Cancer

Suicide Risk Up More Than 4-fold for Cancer Patients

Suicide Risk Up More Than 4-fold for Cancer Patients

Standardized mortality ratio highest for cancers of lung, head and neck, testes, bladder, Hodgkin lymphoma.

Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation

Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation

Reduction in trial discussions, trial offers, trial participation seen with one or more comorbidities.

Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases

Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases

Health expenditure greater for person with 2 diseases simultaneously than for the diseases separately.

Cancer Death Rate in US Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

Cancer Death Rate in US Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

Socioeconomic inequalities are widening, but racial gap in cancer mortality narrowing slowly.

Exercise Linked to Reduced Mortality for Patients With Cancer

Exercise Linked to Reduced Mortality for Patients With Cancer

Mortality rate lower for habitually active patients and for those who started exercising after diagnosis

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

41% are not at all familiar with personalized medicine; only 5% say they are very familiar.

ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients

ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients

Risk for patients in rivaroxaban group reduced during the on-treatment period

FDA Approves Vitrakvi for Cancers With Certain Genetic Trait

FDA Approves Vitrakvi for Cancers With Certain Genetic Trait

Drug targets solid tumors with NTRK gene fusion without a known acquired resistance mutation

AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention

AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention

Second study shows no significant results for vitamin D supplementation vs placebo.

Income, Lifestyle May Contribute to Disparity in Cancer Deaths

Income, Lifestyle May Contribute to Disparity in Cancer Deaths

In addition to health care factors, issues outside of treatment may affect cancer death rates.

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung Cancer Risk

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung Cancer Risk

Higher risk seen with ACEIs vs angiotensin receptor blockers; risk linked to duration of use

Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe

Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe

Radiation dose not impacted with light or moderate use of skin treatments, regardless of beam energy, incidence

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High

At 6 months, rates for provoked, unprovoked, cancer-related VTE are 6.8, 6.92, 9.06 per 100 person-years

Persistent Cancer Screening Gaps Revealed in New CDC Report

Persistent Cancer Screening Gaps Revealed in New CDC Report

From 2000 to 2015 screening for breast, cervical, and prostate cancers decreased significantly, whereas screening for colorectal cancer increased significantly.

Monthly Vitamin D Supplement May Not Cut Cancer Risk

Monthly Vitamin D Supplement May Not Cut Cancer Risk

High-dose monthly supplementation doesn't reduce risk of cancer among middle-aged and older adults.

Alcohol, Tobacco Consumption Tied to Cancer Mortality

Alcohol, Tobacco Consumption Tied to Cancer Mortality

Over 20 years, a 1-L reduction in alcohol intake was linked to 3.9 percent drop in overall cancer mortality.

Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy

Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy

Mortality risk linked to complementary medicine mediated by treatment refusal

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women

Incidence rates decreased among men from 2008 to 2014, remained stable among women.

Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With Cancer

Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With Cancer

ICU and hospital mortality were lower for patients with cancer versus those without cancer.

In Cancer Patients, PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden

In Cancer Patients, PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden

Post-traumatic stress symptoms also linked to lower risk of readmission in hospitalized CA patients.

Aspirin Use Doesn't Cut Cancer Incidence in Older T2DM Patients

Aspirin Use Doesn't Cut Cancer Incidence in Older T2DM Patients

In subgroup analyses, reduced incidence of cancer seen in participants aged younger than 65 years.

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Concerned About Future Health

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Concerned About Future Health

Even among those exposed to high radiation doses, one-third not concerned about developing cancer.

Many Drugs Made Available Via FDA Expanded Access Programs

Many Drugs Made Available Via FDA Expanded Access Programs

Half of meds ID'd in expanded access programs treat cancer; others for metabolic, endocrine diseases

CKD Patients Often Excluded From Cancer Trials

CKD Patients Often Excluded From Cancer Trials

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Even patients with mild chronic kidney disease were prevented from participating in clinical trials of drugs for bladder, breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancers.

High-Quality Diet May Decrease Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors

High-Quality Diet May Decrease Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors

Highest Healthy Eating Index scores associated with decreased overall and cancer-specific mortality.

Increase in Global Cancer Incidence, Drop in Death Rates

Increase in Global Cancer Incidence, Drop in Death Rates

From 2006 and 2016, smallest increase seen in high Sociodemographic Index countries.

Cancer Development Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Cancer Development Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Increased risk of subsequent diabetes independent of traditional diabetes risk factors.

FDA OKs 1st Biosimilar to Prevent Chemo-Related Infections

FDA OKs 1st Biosimilar to Prevent Chemo-Related Infections

Fulphila, biosimilar to Neulasta, helps reduce risk of infection during cancer treatment.

Senior Cancer Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy

Senior Cancer Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy

Benefit of palliative radiation for bone metastasis across age groups; older age should not preclude tx.

Rivaroxaban Linked to Low VTE Recurrence in Active Cancer

Rivaroxaban Linked to Low VTE Recurrence in Active Cancer

Lower rate of VTE recurrence, but higher clinically relevant non-major bleeding versus dalteparin.

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