Alcohol consumption does not seem to substantially impact population occurrence rates of pancreatic cancer, a recent Taiwan study has found. This null effect seems to hold even among people who are genetically susceptible to the carcinogenicity of alcohol.
Use of the histamine-2 receptor antagonist ranitidine does not appear to increase the likelihood of developing gastrointestinal malignancies as compared with omeprazole or famotidine, as shown in a study.
Folate intake, whether in total or synthetic form, leads to a reduction in overall colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence following long latency periods, according to a US study. No evidence shows that high folate intake in the postfortification period is associated with a higher CRC risk in the female population.
The implementation of an organized mailed faecal immunochemical test (FIT) outreach programme in a safety-net health system appears to increase FIT completion and improve colorectal cancer screening, according to a study.
For older patients with invasive bladder cancer who are unfit for radical treatment, they may opt for weekly ultra hypofractionated intensity modulated radiotherapy (RT) with image guidance and bladder training, which is found to be an effective, safe, and well-tolerated regimen, suggests a study.
The credibility of subgroup claims found in haematology randomized clinical trials (RCTs) seems to be lacking even when the claims are robust, suggests a study, noting that information about subgroup difference must be interpreted with caution.
A recent study that evaluated eight different imaging modalities for preoperative detection of axillary lymph node (LN) metastasis of breast cancer has found elastography to have the highest surface under the cumulative ranking curve (SUCRA) values. Except for mammography, the other imaging modalities have demonstrated complementary diagnostic roles.
A recent study has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of atezolizumab in under-represented individuals with metastatic urinary tract carcinoma, specifically those with older age, renal impairment, or upper tract urothelial carcinoma.