Oncology

FDA: Cancer Treatment 'Alternative' May Cause Serious Heart Problems, Death

FDA: Cancer Treatment 'Alternative' May Cause Serious Heart Problems, Death

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Cesium chloride is not approved by the FDA to treat cancer or any other disease.

Attending Surgeon Influences Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer

Attending Surgeon Influences Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer

The attending surgeon is associated with variation in the receipt of genetic testing after breast cancer diagnosis.

Disparities in Breast Reconstruction Access Persist Despite Advocacy Efforts

Disparities in Breast Reconstruction Access Persist Despite Advocacy Efforts

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Because most reconstructive surgeons are not trained in communicating complex risk information, some women may choose to have the procedure done without fully understanding the risks.

Chinese Traditional Medicine Showed Effectiveness on Pain, Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer

Chinese Traditional Medicine Showed Effectiveness on Pain, Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer

In a randomized study, researchers sought to determine the effect of IV injections of coix seed oil, a Chinese CAM, on pain and quality of life measures for patients with advanced cancer.

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Concerned About Future Health

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Concerned About Future Health

Researchers found that 31% of survivors were not concerned about their future health and that 40% were not concerned about developing cancer.

ACA Increases Healthcare Access Among Cancer Survivors

ACA Increases Healthcare Access Among Cancer Survivors

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Study results provide important evidence of efficacy associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act during this time of debate about healthcare reform.

Art Intervention May Be Beneficial for Patients With Cancer

Art Intervention May Be Beneficial for Patients With Cancer

A bedside visual art intervention may help with cancer patients' pain, anxiety, and mood.

Gender Disparity Observed in Cancer Genetic Testing in the US

Gender Disparity Observed in Cancer Genetic Testing in the US

Despite its widespread use, there are still underrepresented groups in genetic testing for cancer.

Despite Research Gap, Medical Marijuana Use Supported at End of Life in Pediatric Cancer

Despite Research Gap, Medical Marijuana Use Supported at End of Life in Pediatric Cancer

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Since the legalization of medical marijuana, clinicians must come up with appropriate responses to requests for treatment in pediatric end-of-life settings.

ACO Enrollment Ups Appropriateness of Cancer Screening

ACO Enrollment Ups Appropriateness of Cancer Screening

The Medicare Shared Savings Program has been linked to a reduction in breast cancer and an increase in colorectal cancer screenings.

Affordable Care Act Increased Percentage of Insured Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

Affordable Care Act Increased Percentage of Insured Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

The impact of the ACA on health insurance access among women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer was previously unestablished.

Price Markup Associated With Outpatient Oncology Services Examined

Price Markup Associated With Outpatient Oncology Services Examined

Inflated medical costs may affect patients' treatment decisions as out-of-pocket costs increase.

USPSTF: Updated Ovarian Cancer Screening Recommendations

USPSTF: Updated Ovarian Cancer Screening Recommendations

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Depending on the type of screening test used, the magnitude of harm ranges from moderate to substantial.

Worldwide Increase in 5-Year Cancer Survival Trends

Worldwide Increase in 5-Year Cancer Survival Trends

Survival trends increased up to 5% for cancers of the liver, pancreas, and lung.

Lung Cancer Screening More Effective for Patients With Higher Risk

Lung Cancer Screening More Effective for Patients With Higher Risk

Patients in higher quintiles of lung cancer risk had significantly more diagnoses of lung cancer.

Mammography Screening Rates Increase After Elimination of Cost Sharing

Mammography Screening Rates Increase After Elimination of Cost Sharing

The elimination of cost sharing for screening mammography is associated with increased screening rates.

FDA Approves Lynparza to Treat Breast Cancer Caused by <i>BRCA</i> Mutation

FDA Approves Lynparza to Treat Breast Cancer Caused by BRCA Mutation

The FDA has approved Lynparza to treat metastatic breast cancer caused by a BRCA gene mutation.

Risk-Based vs USPSTF Criteria for Lung Cancer Screening

Risk-Based vs USPSTF Criteria for Lung Cancer Screening

Risk-based criteria would screen high-risk smokers currently ineligible for screening using USPSTF criteria, resulting in more modest decreases in lung cancer screening.

Artificial Intelligence May Help Detect Breast Cancer, Diabetic Retinopathy

Artificial Intelligence May Help Detect Breast Cancer, Diabetic Retinopathy

A deep learning algorithm can detect metastases in sections of lymph nodes, and a deep learning system is effective for identifying diabetic retinopathy.

Multimodal Ovarian Cancer Screening May Be Cost-Effective in the United States

Multimodal Ovarian Cancer Screening May Be Cost-Effective in the United States

Researchers found that multimodal screening is both more expensive and more effective in reducing ovarian cancer mortality over a lifetime.

Physician Personal Experience May Affect Care of Patients With Breast Cancer

Physician Personal Experience May Affect Care of Patients With Breast Cancer

Physicians with social network member with breast cancer poor prognosis more likely to recommend screening.

FDA Approves First Biosimilar to Treat Breast, Stomach Cancers

FDA Approves First Biosimilar to Treat Breast, Stomach Cancers

The FDA has approved Ogivri to treat breast and gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma cancers.

Cancer Survival Improvements Limited to Patients With Medicare, Private Insurance

Cancer Survival Improvements Limited to Patients With Medicare, Private Insurance

Improvements in cancer survival were limited to patients with private or Medicare insurance.

Factors Distinguishing High-Value Oncology Practices Identified

Factors Distinguishing High-Value Oncology Practices Identified

Researchers found that 3 attributes had highest potential for lowering cost without compromising care.

Higher Grief Responses and Burnout Among Female Oncologists

Higher Grief Responses and Burnout Among Female Oncologists

For both genders, grief reactions were linked to emotional distress among those at high levels of burnout.

Updated ASCO Guidelines Now Include Integration of Palliative Care

Updated ASCO Guidelines Now Include Integration of Palliative Care

The ASCO has recommended that those with advanced cancer should receive dedicated palliative care services.

Cancer Riddle, Solved

Cancer Riddle, Solved

Cancer is a mysterious disease for many reasons. Chief among the unknowns are how and why tumors form. The team discovered that cancerous cells actively recruit healthy cells into tumors by extending a cable of sorts to grab their neighbors--both cancerous and healthy--and reel them in.

Nanocarriers May Carry New Hope For Brain Cancer Therapy

Nanocarriers May Carry New Hope For Brain Cancer Therapy

Glioblastoma multiforme, a cancer of the brain also known as "octopus tumors" because of the manner in which the cancer cells extend their tendrils into surrounding tissue, is virtually inoperable, resistant to therapies, and always fatal, usually within 15 months of onset.

Possible New Mechanism For Aspirin's Role in Cancer Prevention

Possible New Mechanism For Aspirin's Role in Cancer Prevention

Aspirin has been shown to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer and possibly other cancers. However, the risk of side effects, including in some cases severe gastrointestinal bleeding, makes it necessary to better understand the mechanisms by which aspirin acts at low doses before recommending it more generally as a preventative

New Blood Test for Colon Cancer Improves Colonoscopy Screening Results

New Blood Test for Colon Cancer Improves Colonoscopy Screening Results

Canadian researchers have found a way to screen blood samples for molecular traces that indicate the presence of precancerous polyps in the colon, a key warning sign for colon cancer.

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