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.

May 23, 2019 — Cancer docs need help pushing healthy habits on obese patients (MedPage Today)

May 20, 2019 — The next wave of immuno-oncology (Scientific American)

May 17, 2019 — A rare genetic mutation [PTen mutation] leads to cancer. the fix may already be in the drugstore [indole-3-carbinol supplementation] (New York Times)

May 17, 2019 — Reduced-fat, balanced diet may cut death risk from breast cancer (Medscape Medical News)

May 15, 2019 — Breast surgeons recommend yearly mammograms starting at age 40 for most women (Reuters Health)

May 14, 2019 — Only 13% of patients eligible for checkpoint inhibitors respond to them (Reuters Health)

May 14, 2019 — FDA: Sunscreen chemicals found in blood show need for safety testing (Medscape Medical News)

May 14, 2019 — Peak fitness lowers lung, colorectal cancer risk (Medscape Medical New)

May 10, 2019 — New Entry in 'Burgeoning Field' of Prostate Cancer Therapy (Medscape Medical News)

May 8, 2019 — HHS finalizes rule requiring prices in TV drug ads (Medscape Medical News)

May 7, 2019 — Outside the box: tamoxifen for bladder cancer (Medscape Medical News)

May 6, 2019 — Low dose tamoxifen prevents recurrence of in situ breast cancer (Reuters Health )

May 6, 2019 — A rising trend in cancer care targets physical, existential threats patients confront (Washington Post)

May 4, 2019 — FDA continues to allow sale of textured breast implants (Medscape Medical News)

May 2, 2019 — Clinical trials of new cancer drugs "frequently flawed" (Medscape Medical News)

May 2, 2019 — Laser ablation for prostate cancer: Largest data set (Medscape Medical News)

May 1, 2019 — Indoor tanning may trigger gene mutation that boosts melanoma risk (Reuters Health)

April 30, 2019 — Cancer drug recyclers chosen for FDA pilot (Medscape Medical News)

April 28, 2019 — Added convenience of classifying nodules with ThyroSec test? (Medscape Medical News)

April 25, 2019 — Novel CAR T-cell approach reduces toxicities, retains efficacy (Medscape Medical News)

April 25, 2019 — Six factors tied to DCIS returning as breast cancer (Medscape Medical News)

April 25, 2019 — Pesticide exposure linked to worse outcomes in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (Reuters Health)

April 25, 2019 — End-to-side nerve grafting restores erectile function after prostatectomy (Reuters Health)

April 24, 2019 — Promising strategy reveals triple negative breast cancer that might respond to Tamoxifen (Reuters Health)

April 24, 2019 — For rare, difficult [dendritic cell] cancer], new drug is a "major advance" (Medscape Medical News)

April 22, 2019 — Metformin may stop weight regain after initial loss (Medscape Medical News)

April 21, 2019 — Why does exercise guard against cancer? Inflammation may play a role (New York Times)

April 19, 2019 — Moderate intake of red meat tied to higher colorectal cancer risk (Medscape Medical News)

April 17, 2019 — Fingerprick PSA test has in-office results in 12 minutes (Medscape Medical News)

April 17, 2019 — Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy does not delay start of chemotherapy or radiotherapy – but may increase risk of complications and readmission (Breast Cancer Now)

April 16, 2019 — Complex surgery mortality rates higher in affiliated cancer centers (Medscape Medical News)

April 16, 2019 — TNT approach to pancreatic cancer tied to improved survival (Medscape Medical News)

April 15, 2019 — Lower risk of new primary cancer after carbon-ion radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer (Reuters Health)

April 15, 2019 — Insomnia common among cancer patients (Reuters Health)

April 15, 2019 — CAM use common in cancer patients, survivors (Medscape Medical News)

April 15, 2019 — Don't use the word "quit" to get patients to stop smoking (Medscape Medical News)

April 14, 2019 — The disturbing link between too much weight and several types of cancer (Washington Post)

April 12, 2019 — Targeted drug delivery for cancer pain cuts costs, hospital time (Reuters Health)

April 11, 2019 — Many cancer patients take alternative meds but don't tell their doctors (Health Day)

April 11, 2019 — High-dose Vitamin D benefit in metastatic colorectal cancer (Medscape Medical News)

April 10, 2019 — Treating cancer patients who smoke may cost an extra $3.5 billion per year (Reuters Health)

April 10, 2019 — CDC Clarifies: OK to prescribe opioids for cancer-related pai (Medscape Medical News)

April 9, 2019 — Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer (Tufts Now)

April 8, 2019 — Ensuring equity and justice in the care and outcomes of patients with cancer (JAMA)

April 4, 2019 — 2019 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer by Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Living Beyond Breast Cancer)

April 1, 2019 — Dana Farber opens first center dedicated to Lynch Syndrome (Medscape Medical News)

April 1, 2019 — Mesothelin CAR T Cells: First success story in solid tumors (Medscape Medical News)

April 1, 2019 — Replacing sitting with physical activity may lower risk of death (Medscape Medical News)

April 1, 2019 — Topical immunotherapy reduces squamous cell carcinoma risk (Medscape Medical News)

March 29, 2019 — PET-based imaging improves metastasis detection in biochemically recurrent prostate cancer (Reuters Health)

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