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.

August 15, 2020 — COVID-19 and masks: Doctor, may I be excused? (Medscape Medical News)

August 14, 2020 — Approval for the first liquid biopsy next-generation sequencing companion diagnostic test (ASCO Post)

August 12, 2020 — Comparison of mask types finds key differences in filtration (Medscape Medical News)

August 11, 2020 — ASH releases new clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of older adults with newly diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (The ASCO Post)

August 10, 2020 — Chloroquine linked to serious psychiatric side effects (Medscape Medical News)

August 5, 2020 — Elios Therapeutics personalized cancer vaccine demonstrates long-term survival benefit among high-risk melanoma patients in Phase IIb final analysis (Ciston News Analysis)

August 5, 2020 — Ease up on cannabis restrictions, heart group urges (MedPage Today)

August 4, 2020 — Scientists are optimistic about new vaccine studies from Novavax (New York Times)

August 3, 2020 — Many older adults over-screened for cancer (Medscape Medical News)

August 3, 2020 — 10 days or 14? Understanding COVID-19 quarantine guidelines (AARP)

July 31, 2020 — OK to treat many cancer patients despite pandemic, says ESMO (Medscape Medical News)

July 31, 2020 — Understanding the impact of chronotype [bedtime] among ovarian cancer survivors (Oncology Times)

July 31, 2020 — FDA broadens warning on methanol-tainted hand sanitizers (AARP)

July 30, 2020 — Moderna vaccine protects against COVID-19 in monkey study (Reuters Health)

July 29, 2020 — Low vitamin D linked to increased COVID-19 risk (Medscape Medical News)

July 28, 2020 — Effect of systemic glucocorticoids on mortality or mechanical ventilation in patients with COVID-19 (Journal of Hospital Medicine)

July 27, 2020 — Artificial intelligence identifies prostate cancer (UPMC)

July 27, 2020 — Quality of life takes huge hit after prostate cancer treatment: Patient survey (Reuters Health)

July 27, 2020 — Moderna announces phase 3 COVE Study of mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273) begins (Business Wire)

July 25, 2020 — Poor sleep associated with overuse of media during the COVID-19 lockdown (Sleep)

July 24, 2020 — COVID-19 more deadly than cancer itself? (MedPage Today)

July 24, 2020 — Not all cloth masks are equally protective (MedPage Today)

July 17, 2020 — Online program significantly improves insomnia in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, study finds (Dana Farber Cancer Institute)

July 17, 2020 — Hydroxychloroquine ineffective against mild COVID-19, study shows (Reuters Health)

July 15, 2020 — US CDC head says mask-wearing could get COVID-19 under control within 4-8 weeks (Reuters Health)

July 15, 2020 — Moderna vaccine produces immune response in patients (Medscape Medical News)

July 14, 2020 — Long-term safety of radiotherapy in fewer doses for patients with early breast cancer demonstrated in 10-year study (Institute of Cancer Research)

July 14, 2020 — Myocardial infarction accelerates breast cancer via innate immune reprogramming (NatureMedicine)

July 10, 2020 — Medical societies advise on Vitamin D in midst of COVID-19 (Medscape Medical News )

July 9, 2020 — Could proton pump inhibitors increase COVID-19 risk? (MedPage Today)

July 8, 2020 — Behavioral therapy: A front runner for first-line insomnia treatment (MedPage Today)

July 8, 2020 — Drug-drug interactions to avoid in patients with GI cancer (Medscape Medical News)

July 8, 2020 — Hand sanitizers recalled for risk of toxic methanol, FDA says (CBS News)

July 7, 2020 — Lifestyle choices may reduce breast cancer risk regardless of genetics (Medscape Medical News)

July 7, 2020 — "Doc, can I get a mask exemption?" [safely wearing a mask if you have a lung condition] (Medscape Medical News)

July 7, 2020 — Intermittent fasting [may be unsafe] for patients with diabetes (Medscape Medical News)

July 2, 2020 — Medicaid expansion linked with fewer late-stage breast cancers (MedPage Today)

July 1, 2020 — Radical prostatectomy curbs cancer risks but ups adverse events compared with waiting, monitoring (Reuters Health)

July 1, 2020 — Skin patterns of COVID-19 vary widely (Medscape Medical News)

June 29, 2020 — Hydrogel injection may curb unwanted radiation to rectum in prostate radiotherapy (Reuters Health)

June 29, 2020 — Experts reach consensus on focal therapy, partial ablation for localized prostate cancer (Reuters Health)

June 29, 2020 — FDA approves in-home breast cancer treatment (Medscape Medical News)

June 29, 2020 — Three stages to COVID-19 brain damage, new review suggests (Medscape Medical News)

June 29, 2020 — COVID-19: Melatonin as a potential adjuvant treatment (Life Sciences journal)

June 28, 2020 — Brief quasi-fasting diet boosts breast cancer chemo response (Med Page Today)

June 27, 2020 — Dietary patterns are associated with risk of prostate cancer in a population-based case-control study in Montreal, Canada (Nutrients)

June 26, 2020 — Early-onset colorectal cancer in young adult men reveals “hotspots” of death in the United States (Huntsman Cancer Institute)

June 25, 2020 — Cancer immunotherapy tied to severe COVID-19 outcomes (MedPage Today)

June 24, 2020 — Chemotherapy not associated with mortality in cancer patients with covid-19 (Reuters Health)

June 24, 2020 — Diabetes drug may lower COVID-19 death risk in women (Medscape Medical News)

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