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12:00 AM EDT September 22, 2014

E-Cigarettes Unhelpful in Smoking Cessation among Cancer Patients

In a new study of cancer patients who smoke, those using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) were more nicotine dependent and equally or less likely to have quit smoking traditional cigarettes than non-users.

12:00 AM EDT September 08, 2014

Many Patients in Cancer Centers May Not Experience a Dignified Death

A new study that surveyed physicians and nurses in hospitals within cancer centers in Germany suggests that many patients there do not experience a dignified death. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates the need for cancer centers to invest more in palliative care services, adequate rooms for dying patients, staff training in end-of-life care, and advance-care-planning standards.

12:00 AM EDT August 25, 2014

Medicaid Reimbursements May Affect Cancer Screening Rates Among Beneficiaries

A recent study has found that in states with higher Medicaid payments for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to be screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer.

12:00 AM EDT August 11, 2014

U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Vary by Subtype, Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Age

A new analysis confirms that US lung cancer rates are declining overall, but it also uncovers previously unrecognized trends related to cancer subtype, sex, race/ethnicity, and age.

12:00 AM EDT July 28, 2014

Lifestyle Choices May Affect the Long-Term Heart Health of Childhood Cancer Survivors

A new study has found that following a healthy lifestyle may lower childhood cancer survivors’ risk of developing the metabolic syndrome.

12:00 AM EDT July 14, 2014

Testicular Cancer Rates Are on the Rise in Young Hispanic Americans

A new analysis has found that rates of testicular cancer have been rising dramatically in recent years among young Hispanic American men, but not among their non-Hispanic counterparts.

12:00 AM EDT June 23, 2014

Family Dysfunction a Strong Predictor of Emotional Problems in Children of Cancer Patients

A cancer diagnosis affects the whole family, and a significant number of children of cancer patients may be at risk for emotional and behavioral problems.

12:00 AM EDT June 09, 2014

Most Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise

Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked with prolonged survival and improved quality of life, but most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after they were diagnosed.

12:00 AM EDT May 27, 2014

An Area’s Level of Poverty or Wealth May Affect the Distribution of Cancer Types

A new analysis has found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions.

12:00 AM EDT May 12, 2014

Current Guidelines Underestimate US Cervical Cancer Incidence and Older Women’s Risk of Developing the Disease

Rates of cervical cancer in American women may be higher than previously thought, and the disease may arise most often at an age when adequately screened women are advised to stop getting screened. The findings come from a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The results should be taken into consideration when the national guidelines for cervical cancer screening are reviewed.

12:00 AM EDT April 28, 2014

Receiving Chemotherapy after a Breast Cancer Diagnosis May Affect a Patient’s Long-Term Employment

A new study has found that loss of paid employment after a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer may be common and potentially related to the type of treatment patients received.

12:00 AM EDT April 14, 2014

Chemotherapy Before or After Surgery for High-Risk Bladder Cancer Improves Survival, but is Not Routinely Administered

Clinical trials have shown that survival is improved in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who are given chemotherapy before surgery.

12:00 AM EDT March 24, 2014

Use of Mood Stabilizing Drug Linked with Reduced Risk of Developing Head and Neck Cancer

A new study indicates that a commonly used mood stabilizing drug may help prevent head and neck cancer. The study is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

12:00 AM EDT March 10, 2014

Targeted Drug May Prolong Survival of Patients with Cervical Cancer

A new clinical study has found that erlotinib, a targeted antitumor agent, has promising potential to improve treatment for cervical cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the results indicate that larger trials are warranted to determine whether the drug should become part of standard therapy for women with the disease.

12:00 AM EST February 24, 2014

Secondary Thyroid Cancer More Deadly than Primary Malignancy in Young Individuals

A new analysis has found that adolescents and young adults who develop thyroid cancer as a secondary cancer have a significantly greater risk of dying than those with primary thyroid cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings stress the importance of screening young cancer survivors to detect early signs of a potentially life-threatening thyroid malignancy.

12:00 AM EST February 10, 2014

Smoking Linked with Increased Risk of Most Common Type of Breast Cancer

Young women who smoke and have been smoking a pack a day for a decade or more have a significantly increased risk of developing the most common type of breast cancer. That is the finding of an analysis published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study indicates that an increased risk of breast cancer may be another health risk incurred by young women who smoke.

12:00 AM EST January 27, 2014

Music Therapy Has Positive Effects on Young Cancer Patients’ Coping Skills, Social Integration, and Family Environment

A new study has found that adolescents and young adults undergoing cancer treatment gain coping skills and resilience-related outcomes when they participate in a therapeutic music process that includes writing song lyrics and producing videos.

12:00 AM EST January 13, 2014

Advanced Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer May Be Better than Traditional Radiation at Preventing Side Effects and Cancer Recurrence

Patients with head and neck cancer who are treated with an advanced form of radiation therapy may experience fewer side effects and be less likely to die from their disease than patients who receive standard radiation therapy.

12:05 AM EST December 23, 2013

Breast Cancer Patients Experience Fewer Side Effects from Anticancer Drug When Receiving Either Real or Sham Acupuncture

A new analysis has found that both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat
breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the  American Cancer Society, the findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients.

12:05 AM EST December 09, 2013

Inflammation in Prostate Biopsies May Indicate Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Signs of inflammation in a man’s prostate biopsy may indicate he has a reduced risk of subsequently being diagnosed with prostate cancer in a future biopsy. That’s the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

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