In this month’s issue, Hayes and colleagues found that active surveillance is a reasonable alternative to active treatment for low-risk prostate cancer. Matousek and associates found that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction was beneficial for women after breast cancer treatment and Oh et al. discovered a link between the change of season (spring and fall) and breast cancer incidence, which has implications for breast cancer prevention. Arginine-enriched enteral nutrition significantly improved long-term survival in head and neck cancer patients, according to Buijs et al. and Kirkegaard and associates found that lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and limiting alcohol consumption can significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Kienle and Kiene found that mistletoe extracts improve quality of life of cancer patients and can reduce side effects from conventional therapies. In our study of the month, Li et al. found that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption decreases the likelihood of premature death.
As well, there are some interesting studies on breastfeeding and breast cancer, exercise and breast cancer, and diet and colorectal cancer.