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.

June 10, 2022 — Tumor DNA assay portends metastatic breast cancer recurrence months in advance (MedPage Today)

June 10, 2022 — Breast cancer study highlights need to perform fatigue assessments (Med Page Today)

June 10, 2022 — Liquid biopsy may save colon cancer patients from chemo (MedPage)

June 10, 2022 — Cancer etiquette: How to talk to people with a dreaded disease (Washington Post)

June 7, 2022 — ASCO 2022: 100% complete response rate in MMRd locally advanced rectal cancer seen in pivotal ‘immunoablative’ neoadjuvant immunotherapy clinical trial (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

June 3, 2022 — USPSTF no longer recommends aspirin as prophylaxis for colorectal cancer (Cancer Therapy Advisor)

June 3, 2022 — Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be more effective for cancer patients (Cancer Therapy Advisor)

June 3, 2022 — COVID-19 vaccines most effective in patients with myeloma and gastrointestinal, lung cancers (Cancer Therapy Advisor)

June 3, 2022 — Geriatric consultations improved care discussions with patients with hematologic cancers (Cancer Therapy Advisor)

May 26, 2022 — Gabapentin may be an effective alternative to opioids for patients with head and neck cancer receiving radiation (ASCO Post)

May 26, 2022 — Breast cancer study highlights need to perform fatigue assessments (MedPage Today/ASCO)

May 20, 2022 — Ambient dirty air may put some people at higher risk for head and neck cancers (MedPage Today)

May 20, 2022 — Time-restricted eating to reduce cardiovascular risk among older breast cancer survivors: a single-arm feasibility study (JACC)

May 20, 2022 — Infertility and risk of breast cancer in men: a national case–control study in England and Wales (BMC:  Breast Cancer Research)

May 18, 2022 — Pancreatic proteolytic enzymes and cancer: new support for an old theory (Integrative Cancer Therapies)

May 13, 2022 — Can complementary therapies ease cancer treatment symptoms? What the science says (Time Magazine)

May 12, 2022 — Increased risk of cancer in early life among individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASCO Post)

May 12, 2022 — Gut microbiome might alter response to cancer therapy (ASCO Post)

May 12, 2022 — Long-term quality-of-life measures in women undergoing breast conservation vs mastectomy and reconstruction for early breast cancer (ASCO Post)

May 12, 2022 — Updated guidance for COVID-19 vaccination from NCCN recommends fifth mRNA shot (second booster dose) for immunocompromised people (ASCO Post)

May 12, 2022 — Changes in the NCCN guidelines on colorectal cancer screening (ASCO Post)

May 12, 2022 — Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine significantly increases immune responses in most patients with multiple myeloma (ASCO Post)

April 24, 2022 — Tumors partially destroyed with sound don’t come back (Michigan News:  University of Michigan)

April 24, 2022 — Gene score, endocrine response can guide early breast cancer therapy (MedPage)

April 24, 2022 — FDA OKs first breath test for COVID-19 (MedPage)

April 24, 2022 — Minimally invasive emergent colorectal surgery tied to better outcomes (MedPage)

April 24, 2022 — Third COVID-19 vaccine dose may improve immune response in patients with lymphoma (ASCO Post)

April 24, 2022 — Reducing risk of breast cancer-related lymphedema (MedPage)

April 16, 2022 — Exercise shown to release protein reducing bowel cancer risk (Newcastle University)

April 16, 2022 — Yin and Yang of psychological health in the cancer experience: does positive psychology have a role? (Journal of Clinical Oncology)

April 16, 2022 — Risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in women With breast cancer: The Pathways heart study (ASCO Post)

April 16, 2022 — New bioinformatics platform optimizes selection of combination cancer therapies (ASCO Post)

April 16, 2022 — Mobile audio recording technology to promote informed decision making in advanced prostate cancer (MedPage Today)

April 16, 2022 — Novel approach using off-the-shelf preactivated NK cells shows efficacy in CD-30 positive lymphoma (ASCO Post)

April 16, 2022 — Positive lymph nodes may not be an indicator for chemotherapy in older patients with breast cancer (ASCO Post)

April 16, 2022 — Study finds lumpectomy may be as effective as mastectomy for patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer younger than 40 (ASCO Post)

April 13, 2022 — New generation of cancer-preventing vaccines could wipe out tumors before they form (Science)

April 7, 2022 — Immune responses against SARS-CoV-2 variants after two and three doses of vaccine in B-cell malignancies: UK PROSECO study (Nature Cancer)

April 7, 2022 — The language of cancer needs a rewrite (ASCO Post)

April 7, 2022 — Protecting the immunocompromised from COVID-19: Practical information for physicians (ASCO Post)

April 6, 2022 — Cell phone use does not increase the risk of brain tumors, study suggests (Cancer Therapy Advisor)

April 6, 2022 — Depression, anxiety rates high with androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer (Cancer Therapy Advisor)

April 6, 2022 — Wave of new cancer treatments challenges community oncologists to keep up (Scientific American)

April 6, 2022 — HIV drug stabilizes disease progression in metastatic colorectal cancer (Science Daily)

April 5, 2022 — Psychedelics may ease cancer patients’ depression, anxiety (Washington Post)

April 1, 2022 — Early-stage multi-cancer detection using an extracellular vesicle protein-based blood test (Communications Medicine)

April 1, 2022 — Double lung transplant saves Chicago man with terminal cancer: "My life went from zero to 100" (CBS News)

April 1, 2022 — Study finds black patients with cancer diagnosed with COVID-19 have worse outcomes than white patients (ASCO Post)

April 1, 2022 — Transportation barriers to health care among cancer survivors in the United States (ASCO Post)

April 1, 2022 — Emerging endocrine therapies in the management of breast cancer (ASCO Post)

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