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Contrary to the advice most cancer patients receive

Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe

Radiation dose not impacted with light or moderate use of skin treatments, regardless of beam energy, incidence
Hispanics have lower incidence and mortality than non-Hispanic whites for all cancers combined

Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico

Men in Puerto Rico have higher prostate CA incidence rates than other Hispanics, non-Hispanic whites

September 2018 Briefing – Hematology & Oncology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Hematology & Oncology for September 2018. This roundup includes...
The risk of recurrence after incident venous thromboembolism is high

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High

At 6 months, rates for provoked, unprovoked, cancer-related VTE are 6.8, 6.92, 9.06 per 100 person-years
A single checkpoint inhibitor can be used to successfully treat two simultaneous types of primary cancer in a patient with Lynch syndrome

Single Agent Treats Two Cancers With Same Genetic Cause

Pembrolizumab treated colon cancer, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in patient with Lynch syndrome
Higher inpatient pain scores and postoperative opioid consumption are associated with persistent opioid use of up to six months among children and adolescents who have undergone cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy

Persistent Post-Op Opioid Use in Young Cancer Patients Explored

Higher inpatient pain scores linked to persistent use after major oncologic surgery for children, teens
Among individuals undergoing hereditary cancer testing

Cancer-Related Gene Variations Frequently Reclassified

24.9 percent of variants of uncertain significance were reclassified at a single commercial laboratory
There are fears that huge sums are being raised on crowdfunding sites for alternative cancer treatments that are not backed by evidence

Crowdfunding for Cancer Tx Could Exploit Vulnerable Patients

Money raised for cancer-related appeals is up; some is for alternative therapies that have been discredited
The risk of human papillomavirus-associated second primary cancers among survivors of human papillomavirus-associated cancers is significant

Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors

Persistent HPV infection may be associated with second HPV-related primary cancers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that it has found a second impurity in three lots of Torrent Pharmaceuticals' valsartan drug products.

FDA Finds Another Carcinogen in Certain Valsartan Heart Meds

Tablets tainted with N-nitrosodiethylamine, a suspected human carcinogen