Breast cancer survivors gain more weight than cancer-free women

Breast cancer survivors with a family history of the disease, including those who carry BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, gained more weight over the course of four years than cancer-free women - especially if they were treated with chemotherapy, according to a prospective study by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers. Data from earlier studies … Continue reading Breast cancer survivors gain more weight than cancer-free women

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Increased radiation offers no survival benefit for patients with low-risk prostate cancer

Increased radiation dose was only associated with higher survival rates in men with more aggressive cancers Increased radiation dose is associated with higher survival rates in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancer, but not men with low-risk prostate cancer, according to a new study from Penn Medicine published this week in┬áJAMA Oncology. Already-high survival … Continue reading Increased radiation offers no survival benefit for patients with low-risk prostate cancer

Patients with lowest body mass index have shortest survival in metastatic colorectal cancer treated with bevacizumab

Patients with the lowest body mass index (BMI) had the shortest overall survival in an analysis of bevacizumab studies in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) presented for the first time at the ESMO 17th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2015 in Barcelona. "There is good evidence that obesity increases the risk of getting colorectal cancer and … Continue reading Patients with lowest body mass index have shortest survival in metastatic colorectal cancer treated with bevacizumab