Study Provides Insights on Marijuana and Opioid Use in People with Cancer
A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the U.S. have increased over time. The study also found that patients with cancer are more likely to use prescription opioids than adults without cancer.
Colorectal Cancer in Patients with Early Onset is Distinct from That in Older Patients
New research indicates that colorectal cancer diagnosed at an early age has clinical and genetic features that are different from those seen in traditional colorectal cancer diagnosed later in life.
Study Finds Upsurge in ‘Active Surveillance’ for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Many men with low-risk prostate cancer who most likely previously would have undergone immediate surgery or radiation are now adopting a more conservative “active surveillance” strategy, according to an analysis of a new federal database by scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Immunotherapy Appears Better Than Chemotherapy for Aggressive Type of Skin Cancer
Study findings lead to accelerated FDA drug approval The first study of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab as the initial treatment for patients with a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma reports better responses and longer survival than expected with…
Study Finds HIV+ Cancer Patients Benefit From Immunotherapy
The immunotherapy that has revolutionized treatment of many cancers appears to offer similar benefit to cancer patients living with HIV, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Aspirin to Prevent Colon Cancer Underutilized in High Risk Patients
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States and advanced colorectal polyps are a major risk factor. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 percent as well…
High intake of dietary fibre and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseases
High intake of dietary fibre and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseasesPeople who eat higher levels of dietary fibre and whole grains have lower rates of non-communicable diseases compared with people who eat lesser amounts, while links for low glycaemic load…
Exercise Significantly Cuts the Risk of Death from Cancer
Large Roswell Park study finds that cancer patients who engage in regular physical activity live longer
Screening for colorectal cancer spares male patients from intense treatments
While screening for colorectal cancer did not, so far, reduce mortality, it did reduce the need for chemotherapy and emergency surgeries among male patients, shows a recent Finnish study.
Keep Slapping on That Sunscreen and Ignore Toxic Claims
It’s safe to slap on the sunscreen this coming summer – in repeated doses – despite what you have read about the potential toxicity of sunscreens.
Time for Young Men to Get Smart About Testicular Cancer
In November, some men grow mustaches to bring attention to men’s health issues. It’s also a good time for young men to learn about testicular cancer, the cancer that is most likely to strike them in the prime of life. Although relatively rare, testicular cancer…
Anti hormone Therapy Linked with Higher Heart Failure Risk in Prostate Cancer Patients
Androgen deprivation therapy was associated with a 72 percent higher risk of heart failure in a study of patients with prostate cancer.