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.

ASTRO: New Choosing Wisely Guidelines

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released a second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that should be discussed before being prescribed.

Yogurt Test as Novel Colonoscopy Alternative ...

Synthetic biomarkers combined with yogurt may one day replace or augment colonoscopies and improve early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

Prostate Cancer Treatments

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Fit, Middle-Aged Men Less Likely to Develop Cancer in Later Life

Fit, Middle-Aged Men Less Likely to Develop Cancer in Later Life

Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

Limit Alcohol to This Many Drinks Daily to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

Limit Alcohol to This Many Drinks Daily to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts. On the other hand, the report, from the World Cancer Research Fund International, found "strong evidence" that drinking coffee might actually lower a person's odds for liver cancer.

Lasting Benefits Observed With IP Chemo in Ovarian Cancer

Lasting Benefits Observed With IP Chemo in Ovarian Cancer

Intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy offers lasting benefit for patients with advanced ovarian cancer, according to a new study.

Orphan Drug Status Granted to Mesothelioma Therapy

Aduro Biotech announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to CRS-207 for the treatment of mesothelioma.

Changes to Pancreatic Cyst Management in New AGA Guideline

Changes to Pancreatic Cyst Management in New AGA Guideline

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a new guideline for physicians in the appropriate monitoring of patients with pancreatic cysts.

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