Oncology

Obesity During Young Adulthood Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

People with a BMI of 30 or higher have a 20% greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the condition is more common in older adults. But a recent study suggests excess weight in early adulthood may pose more risk than weight gained later in life.


Ramping Up Cardiac Care for Cancer Survivors

Increasing cancer survivorship means healthcare providers are encountering new challenges in cardiac health, underscoring the need for additional subspecialists in cardio-oncology.


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Tongue-Based Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

The unnoticed spread of pancreatic cancer makes effective treatment difficult. However, findings from a study in the Journal of Oral Microbiology may pave the way to earlier detection through the evaluation of differences in the tongue microbiome....


Study Reaffirms Screening Mammography’s Centrality in Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths

New research pushes back against suggestions that screening mammography may no longer be a primary factor in decreased breast cancer mortality.


Re-Evaluating Young Adult Cancer Survival in Light of the AIDS Epidemic

From 1975 to 1997, five-year relative cancer survival rates among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) dropped significantly — a fact that researchers now link to HIV- and AIDS-related cancers.


The Burden of Youth: Obesity-Related Cancers on the Rise in Young People

As the obesity crisis continues, more young people face the specter of obesity-related cancers. Incidence rates for six malignancies linked to obesity are rising more sharply in successively younger age groups, according to a recent study, and experts say that could threaten the progress made in the fight against cancer.


New Approach Extends Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Among the 35 percent of pancreatic cancer patients whose tumors have begun spreading into surrounding blood vessels and are often deemed inoperable, life-extending surgery may in fact be possible, according to a study published in Annals of Surgery.


Study: Chemo Plus Hormone Treatment for Breast Cancer Boosts Survival, Fertility

In the final results of a major international clinical trial, women with hormone receptor-negative breast cancer who received a combination of standard chemotherapy and hormone treatment were more likely to become pregnant and enjoyed a better five-year survival rate than patients who received chemotherapy alone.


Fueling the Debate on Mammography for Older Women

Research presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) adds to existing evidence that women age 75 or older benefit from continued mammography screening, expanding the debate about whether the age recommendations for these screenings should change.


More Aggressive Combination Therapy Offers Survival Advantage for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Men with locally or regionally advanced prostate cancer who receive radical prostatectomy followed by radiation therapy live longer than those who receive radiation therapy plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), according to a recent study.