Mammography | Finding Cancer with Bacteria | Alcohol Use, Cancer Information Highlights, 09/27/2023

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Study Adds to Debate about Mammography in Older Women
screening mammogram   For women in their 70s and older, the risk of finding cancers that would not cause problems with routine mammograms is substantial, a new study suggests. The findings highlight the need for older women and their health care providers to talk about the potential benefits and harms of screening mammography.

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Can Bacteria Help Find Cancer?
bacterial sensor   Engineered bacteria can detect tumor DNA that has been shed into the gut by colorectal tumors, a new study in mice shows. The bacteria are programmed to seek and capture DNA containing a specific genetic change found in cancer.

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Drinking Alcohol Is Common among People with Cancer and Long-Term Survivors

Many people being treated for cancer and longer-term cancer survivors reported regularly drinking alcohol—some heavily and often, a new study shows. The study’s leaders said the findings should be a “wake-up call” for cancer care providers. 

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New Treatment Option for Multiple Myeloma

The Food and Drug Administration has approved talquetamab-tgvs (Talvey) to treat adults with relapsed or treatment-resistant multiple myeloma who have already received at least four other treatments. Learn more about this drug, including how it works with the body’s immune system to kill cancer cells.

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