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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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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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New in Primary care oncology

  • Clinical Essentials from Breast Cancer Res Treat
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Breast cancer: high serum selenium predicts longer survival

Selenium supplementation may be considered for patients with low selenium levels.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Radiation Oncol
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Prostate cancer: post-RT PSA bounce a sign of survival?

PSA bounce can increase anxiety among patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from CA Cancer J Clin
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AJCC unveils new melanoma staging system

Updated framework for staging cutaneous melanoma.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Oncol
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Breast cancer: MAF status predicts bisphosphonate DFS benefit

Results of the phase 3 AZURE trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Cancer
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Obese young adults face higher colon cancer risk later

Meta-analysis shows 13% increase with every 5 kg/m2 hike in BMI.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Med
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Breast cancer: weight gain during adjuvant chemotherapy does not affect survival

Patients need not be advised to avoid weight gain during chemotherapy.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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NSCLC: 2nd-line nivolumab tops docetaxel at 2 years

Long-term data from CheckMate 017 and 057.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Gastroenterol
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CRC screening: which FOBT wins in a head-to-head study?

Two FITs scored slightly higher than a high-sensitivity guaiac fecal occult blood test.

  • Clinical Essentials from Bone Rep
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Higher BMD tied to elevated breast cancer risk

A meta-analysis of over 50K women suggests need for increased screening frequency.

  • Clinical Essentials from Leuk Lymphoma
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DLBCL: significant unmet needs remain in CD20-negative subtypes

Findings highlight the need for a novel efficacious antibody.

  • Clinical Essentials from Breast
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Breast cancer: 10-y lymphedema rate tops 40%

Study identifies risk factors.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Thorac Oncol
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Secondary primary lung cancer: study shows continued risk

Risk increases over time and is higher among patients whose IPLC was localized.

  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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ALL in TYA: adding to the case for clinical trial enrollment

Study links trial participation to improved survival.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
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PIM prevalence increases after lung/colon cancer diagnoses

Prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication use increases after lung/colon cancer diagnosis.