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HPV Blood Test Could Predict Prognosis in Head and Neck Cancer
Head and neck cancer patients who have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection detectable with a blood-based biomarker have a better prognosis compared with HPV-negative patients.
Clinical Features Could Help Tailor Melanoma Screening
An individual’s clinical risk factors could help guide skin cancer screening and identify those at high risk for melanoma who could benefit from increased surveillance.
Genetic Test Could Identify Breast Cancer Patients at High Risk of VTE
Stratifying breast cancer patients by chemotherapy and genetic susceptibility, researchers were able to identify patients at high risk of venous thromboembolism.
Left vs Right Side of Colon Cancer Has Prognostic Value
The occurrence of colon cancer on the right vs left side of the colon is a prognostic factor for all stages of the disease.
Tamoxifen Linked to Reduced Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk
Use of tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors therapy during and after breast cancer treatment were found to reduce the risk of contralateral breast cancer in a community healthcare setting.
ADT Linked to Increased Dementia Risk in Prostate Cancer Patients
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), a mainstay of treatment for men with prostate cancer, may raise the risk of dementia, according to a new study.
Depression Linked With Increased Mortality in Early-Stage Lung Cancer
Patients diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer who are also diagnosed with depression have an increased risk of mortality, according to a prospective, observational study.
HPV Vaccination Leads to Decreased Rates of Cervical Pre-Cancers
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine reduces the incidence of pre-cancerous cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), according to a population-based study in New Mexico.
Benefits of Colon Cancer Screening Decrease After Age 75
Colonoscopy screening is modestly effective for preventing colorectal cancer in patients aged 70 to 74, but the benefits may begin to diminish after that.
Vasectomy Not Linked to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer
Men who have vasectomies do not have a higher risk of prostate cancer and are not more likely to die from the disease, according to a large, prospective study.