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Avoiding a Late Supper Associated with Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Eating supper before 9 p.m. or waiting a minimum of two hours after eating before going to bed is linked to a 20 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk, according to research in the International Journal of Cancer.

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GERD Associated with Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers in Older Adults

Researchers in Louisiana have linked GERD with the development of upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancers in elderly individuals, but causality remains elusive.


Thirdhand Smoke Exposure May Increase Lung Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in California have found a link between thirdhand smoke (THS) exposure and lung cancer risk in mice.


Study Shows Survival Advantage for Certain Leukemia Patients Treated in Pediatric Cancer Centers

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have better survival rates if treated in pediatric cancer centers versus adult centers, according to a recent study in Blood Advances.


Spotlight on Oncology

Cancer exacts a massive toll in terms of both suffering and healthcare costs, but mortality rates have declined.


Fibrin-based Matrix Spurs Hope for Artificial Ovary Transplantation

A Belgian research team has developed a fibrin matrix that closely resembles human ovarian tissue. The promising result, published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, brings physicians closer to making artificial ovary transplantation an option for fertility preservation following cancer treatment.


Certain Foods Linked to Relief of Side Effects from Breast Cancer Treatment

Diets high in soy and cruciferous vegetables may alleviate some symptoms associated with breast cancer treatments, recent research suggests.


Lung Cancer Treatment Varies by Insurance Type

Patients with nonmetastatic small-cell lung cancer are less likely to receive both chemotherapy and thoracic radiation — the standard of care for initial management of the disease — if they rely on federal programs such as Medicare or Medicaid than if they have private insurance, according to...


Cancer Drugs: Cost vs. Affordability

Reduced prices for cancer drugs in middle-income countries do not ensure the drugs are as affordable to patients in those nations as they are to patients in high-income nations, according to a study published in Oncotarget.

Researchers assessed affordability in high-income...


Biomarker May Shed Light on Prostate Cancer’s Aggressiveness

A 70-gene-expression metastatic assay biomarker could change how physicians determine treatment plans for patients with prostate cancer.