Oncology

Study: Chemo Plus Hormone Treatment for Breast Cancer Boosts Survival, Fertility

In the final results of a major international clinical trial, women with hormone receptor-negative breast cancer who received a combination of standard chemotherapy and hormone treatment were more likely to become pregnant and enjoyed a better five-year survival rate than patients who received chemotherapy alone.


Fueling the Debate on Mammography for Older Women

Research presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) adds to existing evidence that women age 75 or older benefit from continued mammography screening, expanding the debate about whether the age recommendations for these screenings should change.


More Aggressive Combination Therapy Offers Survival Advantage for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Men with locally or regionally advanced prostate cancer who receive radical prostatectomy followed by radiation therapy live longer than those who receive radiation therapy plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), according to a recent study.


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Avoiding a Late Supper Associated with Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Eating supper before 9 p.m. or waiting a minimum of two hours after eating before going to bed is linked to a 20 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk, according to research in the International Journal of Cancer.

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GERD Associated with Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers in Older Adults

Researchers in Louisiana have linked GERD with the development of upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancers in elderly individuals, but causality remains elusive.


Thirdhand Smoke Exposure May Increase Lung Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in California have found a link between thirdhand smoke (THS) exposure and lung cancer risk in mice.


Study Shows Survival Advantage for Certain Leukemia Patients Treated in Pediatric Cancer Centers

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have better survival rates if treated in pediatric cancer centers versus adult centers, according to a recent study in Blood Advances.


Spotlight on Oncology

Cancer exacts a massive toll in terms of both suffering and healthcare costs, but mortality rates have declined.


Fibrin-based Matrix Spurs Hope for Artificial Ovary Transplantation

A Belgian research team has developed a fibrin matrix that closely resembles human ovarian tissue. The promising result, published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, brings physicians closer to making artificial ovary transplantation an option for fertility preservation following cancer treatment.


Certain Foods Linked to Relief of Side Effects from Breast Cancer Treatment

Diets high in soy and cruciferous vegetables may alleviate some symptoms associated with breast cancer treatments, recent research suggests.