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High BMI and Obesity Linked to Half a Million New Cancer Cases Annually
Researchers are estimating that about 3.6% of new cancer cases in 2012 in adults may be attributed to a high BMI, equating to about 481,000 new cancer cases.
Survey Highlights Gaps in Cervical Cancer Screening Rates
More than 11% of all eligible women had not been screened for cervical cancer in the past 5 years, according to a study by researchers at the CDC.
Virus May Be Active Against Advanced Ovarian Cancer
An oncolytic herpes simplex virus had significant efficacy against ovarian cancer when used alone and in combination with standard chemotherapy treatment.
Extended Rituximab Plus R-CHOP Best in Elderly, Poor-Prognosis DLBCL
Elderly patients with poor-prognosis DLBCL may derive the most benefit from treatment with extended rituximab plus 6 cycles of R-CHOP on a 14-day schedule.
Postpartum Patient Presents With Vaginal Bleeding
A 27-year-old woman, postpartum, presents with vaginal bleeding. What is your diagnosis?
Burden of Colorectal Cancer Mortality Shifts to Poor
A significant proportion of deaths due to colorectal cancer in southern states, and half of deaths due to colorectal cancer nationwide are a result of racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities.
Young Woman Presents With Left Arm Nodule
A 28-year-old woman presents with a 2-cm nodule on her left arm. What is your diagnosis?
Study Identifies Mechanism of NSAID-Induced Apoptosis in Colon Cancer
Researchers have identified a mechanism that could explain how NSAIDs lower the risk of developing intestinal polyps that can transform into colon cancer.
Hospice Care Patients Have Fewer Hospitalizations, Lower Costs at End of Life
Cancer patients who received hospice care during the last year of life had fewer hospitalizations and lower overall costs than patients outside of hospice.
ASCO: Reform Medicaid to Improve Cancer Care for Low-Income Patients
ASCO is calling for major reforms to the Medicaid system in order to close gaps in cancer coverage and improve quality of care for low-income Americans.
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