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Lung Cancer Screening and Possible Unappreciated Benefits

Screening that reduces cancer mortality serves as a foundational element of impactful care for certain cancers. That said, harms related to screening deserve our attention—overdiagnoses; diagnostic odysseys that may be invasive, expensive, or even unintentionally harmful; overtreatment of diagnosed ...

hepatobiliary cancer
gynecologic cancers

Aspirin Use and Cancer Prevention: Long-Term Data Needed on Benefits and Risks

In addition to its well-known cardioprotective benefits, aspirin has a substantial body of observational, preclinical, and clinical evidence supporting its efficacy in preventing cancer, most strongly for colorectal cancer.1 The strength of this evidence led the U.S. Preventive Services Task...

issues in oncology

Tackling the Obesity and Cancer Epidemic

Research is still lacking to support a link between obesity and an increased risk of developing all types of cancer. Nevertheless, a review1 of more than 1,000 epidemiologic studies by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization, examining...

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Ensuring Equitable Cancer Care for All Patients

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death across the globe. Significant efforts, such as the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Moon Shots Program, will drive advances in cancer prevention, screening, and treatment. However, right now,...

Researchers and Scientists Honored for Improving Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Patient Care

The ASCO Special Awards recognize the dedication and significant contributions of researchers, patient advocates, and leaders of the global oncology community to enhancing cancer prevention, treatment, and patient care. Among this year’s awardees are an international leader in geriatric oncology...

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Cancer Care in Low-Resource Areas: Some Improvements Over the Years, but Serious Problems Remain

Low- and middle-income countries bear a larger share of the global cancer burden than does the developed world,” said Greta ­Massetti, PhD, Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and Co-Chair of the National Cancer...