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 20, 2020 — Dozens of non-oncology drugs can kill cancer cells (Science Daily)

January 14, 2020 — Step count predicts outcomes in lung cancer (Medscape Medical News)

January 13, 2020 — Tailored pelvic PT may curb post-prostatectomy stress incontinence, pain (Reuters Health)

January 13, 2020 — Cannabinoids promote progression of HPV positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (American Association for Cancer Research Journal)

January 3, 2020 — Genetic/familial high-risk assessment: Breast, ovarian, and pancreatic. (National Comprehensive Cancer Network)

January 2, 2020 — 'Major Impact': Olanzapine for Chemotherapy Induced nausea and vomigint at 5 mg, Not 10 mg (Medscape Medical News)

January 1, 2020 — Regular exercise linked to reduced risk of several cancers (Medscape Medical News)

December 31, 2019 — The lived experience of persistent pain after breast cancer (Medscape Medical News)

December 24, 2019 — Israel's IceCure says gets FDA nod to treat tumours in liver, kidney (Reuters Health)

December 20, 2019 — Dietary supplement use during chemotherapy and survival outcomes of patients with breast cancer (Journal of Clinical Oncology)

December 19, 2019 — Clinical evidence for association of acupuncture and acupressure with improved cancer pain (JAMA Oncology)

December 17, 2019 — Sustained weight loss and risk of breast cancer in women 50 years or older (Journal of the National Cancer Institute)

December 17, 2019 — Bariatric surgery linked to greater colon cancer risk (Reuters Health)

December 15, 2019 — Researchers explore a drug-free idea to relieve chronic pain: Green Light (NPR News)

December 13, 2019 — Paclitaxel pill tops iv form, but needs 9-hour fast [better outcomes, less neuropathy] (Medscape Medical News)

December 13, 2019 — Yoga has benefits during chemotherapy in women with breast cancer (Reuters Health)

December 13, 2019 — Remarkable new data on menopausal hormone therapy (Medscape Medical News)

December 12, 2019 — 10 year report supports partial breast irradiation (Medscape Medical News)

December 12, 2019 — Major finding in triple negative breast cancer (Medscape Medical News)

December 10, 2019 — Is my patient overwhelmed? (Mayo Clinic Proceedings)

December 6, 2019 — Acceptance-and-Commitment Therapy may reduce fear of cancer recurrence (Reuters Health)

December 5, 2019 — MRI-guided ultrasound offers effective, precise ablation in prostate cancer (Medscape Medical News)

December 5, 2019 — Hair dye and chemical straightener use and breast cancer risk in a large US population of black and white women (International Journal of Cancer)

December 4, 2019 — Diabetes drugs latest to be targeted for carcinogen scrutiny (Bloomberg News)

December 4, 2019 — Low-dose aspirin might cut cancer risk, especially for overweight people (HealthDay News)

December 4, 2019 — More evidence that aspirin can stave off death (MedPage Today)

December 2, 2019 — Risk factors for opioid misuse identified in cancer patients (Medscape Medical News)

November 28, 2019 — Reduced use of epidural analgesia linked to earlier discharge after lung resection (Reuters Health)

November 27, 2019 — Association between marijuana use and risk of cancer (JAMA Open Network)

November 27, 2019 — MRI ups early breast cancer diagnosis in women with dense breasts (Medscape Medical News)

November 26, 2019 — Diets with more fiber, yogurt tied to lower risk of lung cancer (Reuters)

November 25, 2019 — Prostate cancer in young men: An emerging young adult and older adolescent challenge (Cancer)

November 21, 2019 — Age no excuse not to treat lung cancer, even in 'Oldest Old' (Medscape Oncology News)

November 18, 2019 — Pretreatment vitamin D deficiency linked to shorter survival in Hodgkin lymphoma (Healio Hemo-Onc Today)

November 18, 2019 — Best treatment for RT-associated oral mucositis: recent research context (ASCO Reading Room)

November 13, 2019 — Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer for first time (The Guardian)

November 9, 2019 — Hypnotherapy isn’t magic, but it helps some patients cope with surgery and recovery (Washington Post)

November 6, 2019 — Excess weight tied to poorer colorectal cancer outcomes (Medscape Medical News)

November 6, 2019 — Clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements about pain management in critically ill end-of-life patients (Medscape Medical News)

November 1, 2019 — Factors associated with oncologist discussions of the costs of genomic testing and related treatments (Journal of the National Cancer Institute)

October 31, 2019 — [Peripheral endothelial dysfunction] predicts future risk of solid tumor cancer (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)

October 31, 2019 — Harnessing the power of microbes to fight cancer (Medscape)

October 29, 2019 — Can mindfulness in health care professionals improve patient care? An integrative review and proposed model (Translational Behavioral Medicine)

October 28, 2019 — A pilot study of oncology massage to treat chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). (ASCO 2019 Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium)

October 28, 2019 — Little benefit from adjuvant chemo for many older breast cancer patients (Journal of Clinical Pathways)

October 26, 2019 — Breast cancer patients in a female sexual medicine and women’s health program: [Effects of endocrine therapy on sexual function] (2019 Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium)

October 24, 2019 — Exercise tailored to chemotherapy cycle improves adherence (Reuters Health)

October 24, 2019 — In older women with DCIS, skip lymph node biopsy (Medscape Medical News)

October 18, 2019 — Current and ex smokers can lower lung cancer risk with exercise (Reuters Health)

October 17, 2019 — Association between aspirin use and biliary tract cancer survival (JAMA Oncology)

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