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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Gender Differences in Receipt of End-of-Life Care

Gender Differences in Receipt of End-of-Life Care

Male patients more likely to receive ICU care; males with EoL discussion less likely to have ICU stay

Family History Alone Doesn't Appear to Affect Breast Cancer Outcomes

Family History Alone Doesn't Appear to Affect Breast Cancer Outcomes

No difference seen in distant disease-free intervals

Chemo Before Surgery May Be Beneficial in Advanced Ovarian CA

Chemo Before Surgery May Be Beneficial in Advanced Ovarian CA

Appears to raise quality of life without shortening survival

Enoxaparin Could Prevent VTEs in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Enoxaparin Could Prevent VTEs in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

For patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (APC), enoxaparin is effective for prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs), according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

High-Value Care Advice Provided for Cancer Screening

High-Value Care Advice Provided for Cancer Screening

High-value care advice has been provided for screening for five common types of cancer.

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