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

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

Risk of suicide among adolescents and young adults with cancer and a need for targeted interventions - Harashima S, Fujimori M.
Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer are defined as individuals who receive their cancer diagnosis between 15 and 39 years of age based on the definition by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (1). Cancer incidence in the AYA population... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Germline genomic profiles of children, young adults with solid tumors to inform managementand treatment
(Cleveland Clinic) A new Cleveland Clinic study demonstrates the importance of genetics evaluation and genetic testing for children, adolescents and young adults with solid tumor cancers. The study was published today in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Young Adults with Cancer History More Likely to Use and Report Usage of Electronic Cigarettes
This study examined electronic cigarette usage among young adults with a history of cancer, comparing the data to young adults without a history of cancer via the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

Drug prevents cognitive impairment in mice after radiation treatment for brain tumors
FINDINGSA study by researchers at theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a possible new drug that could help prevent cognitive decline in people who undergo radiation therapy for brain tumors. The researchers found when the drug was given to mice 24 hours after the animals were exposed to a dose of radiation, it completely prevented cognitive decline from occurring, and that it did not reduce the efficacy of the radiation treatment.This experiment represents one of a very few instances in which a drug reduced cognitive decline in animals after radiation treatment.The drug, NSPP, wasidentified in 2019 by...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Electronic cigarette use among young adult cancer survivors
This study used national survey data from young adults ages 18 to 39 to compare e-cigarette use among cancer survivors with their peers without cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is There Actually a Link Between Vaping and Coronavirus?
Jack Drennan had tried to quit vaping before, but it took a global pandemic to make him finally follow through. “I heard you get a lot sicker if you do vape and get coronavirus, so it kind of [pushed me] to quit,” says the Mississippi 20-year-old. Plus, “my mom’s on my ass [about it].” Speculation about a link between vaping and COVID-19 has grown in recent weeks. News reports have noted that some young, hospitalized COVID-19 patients also vaped, and at a tele-town hall on March 19, a constituent asked New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi about the possibility of a connection. The National Institute...
Source: TIME: Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Cancer Survival Improves Among U.S. Teens, Young Adults Cancer Survival Improves Among U.S. Teens, Young Adults
Cancer survivors diagnosed as teens or young adults are living longer now than young people diagnosed decades ago, largely because of advances in treatment, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AYAs with Certain Cancer Types Saw Improvements in 5-Year Mortality Rates
A study showed that adolescents and young adults with certain types of cancers saw significant improvements in their 5-year mortality rates, while other cancer types saw little to no significant improvement among the same demographic group. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

Dramatic increase in bowel cancer in young adults in England
There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of bowel cancer in adults under the age of 50, according to new research from the University of Bristol, UWE Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Dramatic increase in bowel cancer in young adults in England
(University of Bristol) There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of bowel cancer in adults under the age of 50, according to new research from the University of Bristol, UWE Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study reveals rising colorectal cancer rates among young adults
(Wiley) A population-based analysis from England indicates that the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing rapidly in young adults. The findings, which are published in BJS (British Journal of Surgery), suggest that colorectal cancer should no longer be considered a disease of older people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Coronavirus takes five days to show
Study reveals five-day incubation period Related items fromOnMedica Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe Assess all asthma patients for future attack risk, says new guidance AI similar to humans in disease diagnostic accuracy New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality GPs urge caution over DTC genetic testing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Half of new colon and rectal cancer diagnoses are now in people age 66 and younger, report finds
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer burden shifting to younger individuals
(American Cancer Society) The burden of colorectal cancer is swiftly shifting to younger individuals as incidence increases in young adults and declines in older age groups, according to the latest edition of Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2020, a publication of the American Cancer Society. A sign of the shift: the median age of diagnosis has dropped from age 72 in the late 1980s to 66 during 2015-2016; in other words, half of all new diagnoses are now in people 66 or younger. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNC researchers highlgiht promising signs for cancer treatment, still work to be done
A recent review of cancer survival rates over 30 years shows significant improvement in key areas – but researchers at UNC Chapel Hill found the improvement was largely absent from certain kinds of cancers. According to a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the five-year survival rate for adolescents and young adults with cancer "significantly improved" from 1975 to 2 005 throughout the U.S. But researchers at UNC Chapel Hill's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center say… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Cancer survival rates improve for young adults
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds improvements in five-year survival rates for all cancers in young adults. For some cancers, however, there has been little improvement since the 1970s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Five-year survival improves for certain cancers in adolescent and young adults
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) The five-year survival rate for adolescents and young adults with cancer has significantly improved from 1975 to 2005 in the United States overall, but this was not the case for all cancers, according to a report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Botswana: Native Medicine Tap in Progress
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi said government was in the process of tapping on indigenous medicine to help treat some non-communicable diseases. President Masisi said this during a meeting with US Congressman Michael McCaul of Global Health Act in Gaborone on February 20. Congressman McCaul is leading a delegation to Botswana which has so far visited Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence which offers cancer care and free treatment to HIV infected children, adolescents and young adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study examines why colon cancer is more deadly in pediatric and young adult patients
(American College of Surgeons) Colon cancer is more likely to be lethal in children and young adults than middle-aged adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

When the Teenager or Young Adult Has Cancer
Adolescents and young adults are a special population of cancer patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D. Tags: Hospitals Chemotherapy Lymphoma Age, Chronological Cancer Leukemia Youth Doctors Source Type: news

Health Risks Persist for Young Cancer Survivors
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- Teen and young adult cancer survivors are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized as those who haven't had cancer, a new study finds. " Few studies have investigated health risk in adolescents and young adults after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lung cancer rates are rising in young women across multiple countries
(Wiley) An International Journal of Cancer study that examined lung cancer rates in young adults in 40 countries across five continents uncovered a trend of higher lung cancer rates in women compared with men in recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Disparities Seen in Outcomes for Young Adults With CRC
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- Worse outcomes are seen for young adult (YA) patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) living in the lowest income and education areas, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early cancer diagnosis may be missed due to staff shortages
1,100 patients could miss out on early diagnosis per year, charity warns Related items fromOnMedica Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe New test prompts rise in bowel screening uptake Experts advise against routine bowel cancer testing for all over 50s (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Young Adults with CRC in Low Income and Education Populations More Likely to Have Worse OS
Given the data presented in this abstract, researchers indicated that it is crucial that further research works toward eliminating these disparities. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Executive health programs buck imaging guidelines
Executive health screening programs at major U.S. hospitals continue to provide...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT CAC linked to cardiovascular mortality in young adults Elevated CT CAC scores linked to future heart failure Cardiac risk grows with higher coronary calcium scores ACC: Physicians omit CT CAC scores in 50% of cancer cases Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Young Cancer Patients Fare Better on Private Insurance
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 -- The odds of surviving childhood cancer may be influenced by the type of health insurance a young patient has, researchers say. In a new study, children and young adults covered by Medicaid or other government agencies were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine Be Enough?
First introduced in 2006, the multi-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent most cervical and anal cancers among children and young adults exposed to the virus. It can also prevent the majority of both HPV-driven oral and penile cancers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young Colon Cancer Patients Have Fared Better Under Obamacare
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 -- Diagnosis and treatment of young adults with colon cancer improved under an Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision permitting young adults up to age 26 to be covered under their parents'insurance, researchers report. They... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Affordable Care Act led to improved treatment of colorectal cancer among young adults
(American Cancer Society) An Affordable Care Act provision that allowed young adults to be covered under their parents' insurance led to a shift to earlier-stage diagnosis and more timely receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy among young colorectal cancer patients, according to a new American Cancer Society study. The study appears in JNCI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Opioid prescribing patterns, overdose risk in teens, young adults
(JAMA Network) Researchers used a private insurance claims database in the US to examine opioid prescribing patterns and how they were associated with overdose risk among 2.7 million adolescents and young adults without cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immunotherapy drug improves outcomes for some children with relapsed leukemia
(NIH/National Cancer Institute) New findings from a clinical trial show that treatment with the immunotherapy drug blinatumomab is superior to standard chemotherapy for children and young adults with high- or intermediate-risk B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) that has relapsed. Those treated with blinatumomab had longer survival, experienced fewer severe side effects, had a higher rate of undetectable residual disease, and were more likely to proceed to a stem cell transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fewer Americans Than Ever Are Smoking. Will Vaping Take Its Place?
Tobacco use in the U.S. is changing, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of American adults who smoke fell to a new low in 2018, while e-cigarette use continued to climb. About a fifth of American adults used some type of tobacco product in 2018, according to the data. Cigarettes were the most popular, used by 13.7% of adults. That’s a small decrease from 14% the year before, and another record low for the U.S., which has seen a two-thirds decline in smoking since 1965. Meanwhile, e-cigarette use rose from 2.8% of U.S. adults in 2017 to 3.2% in 2018. Use of...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study public health Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer rates after colonoscopies too varied
Thousands of cases missed by testing failures Related items fromOnMedica Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Invasive Melanoma Incidence Decreasing in Teens, Young Adults
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 -- Melanoma incidence seems to be decreasing in adolescents and young adults, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in JAMA Dermatology. Kelly G. Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Melanoma rates drop sharply among teens, young adults
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Cases of melanoma among US adolescents and young adults declined markedly from 2006 to 2015 - even as the skin cancer's incidence continued to increase among older adults and the general population during the span, new research shows. The finding, based on national cancer-registry data, suggests that public-health efforts advocating sun protection are changing behaviors among millennials and post-millennials, surmised the investigators from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Experts advise against routine bowel cancer testing for all over 50s
Only those at higher risk should be screened expert panel advises Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe Bowel cancer screening tests exceed target set in Scotland Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer Cancer mortality cut by a third in young people (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How Juul Hooked Kids and Ignited a Public Health Crisis
In the Scheetz household, back-to-school anxiety reached new heights this fall. Jami Scheetz’s 15-year-old son Devon, who has severe asthma, kicked a brutal vaping habit over the summer, with help from a nicotine patch. But as soon as school started and he was once again around kids vaping, his habit returned. On Sept. 12, Devon vaped at school and immediately began sweating and vomiting. Though Scheetz, who lives in Sellersville, Pa., says her son is now fine, she can’t shake thoughts of kids who have been hospitalized or died after using e-cigarettes. “Vaping scares me more [than smoking], because they ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized vaping Source Type: news

Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer Report Sexual Dissatisfaction
There's been much research done on how cancer of the reproductive organs affects patients'sexuality; this new study included patients with cancers outside the reproductive organs. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Source Type: news

Featured Review: Imaging with PET during chemotherapy to predict outcome in adults with Hodgkin lymphoma
The objective of this review was to determine whether in previously untreated adults with HL (all stages) receiving first-line therapy, interim PET scan results (i.e. a positive or a negative result) can distinguish between those with a poor prognosis and those with a better prognosis, and thereby predict survival in each group.How many studies were included? What was included and what was excluded?We included twenty-three studies in total, in this review. In all studies, interim PET was conducted during first-line therapy and after two, three, and/or four cycles of chemotherapy in adults with HL (all stages). We included ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Vaping Fad Boosts Dangerous Nicotine Addiction
By Wan Manan Muda and Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 10 2019 (IPS) Smoking-related diseases are the major causes of premature death worldwide. Every year, six million smoking-related deaths are reported worldwide. If current smoking trends persist, 8 million deaths can be expected by 2030, of which four-fifths will occur in lower- and middle-income countries. Start them young Many studies show that smoking is typically learned and started during adolescence. Owing to nicotine addiction, the earlier someone starts to smoke, the higher the likelihood he or she will continue the habit into adulthood, and the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wan Manan Muda and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Increase in CRC in Young Adults in Many High-Income Countries Increase in CRC in Young Adults in Many High-Income Countries
A new global analysis has found that the increase in colorectal cancer in young adults is being seen across many high-income countries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news