Kelly Johnson

Articles

Oral HPV Test Shows Potential for Predicting Oropharyngeal Cancer Risk

January 30, 2016

Individuals with detectable human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 in their mouthwash samples were 22 times more likely to develop oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) than those without the type of virus, according to findings of a new study.

Weight-Loss Intervention Improves Fitness in Cancer Survivors

January 19, 2016

Mounting research continues to show increased risk of cancer recurrence and death in obese individuals, but findings of a new study highlight the benefits of weight-loss interventions for overweight and obese cancer survivors.

Addressing Cisplatin's Late Effects in Testicular Cancer Survivors

January 16, 2016

New research shows that survivors of testicular cancer may have an increased burden of morbidity after being treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy, with obesity, neuropathies, and tinnitus and hearing loss among the most prevalent late effects.

Patients Lack Knowledge of Breast Reconstruction Before Surgery

January 15, 2016

Breast reconstruction surgery has become an increasingly popular option among women following mastectomy, but a recent study has found that most women who opt for the procedure are ill-informed of the potential risks.

Complete Guideline Adherence Low Among Young Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

January 12, 2016

Despite national evidence- and consensus-based guidelines on posttreatment care, less than half of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with Hodgkin lymphoma receive all of the recommended services within the first year after treatment, according to results of a pilot study being presented at the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium.

After Doughnut Hole Closure, Oral Anticancer Drug Costs Still Too High for Many

January 07, 2016

Studies show that cost is a factor in patient adherence to their oral anticancer medications, but the financial burden of oral chemotherapy drugs is projected to still be too high for millions of patients even when the Medicare Part D coverage gap, or “doughnut hole,” is fully closed.

Pregnancy Does Not Trigger Relapse in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

December 30, 2015

The incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) in women typically precedes and covers prime childbearing years, but a new study has found that pregnancy does not increase the risk of relapse among women in remission.