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Indoor tanning declines, but more melanoma prevention efforts urgently needed

July 31, 2015

Melanoma rates in the United States doubled between 1982 and 2011, according to a CDC report.

“The sobering news is that, in 2011, there were more than 65,000 cases of melanoma, and more than 9,000 people die from melanoma every year,” Gery P. Guy Jr., PhD, MPH,  health economist in the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, told HemOnc Today.

Kilian Friedrich, MD

7 recent developments in colonoscopy

July 27, 2015
In recent weeks, numerous developments in colonoscopy have been reported by gastroenterology professional societies and in the journals, including information on new…
Alexander C. Ford, MD In the Journals

H. pylori eradication may reduce gastric cancer incidence

July 22, 2015
Eradication of Helicobacter pylori may prevent the development of gastric cancer in healthy, asymptomatic Asian individuals, according to a recently published…

Insurance, income predict use of preventive services among adults

July 20, 2015
Adults who have higher incomes or have private health insurance are more likely to receive preventive services, which are available for nine out of 10 leading causes of…
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Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

This activity is supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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Darren Mays, PhD, MPH

Indoor tanning declines, but more melanoma prevention efforts urgently needed

July 31, 2015
Melanoma rates in the United States doubled between 1982 and 2011, according to a CDC report.“The sobering news is that, in 2011, there were…
Kilian Friedrich, MD

7 recent developments in colonoscopy

July 27, 2015
In recent weeks, numerous developments in colonoscopy have been reported by gastroenterology professional societies and in the journals, including…
Alexander C. Ford, MD In the Journals

H. pylori eradication may reduce gastric cancer incidence

July 22, 2015
Eradication of Helicobacter pylori may prevent the development of gastric cancer in healthy, asymptomatic Asian individuals, according to a recently…

Insurance, income predict use of preventive services among adults

July 20, 2015
Adults who have higher incomes or have private health insurance are more likely to receive preventive services, which are available for nine out of…
Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH In the Journals

PCP intervention can improve smoking cessation following lung cancer screening

July 20, 2015
Individuals who undergo lung cancer screening are more likely to quit smoking if their cessation intervention originated from their primary care…
In the Journals

Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine also safe, effective in younger boys, girls

June 30, 2015
Recent study data showed that Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine also is safe and effective in boys and girls aged 9 to 15 years, advancing previous research…
Russell P. Harris, MD, MPH In the Journals

ACP recommends less cancer screening for average-risk adults

June 24, 2015
The American College of Physicians released clinical guidelines for screening average-risk adults without symptoms for several common cancers.In a…
Lang Wu In the Journals

Nut consumption associated with reduced risk for colorectal, pancreatic, endometrial cancers

June 24, 2015
Nut consumption was associated with lowered risk for developing colorectal, pancreatic and endometrial cancer, but similar associations were not…
In the Journals

Surveillance colonoscopy may reduce CRC risk, need for colectomy in UC

June 22, 2015
A 40-year analysis of a colonoscopic surveillance program for neoplasia in ulcerative colitis suggested surveillance colonoscopy may play an…
Reinier G. S. Meester, MSc In the Journals

Higher quality screening colonoscopies reduce colorectal cancer incidence, death without higher costs

June 16, 2015
Higher adenoma detection rates in screening colonoscopy were found to be associated with as high as 50% to 60% lower lifetime risk for colorectal…
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