Friday, December 14, 2018

No Increased Mortality Risks for Early-stage Breast Cancer Patients Receiving XRT

According to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual Meeting, being held in Atlanta,September 22-25, 2013, early-stage breast cancer patients who receive external beam therapy or XRT are not at higher risk for serious long-term side effects in the chest area, including increase in deaths from cardiac disease and secondary malignancies.Various studies have...

Radiation Therapy for DCIS Does Not Seem to Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS, a precursor of breast cancer, usually found during a mammogram as part of breast cancer screening, is the presence of abnormal cells inside a milk duct in the breast. While noninvasive and not life-threatening, it may progress to invasive breast cancer if left untreated and therefor requires treatment.Historically, many women with DCIS underwent...

Study Shows Expression of Polycomb Targets may Accurately Predict Breast Cancer Prognosis and Progression

Researchers from the Unit on Biomedical Informatics, Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabrain Barcelona, Spain, have identified a protein that they believe may help predict breast cancer prognosis. According to the researchers, this finding may potentially relieve thousands of women at low risk for breast cancer from having to undergo painful, often debilitating therapies, while insuring...

Large Study Confirms Link Between School-age Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer

It's a real sobering fact for millions of young women heading back to school or college. Researcher have found a link confirming that alcoholconsumptionbefore motherhood increases their risk of future breast cancer.The conclusions stem from new research conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that, for the first time, links increased breast cancer...

Recommended Daily Doses of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements May Not Prevent Loss of Bone Mineral Density in Women With Breast Cancer

One of the unintended consequences of breast cancer therapies is an increased risk of osteoporosis due to accelerated bone loss. To offset this unwanted side effect, women undergoing breast cancer treatment cancer are widely prescribed calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent and manage osteoporosis. However, new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centerfinds that the recommended daily doses...

Too Much Coffee Kills You…. or Not?

Is a cups of coffee good or bad for your health? This issue has been examined by many studies and this month two interesting studies try again to present the facts.The first study published in the August 19 online edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that drinking more than 28 cups of coffee a week – an average...

Family Members of Children with Cancer may be at Risk: Study Looks at the Implications for Genetic Evaluation in Pediatric Practice

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, one of the first questions the parents ask is "Will my other children get cancer?" A new study from Huntsman Cancer Institute(HCI) at the University of Utah, a member of the National Comprehesive Network(NCCN), suggests the answer to that question depends on whether a family history of cancer exists. The research results...

Incretin Mimetic Drugs may be Linked to an Increased Risk of Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer – First Lawsuit Filed in New York

Earlier this year the FDA started evaluating unpublished reports from a group of academic researchers suggesting an increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cellular changes called pancreatic duct metaplasia in patients with Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) treated with a class of drugs called incretin mimetics.In recent years a class of drugs has been introduced for treatment of T2DM that...

Do Spouses of Patients with HPV-positive Oropharyngeal Cancer Have Increased Risk of Oral HPV Infections?

While many spouses of patients diagnosed with human papilloma virus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) have anxiety over their own HPV-related cancer risk, a new study, supported by the Johns Hopkins Innovation Fund and the Richard Gelb Cancer Prevention Award, finds that spouses were no more likely to test positive for oral HPV infection than people in the general population.The...

Sleep Disorders and Sleeping Problems Linked to Increased Risk for Prostate Cancer

Men who reported sleep disorders or ongoing sleeping problems, including difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, had up to a twofold increased risk for prostate cancer, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.Sleep can often be a barometer of your overall health for both men and women....

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