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National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers surpasses the 500 accredited-centers mark
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers announced that it has now accredited more than 500 breast centers and the program has widespread distribution in 48 states including Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico. The 500-accredited-centers achievement comes after surpassing the 100-accredited-centers mark in 2009, a little more than one year after the NAPBC began the formal process of surveying breast centers for accreditation in September 2008.
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Colon cancer screening: Immunological tests are superior
Medical Xpress
Tests for hidden traces of "occult blood" in the stool provide clues to colon cancer or precancerous lesions. For more than 40 years, an enzymatic detection method has been used to detect the diseases. Now immunological tests have also become available.
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Cancer treatment impact on cardiovascular risk factors
OncologyNurseAdvisor
The oncology community is well aware that cancer therapy is fraught with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Of the almost 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, many are more likely to die of CVD than of their cancer. In fact, with the exception of people who smoke, risk factors for CVD are higher in cancer survivors than in the general adult population.
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Conservative vs aggressive treatment in older prostate cancer patients
CancerNetwork
A new cohort study says older men with prostate cancer who have other health conditions that put them at risk of mortality within 10 years should consider their prostate cancer treatment options carefully. Survival data of prostate cancer patients 70 and older show that those with three or more comorbidities and low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer are less likely to die from prostate cancer than another health issue.
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Too many patients with cancer die in acute care hospitals despite palliative options
CMAJ
Almost half of all adult cancer deaths in Canada — 45 percent — happen in acute care hospitals, although many people would have benefited from palliative care at home or in hospices, states a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
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MD Anderson, Texas Medical Center researchers frustrated over lack of new cancer drugs for children
BioNews Texas
Researchers from MD Anderson, the world's leading cancer research center, and the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world, are expressing frustration and concern over the palpable lack of new and effective cancer drugs designed to treat various forms of deadly cancer in children.
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Immunotherapy's cancer remit widens
Nature
Drugs that unleash the power of the immune system on cancers are generating considerable optimism in industry, but still Andrew Baum thinks analysts are selling them short. Baum, the London-based head of global healthcare research at the investment bank Citi, forecasts that in 10 years the drugs will be treating 60 percent of cancers and earning $35 billion a year.
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Insurers balk on rarer genetic tests for breast cancer
NPR
When it comes to inherited genetic mutations that increase the risk of breast cancer, BRCA1 and BRCA2 get nearly all the attention. Inherited mutations in these genes cause from 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers as well as up to 15 percent of ovarian cancers, according to the National Cancer Institute.
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National Cancer Survivors Day® free poster
Commission on Cancer
The CoC encourages your CoC-accredited program to organize an event in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day®. Sponsored by Coping, this day is always the first Sunday in June and was established to bring cancer survivors together showing that there is life after receiving a diagnosis of cancer.
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Inhalable drug delivery provides new approach to lung cancer treatment
Gizmag
According to American Cancer Society estimates, lung cancer will account for 27 percent of all US cancer deaths in 2013, making it by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Part of the problem is getting the toxic chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat the cancer into the lungs.
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Recurrent heartburn ups risk for throat cancer
CancerNetwork
A new population-based study shows that those with gastric reflux are more likely to be diagnosed with cancers of the throat, including the voice box. The study, led by researchers at Brown University in Providence, RI, was in patients who had no history of smoking and infrequent alcohol use.
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IBD associated with increased melanoma risk
Healio
Inflammatory bowel disease was associated with an increased risk for melanoma, regardless of biologic therapy use, according to recent study results.
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