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.
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.
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.
Women who received the HPV vaccination as part of a school-based program had fewer high-grade cervical anomalies and higher rates of cervical screening, according to the results of a case–control study conducted in Canada. Read more from HemOnc Today.
Better communication is needed between physicians and parents of children with cancer to understand the long-term effects associated with the disease and its treatments, according to survey results presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting. Read more from HEALIO.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute discovered something simple and inexpensive to reduce neuropathy in hands and feet due to chemotherapy—exercise. Read more from the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute.
Cancer survivors with a high disease-related financial burden appeared more susceptible to depression, poor quality of life and fear of recurrence, according to the results of cross-sectional study. Read more from HemOnc Today.
A large new study concluded that exercise reduces the risk of 13 cancers. It's the latest evidence in a growing area of research suggesting that exercise may play a role in both cancer prevention and healthy survivorship. Read more from AICR.
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.
A study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and other institutions found a link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, and risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Read more.