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From 2003-2007 to 2013-2017

Further Improvements in Survival Seen After Allogeneic Transplant

2003 to 2017 saw reduction in nonrelapse mortality, relapse of cancer, relapse-related and overall mortality
For patients with chronic pain

Medical Cannabis May Initially Aid Sleep in Chronic Pain Patients

Compared with placebo, cannabinoids show no improvement in pain scores in adult cancer patients
Many cancer survivors have substantial medical financial hardship and make financial sacrifices

Cancer Survivors Have Substantial Medical Financial Hardship

Financial sacrifices also reported, with hardship and sacrifices more common in survivors aged 18 to 64
There has been a decrease in the risk for coronary artery disease among adult survivors of childhood cancer

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Down in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Risk for coronary artery disease significantly decreased for survivors with diagnosis in 80s, 90s versus 70s
The prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq

FDA: Weight Control Drug Lorcaserin May Raise Cancer Risk

Health care providers should balance the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks
More than one-third of cancer patients report exceeding moderate drinking levels

Alcohol Consumption Levels High in Cancer Patients, Survivors

One in five patients report binge drinking, while one-third exceed moderate drinking levels
Cancer incidence is increased in the World Trade Center Health Program General Cohort

Cancer Incidence Up in World Trade Center Responder Cohort

Incidence up for all cancer sites combined and for prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, leukemia
Cancer mortality is continuing to decline

Cancer Mortality Continuing to Drop, With Lung Cancer a Driver

However, decreases in cancer mortality slowed for female breast cancer and CRC, ceased for prostate cancer
Proton chemoradiotherapy is associated with a significantly lower risk for 90-day adverse events and a decrease in performance status during treatment compared with photon therapy

Adverse Events Decreased With Proton Chemoradiotherapy

Relative risks lower for 90-day adverse events of at least grade 3 and 2 compared with photon therapy
Only one in four patients with sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma is tested for human papillomavirus

Routine HPV Testing May Be Warranted for Sinonasal Cancers

HPV-positive sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma associated with improved overall survival