Clinical Trial Shows Benefit of Yoga for Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men who attended a structured yoga class twice a week during prostate cancer radiation treatment reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who didn't, according to a clinical trial led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more from Penn Medicine News.

Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment

In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and other institutions in the U.S. and Canada, analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer.

Annual Fecal Immunochemical Test Effective for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Although the fecal immunochemical test is a common method for colorectal cancer screening, its acceptability and performance over several rounds of annual testing are largely unknown. Now, a large retrospective cohort study by Jensen et al assessing the fecal immunochemical test performance characteristics over four rounds of annual screening has found that the test was associated with high sensitivity for colorectal cancer, with high adherence to annual follow-up screening among initial participants.

40% of Hispanic adults with colorectal cancer use complementary and integrative health

A new study, Complementary and Integrative Health Practices Among Hispanics Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer: Utilization and Communication with Physicians, has found that among 631 Hispanic patients with Hispanic adults with colorectal cancer, 40.1% reported using Complemetary and Integrative Health practices. Read more from Mary Ann Liebert Publishers, Inc.