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 26, 2021 — Cancer-related suicide has declined in the United States over the past 2 decades (The ASCO Post)

January 26, 2021 — Moderna COVID-19 vaccine retains neutralizing activity against emerging variants first identified in the U.K. and the Republic of South Africa (Business Wire)

January 26, 2021 — New data show treatment with Lilly's neutralizing antibodies bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) and etesevimab (LY-CoV016) together reduced risk of COVID-19 hospitalizations and death by 70 percent (Cision PR Newswire)

January 26, 2021 — Regeneron reports positive interim data with REGEN-COV Antibody cocktail used as passive vaccine to prevent COVID-19 (Regeneron)

January 22, 2021 — Oncotype DX misses on breast cancer risk in black women (MedPage Today)

January 22, 2021 — Esophageal cancer patients show abundance of oral pathogens (TMDU)

January 22, 2021 — COVID spread more indoors by talking than coughing, study suggests (Newsweek)

January 22, 2021 — Here are 7 of the biggest coronavirus vaccine myths busted by experts (CNBC)

January 22, 2021 — NCCN shares new recommendations for vaccinating patients with cancer against COVID-19 (ASCO Post)

January 21, 2021 — Aspirin linked to better survival rates for bladder and breast cancer (NewsGP)

January 15, 2021 — Coffee consumption and risk of prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis (BMJ Open)

January 15, 2021 — Does following a Mediterranean Diet reduce the risk of disease progression in men on active surveillance for prostate cancer? (ASCO Post)

January 13, 2021 — A colonoscopy alternative comes home (New York Times)

January 11, 2021 — The mysterious link between COVID-19 and sleep (The Atlantic)

January 11, 2021 — We needed more significant others (New York Times)

January 5, 2021 — Op-ed: Dont' let COVID-19 patients die with vitamin D deficiency (MedPage)

December 30, 2020 — Researchers find that most patients perceived positive results of their cancer diagnosis (Fox Chase)

December 30, 2020 — Ways healthcare workers & patients can reduce social isolation during the pandemic (HealtheCareers)

December 30, 2020 — Boston doctor reports serious allergic reaction after getting Moderna’s Covid vaccine [plus CDC guidelines for those with allergies] (New York Times)

December 30, 2020 — Long-haul Covid patients put hope in experimental drugs (Wall Street Journal)

December 24, 2020 — Anthony Fauci, MD, encourages patients with cancer to receive COVID-19 vaccine (ASCO Post)

December 24, 2020 — Workhorse steroid's still the go-to standard for COVID (MedPage Today)

December 23, 2020 — Surgery may offer survival advantage in certain metastatic breast cancers (Penn State News)

December 22, 2020 — Op-ed: Don't cancel Christmas — But here's what you can do to make the winter season safer (MedPage)

December 18, 2020 — Home-based physical activity tied to better fitness in breast cancer patients (Medscape)

December 18, 2020 — Scammers offering fake, early COVID-19 vaccine access: public health officials (The Hill)

December 18, 2020 — Pregnancy after breast cancer is rockier but doesn't increase recurrence risk (Medscape)

December 9, 2020 — Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC's) predict overall survival in metastatic breast ca (Medscape)

December 9, 2020 — Opioid and sedative-hypnotic use after mastectomy with reconstructive surgery (ASCO Post)

December 9, 2020 — Meta-analysis of pregnancy outcomes in breast cancer survivors (ASCO Post)

December 9, 2020 — High-risk prostate cancer patients can wait 6 months for surgery: Study (MedPage Today)

December 9, 2020 — Want to know more about mRNA before your COVID jab? (MedPage Today)

December 8, 2020 — Sustained weight loss and risk of breast cancer in women 50 years and older (Journal of the National Cancer Institute)

December 7, 2020 — Covid Survivors With Long-Term Symptoms Need Urgent Attention, Experts Say (New York Times)

December 5, 2020 — ASH releases new clinical practice guidelines on treatment of older adults with newly diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (ASCO Post)

December 4, 2020 — Summary of guidance for public health strategies to address high levels of community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and related deaths (CDC)

December 3, 2020 — Use of dexamethasone may decrease the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with glioblastoma (American Association for Cancer Research)

December 2, 2020 — Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval (AP News)

December 2, 2020 — CDC shortens COVID-19 quarantine time to 10 or 7 days, with conditions (Medscape)

December 2, 2020 — Cancer survivors may need to be among first in line for vaccination against seasonal flu and COVID-19, study suggests (HealthDay)

December 1, 2020 — FDA OKs 'Game Changer' radiotracer for prostate cancer (MedPage Today)

December 1, 2020 — Study: [Immunocompromised] Cancer patients with COVID sheds virus for 2 months (MedPage Today)

November 30, 2020 — Vegan diet brings slew of metabolic benefits in randomized trial (MedPage Today)

November 30, 2020 — Blood glucose on admission predicts COVID-19 severity in all (Medscape Medical News)

November 30, 2020 — [Analysis of]Clinical trial evidence supporting US Food and Drug administration approval of novel cancer therapies between 2000 and 2016 (JAMA Open Network)

November 27, 2020 — Rapid relief of opioid-induced constipation with MNTX [methylnaltrexone] (Medscape Medical News)

November 27, 2020 — Transgender cancer patients may not realize treatment can interact with their hormone therapy (Medscape Medical News)

November 24, 2020 — At-home cancer screening could thrive after the pandemic (Reuters)

November 23, 2020 — Half of women treated for gynecologic cancers miss or skip doses of oral drugs (Medscape Medical News)

November 23, 2020 — Prone positioning might help more [hospitalized] COVID-19 patients (Reuters)

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