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Financial hardship in cancer: The role of health insurance literacy
A new American Cancer Society study links health insurance literacy with medical financial hardship as well as non-medical financial sacrifices among adult cancer survivors in the United States. (2019-10-17)
For low-risk thyroid cancer patients, less may be more for post-surgery surveillance
Patient self-advocacy is important, and although a maximizing preference may be advantageous in many situations, new research led by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center shows that, in the case of long-term surveillance of treated, low-risk thyroid cancer, health care ''maximizers'' consume more health care resources -- such as doctor visits and diagnostic imaging tests -- which drive up costs without a clear improvement in outcomes. (2019-10-14)
Overweight before age 40 increases the cancer risk
The risk of cancer increases considerably if you gain weight before the age of 40. (2019-10-11)
Study provides insights on statins' link to lower prostate cancer risk
In a Cancer Medicine study of cancer-free men followed for a median of seven years, statin use was associated with a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. (2019-10-09)
New test for thyroid cancer could prevent unnecessary surgery
Each year, thanks to inconclusive tests for thyroid cancer, thousands of people undergo unnecessary surgeries to remove part or all of their thyroids. (2019-10-07)
Scientists have identified the presence of cancer-suppressing cells in pancreatic cancer
Researchers have identified cells containing a protein called Meflin that has a role in restraining the progression of pancreatic cancer. (2019-10-07)
TTUHSC researchers use NHANES to search for hypothyroid-sleep apnea link
To more clearly determine if a link exists between thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism and sleep apnea, a team from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center embarked upon new research using data mined from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a biennial survey conducted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to generally evaluate the health of children and adults in the US. (2019-10-02)
Inadequate control of thyroid hormones sensitizes to hepatocarcinogenesis and unhealthy aging
For Aging's Volume 11, Issue 18, the Journal devoted the Cover to a research paper by Dr. (2019-10-02)
Cancer data provide insights into occurrence, overdiagnosis, and treatment advances
Investigators analyzed 40 years of cancer burden data and examined patterns of incidence and mortality for various cancers, finding examples for which incidence and mortality moved in concert and examples where discordance in incidence and mortality indicate that overdiagnosis may be at play. (2019-10-02)
Cancer tumours form surprising connections with healthy brain cells
Anti-epileptic medicine can curb the dangerous communication and possibly be part of future treatment. (2019-09-27)
Using the immune system as a defence against cancer
Research published today in the British Journal of Cancer has found that a naturally occurring molecule and a component of the immune system that can successfully target and kill cancer cells, can also encourage immunity against cancer resurgence. (2019-09-26)
Study finds potential therapeutic target for prostate cancers with PTEN mutation
PTEN, a tumor suppressor gene mutated in about 20% of prostate cancers, relies on another gene, ARID4B, to function. (2019-09-24)
Method discovered to reactivate tumour fighting genes 'silenced' by cancer
Scientists at UCL have developed a method to reactivate 'tumour suppressor' genes, which are switched off by cancer cells -- a finding which could lead to new targeted biotherapies for cancer. (2019-09-23)
Here's proof that bowel cancer screening reduces deaths
New research led by the University of South Australia shows just how effective bowel cancer screening is in helping to reduce the number of bowel cancer deaths by up to 45%. (2019-09-19)
Just bad luck? Cancer patients nominate 'fate' as third most likely cause
What role does fate play when it comes to the 145,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia and 125,000 people in Vietnam? (2019-09-15)
Patients diagnosed with cancer after skipping appointment more likely to die within a year
Cancer patients who miss an urgent referral appointment for their symptoms are 12% more likely to die within 12 months of diagnosis, a major new study has found. (2019-09-12)
Some cancer drugs in clinical trials don't work by hitting their targets
Multiple cancer drug candidates in clinical trials kill tumor cells through off-target effects instead of by interacting with their intended molecular targets, according to a new study. (2019-09-11)
UK improves cancer survival, but is still behind other high-income countries
Cancer survival in the UK has improved since 1995, although it still lags behind other high-income countries, according to new analysis by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP), which is managed by Cancer Research UK. (2019-09-11)
A liquid biopsy test can identify patients who may respond to immune checkpoint blockade
A new liquid biopsy test could detect microsatellite instability (MSI) and tumor mutational burden (TMB), indicating that it could help determine which patients are likely to respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors. (2019-09-10)
Factors associated with longer wait times in colorectal cancer specialty care referrals
Delay in referral to specialty care for patients who have symptoms of colorectal cancer may lead to poor health outcomes. (2019-09-09)
Study supports germline testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients
Genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients may be an optimal strategy for identifying additional patients with increased risk as well as response to targeted therapies, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. (2019-09-09)
Eating mushrooms may help lower prostate cancer risk
A new study published in the International Journal of Cancer found an inverse relationship between mushroom consumption and the development of prostate cancer among middle-aged and elderly Japanese men, suggesting that regular mushroom intake might help to prevent prostate cancer. (2019-09-05)
Obesity and psychosocial well-being among patients with cancer
In a study published in Psycho-Oncology, excess weight was linked with poorer psychosocial health among older adults diagnosed with breast cancer or prostate cancer. (2019-09-05)
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. (2019-09-03)
New radiomics model uses immunohistochemistry to predict thyroid nodules
American Journal of Roentgenology researchers have validated a first-of-its-kind machine learning-based model to evaluate immunohistochemical characteristics in patients with suspected thyroid nodules, achieving 'excellent performance' for individualized noninvasive prediction of the presence of cytokeratin 19, galectin 3, and thyroperoxidase based upon CT images. (2019-08-30)
'MasSpec Pen' for accurate cancer detection during surgery
A major challenge for cancer surgeons is to determine where a tumor starts and where it ends. (2019-08-27)
Enzyme that helps protect us from stress linked to liver cancer growth
An enzyme induced by stress to help reduce production of damaging free radicals is also used by liver cancer to regulate two major cell proliferation pathways that enable the cancer to thrive, scientists report. (2019-08-22)
More cancer cases among women with sleep apnea
Women with severe sleep apnea appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer, a study shows. (2019-08-15)
Substituting poultry for red meat may reduce breast cancer risk
Results from a new study suggest that red meat consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer, whereas poultry consumption may be protective against breast cancer risk. (2019-08-07)
Thyroid screening may not be needed in all youth with psychiatric disorders
A new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's looks at the prevalence of abnormal thyroid function in youth with severe mood and anxiety disorder. (2019-08-06)
Biomarkers confirm higher incidence of thyroid cancer among World Trade Center responders
Method developed by Brazilian and US researchers distinguishes between malignant and benign tumors and rules out false positive results. (2019-08-05)
Raman spectroscopy poised to make thyroid cancer diagnosis less invasive
Researchers have demonstrated that an optical technique known as Raman spectroscopy can be used to differentiate between benign and cancerous thyroid cells. (2019-08-05)
Despite treatment, elderly cancer patients have worse outcomes if HIV-positive
Elderly cancer patients who are HIV-positive have worse outcomes compared to cancer patients in the same age range who do not have HIV. (2019-08-01)
New drug providing hope for babies with aggressive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
A breakthrough new drug is providing hope to tiny babies at risk of dying from an aggressive form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and could help all cancer patients. (2019-07-27)
Antibiotics can inhibit skin lymphoma
New research from the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center at the University of Copenhagen shows, surprisingly, that antibiotics inhibit cancer in the skin in patients with rare type of lymphoma. (2019-07-25)
Association between number of thyroidectomies performed by surgeon, complications
This observational study examined at what point an increasing number of operations to remove the thyroid performed annually by a surgeon is associated with a lower rate of complications among patients. (2019-07-25)
Are doctors treating more thyroid cancer patients than necessary?
New research may help change treatment practices for patients diagnosed with low risk thyroid cancer. (2019-07-10)
Poor quality social relationships linked to bone loss in postmenopausal women
Poor quality social relationships that contribute to psychosocial stress may be associated with bone loss in postmenopausal women, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-07-09)
Cancer genes and the tumor milieu
In a recent study published in Cancer Research, researchers demonstrate the role of an oncogene in altering the immediate environment of tumors. (2019-07-08)
Killing the seeds of cancer: A new finding shows potential in destroying cancer stem cells
When doctors remove a tumor surgically or use targeted therapies, the cancer may appear to be gone. (2019-07-08)
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