No Link Between PTSD, Cancer

While the potential relationship between stress and cancer has been a topic of discussion and research for over 70 years, no association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cancer was found in the largest study to date.

Cyramza Gains Colon Cancer Indication

The FDA has expanded the indication of Cyramza (ramucirumab; Eli Lilly) for use in combination with irinotecan, folinic acid, and 5-fluorouracil (FOLFIRI) for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) whose disease has progressed on a first line bevacizumab-, oxaliplatin- and fluoropyrimidine-containing regimen.

Fish Oil May Hinder Chemotherapy Effectiveness

Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Stroke Risk Up After Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer increases the risk of stroke independently of other stroke risk factors, such as hypertension and diabetes.

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Proton Pump Inhibitors, Gastric Pre-Cancerous Lesions

It has been suggested that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may promote the development of pre-cancerous lesions in the stomach and increase the occurrence of stomach cancer.

Vaccine Could Prevent Most Cervical Cancers

A vaccine meant to protect against nine types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent 90% of all cervical cancers.

Obese CRC Patients, Second Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer.

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Mediterranean Diet Might Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

Mediterranean Diet Might Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of endometrial cancer.

Population-Based FIT Screening Could Reduce CRC Mortality

Population-Based FIT Screening Could Reduce CRC Mortality

Population-based fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) screening in adults aged 50 to 69 years can reduce colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality, according to a study published online in Cancer.

Primary Androgen Deprivation Tx Significantly Ups Diabetes Risk

Primary Androgen Deprivation Tx Significantly Ups Diabetes Risk

Primary androgen deprivation therapy increases diabetes risk, particularly in men under 70 years of age, according to research published in The Journal of Urology.

Toxin From Chili Peppers Associated With Gallbladder Cancer

Toxin From Chili Peppers Associated With Gallbladder Cancer

Gallbladder cancer seems to be associated with aflatoxin, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers Are Using a Modified Herpes Virus to Treat Melanoma

Researchers Are Using a Modified Herpes Virus to Treat Melanoma

Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

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