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NCRI 2018

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05-11-2018 | Lung cancer | News

Impact of undertreatment on reduced survival in older lung cancer patients quantified

A modeling study presented at the 2018 NCRI Conference in Glasgow, UK, estimates that around 38% of the survival difference between older and younger patients with lung cancer may be due undertreatment in the older age group.

06-11-2018 | Chemoprevention | News

Run-in period may improve adherence to aspirin for chemoprevention

In patients undergoing radical therapy for cancer, an 8-week run-in period of aspirin is acceptable and well tolerated, and could reduce the risk for nonadherence and participant attrition in adjuvant and prevention trials, say researchers.

06-11-2018 | Breast cancer | News

Early risers may have reduced breast cancer risk

Women who function better earlier in the day, so-called morning people, are less likely to develop breast cancer than those who consider themselves night owls, suggests a Mendelian randomization analysis.

07-11-2018 | Smoking | News

HCPs reluctant to recommend e-cigarettes as quitting aid for cancer patients

Around a third of UK healthcare professionals would not recommend e-cigarettes to patients with cancer who are looking to quit smoking, indicates a survey-based study presented at the 2018 NCRI Conference in Glasgow, UK.

09-11-2018 | Prostate cancer | News

Prostate cancer patients willing to make trade-offs between survival, side effects

Men with a new diagnosis of nonmetastatic prostate cancer say they would accept small reductions in survival odds if that meant fewer side effects and an improved quality of life, suggests the COMPARE study.

Expert interview

Researcher comment: COMPARE study

Hashim Ahmed takes us through the COMPARE study – presented at NCRI 2018 – which showed that men with localized prostate cancer are willing to make accept lower survival odds for a better quality of life. He outlines the key findings, the implications of the results for physicians, and the next steps for research (5:36).

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