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12:00 AM EDT September 28, 2015

Media Coverage of Celebrity’s Mastectomy Has Improved Public Awareness of Reconstructive Breast Surgery Options

A new study found improved public awareness about reconstructive breast surgery options following Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a double mastectomy and subsequent reconstruction.

12:00 AM EDT September 14, 2015

Social Factors May Impact Young Leukemia Patients’ Survival

A new study reveals that insurance status, marital status, and county-level income may affect the chances of survival in young patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). 

September 02, 2015

Men in China Face Increasing Tobacco-Related Cancer Risks

In China, smoking now causes nearly a quarter of all cancers in adult males. The finding comes from a large study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, as part of a Special Issue on Lung Cancer in China.

12:00 AM EDT August 24, 2015

Heart Medications that Target Stress May Help Prolong Survival in Women with Ovarian Cancer

A new analysis of patient records indicates that certain drugs taken to improve heart health may also have anti-cancer properties. 

12:00 AM EDT August 10, 2015

How Religious and Spiritual Beliefs Relate to Cancer Patients’ Physical, Mental, and Social Well-Being

Research reveals that most individuals with cancer have religious and spiritual beliefs, or derive comfort from religious and spiritual experiences. But what impact does this have on patients’ health?

12:00 AM EDT July 27, 2015

Many Young Cancer Patients May Have Limited Awareness of Fertility Preservation Options

A new study points to the need for increased awareness of fertility preservation options for young patients with cancer. 

12:00 AM EDT July 13, 2015

Cancer Survivors May Face Unique Challenges When Trying to Adopt

A new study has found that cancer survivors’ options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies’ policies.

12:00 AM EDT June 22, 2015

Study Finds Decreased Rates of High-Grade Cervical Lesions in Young Women after Approval of HPV Vaccines and Changes in Cancer Screening

A new analysis indicates that rates of high-grade cervical lesions decreased in young US women after vaccines were made available to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), but the trend may be due in part to changes in cervical cancer screening recommendations. 

12:00 AM EDT May 26, 2015

Attitudes and Beliefs About Complementary and Alternative Medicine Predict Use among Patients with Cancer

A new study has shed light on how cancer patients’ attitudes and beliefs drive the use of complementary and alternative medicine.

12:00 AM EDT May 11, 2015

Certain Treatments for Childhood Cancer May Increase Obesity Risk Later in Life

Individuals who had cancer as a child may be at increased risk of being obese due to the therapies they received during their youth.

12:00 AM EDT April 27, 2015

Health Insurance Coverage among Cancer Patients Varies Greatly by Demographics and Cancer Type

A new analysis has found that, among patients with cancer, rates of health insurance coverage vary by patient demographics and by cancer type.

12:00 AM EDT April 13, 2015

HPV Vaccination of Adolescent Boys May Be Cost-Effective for Preventing Oropharyngeal Cancer

A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus (HPV) may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a cancer that starts at the back of the throat and mouth, and involves the tonsils and base of the tongue.

12:00 AM EDT March 23, 2015

Stress Management Techniques Improve Long-Term Mood and Quality of Life in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

A new study shows that providing women with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later. 

12:00 AM EDT March 09, 2015

Breast Cancer Risk May Be Increased in Women Who Have First-Degree Relatives with a History of Prostate Cancer

Having a family history of prostate cancer among first-degree relatives may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

12:00 AM EST February 23, 2015

Certain Factors Influence Whether Cancer Patients Involve Family Members in Treatment Decisions

Family members often play an important role in providing care for patients with cancer, but which patients are more or less likely to involve family members in decisions regarding their care is not well known.

12:00 AM EST February 09, 2015

Study Identifies Clinical Signs Suggestive of Impending Death in Patients with Advanced Cancer

While the diagnosis of an impending death is always sad, it can be important for patients, families, and clinicians as they make decisions related to hospital discharge, hospice referral, and treatments.

12:00 AM EST January 26, 2015

Many Women with Breast Cancer Have Poor Knowledge about their Condition

A new analysis has found that many women with breast cancer lack knowledge about their illness, with minority patients less likely than white patients to know and report accurate information about their tumors’ characteristics.

January 20, 2015

Mortality-To-Incidence Equation Helps Identify Global Disparities in Cancer Screening and Treatment

Disparities in cancer screening, incidence, treatment, and survival are worsening globally. In a new study on colorectal cancer, researchers found that the mortality-to-incidence ratio (MIR) can help identify whether a country has a higher mortality than might be expected based on cancer incidence. Countries with lower-than-expected MIRs have strong national health systems characterized by formal colorectal cancer screening programs. Conversely, countries with higher-than-expected MIRs are more likely to lack such screening programs.

12:00 AM EST January 12, 2015

Many Cancer Survivors Have Unmet Physical and Mental Needs Related to their Disease and its Treatment

Even decades after being cured, many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges resulting from their disease and its treatment. That’s the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The findings could help clinicians and other experts develop interventions that are tailored to the specific types of problems and concerns that cancer survivors may experience.

12:00 AM EST December 22, 2014

Bone Loss Drugs May Help Prevent Endometrial Cancer

A new analysis suggests that women who use bisphosphonates—medications commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions—have about half the risk of developing endometrial cancer as women who do not use the drugs.