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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Nipple-Sparing Surgery Appears Safe in Carefully Selected Patients

Nipple-Sparing Surgery Appears Safe in Carefully Selected Patients

Women with early-stage breast cancer who choose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy have similar survival or recurrence rates to women who undergo full breast removal, according to research scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Lifetime of Intense Exercise Linked to Lower Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Lifetime of Intense Exercise Linked to Lower Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

A lifetime of vigorous exercise may lower the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by up to 30 percent.

Low-Intensity Exercise Program for Fitness in Breast Cancer May Be Viable Option

Low-Intensity Exercise Program for Fitness in Breast Cancer May Be Viable Option

For women undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer, a high-intensity physical activity program is most effective, while a low-intensity program offers a viable alternative, according to a new study.

Multiple Surgeries Common in Breast Reconstruction

Multiple Surgeries Common in Breast Reconstruction

Most women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will need several operations, according to a new study.

Physicians Show Low Adherence to Cervical CA Screening Recs

Physicians Show Low Adherence to Cervical CA Screening Recs

The indications for cervical cancer screening in asymptomatic average-risk women are described in a best practice advice article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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