Vaping just once raises oxidative stress levels in nonsmokers, increasing disease risk
The risk that both tobacco and electronic cigarettes can pose to regular smokers ’ health has been well documented, but a new UCLA study illustrates just how quickly vaping can affect the cells of even healthy younger nonsmokers.The findings,published today in JAMA Pediatrics, show that a single 30-minute vaping session can significantly increase cellular oxidative stress, which occurs when the body has  an imbalance between free radicals — molecules that can cause damage to cells — and antioxidants, which fight free radicals.“Over time,this imbalance can play a significant role in ca...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mixed Progress Against Cancers in Teens, Young Adults
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, News, Source Type: news

Mixed Progress Against Cancers in Teens, Young Adults
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- There's some encouraging news for U.S. teens and young adults with cancer. Survival rates have improved for several types of cancer, though gains have been limited for some common kinds, according to a long-term study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mixed Progress Against Cancers in Teens, Young Adults
Title: Mixed Progress Against Cancers in Teens, Young AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- For adolescents and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer diagnosed at age 15 to 39 years, there has been improvement in five-year relative survival for multiple cancer types, according to a study published online July 26... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New research identifies cancer types with little survival improvements in adolescents and young adul
(Wiley) Survival rates for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer have varied considerably depending on cancer type. A new study indicates that survival for multiple cancer types in such patients has improved in recent years, but some patients diagnosed with common cancer types still show limited survival improvements. The results are published by Wiley early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Geographic Disparities Found in Cancer Diagnosis Stage, Mortality for AYAs
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- For adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, living in rural counties and living farther from the reporting hospital are associated with later-stage diagnoses and increased mortality, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long Distance to Care Can Mean Worse Outcomes for Young Cancer Patients
MONDAY, July 19, 2021 -- Teens and young adults with cancer who live in rural areas or far from the hospital where they were diagnosed are more likely to have advanced cancer and more likely to die, new research shows. " A number of studies have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reduced vs. standard CT dose for lung nodules in children, young adults with cancer
(American Roentgen Ray Society) According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology, among the 78 patients with cancer who underwent standard-dose chest CT and reduced-dose chest CT in the same imaging encounter, the reduced-dose protocol detected greater than 90% of lung nodules identified on the standard-dose examination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Annual Report to the Nation: Rapid decrease in lung cancer and melanoma deaths lead overall continued decline in cancer death rate
Overall incidence rates continue to increase in women, children and adolescents and young adults. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Many Youth With Blood Cancers Receive Intensive End-of-Life Care
TUESDAY, July 6, 2021 -- Fifty-five percent of children, adolescents, and young adults with hematologic malignancies experience high-intensity end-of-life care (HI-EOLC), with an increased likelihood for those treated at medium or large hospitals,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Rising in Young Adults, Linked to Sugary Drinks
As consumption of sugar-laden drinks rose in the 1980s and ’90s, so did colorectal cancer rates among younger adults, a study in nurses found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Sugar Weight Obesity Gut (Journal) Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Cancer risk in ART children and young adults is not increased
(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) The risk of cancer in children born as a result of fertility treatment has been found to be no greater than in the general population. An 18-year median follow up study demonstrates that the overall chance of developing malignant disease did not increase in ART-conceived offspring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Affordable Care Act Survives After Supreme Court Dismisses Latest Challenge
(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Obama era health care law on Thursday, turning aside an effort by Republican-led states to throw out the law that provides insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact in ruling that Texas, other GOP-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance because of the law popularly known as “Obamacare.” The law’s major provisions include protections for people with pre-existing...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Sherman/AP Tags: Uncategorized Health Care wire Source Type: news

UVA Cancer Center, other top US cancer centers urge cancer-preventing HPV vaccinations
(University of Virginia Health System) UVA Cancer Center is joining 70 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and partner organizations in urging physicians, parents and young adults to get cancer-preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations back on track. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sanford Burnham Prebys and other top US cancer centers call for urgent action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Sanford Burnham Prebys has joined doctors and scientists across America at National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and other organizations to issue a joint statement urging the nation's physicians, parents and young adults to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination back on track. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 20, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Financial-burden assessment in cancer: lack of measures for adolescents and young adults
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hope, resilience and mental health support | Letters
Mark Winstanley describes the quiet revolution that is transforming care for those with mental illness, whileDr Patrick Roycroft and Dr Sarajane Ariscall for more compassion-based psychological helpIn the 1970s, cancer was stigmatised and support was underfunded. We have come a long way since then – albeit with road still left to travel. A key factor in this turn of fortune was hope that things could be a lot better for people living with cancer. That hope is often missing from discussions on mental health. But it is there.You are right to flag some key issues in mental health in your editorial (The Guardian view on ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mental health Society Psychology Psychiatry Source Type: news

Experts urge to remove care inequalities for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer
(European Society for Medical Oncology) - ESMO/SIOPE expert position paper raises awareness of need for age-appropriate specialist services to improve cancer outcomes - Unique tumour epidemiology, scarce awareness, difficult access to dedicated care and clinical trials, complex psychosocial aspects can impact negatively on disease outcome (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stem cell transplants prevent relapses of most common childhood cancer
(University of Virginia Health System) Children and young adults who receive CAR T-cell therapy for the most common childhood cancer - acute lymphoblastic leukemia - suffer remarkably fewer relapses and are far more likely to survive when the treatment is paired with a subsequent stem cell transplant, a new study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tessa Zindren Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Massey researchers review geographic factors that affect HPV vaccination rates
(Virginia Commonwealth University) A team of researchers from VCU Massey Cancer Center conducted the first-ever systematic review of area-level data reported in the United States between 2006 and 2020 to determine how geography, neighborhoods and sociodemographic factors impact HPV vaccination rates among adolescents and young adults. The study was published inCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CRC Risk in Young Adults: Not as High as Previously Reported CRC Risk in Young Adults: Not as High as Previously Reported
Previous studies of colorectal cancer (CRC) included carcinoid tumors as well as colorectal adenocarcinoma, which has inflated estimates of risk, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer Incidence Up in Young Adults
Esophageal Cancer Incidence Up in Adults Under Age 50 (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer Rates Are On The Rise In Adolescents And Young Adults New Study Shows
In a recent study of cancer trends among adolescents and young adults in the US, researchers reported a stunning thirty percent increase in cancer diagnoses among individuals fifteen to thirty-nine years old between 1973 and 2015. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Study reveals distinct genomic landscape for young adults with appendiceal cancer
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) The first study to compare molecular landscapes of early-onset and late-onset appendiceal cancer has revealed distinct non-silent mutations in the tumors of younger patients, setting the stage for the development of potential therapeutic advances for this rare disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Rates on the Rise in Adolescents and Young Adults Cancer Rates on the Rise in Adolescents and Young Adults
Rates of cancer diagnosis increased by 30% among adolescents and young adults in the United States between 1973 and 2015, and deaths from two cancer types increased also.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancers in U.S. Teens, Young Adults Have Risen by 30% Since 1970s: Study
Title: Cancers in U.S. Teens, Young Adults Have Risen by 30% Since 1970s: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancers in U.S. Teens, Young Adults Have Risen by 30% Since 1970s: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, News, Source Type: news

Cancers in U.S. Teens, Young Adults Have Risen by 30% Since 1970s: Study
  THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2020 -- Cancer cases among U.S. teens and young adults have shot up 30% since the 1970s, new research reveals. Kidney cancer has risen at the greatest rate, increasing more than threefold among young men and women,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rate of Cancer in Teens, Young Adults Increased From 1973 to 2015
Greatest rate of increase seen for kidney carcinoma in male, female adolescents and young adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Rate of Cancer in Teens, Young Adults Increased From 1973 to 2015
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- In adolescents and young adults (AYAs), cancer has a unique epidemiological pattern and is a growing concern, with an increased rate of cancer from 1973 to 2015, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccines Coming Soon – When Can I Get One?
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Healthcare Status Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Moderna Moderna Therapeutics Source Type: news

Cancer cases are rising in adolescents and young adults
(Penn State) Cancer cases in adolescents and young adults have risen by 30% during the last four decades, with kidney cancer rising at the greatest rate, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The team said further research into screening, diagnosis and treatment are needed to address the growing trend in this age group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists regenerate skin with stem cells to see how DNA defects in kids cause cancer
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Physicians and scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used new stem cell technology to regenerate and study living patient-specific skin in the lab, giving them a precise close up view of how inherited DNA defects cause skin damage and deadly squamous cell carcinoma in children and young adults with Fanconi anemia (FA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: More than 4 million potential years of life lost to cancer in the U.S.
Deaths from cancer accounted for more than 4 million potential years of life lost in 2017 in the United States, striking down young adults in particular well before average life expectancy, a new analysis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Axing the ACA means young adults with cancer lose coverage
(University of California - San Francisco) A new study led by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has quantified the impact of repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) for 18 to 25-year-old cancer patients, who are covered by their parents' health insurance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The White House Wants to Achieve Herd Immunity By Letting the Virus Rip. That is Dangerous and Inhumane
On October 13 the White House confirmed that it is embracing what the Los Angeles Times editorial board calls the “let people die” strategy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The strategy involves deliberately letting the novel coronavirus rip through the population while attempting to shield the most vulnerable, such as the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. This approach, roundly rejected and discredited by scientists worldwide, is at the heart of a controversial new statement, titled the Great Barrington Declaration, written by three academics with views far outside the scientific main...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Study examines cancer's effects on young women's employment and finances
(Wiley) Cancer and its treatment can impact an individual's ability to work, and employment disruptions can lead to financial hardships. A new study indicates that women who were diagnosed with cancer as adolescents or young adults can be especially vulnerable to these effects. The findings are published early online inCANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Incidence Up for Adolescents and Young Adults
2007 to 2016 saw increase in overall cancer incidence in all age groups, mainly driven by thyroid cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Incidence Up for Adolescents and Young Adults
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Among adolescents and young adults (AYAs), cancer incidence increased during 2007 to 2016, according to a report published online Sept. 17 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Kimberly D. Miller, M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New study estimates nearly 90,000 cancer cases diagnosed in adolescents and young adults
(American Cancer Society) A new report examining cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYAs), defined as diagnoses occurring during ages 15 to 39, provides updated estimates of the contemporary cancer burden in this age group, predicting that 89,500 cases and 9,270 deaths will occur in 2020 in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer cases are going up among people younger than 50, researchers say
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults -- with half of all new diagnoses in people age 66 and younger. And cases among those under 50 have been increasing since the 1990s. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer cases are going up among people younger than age 50, researchers say
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults -- with half of all new diagnoses in people age 66 and younger. And cases among those under 50 have been increasing since the 1990s. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black/white disparity in lung cancer incidence reversed or eliminated among young adults
(American Cancer Society) A trend of higher lung cancer incidence rates in young Black people versus young white people in the United States has flipped, with the Black/white gap disappearing in men and reversing in women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Young Adults With Early Onset Cancer May Benefit From Genetic Testing Young Adults With Early Onset Cancer May Benefit From Genetic Testing
Young adults with early onset cancers often harbor germline mutations and would benefit from germline genetic testing, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What Causes Pyogenic Granulomas?
Discussion Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a benign, vascular lesion of the skin. PGs are red, small, often pedunculated nodules that can rapidly increase in size (up to 1-2 cm). They also can often ulcerate and bleed. They frequently occur on the head and neck, with back and chest being the next most common locations but can occur in other locations. They usually are solitary and do not regress. They are seen in children (mean age 6.7 years), young adults and pregnant women (5%). Treatment is electrocautery or excision. Learning Point PG’s cause is not fully understood. A gene has recently been identified with PG sugge...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Signs in Young Adults Often Dismissed
Young adults are often not aware they can get colon cancer, and doctors are often late to diagnose it in younger patients, according to new research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news