Noticias del Cáncer


Many Elderly Oncology Patients Taking Alternative Medicines

Aug 30, 2015

Associated with polypharmacy, vision impairment, and urologic comorbidities


Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Seen in Black Women

Aug 30, 2015

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations


Foot Site Independent Risk Factor for Melanoma Outcome

Aug 30, 2015

Negative independent prognostic factor for disease-specific survival and disease-free interval


Longer Colonoscopy Withdrawal Time May Cut Cancer Risk

Aug 31, 2015

Viewing time of less than six minutes linked to higher cancer rates


Daratumumab Monotherapy Promising for Multiple Myeloma

Aug 27, 2015

Findings in a phase 1-2 study of patients with relapsed myeloma or relapsed/refractory myeloma


Blood Test Predicts Relapse in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Aug 27, 2015

Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence


ERCC1 SNP Can Identify Good Prognosis in Nasopharyngeal CA

Aug 27, 2015

ERCC1 C118T genotype may identify good prognosis in subgroup of pEBV-negative patients


Most Women Feel Distress With False-Positive Mammogram

Aug 31, 2015

Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free


Genomic Approach Could Aid Risk Stratification in Adults With AML

Aug 26, 2015

Persistent leukemia-linked mutations in remission samples tied to increased relapse, worse survival


Acupuncture Beats Pills for Hot Flashes in Breast CA Survivors

Aug 31, 2015

Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication


Low-Dose Aspirin, Other NSAIDs May Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

Aug 25, 2015

Findings for consistent use over 5 or more years


Music Reduces Anxiety Score in Breast Cancer Surgery Patients

Aug 25, 2015

Reduction in anxiety scores preoperatively with live or recorded music versus usual care


Circulating Tumor Cell Assays May Play Role in Managing Bladder CA

Aug 25, 2015

IsoFlux test showed 10 or more circulating tumor cells in four of nine samples, versus 0 with CellSearch


Nonselective Beta-Blocker Use Ups Survival in Ovarian Cancers

Aug 24, 2015

Longer median overall survival for patients receiving any beta-blocker versus nonusers


Veterans Have Poor Oral, Throat Cancer Outcomes

Aug 24, 2015

In oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, overall survival at five years is 40 percent


Non-Invasive Laser Technique Accurately Detects Melanoma

Aug 23, 2015

Small study showed 100 percent sensitivity and 90.9 percent specificity


Transplant Recipients Have Increased Melanoma Risk

Aug 23, 2015

They also have increased melanoma-specific mortality compared with nonrecipients


Tamoxifen-Phospholipid Complex May Alleviate TMX Toxicity

Aug 23, 2015

Rat study demonstrates improvement in tamoxifen-induced hepatotoxicity with TMX-PLC


Breast CA Mortality Rate 3.3% for Women Diagnosed With DCIS

Aug 31, 2015

But mortality rate higher for women diagnosed before age 35 and for black women


Fewer Moles May Mean More Aggressive Melanoma

Aug 31, 2015

Patients may be less likely to get regular skin exams, advance warning about their risk


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