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A new clinical guideline for smoking cessation in patients with cancer encourages the use of evidence-based pharmacotherapy, behavioral therapy, and close follow-up with retreatment.
Noncervical human papilloma virus (HPV)–associated oral and anal cancers are on the rise in the United States in men and women.
CHICAGO—Exemestane appears to be a good alternative to tamoxifen for prevention of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to results of the randomized, placebo-controlled MAP.3 trial.

Functional, psychological, and emotional well-being is of utmost importance to cancer patients. Macmillan Cancer Support has published Move More, a report highlighting the benefits of exercise for enhancing quality of life (QOL) in cancer survivors. How exercise affects functional capacity, muscular strength, body composition, nausea, fatigue, personality functioning, mood states, self-esteem, and QOL are summarized in the report.

Functional, psychological, and emotional well-being is of utmost importance to cancer patients. Macmillan Cancer Support has published Move More, a report highlighting the benefits of exercise for enhancing quality of life (QOL) in cancer survivors. How exercise affects functional capacity, muscular strength, body composition, nausea, fatigue, personality functioning, mood states, self-esteem, and QOL are summarized in the report.

Individualized computer-delivered treatment (CDT) for the maintenance of smoking cessation after a quit attempt did not increase short- or long-term abstinence rates compared with standard treatment (ST) in a group of 303 daily smokers who received either CDT or ST in combination with pharmacotherapy. At 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, and 12 months, no significant differences were found between the groups.

The evidence backing the use of myeloid growth factors in patients at high risk for febrile neutropenia is solid, according to Jeffrey Crawford, MD, of Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina.

Myeloid growth factors are the primary means of preventing chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. This often leads to febrile neutropenia, which can be fatal in 10% of patients, according to a database of more than 40,000 individuals. Concerns recently have been raised, however, that their use is associated with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

In a study funded by Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., researchers found that using the company’s tissue of origin test for patients with hard-toidentify primary cancers enabled accurate diagnosis of the tumor in several cases and led to changes in treatment. Patients whose diagnosis was confirmed appeared less anxious.

Recruiting adults with cancer to take part in clinical trials is an ongoing challenge in the United States, but the growing number of studies for targeted therapeutics and the positive news emerging from these studies might help turn that around.
Patients with lung cancer who received daily fish oil supplements experienced greater tumor shrinkage during chemotherapy and longer overall survival (OS) and were less likely to lose weight than patients taking placebo. The study was led by Vera Mazurak, PhD, an expert in nutrition and metabolism with the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional science at the University of Alberta in Canada.
 
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