In this issue, Wilson and colleagues observed an association between coffee consumption and prostate cancer. Kim and associates reported about a lifestyle intervention that helped breast cancer survivors and Kwan et al. assessed the quality of life of women diagnosed with breast cancer within the first few weeks of diagnosis. Nogues and associates suggested that breast cancer patients on aromatase inhibitors should have their vitamin D levels assessed, and supplemented if necessary. Din and colleagues found that low dose aspirin can protect against colorectal cancer, and Rheem and colleagues found that vitamin D can also lower the risk of colorectal cancer. Huang et al. found that relaxing music helped to decrease cancer pain. Murphy and colleagues found that fish oil supplements increased chemotherapy efficacy in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer. In our study of the month, Mao et al. found that cancer survivors were more likely to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and are increasingly integrating CAM with their conventional treatments.
In addition to all of this, there are several bonus abstracts dealing with prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer.