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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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

Many Cancer Patients Interested in Genetic Profiling

Many Cancer Patients Interested in Genetic Profiling

Two-thirds of patients feel that tumor profiling could improve their treatment; many will pay out of pocket

Orphan Drug Status Granted to Ovarian Cancer Therapy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to CRLX101 (Cerulean Pharma) for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Overweight Male Teens Could Face Greater Bowel Cancer Risk in Future

Overweight Male Teens Could Face Greater Bowel Cancer Risk in Future

Very overweight male adolescents could have double the risk of developing bowel cancer later in life compared to those of normal weight, according to new research appearing in the journal Gut.

Not Enough Younger, High-Risk People Getting Colonoscopies

Not Enough Younger, High-Risk People Getting Colonoscopies

Only a third of young people with family history of disease getting screened

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