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Increased body vigilance may contribute to early cancer diagnosis, research finds

Increased body vigilance may contribute to early cancer diagnosis, research finds

New research published in BMC Public Health has found that increased body vigilance may contribute to early cancer diagnosis. [More]
Study explores causes of diagnostic delays and impact on treatment in cancer patients

Study explores causes of diagnostic delays and impact on treatment in cancer patients

Patients wait an average of four months before seeking a cancer diagnosis, researchers report at the ESMO ASIA 2016 Congress in Singapore. [More]
Simple, coordinated approach can improve chances of survival for high-risk AML patients

Simple, coordinated approach can improve chances of survival for high-risk AML patients

New research shows that quickly identifying patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and speeding the process to find them a stem cell donor and performing the transplant earlier, can significantly improve their chances of surviving for at least two years after diagnosis without a relapse. [More]
Clonal hematopoiesis may help predict cancer patients at risk for fatal form of leukemia

Clonal hematopoiesis may help predict cancer patients at risk for fatal form of leukemia

Patients successfully treated for breast, colon and other cancers can go on to develop an often-fatal form of leukemia, sometimes years after completion of treatment, due to a genetic mutation leading to secondary malignancies known as therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs). [More]
Four weeks of prehabilitation may help cancer patients to get in shape for surgery, study suggests

Four weeks of prehabilitation may help cancer patients to get in shape for surgery, study suggests

Just four weeks of prehabilitation may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. [More]
Hallucinogenic drug offers relief for people with cancer-related anxiety or depression

Hallucinogenic drug offers relief for people with cancer-related anxiety or depression

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin -- the active compound in hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms." [More]
Cancer survivors diagnosed before age 25 have two-fold increased risk of suicide, study shows

Cancer survivors diagnosed before age 25 have two-fold increased risk of suicide, study shows

Survivors of cancer diagnosed before the age of 25 had a more than two-fold increased risk of suicide compared to their non-cancer peers. [More]
Study finds majority of primary care physicians do not fully disclose harmful medical errors

Study finds majority of primary care physicians do not fully disclose harmful medical errors

While most primary care physicians would provide some information about a medical error, only a minority would fully disclose important information about potentially harmful medical errors to patients, a new survey shows. [More]
Medicare beneficiaries without supplemental insurance experience highest out-of-pocket cancer costs

Medicare beneficiaries without supplemental insurance experience highest out-of-pocket cancer costs

Which Medicare beneficiaries shoulder the highest out-of-pocket costs after a cancer diagnosis? The answer is those beneficiaries without supplemental insurance, according to a new article published online by JAMA Oncology. [More]
New public-private partnership launches major health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco

New public-private partnership launches major health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco

Cancer is the leading cause of death in San Francisco and costs patients, families and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. [More]
Research shows childhood cancer affects parents' income and employment status

Research shows childhood cancer affects parents' income and employment status

Having a child with cancer led to income reductions for parents and job discontinuation among mothers in a recent study, even after adjusting for pre-diagnosis sociodemographic factors. [More]
DILON Diagnostics to distribute GE's Discovery NM750b breast imaging system in North America

DILON Diagnostics to distribute GE's Discovery NM750b breast imaging system in North America

DILON Diagnostics and GE Healthcare are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement for DILON to be the exclusive distributor of GE's Discovery NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging system in North America. [More]
Women with higher vitamin D levels have better long-term outcomes after breast cancer diagnosis

Women with higher vitamin D levels have better long-term outcomes after breast cancer diagnosis

Women with higher vitamin D levels in their blood following a breast cancer diagnosis had significantly better long-term outcomes, according to new research from Kaiser Permanente and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. [More]
Long-term weight gain may increase risk of obesity-related cancers

Long-term weight gain may increase risk of obesity-related cancers

Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent and in women by almost 20 per cent, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's Cancer Conference in Liverpool, today (Monday). [More]
Researchers develop potential technique for breast cancer diagnosis using histopathology images

Researchers develop potential technique for breast cancer diagnosis using histopathology images

An international team comprising engineers, mathematicians and doctors has applied a technique used for detecting damage in underwater marine structures to identify cancerous cells in breast cancer histopathology images. [More]
Childhood cancer survivors have poor dietary quality in adulthood, new study finds

Childhood cancer survivors have poor dietary quality in adulthood, new study finds

Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds. Diets lacking essential nutrients may exacerbate the chronic disease burden in a group already at an elevated risk for developing new conditions. [More]
How could emerging technologies impact cancer care?

How could emerging technologies impact cancer care?

The major innovations in cancer diagnosis, therapy/palliative care and surgical intervention are too numerous to list here. But enormous strides have taken place in stem cell therapy, monoclonal antibody therapy and genetic screening. [More]
Innovative new digital pathology network to benefit millions of patients

Innovative new digital pathology network to benefit millions of patients

A pioneering digital histopathology partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals and Philips offering a groundbreaking solution to the growing demand for specialist histopathology services at a time when fewer pathologists are entering the profession has been launched. [More]
CAPES program helps patients tell children about their illnesses

CAPES program helps patients tell children about their illnesses

There was no question that Nancy Coronado would tell her two young children everything about her breast cancer diagnosis. She and her husband wanted to keep them informed of all aspects of treatment and care. [More]
Worsening depression symptoms linked shorter survival for lung cancer patients

Worsening depression symptoms linked shorter survival for lung cancer patients

Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of disease, according to a new U.S. study. [More]
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