Colorectal Cancer

ASCO 2017: Chance of Colon Cancer Recurrence Nearly Cut in Half in Patients Who Consume Nuts

An observational study of 826 patients with stage III colon cancer showed that those who consumed 2 ounces or more of nuts per week had a 42% lower chance of cancer recurrence and 57% lower chance of death than those who did not eat nuts. A secondary analysis revealed the benefit of nut consumption was limited to tree nuts, including almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, and pecans, among others. These findings will be presented by Fadelu at the upcoming 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago (Abstract 3517).

Lung Cancer

Never Smokers Account for Increased Proportion of NSCLC Cases

In a retrospective study in three U.S. institutions reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Pelosof et al found that never smokers accounted for an increasing proportion of cases of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) during the period from 1990 to 2013. Joan Schiller, MD, of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Falls Church, Virginia, is the corresponding author of this article.

Prostate Cancer

AUA 2017: Studies Highlight Shifts in Prostate Cancer Screening and Management

Active surveillance in men under 60, use of telemedicine in the management of prostate cancer, and physicians' personal prostate cancer screening preferences were all highlighted at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA).


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