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Patients Will Be Asking: Does alcohol really cause cancer?

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Patients Will Be Asking: Can the shape of my penis predict cancer?

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Will sugar give me cancer?

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Will hair dye give me cancer?

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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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  • Clinical Essentials from Breast Cancer Res Treat
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Breast cancer: soy, cruciferous vegetables reduce side effects

Study links higher intake to fewer menopausal symptoms and fatigue.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Prostate cancer: US data show shrinking racial disparity in survival

CONCORD-2 study covered 80% of the US population: 37 states, 1.5 million men.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Ovarian cancer: US survival rates remain at least 10% lower in black women

CONCORD-2 data show modest improvement in survival since 2001-2003.

  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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Meta-analysis links HPV, lung cancer

Data show strong association for HPV 16 and HPV 18.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Pain
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Nitrous oxide an alternative to fentanyl for cancer breakthrough pain

Breakthrough pain requires a safe, fast-acting analgesic that can be administered at home.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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CONCORD-2: liver cancer mortality remains high in the US

5-year OS remains lower among black patients compared with whites.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Colon cancer: CONCORD-2 US data show continued racial disparity in survival

Survival gap improved by less than 1% during 2001-2009.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Dermatol
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Melanoma: how does age affect survival with immunotherapy?

Real-world study suggests older age may be tied to better clinical outcome.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Rectal cancer: 16 states claim over 90% of cases

CONCORD-2 also shows only slight decrease in mortality between 2001 and 2009.

  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Hormonal contraceptives raise risk for breast cancer

Despite higher relative risk, absolute increase is only 1 extra case per 7690 female users.

Primary Care Oncology Vitals for December 2017
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Primary Care Oncology Vitals for December 2017

Enrollment expansion for 4 cancer types in TAPUR study | Breast cancer can re-emerge 20 years later | Intermittent letrozole in breast cancer | Implications of negative screening results history.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Oncology
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Ovarian cancer: multimodal screening may be cost-effective in the US

Markov model was based on data from the UKCOCS trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Cancer
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Pregnancy-associated breast cancer: poorer prognosis tied to adverse tumor characteristics

Findings are reassuring that pregnancy itself does not exacerbate prognosis.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Stomach cancer: survival still relatively low in the US

CONCORD-2 data show slight rise in OS from 2001 to 2009.