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Cancer Deaths Declining by 1.5% a Year in the U.S.

March 10, 2016

Overall rates of cancer and cancer mortality in the United States continue to decline, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

Long-Term Morbidity of Retinoblastoma Survivors Investigated

March 07, 2016

Retinoblastoma (Rb) survivors have increased risk of chronic conditions, according to a study published in the March 1 issue of Cancer.

Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery

October 16, 2014

In a study of more than 1.1 million cancer patients who had surgery, Harvard researchers found that almost 5% died within one month of their operation.

Targeted Cancer Drugs Among Successes, Says AACR

September 17, 2014

About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just three million in 1971, with prevention and targeted therapies helping to reduce mortality.

Medical Practice Pleads Guilty to Unapproved Cancer Drugs

June 26, 2014

A medical practice in KY has pleaded guilty to federal charges regarding the purchasing and selling of unapproved and improperly labeled chemotherapy drugs.

Some Cancers Rates Associated with Income

May 29, 2014

The risk for certain types of cancer seems to be linked to poverty or wealth and socioeconomic status should be considered in cancer surveillance.

Shared Decision-Making Ups Satisfaction in Radiotherapy

April 24, 2014

For patients undergoing radiotherapy, shared decision-making and patient-perceived control in treatment decisions correlate with increased patient satisfaction.

Cancer Patients Need Anxiety, Depression Screening

April 22, 2014

It is important to recognize and treat anxiety or depression among cancer patients, according to panel recommendations.

Medicinal Mushrooms: Bioactive Compounds May Fight Disease

April 01, 2014

A significant number of modern prescription medications have been derived from mushrooms.

Elevated Morbidity Lasts for Childhood Cancer Survivors

March 25, 2014

By age 50 years, more than half of childhood cancer survivors have experienced a severe, disabling, life-threatening, or fatal health condition.

Do Cancer Patients with Diabetes Have Greater Mortality Rates?

March 19, 2014

The comorbid condition of diabetes may contribute to increased mortality in patients with cancer.

Many Oncologists Not Satisfied With Work-Life Balance

March 13, 2014

About one-third of U.S. oncologists report being satisfied with work-life balance (WLB), which is lower than for other medical specialties.

Demand for Quality Cancer Care Increasing

March 11, 2014

The demand for quality cancer care is increasing, but millions of patients lack access to care.

Reducing Cancer Care Cost Sans Patient Risk

March 10, 2014

Experts have identified three major sources of high cancer costs and argue that cancer doctors can likely reduce them without harm to patients. The cost-cutting proposals call for changes in routine clinical practice involved in end-of-life care, medical imaging, and drug pricing.

Palliative Chemo for Terminal Cancer Linked to Death in ICU

March 07, 2014

Terminally ill patients with cancer who receive chemotherapy at the end of life are at increased risk of dying in an ICU and receiving CPR and/or mechanical ventilation.

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Vitamin Prevention of CVD, CA

February 25, 2014

The USPSTF has found that insufficient evidence to evaluate the benefits and harms of multivitamins and most single- or paired-nutrient supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Patients Are 'Myth'-Informed About Their Risk of Cancer

February 04, 2014

Fewer than half of Americans are aware that body weight and physical activity affect cancer risk.

First- and Second-Generation Family Hx Adequate in Oncology

February 04, 2014

Recommendations relating to the key elements of minimum adequate cancer family history are detailed, although they are often incompletely implemented.

Exercise Important for Men After Cancer Diagnosis

January 28, 2014

Men who are physically active after a cancer diagnosis have significantly improved survival.

Has the 'War on Cancer' Made Progress?

January 24, 2014

More people are being diagnosed with and dying from cancer, but this is largely the result of declines in mortality from other causes.

More Than 1.6 Million Americans Expected to Get Cancer in 2013

September 17, 2013

Although significant progress has been made in treating cancer, >1.6 million Americans are projected to receive a cancer diagnosis in 2013.

Leukemia, Other Pediatric Cancers Linked to Air Pollution

April 09, 2013

Increased exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and the first year of life is associated with an increased risk of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, germ cell tumors, and retinoblastoma.

Risk-Based Chemo Is Effective for Retinoblastoma

March 05, 2013

Risk classification based on histopathologic features is an effective approach to selecting appropriate adjuvant therapy for patients with intraocular unilateral retinoblastoma treated by primary enucleation.

Novel Chemotherapies More Often Used On- Than Off-Label

February 26, 2013

In contemporary practice, medical oncologists use novel anticancer agents on-label more often than off-label.

Fewer Medicare Patients Dying in Hospital Setting

February 06, 2013

Fewer Medicare beneficiaries are dying in the setting of acute care hospitals, but health care transitions and intensive care unit (ICU) utilization are increasing in the last month of life.

Sex Differences in Return to Work for Cancer Survivors

February 01, 2013

Significant differences have been identified in the return-to-work (RTW) process for male and female cancer survivors.

Moxifloxacin Monotherapy Equivalent to Antibiotic Combo

January 30, 2013

Oral monotherapy with moxifloxacin is as efficacious and safe as combination therapy with ciprofloxacin plus amoxicillin/clavulanic acid for treatment of fever in adult patients with cancer and neutropenia who are at low risk of complications.

Income Affects Oncology Clinical Trial Participation

January 16, 2013

Oncology patients with lower income, even older patients with access to Medicare, are significantly less likely to participate in clinical trials.