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USPSTF to review osteoporosis screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is seeking comment on a draft...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF to take another look at AAA screening USPSTF discourages thyroid cancer screening USPSTF seeks comment on pancreatic cancer guidance USPSTF: Why do more black women die from breast cancer? Ex-USPSTF heads say guidelines shouldn't guide payments
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International Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research: basic and translational research recognition : Mary-Claire King received the 2016 Prize for her pioneering research that demonstrated the first evidence of genetic predisposition to breast cancer. Chin J Cancer. 2017 Nov 21;36(1):92 Authors: Hartmann H, Zhao J, Ba S Abstract The Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research is a prestigious scientific award sponsored by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)-a leading cancer research charitable organization in the United States that supports innovative cancer...
Source: Chinese Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Chin J Cancer Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Targeted therapies, lenvatinib and dabrafenib plus trametinib (for BRAF V600E mutants), may provide clinical benefit in ATC patients who are unable to participate in clinical trials, with manageable toxicities. PMID: 29161986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
In a ground-breaking study featuring over 100,000 women, scientists have determined that smoking increases the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 35%.
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Authors: Dogan M, Algin E, Guven ZT, Baykara M, Kos TF, Bal O, Zengin N Abstract INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of neutrophil-lypmhocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), neutrophil-platelet score (NPS) and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) as proinflammatory markers in metastatic pancreas cancer (MPC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 146 MPC patients followed-up at our center were evaluated retrospectively for clinicopathological characteristics and hematological ratios (NLR, PLR, NPS and PNI). PNI was calculated as [10 x serum albumin (g/dL)] + [0.005 x peripheral lymphocyte...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We discuss how parallel advances in epigenetics from developmental biology and cancer studies, and the discovery of epigenetic modifications of chromatin, such as DNA methylation, impacted on the development of an epigenetic paradigm for low dose effects. We also assess the impact of technology development in supporting the paradigm shift. We then examine recent accumulated data on epigenetic modification in response to irradiation since that shift took place, and identify areas where bringing together data from developmental biology and cancer might answer some of the paradoxes and contradictions in this data...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
Over onCure Magazine, Martha Carlson, who is living with metastatic breast cancer, provides a bit of advice on how to enjoy the holiday, even when confronted by the unwanted offers of'advice'from the'helpful'friends and family you see at family gatherings. Everyone knows this type of people. They think they know more than you do about how to treat your disease, because:They read something about it onceThey saw something about it on TV or onlineThey are smarter than you and just know these things that your poor brain cells could never have found on your ownThey know someone who had a similar ailment a long time ago and...
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Authors: Shao M Abstract We aimed to identify risk pathways for postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) via establishing an microRNAs- (miRNA-) regulated pathway network (MRPN). Firstly, we identified differential pathways through calculating gene- and pathway-level statistics based on the accumulated normal samples using the individual pathway aberrance score (iPAS). Significant pathways based on differentially expressed genes (DEGs) using DAVID were extracted, followed by identifying the common pathways between iPAS and DAVID methods. Next, miRNAs prediction was implemented via calculating TargetScore values with prec...
Source: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine - Category: Statistics Tags: Comput Math Methods Med Source Type: research
Terry Fox "precision oncology" initiative brings scientists from across Canada together to use genetic sequencing in an effort to provide new treatment for children whose cancer has not responded to other interventions.
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Authors: Wilkins CM, Johnson VL, Fargason RE, Birur B Abstract In 2013 more than 150,000 Americans died from all types of lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents about 13% of all lung cancers and is notoriously associated with paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS). Here we present an interesting case of psychosis associated with one such PNS-- ectopic Cushing syndrome of SCLC. A 56 year old African-American male with no prior psychiatric history who was diagnosed with SCLC two months prior, presented to the ER for treatment of a right arm laceration he sustained while fighting off attackers, with high concer...
Source: Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses Source Type: research
According to a new study, drinking coffee is associated with lower cancer rates.
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