Triple therapy revs up immune system against a common brain tumor

A triple therapy for glioblastoma, coupling immunotherapy and targeted radiation, has significantly prolonged the survival of mice with these brain cancers.

Chemoprotective effects of coffee

Diet is a significant factor in preventing hepatic diseases progressing to hepatocellular carcinoma, and antioxidant-rich coffee is high on the list of good foods.

Skin Cancer Awareness 2014

Have you joined our latest Oncology Quest challenge?

Increase your skin cancer knowledge and earn a chance to win one of three diagnostic book sets!

Indications for pazopanib

Is pazopanib (Votrient) approved for the treatment of leiomyosarcoma?

Secondhand smoke and cancer

People can be exposed to secondhand smoke in a variety of places – what are the cancer risks?

A novel way to get patients to eat their fruits and vegetables

A unique program helps patients with cancer eat better by helping them grow their own fruits and vegetables.

Complementary and alternative medicine

Have you visited our new section dedicated to biologic treatments, body-based practices, mind-body methods, and alternate medical systems?



Aiding patients in planning for cancer survival

The transition to a primary care provider after completing cancer treatment should begin with a plan that documents treatments and follow-up care.


Latest News

Tumor suppressor mutations alone do not explain deadly cancer

Although mutations in a gene dubbed the "guardian of the genome" are recognized as being associated with more aggressive cancers, evidence suggests that the deleterious health effects of the mutated gene may in large part be due to other genetic abnormalities.

Triple therapy revs up immune system against a common brain tumor

A triple therapy for glioblastoma, consisting of two types of immunotherapy and targeted radiation, has significantly prolonged the survival of mice with these brain cancers, according to a new report.

Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial identifies men most likely to undergo biopsy

Healthy men participating in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial who actively participate in all trial steps are most likely to undergo a biopsy at the end of the trial, according to recent research.

For patients with lung cancer, new method may safely increase radiotherapy dose

Researchers have designed a method that increase the radiotherapy dose administered to patients with lung cancer.

Prostate cancer education is key for patient decision-making

Researchers found that men who aren't well educated about prostate cancer have more difficulty making decisions.

Risk of death from colon cancer lower among those with intestinal polyps

Patients with intestinal polyps have a lower risk of dying from cancer than previously thought.

Fact Sheets

Secondhand Smoke and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Secondhand Smoke and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between secondhand smoke and cancer risk.

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores possible relationships between antioxidants and cancer prevention.

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Ann J. Brady, MSN, RN-BC

Jia Conway, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, NP-C

Michele M. Farrington, BSN, RN, CPHON

Donald R. Fleming, MD

Arati Jairam-Thodla, MSN, CNP

Karen MacDonald, RN, BSN, CPON

Marlene McGuire, RN, MA, ANP-C

Kerstin L. McSteen, BSN, MSN, ACHPN, CNS-BC

Helen H. Miller, LCSW, ACSW

Maribel Pereiras, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Leah A. Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN-BC, AOCN

Lisa A. Thompson, PharmD, BCOP

Rosemarie A. Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN


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