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Hookah Smoke Increases Benzene Levels, Is No Safer than Tobacco Smoking

Hookah Smoke Increases Benzene Levels, Is No Safer than Tobacco Smoking

People who smoke hookah had a signficiantly increased amount of benzene and leukemia risk.

Subcutaneous Trastuzumab May Be as Safe and Effective as Intravenous Formulation

Subcutaneous Trastuzumab May Be as Safe and Effective as Intravenous Formulation

Researchers have found that the safety profile of subcutaneous trastuzumab was consistent with previous data from the phase 3 HannaH study.

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women with Breast Cancer Eligible for Lumpectomy

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women with Breast Cancer Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend of rising mastectomy rates.

Genetic Diversity May Improve Melanoma Therapy Response

Genetic Diversity May Improve Melanoma Therapy Response

Whole-exome sequencing of melanoma tumor tissue reveals genetic basis for benefit from CTLA-4 blockade.

Figitumumab Not Safe or Effective for Advanced Non-Adenocarcinoma Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Figitumumab Not Safe or Effective for Advanced Non-Adenocarcinoma Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Figitumumab to erlotinib did not improve overall survival in patients with advanced, non-adenocarcinoma non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

GALNT4 Expression as a Prognostic Indicator in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

GALNT4 Expression as a Prognostic Indicator in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

Researchers sought to identify the clinical meaning of GALNT4 expression in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

For BRAF-Mutated Colorectal Cancer, Encorafenib, Cetuximab, and Alpelisib May Be Effective

For BRAF-Mutated Colorectal Cancer, Encorafenib, Cetuximab, and Alpelisib May Be Effective

Cetuximab, encorafenib, and alpelisib, may be an effective treatment for patients with BRAF-mutated advanced colorectal cancer.

New Optical Imaging Could Improve Surgical Outcomes Following Cancer Resection

New Optical Imaging Could Improve Surgical Outcomes Following Cancer Resection

New optical imaging technology that is currently under development could "light up" cancer cells, allowing surgeons to remove more.

New Treanda Liquid Formulation Eliminates Reconstitution Step

New Treanda Liquid Formulation Eliminates Reconstitution Step

Teva announced the availability of a new liquid formulation of Treanda (bendamustine HCl) injection.

Proportion of Cancer Survivors Undergoing HIV Testing Varies

Proportion of Cancer Survivors Undergoing HIV Testing Varies

Proportion of cancer patients undergoing HIV testing varies by demographic and health-related factors, by state.

Telephone Support Intervention Beneficial in BRCA Carriers

Telephone Support Intervention Beneficial in BRCA Carriers

Reduction in BRCA mutation distress in breast cancer patients, unmet information needs with telephone-based, peer-support program.

Patient-to-Physician Relationship Affects Disclosure of Alternative Medication Use

Patient-to-Physician Relationship Affects Disclosure of Alternative Medication Use

Findings based upon cancer patients' disclosure of use of complementary medicine.

Artesunate May Be Effective for Colorectal Cancer

Artesunate May Be Effective for Colorectal Cancer

Artesunate could be effective for the treatment of colorectal cancer.

For Gastric Cancer, Adjuvant Chemoradiation Improves Survival

For Gastric Cancer, Adjuvant Chemoradiation Improves Survival

Patients with gastric cancer who received adjuvant chemoradiotherapy have higher survival rates compared with those who have only adjuvant.

Promising Therapy for Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer

Promising Therapy for Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer

Patients with advanced papillary renal cell carcinoma currently have a poor prognosis and there is no standard treatment regimen.

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Health Care Expenditure Slowed in US

Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S. and other high-spending countries.

States Concerned About Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment

Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law.

EHR Use More Than Doubles

Almost 80% of doctors in the United States have switched from paper to electronic health records.

Many Docs Order Unnecessary Medical Tests

Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, yet half admit to doing so themselves in response to a patient who insists, a new survey shows.

Reducing Six Risk Factors May Prevent 37 Million Deaths

Several modifiable risk factors can cut chronic disease deaths over the next 15 years.

Majority of Women Lack Accurate Knowledge of Their Own Breast Cancer Risk

Caucasian women overestimate their risk of breast cancer while African American and Hispanic women underestimate their risk, according to research presented at BCS 2013.

Survey Identifies Modifiable Barriers to Mammography Screening Among Rural US Women

A survey presented at BCS 2013 has found a number of factors that cause rural US women to avoid breast cancer screening.

Perioperative MRI of Uncertain Benefit for Women with DCIS

The benefit of perioperative MRI for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is "uncertain," found a study presented during BCS 2013.

Dr. Edith Perez's Recommended Abstracts at BCS 2013

ChemotherapyAdvisor.com Editorial Board member Dr. Edith Perez of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, recommends high impact abstracts at the Breast Cancer Symposium 2013.

Radiotherapy for DCIS Is Not Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Disease

Women who underwent radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ do not face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, found a study presented at BCS 2013.

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