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Lower PSA Screening Rates Linked to Rise in Mets Prostate Cancer

Should national guidelines on PSA screening be revisited after an analysis found that a decrease in screening was associated with an increase in metastatic prostate cancer incidence? Medscape Medical News

New EU Guidelines: Individualize Care for Thyroid Cancer in Kids

Pediatric differentiated thyroid carcinoma is not the same as the adult form of the disease and requires a multidisciplinary and individualized approach to maximize outcomes, say new European guidelines. Medscape Medical News

Children With Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Can Skip Radioactive Iodine

A new study is the first to validate guidelines showing no harm in sparing pediatric DTC patients radioactive iodine therapy. Medscape Medical News

New Guidance on Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga for Cancer Pain

Integrating nonpharmacologic pain management techniques such as acupuncture, hypnosis, and music therapy may help relieve certain types of cancer-related pain, according to new joint guidelines. Medscape Medical News

Healthy Habits Linked to Lower Cancer Risk in Minority Women

Black and Latina women who follow guidelines on nutrition and physical activity have a lower risk of developing breast, colorectal, and other obesity-related cancers. Medscape Medical News

Updates on Treatment/Prevention of VTE in Cancer Patients

Updated clinical practice guidelines for the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) for patients with cancer now include a section on patients who also have COVID-19. Medscape Medical News

When Too Much Treatment Creates More Harm Than Good

Despite guidelines advising against intensive end-of-life care, many women with terminal ovarian cancer receive an aggressive intervention. Medscape Medical News

$150K: Average Industry Payment to Top 1% of Oncs

These high-paid oncologists often are in leadership positions, draft treatment guidelines, and sit on journal editorial boards, raising possible conflict of interest red flags. Medscape Medical News

Exercise Reduced Risk of Frailty Fractures in Cancer Survivors

Patients with cancer who met physical activity guidelines 5 years after diagnosis had a 12% reduced risk for fractures. Medscape Medical News

Updated Guideline Prompts Younger People to Undergo CRC Screening

A new study shows that Americans are getting their first colonoscopies at 45 years old following the update to the US colorectal cancer screening guidelines. Medscape Medical News

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