Archive for the ‘Cancer News’ Category

NCI study shows feasibility of cancer screening protocol for patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome

A new NCI study demonstrates the feasibility of a comprehensive screening protocol for patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that leads to a higher risk of developing certain cancers. …read more Source:: Cancer

NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH trial to test targeted drugs in childhood cancers

The nationwide precision medicine trial will enroll children and adolescents with advanced cancers that haven’t responded to standard therapy to explore treatments targeted at specific genetic mutations. …read more Source:: Cancer

Ventilated Filters: Changing the Face of Lung Cancer in the U.S.

By David Sampson An analysis appearing in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds strong evidence that adding ventilation holes to cigarette filters has contributed to a rise in a type of lung cancer called adenocarcinoma among smokers. The … Read More

Study estimates number of U.S. women living with metastatic breast cancer

A new study shows that the number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most severe form of the disease, is growing. This is likely due to the aging of the U.S. population … Read More

14: The Unmentioned Number in the Prostate Cancer/Coffee Story

By David Sampson Headlines across the Internet blared with the news over the past week that coffee could cut the risk of prostate cancer in half. It was an irresistible headline. But just how reliable was the finding? What if … Read More

Panel Re-Opens the Door for PSA Screening in Men 55-69

By David Sampson The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released draft recommendations for the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer. The recommendation, which awaits public comment before being finalized, says the decision about whether to … Read More

Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer death rates continue to decline

According to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2014, overall cancer death rates continue to decrease in men, women, and children for all major racial and ethnic groups. But more work remains for some … Read More

ACS Study: Finds Colorectal Cancer Rates Have Risen Dramatically in Gen X and Millennials

By David Sampson A groundbreaking study by American Cancer Society epidemiologist Rebecca Siegel, MPH finds that people born in the United States in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to … Read More

NCI launches study of African-American cancer survivors

The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study, which will include 5,560 cancer survivors, will look at the major factors affecting cancer progression, recurrence, mortality, and quality of life among African-American cancer survivors. …read more Source:: Cancer

Study finds premature death rates diverge in the United States by race and ethnicity

Premature death rates declined among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific Islanders due mainly to fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, and HIV. Rising deaths from accidents, drug overdoses, suicide and liver disease increased rates among whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives. …read … Read More