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    Attributes of high-value oncology practices identified

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Attributes that distinguish high-value oncology practices have been identified, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Oncology. [...]

    Heterogeneity of PET/CT imaging phenotype prognostic in mCRPC

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) has heterogeneity in positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging phenotype, which has clinical relevance, according to a study published online Nov. 9 in JAMA Oncology. [...]

    Use of MMR deficiency testing in younger CRC patients is low

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Fewer than half of younger adults with colorectal cancer (CRC) undergo mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency of DNA testing, according to a study published online Nov. 9 in JAMA Oncology. [...]

    ASCO issues statement regarding alcohol and cancer

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Alcohol use is associated with certain types of cancer, and the risk of cancer can be reduced by strategies to prevent excessive use of alcohol, according to a statement published online Nov. 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [...]

    ASCO issues statement regarding alcohol and cancer

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Alcohol use is associated with certain types of cancer, and the risk of cancer can be reduced by strategies to prevent excessive use of alcohol, according to a statement published online Nov. 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [...]

    Important new insights into RECIST criteria measuring cancer’s response to treatment

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Oncologists and researchers use a measurement known as Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) to evaluate the degree to which a patient’s cancer responds to treatment during clinical trials. The tool is key to being able to compare the e… [...]

    Fiber tied to lower mortality in those with colorectal cancer

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Higher fiber intake after a diagnosis of nonmetastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with lower CRC-specific and overall mortality, according to a study published online Nov. 2 in JAMA Oncology. [...]

    Incidence of early-stage breast CA, CRC up with ACA adoption

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—After adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there was an increase in the incidence of early-stage breast and colorectal cancer, according to a research letter published online Nov. 2 in JAMA Oncology. [...]

    Deadly lung cancers are driven by multiple genetic changes

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new UC San Francisco-led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant “driver” mutation that can be treated in isolation with a single targeted drug. Instead, the new research finds one of the world’s most deadl… [...]

    Liquid biopsy spots aggressive pediatric brainstem cancer earlier without surgery

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A particularly aggressive form of pediatric cancer can be spotted reliably by the genetic fragments it leaves behind in children’s biofluids, opening the door to non-surgical biopsies and providing a way to gauge whether such tumors respond to treatmen… [...]