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Race Affects Opioid Selection for Cancer Pain

Today - Racial disparities exist in the type of opioid prescribed for cancer pain, according to a study published online July 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Ob-Gyn Guidance Issued for Young Cancer Patient Concerns

Today - Young cancer patients and survivors may have gynecologic concerns, which should be managed before, during, and after treatment, according to a Committee Opinion published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.


Prenatal Maternal Smoking Ups Risk of ADHD in Offspring

Today - Maternal smoking and nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children, according to research published online July 21 in Pediatrics.

Uterine Cancer in 27/10,000 Women Undergoing Morcellation

Jul 24, 2014 - For women undergoing hysterectomy by morcellation, the prevalence of uterine cancers is 27 per 10,000, with increased prevalence with advanced age, according to a research letter published online July 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Benefit Questioned

Jul 24, 2014 - For women with stage I or II breast cancer without a BRCA mutation, contralateral prophylactic mastectomy is associated with an absolute 20-year survival benefit of less than 1 percent, according to a study published online July 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

FDA Approves Zydelig for Three Types of Blood Cancer

Jul 24, 2014 - Zydelig (idelalisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsed forms of blood cancer, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia, follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and small lymphocytic lymphoma, the FDA said Wednesday in a news release.


Gene Marker May Predict Breast Cancer Response to Tamoxifen

Jul 23, 2014 - Researchers have identified genes that may help predict whether a patient with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer is likely to benefit from tamoxifen therapy, according to a study published in the July 15 issue of Cancer Research.

Transdermal 4-Hydroxytamoxifen Gel Beneficial in DCIS

Jul 22, 2014 - For women with ductal carcinoma in situ, 4-hydroxytamoxifen gel applied to breast skin has a similar antiproliferative effect as oral tamoxifen, according to a study published in the July 15 issue of Clinical Cancer Research.


Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?

Jul 22, 2014 - A new study fuels the ongoing debate over the health risks of bicycle riding for men: Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction. The study appeared in the July 11 issue of the Journal of Men's Health.

Poor Parent-Provider Agreement in Advanced Pediatric Cancer

Jul 21, 2014 - For pediatric patients with advanced cancer, parent-provider concordance is poor regarding prognosis and goals of care, according to a study published online July 14 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Testicular Cancer Rising in Young Hispanics in the U.S.

Jul 18, 2014 - Incidence rates of testicular germ cell tumors have been increasing among young Hispanics in the United States, according to research published online July 14 in Cancer.

New Prognostic Factors May Be Useful in Staging Melanoma

Jul 17, 2014 - New prognostic factors may be useful in predicting survival in patients with thin melanoma, according to research published online July 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Added Corticosteroid Deemed Ineffective for Cancer Pain

Jul 16, 2014 - The addition of methylprednisolone to opioid therapy does not appear to increase the analgesic effect for cancer pain, according to research published online July 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer Link Stronger for Lethal Disease

Jul 15, 2014 - Vasectomy is associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer overall during extended follow-up, with an elevated risk seen for high-grade and lethal cancer, according to a study published online July 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Varying Rates of Observation As Management for Prostate Cancer

Jul 15, 2014 - Rates of observation as management for low-risk prostate cancer vary widely, and androgen-deprivation therapy is not associated with improved survival for men with localized prostate cancer, according to two studies published online July 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Smoking Has Negative Impact on Success of ACL Reconstruction

Jul 14, 2014 - Cigarette smoking is associated with a negative impact on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction outcomes, according to a study published in the June 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.


Class III Obesity Substantially Increases Mortality Rate

Jul 14, 2014 - Class III obesity, defined as a body mass index of 40 kg/m² or higher, is associated with a substantially higher total mortality compared with normal weight, according to research published online July 8 in PLOS Medicine.

FIRS: Governments Should Limit or Ban Use of E-Cigarettes

Jul 11, 2014 - Governments should ban or limit the use of electronic cigarettes until more is known about their health effects, say experts from the world's leading lung organizations. The position statement was issued Wednesday by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, which includes more than 70,000 members worldwide.


Surgical Biopsy Safe With Advanced Lung Cancer

Jul 10, 2014 - Surgical biopsy samples can be safely collected in patients with stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer and can inform appropriate personalized therapy, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Depressed Men With Prostate Cancer Fare Worse

Jul 10, 2014 - Depressed men with a diagnosis of intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer have worse overall outcomes, according to a study published online July 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.



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