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.

October 14, 2021 — Almost half of breast cancer patients use cannabis, survey finds (MedPage)

October 8, 2021 — Physical activity patterns and relationships with cognitive function in patients with breast cancer before, during, and after chemotherapy in a prospective, nationwide study (Journal of Clinical Oncology)

October 8, 2021 — Third COVID vaccine dose boosts protection in solid tumor patients (MedPage )

October 1, 2021 — Best way to recover urinary continence after prostatectomy? (MedPage)

October 1, 2021 — Ludwig Lausanne researchers show a little radiation goes a long way in heating up cold tumors (Ludwig Cancer Research)

October 1, 2021 — How a high fat diet allows cancer cells to go unnoticed (Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory)

September 23, 2021 — The unique information and communication needs of men affected by prostate cancer: A qualitative study of men's experience (European Journal of Cancer Care)

September 23, 2021 — Salivary high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA as a biomarker for HPV-driven head and neck cancers (Journal of Molecular Diagnostics)

September 10, 2021 — Medical cannabis or cannabinoids for chronic non-cancer and cancer related pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (British Medical Journal)

September 10, 2021 — Association of COVID-19 lockdown with the tumor burden in patients with newly diagnosed metastatic colorectal cancer (Journal of the American Medical Association)

September 8, 2021 — Dense breasts linked to increased risk of invasive cancer in older women (MedPage)

September 3, 2021 — Music therapy for cancer-related fatigue (ASCO Post)

September 3, 2021 — Can cannabidiol help frontline COVID healthcare workers? (MedPage)

September 3, 2021 — Kids with cancer more likely to develop severe COVID (MedPage)

September 2, 2021 — Financial toxicity across lung cancer care (ASCO Reading Room/MedPage)

September 2, 2021 — Too many antibiotics might raise colon cancer risk (US News and World Report)

September 2, 2021 — Six month efficacy and toxicity profile of [Pfizer] vaccine in cancer patients with solid tumors (Cancer Discovery)

August 25, 2021 — Targeting depressive symptoms in younger breast cancer survivors: the pathways to wellness randomized controlled trial of mindfulness meditation and survivorship education (Journal of Clinical Oncology)

August 25, 2021 — Physical activity associated with better cognition in breast cancer patients (Washington University School of Medicine)

August 25, 2021 — Fear of cancer recurrence and disease progression in long-term prostate cancer survivors after radical prostatectomy: A longitudinal study (Cancer)

August 25, 2021 — Caution with robotically-assisted surgical devices in mastectomy: FDA safety communication (FDA)

August 25, 2021 — Mom's obesity during pregnancy linked to colon cancer in offspring (MedPage Today)

August 24, 2021 — Effects of exercise on cardiorespiratory fitness and biochemical progression in men with localized prostate cancer under active surveillance (JAMA Oncology )

August 14, 2021 — Psilocybin therapy may work as well as common antidepressant (Scientific American)

August 14, 2021 — Cancer misinformation and harmful information on Facebook and other social media: a brief report (Journal of the National Cancer Institute)

August 14, 2021 — Development and validation of a risk tool for predicting severe toxicity in older adults receiving chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer (ASCO/MedPage)

August 13, 2021 — Can statins extend survival in women with TNBC? (MedPage)

August 13, 2021 — Should you recommend a COVID booster to patients? (MedPage)

August 12, 2021 — Cancer Patients See Sustained Response to COVID vaccine (MedPage)

August 9, 2021 — Blood test for early detection of cancer: final study results support screening use (EMSO)

August 5, 2021 — Metformin in combination with chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced non–small cell lung cancer (JAMA)

August 5, 2021 — Metformin no silver bullet in locally advanced NSCLC (Medpage Today)

July 22, 2021 — Majority of patients with cancer achieve immune response after COVID-19 vaccination (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Study explores ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting in patients with brain cancer (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Does the presence of neuronal autoantibodies contribute to cognitive impairment in patients with lung cancer? (ASCO Post )

July 22, 2021 — Study identifies gut microbes associated with combination immunotherapy response and adverse events (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Pregnancy Outcomes and Maternal Complications Among Survivors of Breast Cancer (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Breast-conserving surgery plus radiotherapy may yield better survival than mastectomy with or without radiotherapy (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Study finds the COVID-19 pandemic created significant disruptions in cancer screenings at federally qualified health centers (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Is there a disease-free survival benefit with adjuvant celecoxib inHER2-negative breast cancer? (ASCO Post)

July 22, 2021 — Study identifies nearly 300 chemicals, many in consumer products, that could increase breast cancer risk (Silent Spring Institute News)

July 1, 2021 — COVID-19 impact on screening test volume through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer early detection program, January–June 2020, in the United States (Preventive Medicine)

June 26, 2021 — Can cannabis use lead to suicidal thoughts? (MedPage)

June 26, 2021 — Examining factors underlying geographic disparities in early-onset colorectal cancer survival among men in the United States (American Journal of Cancer Research)

June 26, 2021 — Statins and dementia: are some folks more prone to harm? (MedPage)

June 24, 2021 — Convalescent plasma therapy for patients with hematologic cancers hospitalized for COVID-19 (ASCO Post)

June 24, 2021 — Stereotactic body radiotherapy vs conventional external-beam radiotherapy for pain control of spinal metastases (ASCO Post)

June 18, 2021 — UK study finds vaccines offer high protection against hospitalisation from Delta variant (Reuters)

June 18, 2021 — Cancer patients see high seroconversion rates after COVID vax (MedPage)

June 18, 2021 — Experts confident about COVID vaccines' long-term safety (MedPage)

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