Mild autonomous cortisol secretion (MACS), a cardiometabolic risk condition, mainly affects women with benign adrenal tumour and requires regular assessment for hypertension and type 2 diabetes (T2D), reveals a study.
In the treatment of advanced retinoblastoma patients with bilateral disease, initial use of eye-preserving therapies appears to be associated with a worse overall survival, especially for those with very large tumours, according to a study.
In colon cancer patients receiving curative surgery, undergoing haemodialysis still carries a high risk of postoperative complications despite advancements in perioperative management, a recent study has found.
Low platelet counts, along with low levels of interleukin (IL)-15 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), seem to be good prognostic indicators of metastatic disease in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), a recent study has found.
The risk of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) appears to be higher among individuals with diabetes than in the general population, as well as in men than women, according to a study. Prediction models built around this finding demonstrate moderate accuracy for pinpointing men at high risk of PDAC, in whom surveillance may be required.
Patients with de novo metastatic invasive lobular carcinoma display unique and heterogeneous clinicopathological characteristics, metastasis patterns, and responses to treatment, a recent study has found.
In patients with clinically localized Gleason 9–10 prostate cancer, dose-escalated radiotherapy confers better biochemical disease-free survival and prostate cancer-specific mortality than conventional doses, a recent study has found.
A recent study has discovered inappropriate use of faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in emergency and inpatient settings. Moreover, FIT has led to more gastroenterology consultations but is not independently associated with inpatient endoscopy.
Use of statins does not appear to be chemopreventive against colorectal cancer (CRC), and no significant association exists between total cholesterol level and CRC risk, a study has found. In addition, long-term statin use may increase the risk of colon cancer.