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.

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 — 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)

October 16, 2019 — Exercise is medicine in oncology: Engaging clinicians to help patients move through cancer (CA:  A Cancer Journal for Clinicians)

October 4, 2019 — Metformin abrogates age-associated ovarian fibrosis (AACR:  Clinical Cancer Research)

October 3, 2019 — In the pancreas, common fungi may drive cancer (New York Times)

October 1, 2019 — Trends in complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with prostate cancer (The Journal of Urology)

October 1, 2019 — Community based football in men with prostate cancer . . . randomized control tiral (PLOS Medicine)

September 30, 2019 — Clinical outcomes in early breast cancer with a high 21-gene recurrence score of 26 to 100 assigned to adjuvant chemotherapy plus endocrine therapy (JAMA Oncology)

September 29, 2019 — Type and timing of menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk (The Lancet)

September 26, 2019 — Impact of a pre-operative exercise intervention on breast cancer proliferation and gene expression: (AACR Clinical Cancer Research)

September 26, 2019 — Stepped care approach can effectively treat insomnia in cancer survivors (Reuters Health)

September 25, 2019 — Women who exercise prior to breast cancer diagnosis are at lower risk for developing heart disease (American College of Cardiology)

September 23, 2019 — Durable pain control after single radiotherapy to bone metastases (Medscape Medical News)

September 20, 2019 — E-sniffer predicts non-responders to lung cancer immunotherapy (Reuters Health)

September 18, 2019 — Better detection of clinically significant prostate cancer with MRI plus targeted biopsy (Reuters Health)

September 17, 2019 — Men with BRCA mutations at increased risk of prostate cancer, study confirms (Reuters Health)

September 13, 2019 — PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer (Reuters Health)

September 12, 2019 — High prevalence of malnutrition and nutrition impact symptoms in older patients with cancer (Cancer)

September 8, 2019 — Patient vs provider views on goals and adverse effects of cancer therapy (The ASCO Post)

September 5, 2019 — USPSTF recommends primary breast cancer preventive medications for high-risk women (Medscape Medical News)

September 5, 2019 — Straight talk essential when advanced cancer is the diagnosis (Medscape Medical News)

August 23, 2019 — Cancer prehabilitation before treatment may be unrealistic (Medscape Medical News)

August 21, 2019 — Physician-Assisted dying: Even when legal, difficult to achieve (Medscape Medical News)

August 20, 2019 — Oral antibiotic use and risk of colorectal cancer in the United Kingdom (BMJ Journals:  Gut)

August 20, 2019 — Lipophilic statins may cut liver cancer in chronic viral hepatitis (Physicians Weekly)

August 19, 2019 — Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients (Reuters Health News)

August 19, 2019 — Bowel prep does not reduce morbidity of elective colectomy (Reuters)

August 19, 2019 — Bowel preparation does not reduce morbidity of elective colectomy (Reuters Health)

August 19, 2019 — Overscreening, undertreatment common for cancers in the "Oldest Old" (Reuters Health)

August 14, 2019 — Study finds virtual reality can help reduce severe pain (Healthline:  Health News)

August 13, 2019 — Physically active individuals have a 23% lower risk of any colorectal neoplasia and a 27% lower risk of advanced colorectal neoplasia than their non-active counterparts: (British Journal of Sports Medicine)

August 10, 2019 — Impact of obesity on perioperative outcomes at robotic-assisted and open radical prostatectomy (Urology)

August 10, 2019 — Diabetes mellitus increases risk of gastric cancer after helicobacter pylori eradication (Diabetes Care)

August 10, 2019 — Prehabilitation before colorectal cancer surgery might prolong disease-free survival (Reuters Health)

August 8, 2019 — Cancer treatment at the end of life (New York Times)

August 8, 2019 — OTC insomnia supplements: The latest evidence (Medscape Medical News)

August 6, 2019 — Colorectal cancer patients under the age of 50 experience delays in primary care leading to emergency diagnoses (Colorectal Disease)

August 5, 2019 — Op-Ed: Directors of top cancer centers shouldn’t take money from drug companies (LA Times)

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