Tag: carcinoma

Tool Predicts Severe Toxicity From Chemo in Breast Cancer

A new tool for predicting the risk of severe chemotherapy toxicity in older adults with early-stage breast cancer outperforms existing models and should help older...

Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early in the pandemic, experts warned that the steep drop in...

Better Survival With S-1/Docetaxel in Stage III Gastric Cancer

A new recommendation for the treatment of patients with gastric cancer has been proposed on the basis of final results from the phase 3 trial...

Gut Microbiome Predicts Nivolumab Efficacy in Gastric Cancer?

Preliminary data suggest that a certain pattern of gut microbes may be useful in predicting which patients with advanced gastric cancer are likely to benefit...

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As an emergency physician, Dr. Eugenia South was in the first...

Baby Gets Cancer From Mother During Birth: First Report

Cancer can be transmitted from a mother with cervical cancer to a newborn when the baby passes through the birth canal. That’s the conclusion of...

Entinostat Doesn’t Overcome Endocrine Resistance in Breast Cancer

The histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor entinostat failed to overcome resistance to endocrine therapy in hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, advanced breast cancer in a phase 3 trial....

FDA Finalizes Guidance for Power Morcellators

Power morcellators can be safely used for some gynecologic surgeries, according to recent guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but doing so...

New Developments in Thyroid Cancer

In a widely publicized story from 2020, a Florida news reporter discovered she had thyroid cancer after a viewer sent her a concerned email about a lump on her...

HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners

Having oral sex with more than 10 previous partners was associated with a 4.3 times’ greater likelihood of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)–related oropharyngeal cancer, according...

After 48 Years, NCI Aims to Track Breast Cancer Recurrences

  Patients with breast cancer want accurate information on the risk of their cancer recurring once they have completed treatment. “I would like to know...

Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals

The right colon appears to age faster in Black people than in White people, perhaps explaining the higher prevalence of right-side colon cancer among Black...

A Reflection of a Life-Threatening Condition

When a 47-year-old woman with well-controlled schizophrenia attended the Smell and Taste Research Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, Justin Virk, MD, had no idea he was...

Invasive Tests Prompted by Cancer Screening Show High Real-World Complication Rate

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In real-world circumstances, procedures such as biopsy indicated by lung-cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) may not go quite...

Not as High as Previously Reported

The risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is actually lower than has been estimated, because previous studies did not differentiate between colorectal adenocarcinoma...

Doctors Worry About Patients Soon Reading Their Clinical Notes

Patients will soon be able to read the notes that physicians make during an episode of care, as well as information about diagnostic testing and...

FDA Toughens REMS Requirements for Some Fentanyl Products

Concern about potentially inappropriate prescribing of transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl (TIRF) products has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to toughen requirements in the...

Experts Offer Roadmap for Treating CLL During the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in standard treatment protocols for patients...

ICI for Cancer Ups Cardiac Event Risk: Danish Data

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) increase the risk of cardiac events, including fatal heart attack and stroke, in patients with cancer, an analysis of Danish national...

Gait Speed May Improve Treatment Decisions in Elderly With Cancer

Gait speed testing might improve decisions about treatment intensity for people 75 years or older with blood cancer, say researchers. “The additional information this simple...

COVID-19 Vaccines and Cancer Patients: 4 Things to Know

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Earlier this week, Medscape spoke with Nora Disis, MD, about vaccinating...

New Standard Emerges for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

A new approach to the treatment of patients with high-risk, locally advanced rectal cancer reduces the rate of treatment failure, and may also increase rate...

FDA OKs First Oral Hormone Tx for Advanced Prostate Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved an oral form of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) known as relugolix (Orgovyx) for the treatment of...

COVID-19 Ranks as Leading Cause of Death in US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 became a leading cause of death in the U.S. in...

Most Common Cancer Diagnosis Globally: Breast Surpasses Lung

Breast cancer now tops the list of the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide, surpassing lung cancer for the first time, according to the latest global...