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Red flag symptoms missed in bowel cancer emergency patients, study finds

Red flag symptoms missed in bowel cancer emergency patients, study finds

AROUND one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer ‘alarm symptom’ in the year leading up to their diagnosis, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday). [More]
HPV vaccine can decrease incidence of cervical pre-cancers among young women, research shows

HPV vaccine can decrease incidence of cervical pre-cancers among young women, research shows

Every 20 minutes, someone in the United States receives a cancer diagnosis related to human papillomavirus. HPV causes cancer of the cervix, anus and throat. [More]
Psychological support may be crucial for physical recovery of breast cancer patients

Psychological support may be crucial for physical recovery of breast cancer patients

The words no one wants to hear: "You have breast cancer." Unfortunately, close to 300,000 American women are expected to receive that diagnosis each year. [More]
Cross-disciplinary concepts may lead to effective, personalised cancer treatments

Cross-disciplinary concepts may lead to effective, personalised cancer treatments

It is not only tumours and metastases that differ in each type of cancer and each individual sufferer but also receptors in cells. [More]
Young cancer survivors at higher risk of becoming unemployed and economically dependent, study shows

Young cancer survivors at higher risk of becoming unemployed and economically dependent, study shows

If you survive cancer at young age, then you have a higher risk of becoming unemployed and economically dependent than others, a Norwegian study shows. [More]
Veracyte announces new data suggesting ability of Afirma GEC in thyroid cancer diagnosis

Veracyte announces new data suggesting ability of Afirma GEC in thyroid cancer diagnosis

Veracyte, Inc.today announced new data suggesting the potential to enhance the performance of the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier in thyroid cancer diagnosis by combining the test's proven RNA expression-based capabilities with gene variant and fusion information – all on a single, robust RNA sequencing platform. [More]
One single genomic fingerprinting could potentially miss smaller, more aggressive prostate tumors

One single genomic fingerprinting could potentially miss smaller, more aggressive prostate tumors

While the majority of prostate cancers are slow growing and not fatal, some are aggressive and lethal. [More]

MSK introduces unique program to expand, streamline patient access to high-quality cancer care

In an effort to expand and streamline patient access to its high-quality cancer care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has introduced MSK Direct, a unique program in which MSK collaborates with external employers to simplify how their employees can engage with the institution for initial or ongoing cancer care. [More]
Study finds racial disparities in physical and functional quality of life for breast cancer survivors

Study finds racial disparities in physical and functional quality of life for breast cancer survivors

An analysis of the quality of life of several thousand breast cancer survivors in North Carolina found differences in how black and white women functioned and felt physically and spiritually during treatment and two years after diagnosis. [More]
Study finds late onset and short duration of pain relief treatment in many terminal cancer patients

Study finds late onset and short duration of pain relief treatment in many terminal cancer patients

Many terminal cancer patients are not getting adequate pain relief early enough, according to a University of Leeds study. [More]
Americans believe cancer to be major health care challenge, Mayo Clinic survey reveals

Americans believe cancer to be major health care challenge, Mayo Clinic survey reveals

While Zika remains a hot topic in the news, a new survey by Mayo Clinic reveals that Americans believe the country's most significant health care challenge is cancer. [More]
New paper provides insights into impact of music therapy on anxiety of surgical patients

New paper provides insights into impact of music therapy on anxiety of surgical patients

A new paper published in the September 2016 issue of the AORN Journal provides insights into the impact of implementing a music therapy program for surgical patients. [More]
New four-stranded version of DNA may hold key to development of targeted cancer therapies

New four-stranded version of DNA may hold key to development of targeted cancer therapies

Scientists have identified where a four-stranded version of DNA exists within the genome of human cells, and suggest that it may hold a key to developing new, targeted therapies for cancer. [More]
SLUCare cancer doctor offers advice to manage anxiety after cancer diagnosis

SLUCare cancer doctor offers advice to manage anxiety after cancer diagnosis

The first few days after a cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. At the very moment when you must make key decisions about your treatment and care, your brain may feel overloaded processing the distressing news you've just received. [More]
New research explores challenges faced by African American breast cancer survivors

New research explores challenges faced by African American breast cancer survivors

Although there is some overlap, past research has shown that the challenges faced by African American breast cancer survivors differ somewhat from Caucasian women. [More]
Study explains long-term pulmonary outcomes among childhood cancer survivors

Study explains long-term pulmonary outcomes among childhood cancer survivors

A team of researchers from nine leading academic hospitals and research centers have published a paper in the early online edition of the journal Cancer that describes pulmonary outcomes among childhood cancer survivors. [More]
Tips to help older adults maintain lifelong oral health

Tips to help older adults maintain lifelong oral health

Seventy million people in this country - 20 percent of the US population -- will be 65 or older by 2030. If you're one of them, you probably think often about how to stay as fit and healthy as possible. But, you may not be giving as much thought to the health of your teeth. [More]
New Sequins technology could help improve quality of genomic analysis

New Sequins technology could help improve quality of genomic analysis

Australian genomics researchers have announced the development of Sequins -- synthetic 'mirror' DNA sequences that reflect the human genome. [More]
African-American women twice as likely to choose autologous breast reconstruction, study shows

African-American women twice as likely to choose autologous breast reconstruction, study shows

African American women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer are more likely than white women to undergo autologous breast reconstruction using their own tissue, rather than implant-based reconstruction, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]
Erectile dysfunction drugs do not play role in preventing prostate cancer, study shows

Erectile dysfunction drugs do not play role in preventing prostate cancer, study shows

While some previous studies have indicated that taking erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs may reduce the likelihood of developing prostate cancer, new research published in The Journal of Urology found that these drugs do not play a role in preventing prostate cancer. [More]
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