Follow-up of Prostatectomy versus Observation for Early Prostate Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Long-term, surgery for localized prostate cancer offers little extra benefit – Reuters (free) AND No Benefit with Surgery for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Prostatectomy for Localized Prostate Cancer Doesn’t Improve Long-Term Survival – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Surgery for Early Prostate Cancer May Not Save Lives – Washington University in St. Louis, via NewsWise (free)
“Most men just as likely to survive with limited or no treatment” (from NewsWise)
Pericarditis as a Marker of Occult Cancer and a Prognostic Factor for Cancer Mortality – Circulation (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: Tall men at higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer – OnMedica (free) AND Tall men at bigger risk of aggressive prostate cancer, study suggests – The Guardian (free) AND Height, Weight Linked with High-Grade Prostate Cancer – MedPage Today (free registration required)
An analysis of a large database of de-identified electronic medical records (EMRs) with over 40.000.000 patients found no association.
Summary: National Guideline Clearinghouse (free)
Cancer deaths and cases attributable to lifestyle factors and infections in China, 2013 – Annals of Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: Nearly half of China cancer deaths attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors – American Cancer Society, via EurekAlert (free) AND One million annual cancer deaths in China attributable to lifestyle factors – treehugger (free)
Magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis and neoadjuvant treatment evaluation in locally advanced rectal cancer7 Jul, 2017 | 13:36h | UTC
Viewpoints in Precision Medicine
Views and Reviews: Margaret McCartney: Are we too captivated by precision medicine? – The BMJ (free)
“Sally Davies calls for making genomic testing as common as blood tests to usher in the era of precision medicine to treat cancers and rare diseases” (from The Guardian).
“Precision medicine is also, paradoxically, a recipe for unhelpful early diagnosis, false alarms, poor sensitivity, and conflicts of interest” (from BMJ).
Fears over a medical gold rush in cancer drug race – Financial Times (a few articles per month are free)
Source: Nature Newsletter
“With almost 800 trials under way observers warn scientific rigour is being compromised”
Benchmarking life expectancy and cancer mortality: global comparison with cardiovascular disease 1981-20103 Jul, 2017 | 17:58h | UTC
Editorial: Cancer and the limits of longevity – The BMJ (free)
“Declining mortality from CVD was responsible for about half of the life expectancy gains in ages 40-84 in 1981-2010, whereas the contribution from cancer is smaller (up to one fifth) and varied depending on a country’s level of development”