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Indoor Tanning Linked to Melanoma Diagnosis in Younger Women

Women younger than 40 may be more likely to frequent indoor tanning, and those who do are between two and six times more likely to develop melanoma, according to a new study.

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A number of clinical and sociodemographic factors, including age and gender, were found to be independently associated with fatigue and depression among cancer patients who were treated with hematopoietic cell transplantation.

The 2012 change in guidelines regarding PSAtesting for prostate cancer had a different effect on testing rates depending on which physician specialty was doing the testing.

Some adult-onset cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life compared to noncancer controls.

Five-year results of the randomized phase III ENESTnd trial show a positive risk-benefit profile for nilotinib in patients with CML, as compared to imatinib.

An increased rate of adverse effects is seen in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer who are being treated with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor sorafenib.

Adjuvant high-dose interferon alfa-2b did not improve survival in melanoma patients with single tumor–positive lymph nodes found with sentinel lymph node biopsy.

ASCO has published a guideline on biomarker use to guide decisions for adjuvant systemic treatment for women with early-stage, invasive breast cancer.

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