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.

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

January 9, 2019 — Chemo disturbs sleep in breast cancer patients (Oncology Learning Network)

January 8, 2019 — Allergan stops sales of textured breast implants in Europe (Reuters  )

January 8, 2019 — Cancer mortality continues to spiral downward in US--except liver and uterine cancer or in poor counties (Medscape Medical News)

January 7, 2019 — How ancient remedies are changing modern medicine (National Geographic)

January 2, 2019 — Sex differences identified in deadly brain tumors: tailoring treatment to men, women may improve survival (ScienceDaily)

December 28, 2018 — Is this one dollar pill a breast cancer breakthrough? (Moss Reports)

December 26, 2018 — New resource: The Ultimate Guide to Cancer: DIY Research (The Moss Reports)

December 26, 2018 — Royal jelly may ease adverse effects of RCC drug therapy (Renal and Urology News)

December 20, 2018 — Exercise ups cancer survival; a little goes a long way (Medscape)

December 19, 2018 — How exercise may make us healthier (New York Times)

December 18, 2018 — Cell phones could be a source of flame retardant exposure (Medscape)

December 15, 2018 — Does radical prostatectomy trump watchful waiting? (Medpage Today)

December 14, 2018 — Does the Farm Bill legalize CBD, too? Not exactly (Leafly)

December 13, 2018 — Hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation (WBI) found noninferior to conventionally fractionated WBI (Cancer Therapy Advisor)

December 10, 2018 — Exercise preserves cardiovascular function in breast cancer patients (Medscape)

December 10, 2018 — Should oncologists recommend cannabis? (ASCO Post)

December 7, 2018 — Do cruciferous vegetables really fight cancer? (New York Times)

December 7, 2018 — Older Americans are flocking to medical marijuana (New York Times)

December 7, 2018 — Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects (Reuters)

December 7, 2018 — Androgen-deprivation therapy linked to increased risk of heart failure (Managed Health Care Connect)

December 7, 2018 — Alcohol and breast cancer risk—3 oncologists' expert opinions at San Antonio Breast Cancer conference (Medscape)

December 7, 2018 — Go low with tamoxifen for DCIS (Medscape)

December 5, 2018 — It’s time to study whether eating particular diets can help heal us (New York Times Magazine)

December 3, 2018 — Microbiome before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) predictive of survival and complications (Medscape)

November 29, 2018 — Cryoablation shows potential as a treatment for low-risk breast cancer (News Medical Life Sciences)

November 28, 2018 — Novel blood test a potential 'game changer' in ovarian cancer (Medscape)

November 28, 2018 — Paradox: obesity promotes tumors but boosts immunotherapy (Medscape)

November 28, 2018 — A single-center randomized clinical trial of palliative rehabilitation versus standard care alone in patients with newly diagnosed non-resectable cancer (Journal of Clinical Oncology)

November 21, 2018 — Cancer diagnosis increases suicide risk by 20% in England (Helio Psychiatric Annals)

November 21, 2018 — Early palliative care rehabilitation improves quality of life in advanced cancer (Medscape Medical News)

November 20, 2018 — Cancer pain control app works—palliative care for everyone? (Medscape)

November 20, 2018 — Social isolation directly affects health, ups risk of death (Medscape Medical News)

November 15, 2018 — Downplaying drug toxicity in oncology clinical trials (Medscape)

November 14, 2018 — New pathway to bone metastasis opens door to blockade (Medscape)

November 14, 2018 — Fecal transplant may resolve immunotherapy-related colitis (Medscape)

November 13, 2018 — Cold therapy may help prevent hair loss, skin, nail side effects caused by taxane chemotherapy (

November 13, 2018 — HHS releases Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition (US Department of Health and Human Services)

November 10, 2018 — VITAL: No CVD or cancer benefit from vitamin D, omega-3 (Medscape)

November 6, 2018 — Rose geranium oil eases chemo-induced nasal pain (Medscape)

November 6, 2018 — Immune therapy puts stage IV breast cancer into remission (Ralph Moss Blog)

November 1, 2018 — Prostate cancer surgery and radiation tied to antidepressant use (Reuters)

November 1, 2018 — External beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer increases bladder-cancer risk (Reuters)

October 31, 2018 — Minimally invasive surgery associated with worse survival for women with cervical cancer compared to open hysterectomy (MD Anderson Cancer Center)

October 31, 2018 — New national guidelines seek to improve access to palliative care for people living with serious illness (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization)

October 30, 2018 — FDA bans lead acetate from consumer hair dyes (WebMD)

October 29, 2018 — Higher omega-3 levels linked to healthier aging (Medscape)

October 29, 2018 — Moving research into practice: physical activity, nutrition, and weight management for cancer patients and survivors (National Academy of Medicine)

October 27, 2018 — Mindfulness meditation may reduce anxiety with breast biopsy (Reuters Health)

October 23, 2018 — Long-term vigorous exercise may lower risk of advanced and fatal prostate cancers (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

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