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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Increasing Eligibility for Lung Cancer Screening With Ping Yang, MD, PhD

​ Screening is essential to reducing deaths from lung cancer, a condition which, due to high rates of late-stage diagnosis, is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for individuals aged 55 to 80 who either currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years and have a history of 30 or more pack years, a pack year being the number of packs smoked per day multip...
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The Need to Expand Lung Cancer Screening Criteria

Since lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide because most patients are diagnosed when they already have advanced disease, effective screening is of the utmost importance. The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for all individuals aged 55 to 80 with a smoking history of 30 or more pack years—a pack year being the number of packs smoked per day multiplied by the number of years a person has smoked—who either currently smoke or h...
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Birth Defects and Pediatric Cancer: An Interview With Philip J. Lupo, PhD, MPH

​ In their recently published study, Philip J. Lupo, PhD, MPH, and colleagues found that both chromosomal anomalies and nonchromosomal birth defects significantly increase a child's risk of receiving a cancer diagnosis before his or her 18th birthday. In this interview with i3 Health, Dr. Lupo discusses his findings and the future directions of this research. Can you comment on the significance of your results concerning the link between birth defects and pediatric cancer risk? Philip J. Lupo, P...
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