Cancer

Risk For Breast Cancer Death Increased With Missing Mammogram

TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- Women who attend two scheduled mammography screenings before a breast cancer diagnosis have a reduced risk for breast cancer death, according to a study published online March 2 in Radiology. Stephen W. Duffy, from the...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Oncology, Mammography, Medical Research

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Mammo Study: One Saves Lives, More Exams Save More Lives

(MedPage Today) -- Women who skipped one or both scheduled mammography appointments immediately prior to a breast cancer diagnosis had a significantly higher risk of dying of the disease, a large retrospective analysis showed. Women who kept both...
Related topics: Medical Research, Mammography, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Age Should Not Prevent Aggressive Esophageal Cancer Treatment

Neoadjuvant chemoradiation plus esophagectomy can be performed safely in well-selected older patients with locally advanced esophageal or esophagogastric junction cancer, according to a review Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Esophageal Cancer, Oncology

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The Battle For Frontline Therapy On Mcl: Lenalidomide Plus Rituximab

(MedPage Today) -- At December's American Society of Hematology virtual meeting, researchers presented the 7-year long-term outcome analysis of the first study of a non-chemotherapy frontline treatment regimen with lenalidomide (Revlimid) plus...
Related topics: Hematology, Medical Research, Chemotherapy

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Umbrella Review Reveals Links Between Diet, Colorectal Cancer

TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- Higher intakes of dietary fiber, dietary calcium, and yogurt and lower intakes of red meat and alcohol are associated with a lower risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a review published online Feb. 16 in JAMA...
Related topics: Diet, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Red Meat, Alcohol

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Threshold Id'd For Urine Test To Rule Out Prostate Cancer

TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- A urine-based test could potentially help patients safely avoid unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies, according to a study published online in the March issue of The Journal of Urology. Jeffrey J. Tosoian, M.D., M.P.H.,...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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How Repurposing A Drug In A Covid-19 Trial Could Benefit People With Cancer

People with cancer have been severely affected by COVID-19, with the pandemic impacting how they’re diagnosed, treated and cared for. When the pandemic began, scientists across the UK looked at what they could do to support the COVID-19 efforts...
Related topics: Oncology

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Key Steps Discovered In Production Of Critical Immune Cell

WEHI researchers have uncovered a process cells use to fight off infection and cancer that could pave the way for precision cancer immunotherapy treatment.
Related topics: Medical Research, Oncology

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Andy Hoffman Dies From Brain Cancer At Age 42; Father Of Nebraska Fan Jack

Andy Hoffman, who was the father of Nebraska superfan Jack, died Monday at the age of 42. Elizabeth Merrill of ESPN reported the news, noting Hoffman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme—a rare brain cancer—in July 2020...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Oncology, Espn, Glioblastoma

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Future Of Immunotherapy Could Be 'off-the-shelf' Treatments

Scientists argue that emerging protein-based immunotherapies could lead to highly effective 'off-the-shelf' cancer treatments for more patients.
Related topics: Proteins, Oncology

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Pooh Shiesty’s Brother Reportedly Succumbs To Terminal Cancer Battle

The "Shiesty Season" rap star's brother reportedly suffered from brain cancer and passed away days after "Back In Blood" featuring Lil Durk received a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association Of America.
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Oncology

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Enfortumab Vedotin Shows Promise For Urothelial Carcinoma

The antibody-drug conjugate enfortumab vedotin is superior to chemotherapy in patients with previously treated advanced urothelial carcinoma, primary results of the EV-301 trial show. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Chemotherapy

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Surveillance After Testicular Cancer: Reduced Radiation Exposure

Two new approaches to surveillance imaging after treatment of stage I testicular seminoma sharply reduced or eliminate radiation exposure in the phase 3 TRISST study. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Oncology, Medical Research

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A Covid Vaccine Side Effect, Enlarged Lymph Nodes, Can Be Mistaken For Cancer

The condition is becoming more common as immunization rates increase. Experts are suggesting ways to ease patients’ fears and avoid needless testing.
Related topics: Vaccines, Lymph Nodes, Oncology

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Text Reminders + Mailed Home Tests Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening

MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- A combination of multiple text message reminders and mailed at-home test kits boosts colorectal cancer screening among underserved patients, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in the Journal of General Internal...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Ash Issues Guidance For Preventing, Treating Vte In Cancer

MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- In a clinical guideline from the American Society of Hematology, published online Feb. 11 in Blood Advances, recommendations are presented for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with...
Related topics: American Cancer Society, Oncology, Hematology

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Vedolizumab Tied To Lower Risk For Serious Infections In Ulcerative Colitis

(MedPage Today) -- Vedolizumab (Entyvio) treatment was linked with a lower risk of some infections compared with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), researchers reported. An observational study of...
Related topics: Ulcerative Colitis, Medical Research

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Underarm Lump After Covid Shot Is Likely Lymph Swelling, Not Breast Cancer, Experts Say

MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- That swollen lymph node under your arm could be a temporary side effect of a COVID-19 shot and not a sign of serious health problems. Radiologists from Massachusetts General Hospital noticed an increase in patients with...
Related topics: Lymph Nodes, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Researchers Watch Anti-cancer Drug Release From Dna Nanostructures In Real Time

DNA nanotechnology—the research field using DNA molecules as building material—has developed rapidly during recent years and enabled the construction of increasingly complex nanostructures. DNA nanostructures, such as DNA origami, serve as an...
Related topics: Medical Research, Oncology, DNA, Genetics

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Single Cell Sequencing Opens New Avenues For Eradicating Leukemia At Its Source

Cancer stem cells that elude conventional treatments like chemotherapy drive long-term cancer growth and relapse. These cells are difficult to isolate and study because of their low abundance and similarity to other stem cells. Researchers have...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Leukemia, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Medical Research

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