vendredi 28 juin 2013

Press Review (June 29, 2013) – Revue de presse (29 juin 2013)

Heart Failure Patients May Face Higher Cancer Risk
Doctors may want to keep an even closer eye on their patients who have experienced heart failure, a condition where not enough blood is able to be pumped by the heart to other parts of the body. A new study shows they face a higher risk of cancer.
In Huffington Post

Many cancer patients expect palliative care to cure
In a survey of patients with terminal lung cancer, nearly two-thirds did not understand that radiation treatments intended only to ease their symptoms would not cure their disease.
By Kathryn Doyle. In Reuters                            

Cancer: An acidic link
Obese people are at higher risk of multiple types of cancer, but why? One explanation could be that obesity enhances the production of pro-inflammatory, and carcinogenic, bile acids by gut microorganisms.
By Suzanne Devkota & Peter. J. Turnbaugh. In         

Cancer Clinics Closing: Community Oncology 'Near Crisis'
The community cancer care landscape in the United States continues to evolve, and not for the better, according to a report released by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA). Since their previous report, issued in April 2012, there has been a 20% increase in clinic closings and in consolidation into hospitals.
By Roxanne Nelson. In Medscape                    

Lifestyle cancers increase by 40% due to 'bad habits' and changes in fashion
Cancers caused by smoking, drinking and excessive sunbathing have soared in the past decade, official statistics have revealed.
By Richard Gray. In The Telegraph

Cancer : le rat-taupe nu fait renaître l'espoir
Aucun cancer n'a jamais été détecté chez ce petit rongeur appelé le rat-taupe "nu" ou "glabre". L'animal produirait lui-même son propre anti-cancéreux, l'acide hyaluronique.
Dans Le Nouvel Observateur

Cancers héréditaires : les malades obligés de prévenir leur entourage
Les personnes à risque de développer un cancer héréditaire seront désormais contraintes de prévenir leur entourage. En cas de refus, c'est le médecin qui en avertira la famille par courrier.
Dans Le Nouvel Observateur

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