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No Increased Risk for Cancer for ART-Conceived Children

No Increased Risk for Cancer for ART-Conceived Children

Slightly but not significantly increased risks seen in children conceived by ICSI or cryopreservation.

Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults

Incidence up for 6 of 12 obesity-related cancers; steeper increase in successively younger generations.

Persistent Hot Flashes, Night Sweats Associated With Increased Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women with persistent night sweats and/or hot flashes are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer compared with women without these vasomotor symptoms.

Physical Activity Associated With Reduced Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Physical activity was found to be associated with a reduced risk for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Melanoma Survival Varies Among US States

Worse survival in states with more physicians; higher death rates in states with lower incidence.

Cancer Screening Nonadherence May Be Associated With Increase in Overall Mortality

Nonadherence to protocol screenings in a screening trial for multiple cancers may be linked to higher overall mortality, excluding mortality due to cancers studied in the trial.

USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Meds for Breast Cancer

The USPSTF recommends risk-reducing medications for women at high risk for breast cancer who are at low risk for adverse events, but medications are not recommended for routine use.

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Fecal Transplant in Managing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Associated Colitis

Fecal Transplant in Managing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Associated Colitis

Transplanting fecal bacteria from healthy donors might prove to be effective in resolving cancer immunotherapy-triggered colitis, a pair of case reports has suggested.

Long-Term Lithium Use: More Evidence Needed to Associate With Cancer Risk

Long-Term Lithium Use: More Evidence Needed to Associate With Cancer Risk

The European Medicine Agency has reported that there may be an association between long-term lithium use and reports of both renal tumors and thyroid cancer.

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