Tag: cancer

Chili Pepper Consumption Linked to Better Midlife Survival

In a meta-analysis of four geographically diverse observational studies, a higher intake of any type of chili pepper was associated with a lower rate of...

Women Treated for Gynecologic Cancers Skip Doses of Oral Drugs

Oral agents are taking on an ever-greater role in the management of gynecologic cancers. However, women being treated for these cancers have less than ideal...

Mitotic Rate Makes Comeback as Melanoma Prognosticator

Mitotic rate, properly applied, has a prognostic impact in melanoma comparable to that of lesional ulceration, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD, reported at a virtual forum on...

Rapid Relief of Opioid-Induced Constipation With MNTX

Subcutaneously administered methylnaltrexone (MNTX) (Relistor), a peripherally acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist, relieves opioid-induced constipation (OID) in both chronic, noncancer-related illness and cancer-related illness, a new...

Transgender Cancer Patients May Not Realize Treatment Can Interact With Their Hormone Therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transgender cancer patients often were not told of potential interactions between cancer treatment and gender-affirming hormone therapy, a case series...

Are We Close to Predicting Treatment-Free Remission in CML?

A recent study in the British Journal of Haematology by Irani and colleagues suggests that an effector-suppressor score, which is calculated using absolute natural killer (NK) cell,...

Pandemic Puts All Eyes on Public Health

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Public health — the science of protecting and improving the health...

Two-Drug Combo Standard of Care in Advanced Endometrial Cancer

Carboplatin plus paclitaxel (TC) should be the global first-line standard treatment for advanced endometrial cancer, new findings suggest. The combination proved to be noninferior to...

New ‘mega labs’ to open in early 2021, doubling U.K. government’s COVID testing capacity

Facilities with the capacity to process 600,000 diagnostic checks a day are set to open in the Midlands in England and in Scotland in early...

Lung Cancer CT Is Chance for ‘Opportunistic’ Osteoporosis Check

Low-dose chest CT for lung cancer screening provides the opportunity to simultaneously screen patients for osteoporosis, detecting notably higher rates of osteoporosis in men than...

Robotic Surgery May Obviate Need for Chemotherapy in HPV-Associated Throat Cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In selected older patients with human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal cancer, transoral robotic surgery (TORS) can boost survival and avert the need...

Iatrogenic Injury During Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer screening is a routine procedure, but in rare instances, there can be medical complications. A new study finds that, compared to women who...

Vision Impairment Tied to Less Use of Cancer Screenings by Older Adults

(Reuters Health) – Older adults with vision impairment are less likely to receive recommended breast and colon cancer screenings than peers without vision problems, a...

Improvements to Cancer Clinical Trials After COVID-19 Wreckage

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic rolled across North America earlier this year,...

Real-World Results With Checkpoint Inhibitors Inferior to CT Data

Real-world survival outcomes for cancer patients on immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are inferior to outcomes reported in patients on clinical trials of ICIs, according to research...

New Technologies Aim to Improve Ovarian Cancer Detection

Encouraging trends abound in the management of ovarian cancer. As rates of ovarian disease continue to decline, there has also been a notable increase in...

A Guide to the New Agents Reshaping Ovarian Cancer Treatment

The treatment of ovarian cancer has evolved considerably in the last few years, with the approval of several PARP inhibitors, antiangiogenic agents, and other therapies...

Thousands of Excess Cancers Among American Indians/Alaska Natives, Especially in Southern Plains

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Liver, stomach, kidney, lung, colorectal and female breast cancers have a higher incidence rate among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations...

SRS Instead of WBRT for Patients With Multiple Brain Metastases

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) should replace whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) as the new standard of care for patients with four or more brain metastases, say researchers who...

Screen for Colon Cancer at Age 45

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Average folks should start being screened at age 45 to prevent...

New Thermography Shows Efficacy for Breast Cancer Screening

Sensitivity and area under the curve (AUC) analyses of thermography that is combined with diagnostic software demonstrate “the efficacy of the tool for breast cancer...

Opinion: Bailout US Cancer Care

Dr Randall A. Oyer Many independent oncology practices struggled to make ends meet before COVID-19 ran roughshod over the US economy and health system. Now...

pCR in HER2+ Breast Cancer Predicts Long-Term Survival

A pathologic complete response (pCR) to targeted therapy in HER2-positive breast cancer portends good long-term outcomes, according to final results of the phase 3 NeoALTTO/BIG...

Image-Guided Biopsy May Help Some Avoid Breast Cancer Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Following neoadjuvant chemotherapy, image-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) can reliably identify a subgroup of patients with no residual disease in the...

Two-Stage Surgery to Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk Piques Interest

“Many physicians would assume that prevention of cancer, especially cancer as serious as ovarian cancer, trumps all other decision making, but when we really listen...