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Mammography + Tomosynthesis Cost-Effective for Dense Breasts

Today - Combined biennial digital mammography and tomosynthesis screening is effective for women with dense breasts, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in Radiology.

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers

Today - Women who survive breast cancer face a higher risk of depression that can linger and require antidepressants, according to a new study published online Oct. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


ADT May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Cancer Patients

Today - Androgen deprivation therapy may increase heart-related mortality in men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart conditions, according to research published online Oct. 29 in BJU International.

Better Radiologist Performance on Own Recalled Screens

Oct 29, 2014 - Radiologists' screening performance improves with work-up of their own recalled screening mammograms, according to a study published in the November issue of Radiology.


Suboptimal Staging Linked to Mortality in Bladder Cancer

Oct 28, 2014 - For patients with bladder cancer, the omission of muscle in the specimen or its mention in the pathology report is associated with increased mortality, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in Cancer.

Knowing Genetic Risk of Cancer Doesn't Change Behavior

Oct 28, 2014 - Knowledge of genetic colorectal cancer risk does not influence screening behavior, according to research published in the Oct. 21 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Risk-Adjusted Readmission Rates Similar After Colorectal Sx

Oct 27, 2014 - There is little variation in risk-adjusted hospital readmission rates after colorectal surgery, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in JAMA Surgery.

Breast Cancer Markers Commonly Used for Routine Surveillance

Oct 27, 2014 - Breast cancer tumor markers are frequently used for routine surveillance in nonmetastatic breast cancer, and their use has been found to increase the number of diagnostic procedures performed as well as the total cost of care, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Pharmacoinvasive STEMI Strategy Best for Smokers, Nonsmokers

Oct 27, 2014 - For patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, a pharmacoinvasive strategy after fibrinolysis is beneficial for smokers and nonsmokers, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

FOLFOXIRI + Bevacizumab Ups Outcome in Metastatic CRC

Oct 24, 2014 - For patients with untreated metastatic colorectal cancer, chemotherapy with fluorouracil, leucovorin, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan plus bevacizumab improves outcome versus fluorouracil, leucovorin, and irinotecan plus bevacizumab, according to a study published in the Oct. 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.


Aspirin May Cut Mortality in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

Oct 24, 2014 - Daily aspirin use, even at low doses, may reduce mortality among men with high-risk nonmetastatic prostate cancer, according to research published online Oct. 20 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Hospice Doesn't Offset Intensive End-of-Life Ovarian Cancer Care

Oct 23, 2014 - Increasing use of hospice in the final days of ovarian cancer does not offset intensive end-of-life care in older women, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


ASCO: Coping Strategies Used for Cancer-Tied Financial Distress

Oct 23, 2014 - Coping strategies are frequently adopted for financial distress associated with cancer care, according to research scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, held from Oct. 24 to 25 in Boston.

Unplanned Hospitalizations With GI Cancer Patients Common

Oct 22, 2014 - Unplanned hospitalizations among elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer are common, according to research published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


ACG: Recent Increase in Incidence of Young-Onset CRC

Oct 21, 2014 - The incidence of young-onset colorectal cancer is increasing, and the disease is more aggressive pathologically. These findings are being presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, held from Oct. 17 to 22 in Philadelphia.

Sustainable Benefit Seen for Trastuzumab in Breast Cancer

Oct 21, 2014 - Adding a year of trastuzumab (Herceptin) to standard chemotherapy improves overall survival by 37 percent and raises 10-year overall survival rates from 75 to 84 percent, according to research published online Oct. 20 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


70-Gene Signature Not Cost-Effective in Breast Cancer

Oct 20, 2014 - For patients with node-negative breast cancer, the 70-gene signature is unlikely to be cost-effective for guiding adjuvant chemotherapy decision making, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Long Noncoding RNAs Can Detect Prostate Cancer

Oct 20, 2014 - Differential expression of long noncoding RNAs identified in prostate cancer cell lines, patient tissue samples, and patient urine samples can detect prostate cancer, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.


Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

Oct 20, 2014 - A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

'Lost Pleasure' From Smoking Not a Cost in Economic Analyses

Oct 17, 2014 - "Lost pleasure" represented by consumer surplus should not be considered in economic impact analyses of tobacco regulation, according to an ideas and opinions piece published online Oct. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.



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