Preop MRI does not reduce positive margins in breast surgery
“While it can provide a benefit in selected cases given its high sensitivity, MRI is associated with false positives and can also contribute to...
Mammography after breast cancer: No benefit for older patients?
“Ongoing surveillance mammography in these patients may lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of cancers that potentially would not harm...
SCC from breast implants: Negligible risk, study finds
Regarding SCC, “whether the observed elevated risk is associated with the implants is difficult to interpret because it is based on only one case...
Intraoperative pathology spurs overtreatment in mastectomy
“This study suggests that surgeons should delay ALND decision-making until a later time to avoid overtreating patients.”
Novel fluorescence guidance improves lumpectomy outcomes
Pegulicianine (Lumisight), an investigational and activatable fluorescent imaging agent used with a novel direct visualization system, helped...
Study shows higher obesity-related cancer mortality in areas with more fast food
An ecologic study showed a dose-response relationship among measures of food swamp and food desert scores and obesity-related cancer mortality.
Adherence to cancer prevention guidance linked with reduced breast cancer recurrence, death risk
The study population included patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer and HER2-positive breast cancer.
Cancer pain declines with cannabis use
Lower use of other meds was also seen in patients who used cannabis.
The next big thing in cancer research
Despite significant progress, there is still a lot of work to do.
Guidelines for assessing cancer risk may need updating
Whole-exome sequencing reveals cancer risk mutations in patients that would not have qualified for testing based on current guidelines.