compared to the standardized diagnostic interview.
Risk assessment study for carriers of the BRCA1/2 mutation identified the factors that influence their risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or contralateral breast cancer.
Regular aspirin use is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer among women with diabetes, a recent study from Taiwan has shown.
Presence of JAK2 mutation and leukocytosis are strong predictors for thromboembolic events in patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET).
Predisposition genes for familial polycythemia vera were identified via exome sequencing in a Finnish family with 4 patients.
A review of the updated NCCN Guidelines is presented with a look at the newly published Guideline for Patients.
Limited use of genetic counselors and high rate of double mastectomy in women at average risk with early-stage breast cancer illustrate that understanding of genetic testing results is limited.
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