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Depression May Worsen Survival in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Two-year trajectory of depression symptoms significantly linked to cancer survival; association for anxiety not significant

3 Percent of U.S. Cancer Cases Attributable to Physical Inactivity

Population-attributable fraction varied from 3.9 percent for urinary bladder cancer to 16.9 percent for stomach cancer

Quitting at Younger Age Cuts Most Smoking-Associated Cancer Mortality Risk

Starting to smoke at any age linked to increased cancer mortality rate ratio, with increased rate ratio for starting at younger age

Fibrosis Stages F3, F4 in NAFLD Linked to Higher Mortality Risk

Incidence of all-cause mortality increased with increasing fibrosis stage; increase also seen in liver-related complications

Eating Nuts May Cut Recurrence in Breast Cancer Survivors

Compared with no nut intake, higher nut intake linked to improved disease-free survival in long-term breast cancer survivors

Mixed Results Seen With eHealth Program for Cancer Survivors

Those with moderate-to-high engagement in text/web intervention showed greater self-efficacy for managing cancer-related issues

Cigarette Sales Increased During COVID-19 Pandemic

Estimated difference between observed and expected cigarette sales indicated monthly excess of 0.34 packs/capita

Patient Satisfaction High With Telemedicine in Radiation Oncology

No difference seen in satisfaction scores between office and telemedicine consultations for routine radiation oncology practice

AI Model Helps Triage Breast MRIs in Women With Dense Breasts

Deep learning model dismissed 39.7 percent of MRI examinations without lesions from women with extremely dense breasts

U.S. Spending Up for Cancer Drugs Lacking Evidence of Survival Benefit

From 2017 to 2019, Medicare spending on 10 accelerated approval drugs with lack of overall survival benefit increased to $569 million