Four cups of coffee a day may keep prostate cancer away

Bioactive compounds in coffee may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects Coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer recurrence and progression, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists that is online ahead of print in Cancer Causes & Control. Corresponding author Janet L. Stanford, Ph.D., co-director of the Program in Prostate … Continue reading Four cups of coffee a day may keep prostate cancer away

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Subtypes of gastric cancer may require different therapies

Stomach cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide, actually falls into three broad subtypes that respond differently to currently available therapies, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. The finding could greatly improve patient care with the development of a genetic test to classify tumors and match them to the … Continue reading Subtypes of gastric cancer may require different therapies

Is growing MRI use leading to more invasive breast cancer surgery?

Heavy use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women with breast cancer, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the current issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. "These data are concerning because the long-term benefits associated with bilateral mastectomy for older women with … Continue reading Is growing MRI use leading to more invasive breast cancer surgery?

Chemotherapy before radiotherapy for testicular cancer could reduce long-term side-effects

Giving men with testicular cancer a single dose of chemotherapy alongside radiotherapy could improve the effectiveness of treatment and reduce the risk of long-term side-effects, a new study reports. As many as 96% of men with testicular cancer now survive at least ten years from diagnosis, but more advanced forms need to be treated with … Continue reading Chemotherapy before radiotherapy for testicular cancer could reduce long-term side-effects

Standardizing guidelines for penile cancer treatment

Radical surgery not always necessary, which may improve quality of life. Penile cancer is rare, with an average of 1,200 new cases per year in the United States, but it can be debilitating and lethal. Without evidenced-based treatment approaches, outcomes have varied widely. Philippe E. Spiess, M.D., an associate member in the Department of Genitourinary … Continue reading Standardizing guidelines for penile cancer treatment

Pattern in lung cancer pathology may predict cancer recurrence after surgery

Findings could help identify patients most likely to benefit from lung-sparing surgery A new study by thoracic surgeons and pathologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center shows that a specific pattern found in the tumor pathology of some lung cancer patients is a strong predictor of recurrence. Knowing that this feature exists in a tumor's pathology … Continue reading Pattern in lung cancer pathology may predict cancer recurrence after surgery

Breast cancer surgery linked to swollen arm syndrome

Breast cancer survivors who have extensive surgery are four times more likely to develop the debilitating disorder arm lymphoedema, study has found. The findings in a new paper Incidence of unilateral arm lymphoedema after breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the prestigious journal The Lancet Oncology, reveal the invasiveness of surgery to treat … Continue reading Breast cancer surgery linked to swollen arm syndrome