Kidney failure and its treatment may impact cancer risk
Risk of kidney and thyroid cancers was especially high when kidney failure patients were on dialysis, researchers have discovered. Conversely, risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma, lung cancer, and certain skin cancers was highest following kidney transplantation, likely due to immunosuppressant medications. Kidney failure is on the rise and currently afflicts an estimated 2 million people worldwide.
Qi Liu, Dakui Luo, Qingguo Li, Ji Zhu, Xinxiang Li
ConclusionsWhen compared to other radioresistant histologies, HCC has inferior local control and pain relief after SRS. Whether HCC may benefit from further dose escalation or combined treatment with new therapies is an area of future research.
Researchers examined whether a higher Gleason score impacts the efficacy of androgen deprivation therapy.
A recent study inJAMA Oncology compared survival for various multi-modality approaches for treating aggressive prostate cancer.
The long-term results from an analysis of two phase II studies confirmed the role of osimertinib in the treatment of T790M mutation –positive advanced non–small-cell lung cancer.
In patients with HER2-positive breast cancer treated with anthracyclines plus trastuzumab, can adding lisinopril or carvedilol reduce the risk of cardiotoxicity?
A comparison of chemotherapy regimens plus anti-HER2 therapy in the neoadjuvant setting tested whether the addition of anthracyclines is necessary for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.
Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80% compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study have concluded.Reuters Health Information
When it's unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend.Reuters Health Information
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