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.

May 22, 2020 — Huge study throws cold water on anti-malarials for COVID-19 (MedPage Today)

May 21, 2020 — Interferon may speed recovery from COVID-19 (Reuters Health)

May 21, 2020 — GI symptoms should not prompt routine screening for SARS-CoV-2, group says (Reuters Health)

May 21, 2020 — Physical activity before, after breast cancer treatment ‘consistently associated’ with improved survival (Healio)

May 20, 2020 — COVID-19: Delirium first, depression, anxiety, insomnia later? (Medscape Medical News)

May 20, 2020 — Sexual distress, depression after prostate cancer treatment (Medscape Medical News)

May 19, 2020 — Vaccine experts say Moderna didn’t produce data critical to assessing Covid-19 vaccine (STAT)

May 18, 2020 — First coronavirus vaccine tested in humans shows early promise (Medscape Medical News)

May 14, 2020 — Largest study to date links glucose control to COVID-19 outcomes (Medscape Medical News )

May 13, 2020 — High cost of cancer drugs does not reflect clinical benefit (Medscape Medical News)

May 12, 2020 — A combo of fasting plus vitamin C is effective for hard-to-treat cancers, study shows (Science Magazine)

May 8, 2020 — Patients low in vitamin D twice as likely to develop severe COVID-19 symptoms (StudyFinds)

May 7, 2020 — Onlanzapine may help control nausea, vomiting in patients with advanced cancer (Mayo Clinic News Network)

May 7, 2020 — Blood test promising as colorectal cancer screen (MedPage Today)

May 6, 2020 — Androgen-deprivation therapies for prostate cancer and risk of infection by SARS-CoV-2 (Annals of Oncology)

May 5, 2020 — 'A worthy diet for breast cancer risk reduction' long-term follow-up of Women's Health Initiative trial (MedPage Today)

May 5, 2020 — Raniticine and cancer risk: health records offer reassurance (MedPage Today)

May 2, 2020 — 20% with cancer on checkpoint inhibitors get thyroid dysfunction (Medscape Medical News)

April 8, 2020 — Water-only fasting may reduce chemo modifications, hospitalizations (Medscape Medical News)

April 8, 2020 — COVID-19 breast cancer patient triage guidelines (Medscape Medical News)

April 1, 2020 — Any type of polyp increases the risk of colorectal cancer (Medscape Medical News)

April 1, 2020 — FDA wants all ranitidine products off the market

March 31, 2020 — In clinical study, blood test can detect range of cancers (The Harvard Gazette)

March 27, 2020 — SABR slashes progression of advanced prostate cancer (Medscape Medical News)

March 26, 2020 — Alopecia treatment safe for breast cancer survivors (Medscape Medical News)

March 26, 2020 — Microbiome could help identify pre-cancer risk in women with HPV (Medical Life Sciences News)

March 23, 2020 — Liver cancer increase driven mainly by [fatty liver disease] in men over 60 (Medscape Medical News)

March 20, 2020 — Cancer patients over 65, on multiple medicines, are at higher risk of hospitalization (Eurek Alert)

March 19, 2020 — Statins may protect against the heart harms of breast cancer surgery (Eurek Alert!)

March 13, 2020 — Liver cancer risk reduced by aspirin in chronic viral hepatitis (Medscape Medical News)

March 12, 2020 — Psychedelics for [anxiety, depression, PTSD]: The evidence to date (Medscape Medical News)

March 2, 2020 — Sharp climb in weight gain after breast cancer diagnosis (Medscape Medical News)

March 2, 2020 — Adenoma type, number should guide follow-up interval after colonoscopy: Guidelines (Reuters Health)

March 2, 2020 — RT plus checkpoint blockade active in head and neck cancer (Medscape Medical News)

March 2, 2020 — Pembro ups survival in NSCLC: 'Really extraordinary' results (Medscape Medical News)

February 28, 2020 — Mortality rate higher after stem cell transplant when gut bacteria diversity is low (Medscape Medical News)

February 19, 2020 — The cancer industry: hype vs. reality (Scientific Amerian)

February 18, 2020 — First robot for supermicrosurgery, used for lymphedema (Medscape Medical News)

February 18, 2020 — Screen for cervical cancer every 3 years: more is a 'waste' (Medscape Medical News)

February 17, 2020 — 'Incredible' results with kidney cancer agent with Nobel prize ties (Medscape Medical News)

February 17, 2020 — Intermittent fasting promotes weight loss, improves lipids (Medscape Medical News)

February 14, 2020 — Transgender breast screening information hard to find (Reuters Health)

February 14, 2020 — Better quality of life with abiriterone vs. docetaxel treatment for prostate ca (Medscape Medical News)

February 13, 2020 — Circulating tumor cells may predict melanoma relapse (Reuters Health)

February 12, 2020 — Therapy-associated polyposis in childhood and young adulthood cancer survivors (AACR)

February 11, 2020 — Important conversations about cannabis with cancer patients (Medscape Medical News)

February 6, 2020 — Stopping smoking allows healthy lung cells to proliferate (Medscape Medical News)

February 4, 2020 — Invasive colorectal cancer by age 50 bolsters case for earlier screening (Reuters Health)

February 4, 2020 — Can herbicides cause breast cancer? Purdue and INSERM scientists discover a piece to the puzzle.

January 31, 2020 — World first: complete lung removal by keyhole surgery (Medscape Medical News)

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