Hormonal therapy has a long-term effect in breast cancer
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have investigated the long-term effect of hormonal therapy in women with the most common types of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. The results, presented in the journal JAMA Oncology, show that the treatment has a protective effect against distant metastatic cancer…
HER2 positive breast cancer: treatment de-escalation needs to be personalised
De-escalation approaches in the treatment of women with HER2 positive breast cancer need to be personalised, according to Dr Carmen Criscitiello, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy. Her comments come on the occasion of the presentation of updated research results at the inaugural ESMO Breast…
Postmenopausal breast cancer: It is sufficient to extend treatment by two years
Standard treatment for postmenopausal breast cancer is to give a hormonal breast cancer drug for 5 years following surgical removal of the tumour.
Single men “less likely” to participate in bowel screening
Single men are significantly less likely to participate in bowel screening tests compared to those who live with a partner, according to a new University of Stirling study.
E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking: BPS Press Release
E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking is the key message from the British Psychological Society report ‘Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes’ published this week. The new behaviour change briefing aims to provide guidance and education to those involved with smoking cessation.
Metastasised breast cancer: Surgery prior to drug treatment not beneficial
A new study from the ABCSG (Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group) indicates that women suffering from metastasised breast cancer do not benefit from surgery performed prior to drug treatment. This could cause a paradigm shift in treatment of the disease.
Researchers pinpoint how diesel fumes could cause ‘flare up’ of respiratory symptoms
Scientists have shown how diesel fumes trigger respiratory reflexes which could potentially worsen underlying conditions, such as asthma.The study, led by researchers at Imperial College London, is the first to demonstrate a mechanism by which diesel exhaust particles, a major component of air pollution in…
People with a normal BMI who carry weight around the middle at greatest risk of death
People with a normal BMI who carry their weight around the middle are at the highest risk of death from any cause compared to those who are overweight or obese but carry their weight elsewhere, Loughborough research has found.
First Global Guidance for HPV Vaccination for Cervical Cancer Prevention
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued a clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer. This is the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that is tailored to multiple regions of the world with different…
One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years
A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a study published in The Lancet.
Fruit and Veg: 10 better than 5
Fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. This is the finding of new research, led by scientists from Imperial College London, which analysed 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake.
Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking
Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study published in the BMJ Open journal has found.