Scant evidence for proton pump inhibitor role in gastric cancer
A new study could help resolve a controversy over one of the most serious side effects attributed to the widely used medications.
‘Clinical paradox’? Bariatric surgery may protect from GI cancers
The study marks “an important step toward improving the understanding of potential lifetime risks of bariatric surgery and overall major health...
Regular vitamin D supplements may lower melanoma risk
In the study, there were significantly fewer individuals in the regular vitamin D use group with a past of present history of melanoma compared...
Study spotlights clinicopathologic features, survival outcomes of pediatric melanoma
The median Breslow thickness was 2.7 mm in children and 1.0 mm in adolescents.
Lifestyle changes may reduce colorectal cancer risk
Decreases in alcohol consumption were significantly associated with a reduction in CRC risk among participants aged 55 years or younger at...
Cervical cancer rise in White women: A ‘canary in the coal mine’
“If rising incidence is not for localized-stage disease, but for advanced stages, that means it’s attributable to lack of screening.”
Study of beliefs about what causes cancer sparks debate
The authors set out to evaluate “the patterns of beliefs about cancer among people who believed in conspiracies, rejected the COVID-19 vaccine, or...
New test that detects 14 cancers focuses on sugars, not DNA
“The main advantage of glycosaminoglycans appears to be that they change in the blood and urine at the earliest stages of cancer.”
Lifestyle choices could curb genetic risk for thyroid cancer
Unhealthy lifestyle factors increased thyroid cancer risk overall, especially in those with a genetic predisposition.
Melanoma mortality rates fell in 2010s as new therapies took hold
Immunotherapy and targeted therapy appear to be paying dividends, new study finds.