Cancer News

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Up Fertility Post Cancer Tx

Oct 9, 2015

Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

Prognostic Disclosure Improves Life Expectancy Estimates

Oct 7, 2015

Prognostic disclosure linked to more realistic patient expectations in advanced cancer

CO2 Insufflation Beneficial During Colonoscopy

Oct 7, 2015

Reduced post-colonoscopy abdominal discomfort; more patients pain-, distention-free

Laparoscopic Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer

Oct 9, 2015

Results from two studies show standard surgery to be slightly more successful

FDA Approves Optune Device for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

Oct 7, 2015

Newly sanctioned to treat just-diagnosed patients, in combination with temozolomide

As HIV Patients Live Longer, Certain Cancer Risks Rise

Oct 9, 2015

Anal, colorectal, and liver cancers more common now, researchers find

USPSTF Recommends CRC Screening for 50- to 75-Year-Olds

Oct 6, 2015

Grade A recommendation for 50- to 75-year-olds; individualized decision urged for those age 76 to 85

Significant Disparities in Care for Pediatric Retinoblastoma

Oct 9, 2015

Extraocular disease higher among Hispanic children, counties with low socioeconomic status

High-Dose Hypofractionated RT Palliative in Head, Neck Cancer

Oct 9, 2015

Meaningful palliative effect for 63 percent of patients, lasting for median of 4.6 months

FDA Approves Keytruda for Advanced NSCLC

Oct 5, 2015

Approved for use with PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx test

Palliative Radiotherapy Often Overused in Stage IV NSCLC

Oct 5, 2015

Not proven to further improve symptoms or quality of life; can have significant side effects

FDA Approves New Combo Therapy for Melanoma

Oct 5, 2015

Yervoy and Opdivo previously approved individually to treat melanoma

Taller Individuals Appear More Likely to Develop Cancer

Oct 5, 2015

Mortality association remains unclear

Too Few Women Getting Counseling Before BRCA Test

Oct 9, 2015

But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after a positive test result

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Result in Few False-Positives

Oct 9, 2015

Concerns that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded

Differences Found in Smokers, Nonsmokers Who Develop NSCLC

Oct 1, 2015

Nonsmokers more likely than smokers to be women and to have adenocarcinoma

Integrative Model Is Advised for Cancer Control in Primary Care

Oct 1, 2015

The Lancet Oncology Commission recommends model for dealing with increasing burden of cancer care

Adjuvant Hormone Tx Ups Survival in Epithelial Ovarian CA

Oct 1, 2015

Significant improvement in overall, relapse-free survival for women receiving five-years of AHT

September 2015 Briefing - Hematology & Oncology

Oct 1, 2015

Abbreviated MRI Protocol Can Exclude Malignancy After Mammo

Sep 30, 2015

Abbreviated protocol can exclude malignancy in women with suspicious X-ray mammography


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