Cancer News

FDA Approves Portrazza for Advanced Squamous NSCLC

Nov 27, 2015

Drug is designed to block activity of epidermal growth factor receptor protein

Early-Stage Cervical CA Diagnoses in Young Women Up Since ACA

Nov 27, 2015

Provision allowing young adults to stay on parents' insurance may account for more screening

Impact of Recurrence Score Assay Varies With Patient Age

Nov 27, 2015

For women with early-stage breast cancer, testing lowers chemo use, costs among women <55 years

FDA Approves Opdivo for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Nov 28, 2015

Drug works by targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 cellular pathway

Instrument Assesses Competency in Detecting Melanoma

Nov 24, 2015

Skin Cancer Objective Structured Clinical Examination measures students' performance

Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition Ups Screening in NYC

Nov 23, 2015

Efforts of coalition increased screening colonoscopy from 42 percent in 2003 to almost 70 percent in 2014

Yoga May Help Maintain Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

Nov 22, 2015

Small study shows those undergoing radiation therapy had fewer side effects, less fatigue

FDA Approves Ninlaro for Multiple Myeloma

Nov 22, 2015

New oral medication blocks certain enzymes, hindering cancer-cell growth

Diabetes Predicts Worse Survival in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Nov 19, 2015

For patients with diabetes, poor glycemic control linked to higher risk of postoperative progression

Strategy Can Up Odds for Intact Sexual Function Post Radiation

Nov 19, 2015

Researchers investigate sexual dysfunction post RT for localized prostate cancer

Relative Survival Up Over Time for Stage I to III Cervical Cancer

Nov 19, 2015

Survival up for those diagnosed in 2009 versus 2000, 1990, 1983; no change for stage IV tumors

Nicotine, Toxicants Up With Smokeless Tobacco Exposure

Nov 28, 2015

Exclusive smokeless tobacco users have higher levels compared with exclusive cigarette smokers

Germline Mutations ID'd in 8.5 Percent of Children With Cancer

Nov 28, 2015

Germline mutations found in cancer-predisposing genes of 8.5 percent of 1,120 children, teens

Robotic Surgery May Be Superior to Laparoscopic for Uterine CA

Nov 18, 2015

Robotic is more costly, but results in shorter length of stay and greater rate of lymph node dissection

Prostate Cancer Screening, Detection Both Down in U.S.

Nov 28, 2015

But whether that's good or bad isn't yet clear

MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Improves Prostate Biopsy Cancer Detection

Nov 17, 2015

More high-grade cancers detected with MRF-TB vs. systematic biopsy in men undergoing primary biopsy

Pre-Op Blood Tests May Predict Post-Op Morbidity in Ovarian CA

Nov 16, 2015

Pre-op thrombocytosis, leukocytosis tied to post-op morbidity; increased mortality for patients with both

Impaired Kidney Function May Raise Cancer Risk

Nov 15, 2015

Dialysis, organ transplant may increase odds for certain types of cancer

CDC: Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New Low in the United States

Nov 15, 2015

As of 2014, rate is 16.8 percent but big socioeconomic disparities remain

Suicide Risk Up for Head, Neck Cancer Patients

Nov 15, 2015

Dependence on breathing tubes, feeding tubes might play a part in despair


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