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Risk of Diabetes Up in Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors

Today - Para-aortic radiation correlates with increased diabetes mellitus risk for Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

CRC Mortality Down With Removal of Low-Risk Adenomas

Today - For patients who undergo removal of adenomas, colorectal cancer mortality risk is increased for those who had high-risk adenomas removed and reduced for those who had low-risk adenomas removed, according to a study published in the Aug. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.


Vitamin D Deficiency Worsens Outcomes With B-Cell Lymphoma

Aug 27, 2014 - Vitamin D deficiency contributes to worse outcomes in elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with rituximab, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Medicaid Office Visit Payment Tied to Cancer Screening Rates

Aug 27, 2014 - Increased Medicaid reimbursement for physician office visits is associated with a greater likelihood of Medicaid beneficiaries receiving common cancer screening tests, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in Cancer.


Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says

Aug 27, 2014 - Joining a number of other health agencies, the United Nations' World Health Organization on Tuesday recommended that countries regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their use indoors until studies prove that "vaping" is harmless to bystanders.

No Link Found Between Diverticular Disease, Cancer

Aug 26, 2014 - Colonic diverticular disease does not appear to be linked to an increased risk of subsequent colorectal cancer, according to research published in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.


Guidelines Presented for Electronic Cigarette Use

Aug 26, 2014 - Recommendations have been developed regarding electronic cigarette use and published online Aug. 24 as an American Heart Association policy statement in Circulation.

Number of Young Non-Smokers Trying E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

Aug 26, 2014 - More than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year -- a three-fold increase from 2011, according to a new U.S. study published online Aug. 20 in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.


Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes Don't Up Smoking Intensity

Aug 25, 2014 - Reduced nicotine cigarettes are not associated with increased smoking intensity versus usual brand cigarettes, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Endogenous Hormones Improve Breast Cancer Risk Models

Aug 25, 2014 - Inclusion of endogenous hormones in prediction models improves prediction of invasive breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Survival Advantage With Surgery in Advanced Laryngeal Cancer

Aug 25, 2014 - For patients with advanced laryngeal cancer, there is a small but significant survival advantage with surgical treatment versus laryngeal conservation, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Clinicopathology of High-Mitotic Rate Melanoma Described

Aug 22, 2014 - High-mitotic-rate primary cutaneous melanomas more often occur on the head and neck and in men, older patients, and those with a history of solar keratosis, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in JAMA Dermatology.


Active Surveillance Works Well for Stage I Testicular Cancer

Aug 21, 2014 - Active surveillance for clinical stage I testis cancer leads to excellent outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Factors Identified for Reconstruction Post-Mastectomy

Aug 21, 2014 - More than 40 percent of women undergo breast reconstruction following mastectomy and most patients are satisfied with the reconstruction decision-making process, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in JAMA Surgery.


Pre-, Postnatal Smoke Exposure Affects Later Allergic Disease

Aug 21, 2014 - Exposure to secondhand smoke in utero or during infancy impacts the development of allergic disease up to adolescence, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Pediatrics.

Brisk Walking May Cut Breast Cancer in Black Women

Aug 20, 2014 - Exercise may be a potentially modifiable risk factor for breast cancer in African-American women, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.


Cancer Screening Common in Those With Low Life Expectancy

Aug 20, 2014 - Cancer screening is common among those with limited life expectancy, and more frequent colorectal cancer screening than recommended does not provide benefit, according to two studies published online Aug. 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

MRI Better Detects Recurrent Breast Cancer

Aug 18, 2014 - Single-screening breast magnetic resonance imaging detects 18.1 additional cancers after negative findings with mammography and ultrasonography per 1,000 women with a history of breast cancer, according to a study published in the August issue of Radiology.


Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke

Aug 18, 2014 - Poorly educated adults who smoke face a higher stroke risk, as do those who smoke and have hypertension, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Stroke.

Moderate Exercise Tied to Lower Mortality After Cardiac Event

Aug 18, 2014 - Moderate exercise is associated with reduced mortality for heart attack survivors, and elite athletes have lower cardiovascular disease and cancer death, according to two studies published online Aug. 12 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.



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