Today's Health News

Black Race Not Tied to Worse Prostate Cancer Mortality

Findings seen in cohorts of men with nonmetastatic disease after adjusting for nonbiological differences

Cardiac Radiation Dose in NSCLC Predicts Mortality, Cardiac AEs

In coronary heart disease-negative patients, mean heart dose associated with all-cause mortality

Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors diagnosed 2004 to 2008 have higher rates of opioid prescribing versus those diagnosed earlier

HPV16 Antibodies Can Develop Long Before Throat Cancer Diagnosis

HPV16-E6 seropositivity increases with shorter lead time, reaching 38.9 percent for <10 years

FIGO 2018 Staging Ups Discrimination of Stage 1B Cervical Cancer

Classifying all women with positive lymph nodes into single stage yields highly variable survival rates

Increases in Red Meat Intake Linked to Increased Mortality

Increase of at least half a serving a day of red meat, especially processed meat, linked to greater risk

Approving Children’s Cancer Drugs Takes 6.5 Years Longer

Gap reflects time from first clinical trial in humans to the first trial in children

Nitrate Pollution of Tap Water May Cause Thousands of Cancer Cases

Annual nitrate-attributable cases of CRC, ovarian, thyroid, kidney, bladder cancer ranged from 2,300 to 12,594

Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves

Providers do not encourage patient reviews and often view such feedback as having limited value

Chemoradiation Does Not Up Survival in Endometrial Cancer

Distant recurrence more common with chemoradiation versus chemotherapy in stage III, IVA disease