Tag: carcinoma

Tofacitinib Linked to Risk for Cardiac Events, Cancer, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration has alerted the public to an increased risk of serious heart-related problems and cancer risk associated with the Janus kinase...

MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy Prevails in PRECISE Trial

Here’s welcome news for men of a certain age: new results support a less invasive approach to investigations for suspicion of prostate cancer. An approach...

Which Patients With Kidney Cancer Are Likely to Respond to ICI?

Several factors associated with a diminished response to immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) drugs among patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) have been...

Fecal Transplant Overcomes Resistance to Immunotherapy

For some patients with advanced melanoma whose conditions had stopped responding to immunotherapy, response was restored after treatment with fecal transplants. The material for the...

Tofacitinib for RA Misses the Mark in Safety Study

Daily treatment with tofacitinib (Xeljanz) led to more malignancies and adverse cardiovascular events in older rheumatoid arthritis patients compared with treatment with a tumor necrosis...

Liquid Biopsies Helpful in Prostate Cancer, but Most Not Ready for Routine Use

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Liquid biopsies have the potential to guide therapeutic decision making in prostate cancer, but issues such as assay standardization, cost...

Obesity ‘Clearly’ Not Tied to Worse Survival in MBC

The relationship between obesity and overweight and breast cancer has some elements of mystery. But this is not one of them: in metastatic breast cancer...

Study Flags Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Breast Cancer

Cardiovascular disease and related risk factors can be common among male breast cancer patients, suggests a small study in this rare malignancy. Among 24 male...

First Mammography Guidelines for Older Breast Cancer Survivors

The first guidelines ever released for screening mammography for older survivors of breast cancer (>75 years) recommend that routine mammography be discontinued for women whose...

Two Doctors Dead, One by Suicide, in Texas Medical Office Standoff

Pediatrician Katherine Lindley Dodson, MD, was killed in an hours-long hostage situation Tuesday in her medical office in central Austin, Texas, Austin police said in...

Global Demand for Cancer Surgery Expected to Soar

Global demand for cancer surgery will increase by 52% by 2040, with underresourced, low-income countries shouldering the greatest burden, a modeling study suggests. A second...

Adding Liothyronine for Hypothyroidism Doesn’t Up Breast Cancer Risk

The combination of liothyronine (LT3) with levothyroxine (LT4) for the treatment of hypothyroidism shows no evidence of any increased risk of breast cancer in a...

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...