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WHI study links sleep duration, quality to aggressive breast cancer

Short sleep duration and poor sleep quality were previously linked to increased breast cancer risk.

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When commuting, cycling beats walking for health benefits

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Joint position statement: AI-induced bone loss in postmenopausal breast cancer

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Breast cancer: physical exercise cuts fatigue, improves physical functioning

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HCV: DAAs slash HCC recurrence risk

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Detecting early onset colorectal cancer: FIT screening may be justified in those aged 35-49 y

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Cervical cancer: only 20% of women with severe mental illness are screened

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Small practice hit with $31,000 HIPAA fine

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Patients flashing physicians during video visits

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Some hospitals rely heavily on foreign physicians

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Do diet sodas cause dementia?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Urol Oncol
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Prostate cancer: alkaline phosphatase predicts OS, risk for bone mets

Alkaline phosphatase velocity predicts progression in castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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Gastrointestinal Cancer Vitals for April 2017

New pancreatic cancer guidelines | Nivolumab for esophageal SCC | Radioembolization vs chemoembolization for HCC.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int Urol Nephrol
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Prostate cancer LUTS: adding tamsulosin boosts ADT effect

Earlier and greater symptom improvement seen in patients with advanced disease.

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Concurrent lung cancer/COPD diagnosis is common

COPD is often underdiagnosed.

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Malignancy type predicts NSCLC risk in cancer survivors

Which cancers are linked to increased risk for subsequent NSCLC?

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HCC: HBV etiology linked to improved OS

Multicenter study shows improved survival vs HCV or nonviral etiology.

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Early breast cancer: weight gain during chemotherapy averages 2.7 kg

Results of a meta-analysis.

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Dutasteride may reduce risk for UTI after transrectal prostate biopsy

Analysis of data from the Reduction by Dutasteride of Prostate Cancer Events (REDUCE) study.

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Preoperative proteinuria linked to increased mortality in patients with renal cancer

Should preop proteinuria be evaluated in patients undergoing nephrectomy?

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Which genes on hereditary cancer multigene testing panels are linked with higher risks for breast cancer?

Case-control study identifies 5 genes whose pathogenic variants are associated with hereditary breast cancer.

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Patients with thyroid cancer face heightened metabolic syndrome risk

Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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Metastatic prostate cancer: treating the primary tumor improves survival

Patients with metastatic prostate cancer can still benefit from prostate-directed treatments in addition to androgen-deprivation therapy.

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Women's Health Initiative: depression before breast cancer diagnosis linked to higher mortality

First prospective observational study with at least 2 repeated measurements of depressive symptoms and long follow-up.

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Weight loss predicts NPC mortality

Weight loss is a common IMRT complication.

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