In Breast Cancer, Men Have Increased Mortality

Even after adjustment for undertreatment and differing clinical characteristics, men with breast cancer have higher mortality rates than women, report the authors of a nationwide cohort study. The researchers, who are from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, analyzed data obtained from the National Cancer Database on 1,816,733 patients diagnosed with breast cancer between January 2004 and December 2014. The patient population included 16,025 men and 1,800,708 women. The...
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How Being Unmarried Impacts Cancer Treatment: An Interview With Joan DelFattore, PhD, MS

Studies have shown that unmarried patients with cancer are less likely to receive surgery and radiotherapy than their married counterparts; they are also less likely to survive their cancer. In a research-based perspective essay published in The New England Journal of Medicine , Joan DelFattore, PhD, MS, a survivor of stage IV gallbladder cancer, suggests that contrary to assumptions made by a number of researchers, the disparities in cancer treatment for individuals who are single may stem not ...
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Cancer Causes More Deaths Than CVD in High-Income Countries

Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the majority cause of death in those aged 35 to 70 years; however, according to a new study, in high-income countries, cancer mortalities are more common than death from CVD. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, results of which were published in The Lancet, involved 162,534 participants aged 35 to 70 years old from 21 countries across five continents, including low-income countries (LICs), middle-income countries (MICs), and high-incom...
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Higher Cancer Mortality Rates in HIV-Positive Older Patients

According to researchers, the disparity in cancer mortality rates between older patients with both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and cancer and older patients who have cancer but not HIV is due to more than the suboptimal cancer treatment given to those with HIV. It has previously been established that patients with both HIV and cancer have higher rates of cancer-specific mortality in comparison to other patients with cancer, yet the cause of this discrepancy has not been fully explained. "...
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Androgen Deprivation for Prostate Cancer Linked to Dementia

​ Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with diagnoses of dementia in men with prostate cancer, according to a new study .  Androgen deprivation therapy, either alone or in combination with other forms of therapy, is an effective treatment for high-risk prostate cancer in all stages from localized to metastatic disease. However, it has its drawbacks, including potential long-term effects on bone, sexual, and cardiovascular health. According to researchers from the Perelman S...
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