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AACR: Regular Aspirin Use Linked to Lower Cancer Mortality

April 03, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Regular aspirin use linked to lower risk of dying from cancer, especially colorectal, breast, prostate cancer Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

ACG: Vegetarian Diets May Not Be Significantly Heart Healthier

October 19, 2016 Study finds no significant difference in 10-year cardiovascular risk

Some Cancer Center Staff Uncertain of Services Offered

September 20, 2016 'Mystery shopper' study shows one in 10 facilities provided misinformation on palliative care services

Early Palliative Care Ups QOL for Terminal Cancer Patients

September 09, 2016 Early care also increases chances of having end-of-life discussions

Statins Could Help Boost Survival Among Cancer Patients

July 12, 2016 Study found an association -- but no proof -- of prolonged survival

Health Care Workers’ Gloves Strong Source of Contamination

June 27, 2016 Clear evidence that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria

ASCO: IMAB362 Can Lengthen Lives of Gastric Cancer Patients

June 06, 2016 Patients with advanced disease lived longer when they received this targeted treatment

DDW: Incidence of Colorectal Cancer Up in Younger People

May 25, 2016 Incidence up 11.4 percent in 10 years among Americans younger than 50

DDW: New Ingestible Balloon System May Help Fight Obesity

May 24, 2016 Patients using the device lost 6.8 percent of their weight after six months

DDW: Eating Some Solid Foods May Be OK Before Colonoscopy

May 24, 2016 Low-residue diet leads to improved bowel prep, more rested patients

DDW: Fecal Transplant Might Help Relieve Symptoms of Colitis

May 24, 2016 Fecal microbiota transplantation found to improve symptoms in treatment-resistant patients

ASCO: Phase I Cancer Drug Trials Benefit From Precision Medicine

May 20, 2016 Better outcomes for patients whose treatment is selected based on molecular characteristics of tumor

ASCO: Side of Colon Tumor Develops on Affects CRC Survival

May 19, 2016 Patients with primary tumors on left side live longer than those with primary tumors on right

ARVO: Ebola Survivors May Be Left With Visual Impairment

May 04, 2016 One in five developed severe or total vision loss within weeks of recovery in Sierra Leone study

AACR: Study Ties Oral Bacteria to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

April 20, 2016 Two strains of oral bacteria -- P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans -- linked to higher risk

AACR: Cologuard Can Detect CRC in Previously Unscreened Patients

April 20, 2016 Cologuard may help spot tumors, but colonoscopy still preferred option