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.

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.

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Clinician-Referred Exercise Program Beneficial in Prostate CA

Clinician-Referred Exercise Program Beneficial in Prostate CA

For men with prostate cancer, clinician referral to and participation in an exercise program can have a positive impact on mental health.

Results Halt Opdivo NSCLC Trial Early

Bristol Myers Squibb announced results from its Phase 3 CheckMate-057 study of Opdivo (nivolumab) vs. docetaxel in previously treated patients with advanced non-squamous cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Samcyprone Designated Orphan Drug for Malignant Melanoma

The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to Samcyprone (diphenylcylcopropenone, DPCP; RXi Pharmaceuticals) for the treatment of malignant melanoma Stage IIb to IV.

Research Calls for Gene Tests in Cancer to Include Normal Tissue

Research Calls for Gene Tests in Cancer to Include Normal Tissue

If genetic tests are only done on cancer tissue, as many as half of patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment for their cancer, according to new research.

Prolonged ADT Ups Diabetes, CVD Risk for Older Men

Prolonged ADT Ups Diabetes, CVD Risk for Older Men

For men diagnosed with prostate cancer aged older than 70 years, prolonged androgen deprivation therapy is associated with increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, especially among those with comorbidities.

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