7 cancer study updates to know

Here are 7 recent trials and studies testing treatments and detection in cancer care:

  1. Researchers at Mays Cancer Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio conducted a clinical trial combining two drugs in patients with recurrent, high-grade glioblastoma and found an improvement in six-month progression-free survival among its 25 patients.

  2. A small, phase 1 study found promising results for a pancreatic cancer vaccine.

  3. Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center researchers found telehealth consistently outperformed in-person visits for access to care and provider response.

  4. Researchers found early detection for some cancers can come up to three years before a traditional diagnosis with the aid of artificial intelligence.

  5. High-risk breast cancer patients who adhere to a healthy lifestyle as outlined by national guidelines have a 37 percent reduced risk of disease recurrence and a 58 percent lower death risk, according to new findings led by researchers at Buffalo, N.Y.-based Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  6. Researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville found patients who have asthma are 1.36 times more likely to develop cancer in their lifetime than others.

  7. St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine and Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers found that a slow rate of breast density decline is associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

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