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One hour of physical activity offsets increased risk of death from sitting

July 29, 2016

About 60 to 75 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity negated the increased risk for death associated with sitting for 8 hours each day, according to findings published in The Lancet.

Ulf Ekelund, PhD, professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, in Oslo, and colleagues also reported that this level of activity mitigates, but does not completely offset, the increased risk for death associated with long periods of watching television.

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Edoxaban noninferior to warfarin for cancer, VTE

July 29, 2016
Edoxaban may more effectively treat venous thromboembolism and produce less clinically relevant bleeding than warfarin in patients with cancer, according to a subgroup…
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Thyroid cancer risk increases with hysterectomy

July 29, 2016
Among postmenopausal women, the risk for thyroid cancer is increased with hysterectomy regardless of oophorectomy status, according to recently published data. Use of…

American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

July 29, 2016
The American Society of Breast Surgeons issued a position statement that recommends against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for average-risk women with unilateral…
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Ovarian cancer surveillance with CA-125 tests, CT scans common despite lack of proven benefit

July 29, 2016
Cancer antigen 125 tests and CT scans are routinely used for surveillance of patients with ovarian cancer despite a lack of proven benefit, according to results of a…
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Optimizing the Use of Targeted Therapy in Advanced Melanoma: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Historically, treatment options have been limited for patients with…
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NSCLC Treatment on Target: Examining New Evidence and Advances

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. Eighty-five percent of lung cancers are non-small…
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