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.

July 22, 2021 — Majority of patients with cancer achieve immune response after COVID-19 vaccination (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Study explores ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting in patients with brain cancer (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Does the presence of neuronal autoantibodies contribute to cognitive impairment in patients with lung cancer? (ASCO Post )

July 22, 2021 — Study identifies gut microbes associated with combination immunotherapy response and adverse events (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Pregnancy Outcomes and Maternal Complications Among Survivors of Breast Cancer (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Breast-conserving surgery plus radiotherapy may yield better survival than mastectomy with or without radiotherapy (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Study finds the COVID-19 pandemic created significant disruptions in cancer screenings at federally qualified health centers (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Is there a disease-free survival benefit with adjuvant celecoxib inHER2-negative breast cancer? (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Study identifies nearly 300 chemicals, many in consumer products, that could increase breast cancer risk (Silent Spring Institute News)

July 1, 2021 — COVID-19 impact on screening test volume through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer early detection program, January–June 2020, in the United States (Preventive Medicine)

June 26, 2021 — Can cannabis use lead to suicidal thoughts? (MedPage)

June 26, 2021 — Examining factors underlying geographic disparities in early-onset colorectal cancer survival among men in the United States (American Journal of Cancer Research)

June 26, 2021 — Statins and dementia: are some folks more prone to harm? (MedPage)

June 24, 2021 — Convalescent plasma therapy for patients with hematologic cancers hospitalized for COVID-19 (ASCO Post)

June 24, 2021 — Stereotactic body radiotherapy vs conventional external-beam radiotherapy for pain control of spinal metastases (ASCO Post)

June 18, 2021 — UK study finds vaccines offer high protection against hospitalisation from Delta variant (Reuters)

June 18, 2021 — Cancer patients see high seroconversion rates after COVID vax (MedPage)

June 18, 2021 — Experts confident about COVID vaccines' long-term safety (MedPage)

June 18, 2021 — All-cause mortality in COVID-19–positive and COVID-19–negative patients with cancer (ASCO)

June 18, 2021 — Alkylating signature in colorectal cancer linked to high red meat intake (ASCO)

June 14, 2021 — Study reveals plant-based diet lowers risk of moderate to severe COVID-19 (TrialSite News)

June 13, 2021 — With supplements, ADT in prostate cancer of little threat to bone density (MedPage)

June 13, 2021 — Study finds need to improve knowledge about palliative care among U.S. adults (ASCO)

June 12, 2021 — Effect of time to surgery on recurrence and survival in clinical stage I NSCLC (ASCO)

June 12, 2021 — Use of integrative medicine by patients with breast cancer (ASCO)

June 12, 2021 — Does Vitamin D supplementation improve prognosis for patients with breast cancer? (ASCO )

June 12, 2021 — Results of a restrictive opioid prescription protocol for patients with cancer undergoing surgery (ASCO )

June 12, 2021 — Extended follow-up of nivolumab/ipilimumab for metastatic melanoma (ASCO)

June 12, 2021 — Adjuvant Pembrolizumab extends disease-free survival in high-risk renal cell carcinoma (ASCO)

June 12, 2021 — Electronic olfaction system under study as screening tool for pancreatic and ovarian cancers (ASCO Post)

June 12, 2021 — Study examines relationship between risk of COVID-19 infection and breast cancer treatment (ASCO Post)

June 3, 2021 — Visceral Obesity Promotes Lung Cancer Progression (Journal of Thoracic Oncology)

June 3, 2021 — Analysis of delayed surgical treatment and oncologic outcomes in clinical stage i non–small cell lung cancer (JAMA)

June 3, 2021 — Risk of prostate cancer in relatives of prostate cancer patients in Sweden: A nationwide cohort study (PLOS Medicine)

June 3, 2021 — Vitamin D and COVID-19 susceptibility and severity in the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative: A Mendelian randomization study (PLOS Medicine)

June 3, 2021 — Cancer patients develop 'adequate' immune response to COVID vax (MedPage)

May 29, 2021 — Lymph node findings on PET: Cancer or COVID vaccine? (MedPage)

May 29, 2021 — Good bacteria can temper chemotherapy side effects (Northwestern Now)

May 29, 2021 — Study investigates nongenetic factors linked to development of early-onset colorectal cancer (ASCO Post)

May 29, 2021 — Addition of Celecoxib to Standard Adjuvant Therapy in Stage III Colon Cancer (ASCO Post)

May 14, 2021 — Loneliness and symptom burden in oncology patients during the COVID19 pandemic (Cancer)

May 13, 2021 — Deaths from obesity-related cancers on the rise (MedPage Today)

May 13, 2021 — Can curbing thirst for sugary drinks reduce colon cancer? (MedPage Today)

May 13, 2021 — Kerfuffle over NSAIDs in COVID finally resolved? (MedPage Today)

May 13, 2021 — The virus is an airborne threat, the C.D.C. acknowledges. (New York Times)

May 7, 2021 — Reconstruction in women with T4 breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: When is it safe? (Journal of the American College of Surgeons)

May 7, 2021 — [American Cancer Society answers] common questions about the COVID-19 outbreak (American Cancer Society)

May 7, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic and cancer screening deficits in the United States (ASCO Post)

May 7, 2021 — One vs two doses of the [Pfizer] COVID-19 vaccine in patients with cancer: immunogenicity and efficacy (ASCO Post)

May 7, 2021 — Expanding role of liquid biopsies in cancer detection and therapeutics (ASCO Post)

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