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12:00 AM EST December 08, 2014

Most Elderly Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Receive a Treatment that May Not Be as Effective

A new analysis has found that while clinical trial data support omitting radiation treatments in elderly women with early stage breast cancer, nearly two-thirds of these women continue to receive it.

12:00 AM EST November 24, 2014

Adult Survivors of Childhood Eye Cancer Experience Few Cognitive or Social Setbacks

Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment.

12:00 AM EST November 10, 2014

Physicians Play a Critical Role in Ensuring Bladder Cancer Patients Understand the Link between Smoking and Their Disease

When bladder cancer patients are well-informed by their physicians, they acknowledge that tobacco use was likely the cause of their disease.

12:00 AM EDT October 27, 2014

Chest Radiation to Treat Childhood Cancer Increases Patients’ Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

A new study has found that patients who received chest radiation for Wilms tumor, a rare childhood cancer, face an increased risk of developing breast cancer later in life due to their radiation exposure.

12:00 AM EDT October 14, 2014

Study Sheds Light on Factors that May Contribute to Pancreatic Cancer

New research that provides a better understanding of pancreatic cancer may help identify individuals at increased risk.

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.

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