More than 10% of Cancer Cases Caused by Infection

Several infectious agents are known to be associated with increased risk of developing cancer. According to a study recently published in Lancet Global Health, the rate of cancer associated with infection is higher than expected. The study used the GLOBOCAN 2018 database of cancer incidence and mortality rates to evaluate specific cancer types known to […]

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Dietary Changes Do Not Slow Rate of Prostate Cancer Progression

Despite suggestions by current clinical guidelines that outcomes, including rate of clinical progression and mortality, are improved in patients with prostate cancer eating vegetable-rich diet, a new study has found no such correlation. The randomized, controlled Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) study evaluated the impact of a vegetable-rich diet compared to active surveillance in 443 […]

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Increasing Rates of Early-Onset Gastric Cancer in the United States

Gastric cancer is a severe malignancy associated with a poor prognosis that most commonly occurs in patients over the age of 70. Although gastric cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, rates of this malignancy have been in decline in recent years due to increased understanding of risk factors and efforts […]

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Proton Beam Radiotherapy Safer Than Traditional Radiotherapy

Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) is a standard treatment approach for many patients with early stage, non-metastatic cancers. While this approach is highly effective in reducing tumor size and can be curative in some patients, it is often associated with severe side effects that can impact patient quality-of-life. Proton beam radiotherapy (PBRT) is an alternative to traditional […]

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