Noticias del Cáncer

Most Women Feel Distress With False-Positive Mammogram

Aug 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2015

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

Fewer Moles May Mean More Aggressive Melanoma

Aug 28, 2015

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

BRAF V600 Is Targetable in Some Nonmelanoma Cancers

Aug 20, 2015

Vemurafenib active in NSCLC, Erdheim-Chester disease, Langerhans'-cell histiocytosis

Obesity May Fuel Breast CA Via Change in Breast Tissue Structure

Aug 20, 2015

Findings suggest obesity can trigger structural changes in extracellular matrix

Even Light Drinking Increases Risk of Breast Cancer in Women

Aug 19, 2015

For women, alcohol consumption of 5 to 14.9 g/day linked to increased risk of alcohol-related cancers

Incidence of Endometrial Cancer on the Rise Across Racial Groups

Aug 19, 2015

Non-Hispanic black women have higher incidence and lower survival across all stages and subtypes

E-Cig Use Linked to Combustible Tobacco Use in Teens

Aug 28, 2015

Increased likelihood of initiation of combustible tobacco product smoking among young teenagers

Full-Dose Tinzaparin Doesn't Cut Risk of Recurrent VTE in CA

Aug 28, 2015

No difference in major bleeding, overall mortality, but reduction in clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding

Drinking Coffee May Cut Risk of Death in Stage III Colon Cancer

Aug 18, 2015

Patients consuming ≥4 cups/day of caffeinated coffee have lower recurrence, mortality risk


In Celebration of Eric Ott
by Bob Riter
August 17, 2015