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Combined Tobacco, Alcohol Use Spikes Esophageal Cancer Risk

Combined Tobacco, Alcohol Use Spikes Esophageal Cancer Risk

Rates of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) nearly double for those who use tobacco and consume alcohol, compared to individuals who only smoke or drink.

Before HPV Vaccine, Most Oropharyngeal Cancers Were HPV+

Before HPV Vaccine, Most Oropharyngeal Cancers Were HPV+

Most oropharyngeal cancers in the United States diagnosed between 1995 and 2005 were positive for human papillomavirus, specifically HPV 16 or 18.

ASCO: Screen Cancer Patients for Anxiety, Depression

ASCO: Screen Cancer Patients for Anxiety, Depression

It is important to recognize and treat anxiety or depression among cancer patients, according to a clinical guideline published online.

FDA Approves Cyramza for Gastric Cancer

FDA Approves Cyramza for Gastric Cancer

Eli Lilly and Company announced that the FDA has approved Cyramza (ramucirumab) 10mg/mL injection, for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic, gastric cancer or gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma, with disease progression on or after prior fluoropyrimidine- or platinum-containing chemotherapy.

Adherence Rates Low for Prostate Cancer Quality of Care Measures

Adherence Rates Low for Prostate Cancer Quality of Care Measures

Adherence to established prostate cancer quality of care measures is frequently low, with considerable regional variation.

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8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

Eight million Americans signed up for private health insurance during the just-concluded first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.

New Health Secretary to Face Health Care Reform Hurdles

With the resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday, the Affordable Care Act will get a fresh face.

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills

While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief.

Sebelius Resigns as HHS Secretary

US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down from her position, after overseeing the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

Medicare Paid Some Docs $3 Million Each in 2012

A small number of doctors received at least $3 million each in Medicare payments in 2012, for a total of nearly $1.5 billion.

Majority of Women Lack Accurate Knowledge of Their Own Breast Cancer Risk

Caucasian women overestimate their risk of breast cancer while African American and Hispanic women underestimate their risk, according to research presented at BCS 2013.

Survey Identifies Modifiable Barriers to Mammography Screening Among Rural US Women

A survey presented at BCS 2013 has found a number of factors that cause rural US women to avoid breast cancer screening.

Perioperative MRI of Uncertain Benefit for Women with DCIS

The benefit of perioperative MRI for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is "uncertain," found a study presented during BCS 2013.

Dr. Edith Perez's Recommended Abstracts at BCS 2013 Editorial Board member Dr. Edith Perez of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, recommends high impact abstracts at the Breast Cancer Symposium 2013.

Radiotherapy for DCIS Is Not Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Disease

Women who underwent radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ do not face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, found a study presented at BCS 2013.

Prostate Cancer Adherence to Quality of Care Measures Frequently Low

Regional variation seen in pretreatment counseling, overuse of bone scans, oncologist follow-up.

Prostate Brachytherapy On the Decline

Use of this treatment for localized prostate cancer has been decreasing since 2002, perhaps due to increasing use of radical prostatectomy.

Adding ADT to Radiotherapy Improves Prostate Cancer Outcomes

The combined treatment was associated with a reduced risk of biochemical and clinical progression compared with radiotherapy alone.

Osteoporosis May Be Present Before Prostate Cancer ADT

Danish study reveals a 10% prevalence of osteoporosis among men due to start androgen-deprivation therapy.

Renal Mass Biopsy Seldom Used Pre-RCC Surgery

Only 17% and 20% of patients undergoing radical or partial nephrectomy, respectively, had a renal mass biopsy in advance of surgery.

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