HIV Related Cancers

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Risk of More Cancer (07-11-2011)

Children who survive cancer have an increased risk of developing cancer later in life. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The good news about childhood cancer is that increasingly more children are surviving. These... Continue Reading

New Substances Added to List of Cancer-Causing Agents (06-21-2011)

In the most recent version of the National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens, two new substances have been classified as “known human carcinogens” and six others have been classified as “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.” The... Continue Reading

Medical Costs Higher Among Survivors (06-21-2011)

Cancer survivors tend to pay substantially more in annual medical costs compared with people who have never had cancer. These findings were recently reported in Cancer. A significant number of adults in the United States are cancer survivors—approximately... Continue Reading

Cancer Burden Has Changed for People with HIV/AIDS (04-14-2011)

Among people living with AIDS in the United States, the frequency of AIDS-defining cancers such as Kaposi sarcoma decreased markedly between 1991 and 2005; the frequency of other types of cancer, however, increased three-fold. These results were published... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

Cancer Care Costs Expected to Rise by at Least 27% Over Next Decade (01-18-2011)

As a result of the growth and aging of the US population, cancer care costs are expected to rise by 27% by the year 2020. This estimate does not include increases in the cost of cancer treatment itself, which would push expenditures even higher.  These... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) on Cancer Risk in HIV-infected Men (08-10-2010)

Researchers reported that men infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are still at an increased risk of lymphoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS), and anal cancer despite the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). These findings... Continue Reading

Immunosuppression Increases Risk of HPV-related Cancers in AIDS Patients (08-20-2009)

The risk of HPV-related cancers is elevated among AIDS patients. This risk continues to increase as patients’ immune systems become more compromised, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.[1] Human... Continue Reading

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