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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cancer Research: More men at risk for prostate cancer ♦ In terminally ill patients, some types of delirium are a sign of imminent death

More men at risk for prostate cancer as a result of less regular screening The US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against regular prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer is controversial. While it may reduce the risk of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, the reduction in intermediate and high risk cancer diagnoses raises concern because of the potential for delayed diagnoses of important cancers in men who may benefit from treatment, according to investigators.
'Cancer seeing' technology is one in a hundred innovations to change our world A groundbreaking piece of medical imaging technology that could revolutionize cancer treatment will be featured as part of a showcase of 100 engineering ideas that have changed our world.
In terminally ill patients, some types of delirium are a sign of imminent death In cancer patients nearing the end of life, certain subtypes of delirium -- specifically, hypoactive and 'mixed' delirium -- are a strong indicator that death will come soon,
Almost one-third of families of children with cancer have unmet basic needs during treatment Almost one-third of families whose children were being treated for cancer faced food, housing or energy insecurity and one-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income, according to a new American study. The study follows emerging research in pediatric oncology finding that low-income status predicts poor adherence to oral chemotherapy and decreased overall survival.

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