Today - Terminally ill patients with cancer who receive chemotherapy at the end of life are at increased risk of dying in an intensive care unit and receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation and/or mechanical ventilation, according to research published March 4 in BMJ.
Today - Teens who have tried electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke regular cigarettes, according to the authors of a new study published online March 6 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Mar 7, 2014 - Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy is associated with improved surgical margin status compared with open radical prostatectomy for intermediate- and high-risk disease and with less use of additional cancer therapy, according to a study published online March 4 in European Urology.
Mar 7, 2014 - Surgical treatment reduces long-term mortality among men with localized prostate cancer compared with those who undergo watchful waiting, according to research published in the March 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Mar 6, 2014 - For women with breast cancer, incorporating yoga into radiotherapy is associated with a lasting improvement in quality of life, according to a study published online March 3 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Mar 6, 2014 - Discussion of prostate-specific antigen screening should focus on current guidelines and emphasize shared decision making, according to an article published Feb. 11 in the Urology Times.
Mar 6, 2014 - Rates of cancer screening and provider counseling are currently below the Healthy People 2020 targets, according to a study published Feb. 27 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.
Mar 5, 2014 - Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees, according to a study published in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Mar 5, 2014 - For patients with advanced melanoma, nivolumab may improve overall survival and has an acceptable long-term safety profile, according to a study published online March 3 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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Mar 4, 2014 - Lower patient activation, but not limited health literacy, is an independent predictor of suboptimal colonoscopy bowel preparation quality, according to a study published in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Mar 4, 2014 - Women who were ever smokers during their reproductive years and those never-smoking women with the highest levels of secondhand smoke exposure have significantly increased odds for spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in Tobacco Control.
Mar 3, 2014 - Incretin-based drugs seem not to have a causal association with pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, according to research published in the Feb. 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Mar 3, 2014 - Fertility concerns are common among young women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, although only a minority pursue fertility preservation strategies, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Mar 3, 2014 - For patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma, smoking exposure adversely impacts cancer-specific survival and increases the risk of death from another cause, according to a study published in the March issue of The Journal of Urology.
Feb 27, 2014 - Exposure to cigarette smoke (passive or active) is associated with lower bone mineral density in the femoral neck and lumbar spine of men, according to a study published in the Feb. 15 issue of Spine.
Feb 26, 2014 - Prioritized research agendas have been developed for antipsychotic use among adolescents and young adults and for the management of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to two reports published online Feb. 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Feb 26, 2014 - Among women with mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2, oophorectomy reduces the risk of developing ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer by 80 percent and reduces the risk of death by 77 percent, with greater BRCA1 benefit seen with earlier removal, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Feb 25, 2014 - For men with prostate cancer who are under active surveillance, repeated biopsies are associated with increased risk of infectious complications, according to research published in the March issue of The Journal of Urology.
Feb 24, 2014 - Older men are more likely to have a whole-body skin exam done by their physician if they watch a video on skin self-examination and skin awareness, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in JAMA Dermatology.