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.

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

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

August 2, 2019 — Patient insights on cancer care: opportunities for improving efficiency: Findings from the international All.Can patient survey (All.Can)

August 2, 2019 — Psychological stress and cancer-specific mortality in patients with cervical cancer (ASCO Post)

July 25, 2019 — Five-year survival among patients with advanced melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, or non–small cell lung cancer treated with nivolumab (JAMA Oncology)

July 23, 2019 — Cancer trials often hinge on fragile data (Medpage Today)

July 22, 2019 — CompCyst tool developed to identify precancerous cysts (MedGadget)

July 18, 2019 — Assessment of voice outcomes following surgery for thyroid cancer (JAMA Otolaryngology: Head Neck Surgery)

July 18, 2019 — Majority of US hospitals not meeting surgical safety standards (The LeapFrog Group)

July 18, 2019 — Prostate MRI [vs] systematic biopsy for detecting prostate cancer (European Urology)

July 18, 2019 — Broken heart syndrome and cancer are connected, scientists say (CNN Health)

July 15, 2019 — Maternal obesity linked to high risk of childhood leukemia (Medscape Medical News)

July 10, 2019 — Sugary drink consumption and risk of cancer: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort (British Medical Journal)

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

July 9, 2019 — Association between the cervicovaginal microbiome, BRCA1 mutation status, and risk of ovarian cancer (The Lancet)

July 8, 2019 — Photobiomodulation for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients (Supportive Care in Cancer)

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)

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