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 10, 2019 — New potential target in glioblastoma (  ScienceDaily)

July 5, 2019 — Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment (Medical Xpress)

July 4, 2019 — Unique emotional challenges faced by oncologists (Medscape Medical News)

July 3, 2019 — Men who eat yogurt may have lower colon cancer risk (Reuters Health)

July 3, 2019 — Imprinted spheres fight breast cancer: inhibition of HER2 on tumor cells by molecularly imprinted nanoparticles (ScienceDaily)

July 2, 2019 — Statin use and risk of vascular events among cancer patients after radiotherapy to the thorax, head, and neck [lower stroke risk] (Journal of the American Heart Association)

June 27, 2019 — Vaginal erbium laser may improve sexual function in women with breast cancer history (Reuters Health)

June 25, 2019 — Clinicians at stem cell clinics often lack credentials (Medscape Medical News)

June 24, 2019 — 1 in 3 survivors still in pain years after cancer treatment (Medscape Medical News)

June 21, 2019 — Cancer survivors may have lower odds of dementia (Healthday News)

June 20, 2019 — Is active surveillance for prostate cancer safe? (Medscape Medical News)

June 20, 2019 — The need for clinical trial navigators (New York Times)

June 19, 2019 — Lung cancer radiotherapy tied to higher cardiac mortality (Reuters Health)

June 18, 2019 — Case report of long-term survival with metastatic triple-negative breast carcinoma (Medicine)

June 18, 2019 — A chronic life, or the delicate balance of love and fear (Washington Post via Press Reader)

June 14, 2019 — Physical fitness offsets the harmful effects of smoking (Medscape Medical News)

June 12, 2019 — Premenopausal women with breast cancer; new TAILORx data [who needs chemo] (Medscape Medical News)

June 12, 2019 — Increasing red meat consumption linked with higher risk of premature death (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

June 11, 2019 — Drug to replace chemotherapy may reshape cancer care (Bloomberg)

June 6, 2019 — Less toxicity with proton beam vs. photon chemoradiotherapy (Medscape Medical News)

June 5, 2019 — New entry in 'burgeoning field' of prostate cancer therapy (Medscape)

June 4, 2019 — Improved overall survival with Ribociclib plus endocrine therapy in breast cancer (New England Journal of Medicine)

June 4, 2019 — Melanoma can occur on skin that doesn't get much sun (Reuters Health)

June 4, 2019 — Cancer drugs with accelerated approval often fail to prolong survival (Reuters Health)

June 3, 2019 — Long-term survival after laparoscopic versus open resection for colorectal liver metastases. (ASCO Meeting Abstracts )

June 3, 2019 — FDA pilot program aims to simplify access to unapproved cancer drugs (Medscape Medical News)

June 3, 2019 — Does cannabis have a role in cancer management? (Medscape)

June 2, 2019 — Maintenance Olaparib for germline BRCA-mutated metastatic pancreatic cancer (New England Journal of Medicine)

June 2, 2019 — Enzalutamide with standard first-line therapy in metastatic prostate cancer (New England Journal of Medicine)

June 1, 2019 — Misleading advertising for proton beam radiotherapy may give patients false hope (ASCO Daily News)

June 1, 2019 — A drug prolonged life in younger women with advanced breast cancer (New York Times)

June 1, 2019 — Alternative, complementary or integrative medicine: Knowing the difference to improve cancer outcomes (ASCO DailyNews)

May 31, 2019 — Laparoscopic gastrectomy effective for locally advanced lung cancer (Reuters Health)

May 31, 2019 — Pembrolizumab (pembro) [Keytruda] as first-line therapy for recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (ASCO Meeting Abstracts)

May 31, 2019 — Radiotherapy versus trans-oral robotic surgery (ORATOR). (ASCO Conference Abstracts)

May 30, 2019 — Waterfall plots oversell response rates in cancer trials (Reuters Health)

May 30, 2019 — App-based mindfulness shows decreases in neural responses to smoking cues that predict reductions in smoking (Nature)

May 30, 2019 — Comparative efficacy of therapeutics for chronic cancer pain: a Bayesian Network meta-analysis (Journal of Clinical Oncology)

May 29, 2019 — Physical therapist–led exercise assessment and counseling in integrative cancer care: effects on patient self-reported symptoms and quality of life (Integrative Cancer Therapies)

May 29, 2019 — Surgery for small pancreatic duct dilatation to prevent cancer (Medscape Medical News)

May 28, 2019 — Allergan to recall textured breast implants in Canada (Reuters Health)

May 27, 2019 — Many patients with pancreatic cancer miss out on treatment that may extend survival (Medical Press)

May 23, 2019 — Cancer docs need help pushing healthy habits on obese patients (MedPage Today)

May 23, 2019 — Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds (CNN)

May 22, 2019 — Relying on homemade natural sunscreens might get you burned (Reuters Health)

May 21, 2019 — Is the sunscreen scare legitimate? (Medscape Medical News)

May 20, 2019 — The next wave of immuno-oncology (Scientific American)

May 17, 2019 — A rare genetic mutation [PTen mutation] leads to cancer. the fix may already be in the drugstore [indole-3-carbinol supplementation] (New York Times)

May 16, 2019 — Reduced-fat, balanced diet may cut death risk from breast cancer (Medscape Medical News)

May 15, 2019 — Breast surgeons recommend yearly mammograms starting at age 40 for most women (Reuters Health)

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