Cancer News


Agent Orange Tied to MGUS in Vietnam Vets

Sep 5, 2015

Exposed veterans have higher rates of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance


Addition of Glitazone to Chemo May Help Treat CML

Sep 3, 2015

Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study


Long-Term Remissions of CLL in First Personalized Cell Tx Trial

Sep 3, 2015

T cells reprogrammed to contain chimeric antigen receptor targeting CD19 protein on B cells


More Male Breast CA Patients Having Both Breasts Removed

Sep 3, 2015

Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say


FDA Approves Varubi for Chemo-Induced Nausea, Vomiting

Sep 5, 2015

For prevention of the delayed phase of nausea, vomiting caused by chemotherapy


Mushroom Powder Shows Potential in Prostate Cancer

Sep 5, 2015

Reduction in prostate-specific antigen level in some patients with biochemical recurrence


Early Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up A-Fib Risk Later

Sep 2, 2015

Effect strongest for those without other risk factors, but more study needed


Older Cancer Patients Heavily Use Health Care Services

Sep 2, 2015

Regardless of chemo intensity, palliative care, hospice rarely used with acute myeloid leukemia


Genomic Sequencing Benefits Some Childhood Cancer Patients

Sep 5, 2015

Benefits seen for some children and young adults with relapsed or refractory cancer


CDC: Smoking Rate Falls to 15.2 Percent in the United States

Sep 5, 2015

Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contributing to decline


August 2015 Briefing - Hematology & Oncology

Sep 5, 2015


Endoscopic Evaluation Advised in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Sep 1, 2015

Report of elderly man with mantle cell lymphoma in addition to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma


Ultrasound, MRI Comparable for Cervical Cancer Staging

Sep 5, 2015

Transvaginal sonography, a feasible and economic imaging modality


Continuous Therapy Improves Survival in Multiple Myeloma

Aug 31, 2015

Benefit seen in progression-free, overall survival compared with fixed duration of therapy


Physicians' Peers Influence Use of New Cancer Tx Modalities

Aug 31, 2015

Exposure to peers who were early adopters of brachytherapy associated with increased use


Many Elderly Oncology Patients Taking Alternative Medicines

Aug 30, 2015

Associated with polypharmacy, vision impairment, and urologic comorbidities


Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Seen in Black Women

Aug 30, 2015

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations


Foot Site Independent Risk Factor for Melanoma Outcome

Aug 30, 2015

Negative independent prognostic factor for disease-specific survival and disease-free interval


Longer Colonoscopy Withdrawal Time May Cut Cancer Risk

Sep 5, 2015

Viewing time of less than six minutes linked to higher cancer rates


Daratumumab Monotherapy Promising for Multiple Myeloma

Aug 27, 2015

Findings in a phase 1-2 study of patients with relapsed myeloma or relapsed/refractory myeloma


Blogs

Webucation: Cancer Prevention: The Basics
by Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN
February 16, 2015

Is Ayurveda the Answer to Women’s Health Issues?
by The 4Wholeness Team
September 01, 2015