Items Tagged ‘risk’

August 15th, 2016

Midlife PSA Levels Correlate to Risk of Future Lethal Prostate Cancer

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A baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level among men at midlife appears to be highly correlated with the risk of developing lethal prostate cancer within their lifetimes. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the United States. Recently, screening […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, PSA, risk, screening, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer


June 2nd, 2016

Increased Physical Activity Proven to Prevent Certain Cancers

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Results from a recent study analyzing the relationship of physical activity and cancer indicated that physical activity results in a risk reduction of 13 types of cancer. The results of this study were published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Scientists and numerous cancer research facilities have conducted significant research on the relationship of health conditions and […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, cancer, exercise, health, lifestyle, News, physical activity, risk


May 2nd, 2016

EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epi proColon®, a test that screens for colorectal cancer from a simple blood draw. The approval specifies that EPI proColon is only indicated for individuals at an average risk of developing colorectal cancer who choose not to undergo other colorectal cancer screening methods specified in […]

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Tags: approval, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, EPI proColon, fda, News, non-invasive, Rectal Cancer, risk, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


March 8th, 2016

Age of Breast Cancer Diagnosis Associated with Risk of Second Breast Cancer in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers

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Among women with the BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 mutations, the age of diagnosis of breast cancer is strongly associated with their risk of developing a second breast cancer in their contralateral (opposite) breast. These results were recently published as a rapid communication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Individuals who have certain mutations referred to as […]

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Tags: age, BRCA1, BRCA2, Breast Cancer, contralateral, News, risk


August 31st, 2015

High Use of Alternative Medicine in Senior Cancer Patients

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Alternative medicines are widely thought to be at least harmless and very often helpful for a wide range of discomforts and illnesses. However, although they’re marketed as “natural,” they often contain active ingredients that can react chemically and biologically with other therapies. Researchers performed a comprehensive review of all of the medications taken by senior […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, CAM, cancer, complementary or alternative medicines, elderly, News, oncology, reaction, risk


December 10th, 2014

Oncotype DX® Predicts Outcomes in Prostate Cancer Patients, Significantly Changes Treatment Recommendations

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CancerConnect News: Genomic Health, Inc. today announced results from two studies of the Oncotype DX® prostate cancer test demonstrating its value in low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer to enable physicians and patients to avoid over- and under-treatment of the disease.  Both studies were presented, December 3, at the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) Annual Meeting, in […]

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Tags: Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, Locally Advanced Stage III (C) Prostate Cancer, News, oncotype, Prostate Cancer, risk, treatment