The CDC added uterine cancer to the list of covered World Trade Center-related conditions; women enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program will have access to cancer care and treatment if their uterine cancer is related to 9/11 exposures.
A health insurance coding change could limit breast reconstruction options for women with breast cancer. (CBS News)
Tennis legend Chris Evert announced she is cancer-free a year after starting treatment for ovarian cancer. (ESPN)
The small lesion removed from first lady Jill Biden’s left eyelid last week was seborrheic keratosis and not cancerous, according to White House physician Kevin O’Connor, DO; Biden also had two basal cell carcinomas removed, from her right eyelid and chest. (ABC News)
Merck said it is working to reduce levels of nitrosamines — a cancer-causing compound — that was found in some of its type 2 diabetes drugs. (CNN)
A number of companies joined the Working with Cancer Pledge initiative, launched this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with the goal to “abolish job fear and insecurity that exist for cancer sufferers in the work place.” (CNN)
The phase III IUMbrave050 trial, which is evaluating atezolizumab (Tecentriq) in combination with bevacizumab (Avastin) as adjuvant treatment for high-risk patients with early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma, met its primary endpoint of recurrence-free survival at a prespecified interim analysis, Genentech reported.
Treatment with nonablative fractional lasers was associated with a decreased risk of subsequent facial keratinocyte carcinoma development. (Dermatologic Surgery)
An analysis of nearly 17 million individuals diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. between 2000 and 2016 showed they had a suicide risk 26% higher than the general population. (JAMA Network Open)
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction issued a report suggesting consumption of 3 to 6 standard drinks per week increases the risk of developing several types of cancer and is calling for health warning labels on alcohol containers to include cancer risk. (CBC)
Researchers identified several genes that raise the risk of sarcoma, potentially allowing for earlier detection and improving survival. (Science)