Cancer in Science and News

You may read in this news feed of “cures for cancer” and “cancer prevention.” While there are some true cancer cures, it is usually more accurate to speak of reducing the risk of recurrence or reducing cancer risk. We use risk reduction language wherever possible.

March 19, 2019 — Aspirin may lower hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk in patients with hepatitis B (Medscape Medical News)

March 17, 2019 — Lung-cancer screens effective in asbestos exposed smokers (Reuters Health)

March 15, 2019 — Statin use tied to lower colorectal-cancer risk after negative colonoscopy (Reuters Health)

March 10, 2019 — High fiber diet boosts immunotherapy for cancer (Moss Reports)

February 28, 2019 — More evidence on environmental toxins and breast cancer (Medscape Medical News)

February 27, 2019 — Meticulous study overturns an ovarian cancer [surgical] practice (Medscape Medical News)

February 27, 2019 — Colon cancer usually diagnosed late in under-50 adults (Health Day)

February 27, 2019 — High-fiber diet may help gut 'Microbiome' battle melanoma (HealthyDay News)

February 26, 2019 — When chemo kills: the inside story (Moss Reports)

February 25, 2019 — Insulin potentiation therapy unproven, may do harm; some docs have lost license (Medscape Medical News)

February 22, 2019 — Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy tops for inoperable early non-small-cell lung cancer (Reuters Health)

February 22, 2019 — Dr. Farrah – battle of the Philippines: CAM under attack (Moss Reports)

February 20, 2019 — ASBrS calls for genetic testing for all breast cancer patients (Medscape Medical News)

February 18, 2019 — Oncologist [nurse and caregiver] burnout, increasing workloads: What to do? (Medscape Medical News)

February 16, 2019 — Stereotactic body radiotherapy shows long-term safety in prostate cancer (Reuters Health)

February 14, 2019 — Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%' (The Guardian)

February 13, 2019 — Glioblastomas not " off-limits" to immunotherapy (Medscape Medical News)

February 13, 2019 — Chemobrain: How it happens, and perhaps how it can be stopped (Medscape Medical News)

February 13, 2019 — Confusing and high bills for cancer patients add to anxiety and suffering (The Conversation)

February 12, 2019 — New standard of care for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (Medscape Medical News)

February 11, 2019 — Active surveillance for prostate cancer triples in the US (Medscape Medical News)

February 11, 2019 — Half a million breast cancer deaths avoided last 30 years (Medscape Medical News)

February 7, 2019 — Robotic mastectomy in the US: starts, draws fire, stops. (Medscape Medical News )

February 7, 2019 — "Watchful waiting" best approach in benign ovarian cysts (Medscape Medical News)

February 7, 2019 — Medicare won't pay for prostate cancer risk test (Medscape Medical News)

February 6, 2019 — Breast implant link to a rare T-cell lymphoma an ongoing concern (Medscape Medical News)

February 6, 2019 — Cancer patients may need longer support to quit smoking (Reuters Health)

February 6, 2019 — American Society of Clinical Oncology reports on clinical cancer advances for 2019 (Cancer Therapy Advisor)

February 6, 2019 — Works in mice, but then? Publish clinical trial data alongside (Medscape Medical News)

February 5, 2019 — Good QOL, but sexual dysfunction common after prostate cancer (Medscape Medical News)

February 5, 2019 — Sedentary lifestyle could increase risk of colorectal cancer in young women (NBC News)

January 31, 2019 — Harsh criticism of study showing lower cancer survival with complementary medicine (Medscape Medical News)

January 31, 2019 — The Budwig diet and cancer—separating flax from fiction (Moss Reports)

January 30, 2019 — The truth about alternative medical treatments (American Cancer Society)

January 30, 2019 — NSAIDs tied to improved survival in head and neck cancer subset (Medscape Medical News)

January 30, 2019 — New device finds patients at risk for esophageal cancer (Medscape Medical News)

January 29, 2019 — NSAIDs tied to improved survival in head and neck cancer subset (Medscape)

January 28, 2019 — Probiotics and cancer: boosting the immune system (Moss Reports)

January 28, 2019 — Tongue microbiome could help identify patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer (Science Daily)

January 25, 2019 — Findings from ASCO’s second national cancer opinion survey: Many Americans believe alternative therapies alone can cure cancer as well as struggle with paying for and accessing cancer care. (ASCO Post)

January 23, 2019 — Improved lung cancer survival with web-based symptom monitoring (Reuters Health)

January 21, 2019 — When cancer meets the Internet: Dr. Google doesn’t always know what’s best. (New York Times)

January 18, 2019 — Probiotics and cancer: boosting the immune system (Moss Reports)

January 17, 2019 — Risk for suicide spikes after cancer diagnosis (Medscape Medical News)

January 17, 2019 — What brain cancer taught me about baking cake: how one woman's diagnosis led to a slew of brand new recipes. (Food Network's Healthy Eats)

January 16, 2019 — Impact of self-acupressure on co-occurring symptoms in cancer survivors (JNCI Cancer Spectrum)

January 16, 2019 — Clinical trials too often exclude 'real-world' cancer patients (Medscape Medical News)

January 15, 2019 — As the oceans rise, so do your risks of breast cancer (The Conversation)

January 15, 2019 — High fiber, whole grains linked to lower cvd, diabetes, cancer risk (Medscape Medical News)

January 14, 2019 — Is marijuana as safe as we think? (New Yorker)

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