Oncology

Squaring Peace of Mind with Facts about Double Mastectomy

One in six women with early-stage unilateral breast cancer undergoes double mastectomy even when it is unlikely to provide a survival benefit, according to a recent Jama Surgery study.


A Snapshot of Women’s Health

A vast range of personal and sociocultural factors affect women’s well-being, making women’s health a field that is in a constant state of change.


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Nanodiscs Get Personal with Cancer

The immune systems of mice can “remember” cancer cells and provide extended immunity, according to research involving technology that carries individualized vaccines to treat certain tumors.

University of Michigan researchers filled nanodiscs — tiny...


Study Finds Survival Benefit for Lung Cancer Patients Whose Depression Improves

Improving symptoms of depression in lung cancer patients is associated with longer survival, according to a recent study. The findings highlight the need for oncology physicians to address mental health issues their patients may be facing, experts say.


Complicating Cognition: Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Associated with Higher Dementia Risk

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a staple of treatment for prostate cancer, but a recent study adds to a growing body of evidence that it places men at higher risk of cognitive decline.


Accelerated Aging: A Challenge to Childhood Cancer Survivors

Childhood cancer survivors living with chronic conditions as adults may experience a kind of accelerated aging due to the late effects of cancer treatment. However, survivors with no chronic conditions enjoy a quality of life similar to that of individuals with no history of cancer, according to a recent study.


Cholesterol, Statins and Colorectal Cancer: A Complex Relationship

New research that suggests high cholesterol is inversely related to colorectal cancer risk has implications for statin use.


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Gauging Cancer Treatments’ Effectiveness

Many scientists believe the failure of chemotherapy and radiation therapy to kill cancer stem cells leads to relapses. A new device may allow more accurate determination of whether emerging treatments targeting those particularly dangerous cells are...


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A New Chapter in Cancer Detection

An extremely sensitive optical biosensor could herald a new era in cancer detection, according to the scientists at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland who developed the device.

Nanostructured metamaterials in the device have 1 million times...


Addressing an Information Gap on Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstructive surgery candidates often are not well-informed about the procedure or the risk of complications, recent research suggests.