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Liquid biopsies find distinct genomic profiles in most patients with carcinoma of unknown primary
(American Association for Cancer Research) Next-generation sequencing of circulating tumor DNA identified distinct genomic profiles with potentially targetable alterations in 99.7 percent of patients with carcinoma of unknown primary who have detectable alterations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oropharyngeal Cancer, Extracapsular Spread, and HPV p16 StatusOropharyngeal Cancer, Extracapsular Spread, and HPV p16 Status
Spread beyond the lymph nodes of oropharyngeal cancer and carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP) is associated with greater recurrence and poorer survival in patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) p16-negative tumors, but not in those with p16-positive tumors. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 31, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Unknown Primary Head/Neck SCC More CommonUnknown Primary Head/Neck SCC More Common
The last decade has seen an increase in the frequency of unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma (UPSCC) of the head and neck, and human papillomavirus (HPV) is behind most of these cases, new research suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - January 20, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Wearing a bra 'doesn't raise breast cancer risk'
Conclusion This study suggests that past bra-wearing characteristics are not associated with breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. The study does have some limitations: There was only limited matching of the cases and controls, which could mean that other differences between the groups may be contributing to results. The potential confounders assessed were reported to not have a large impact on the results, which suggests that the lack of matching may not be having a large effect, but these results were not shown to allow assessment of this by the reader. Controls were not selected for the women with invasive d...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news