ASH 2011 Conference Coverage
A previous history of cancer cancer did not impact clinical outcomes in advanced lung cancer patients and these patients therefore should be considered for inclusion in clinical trials, according to a study .
Fried foods are associated with an increased risk for heart failure.
Series of focus groups shared their personal experiences with and ideas about smoking cessation.
When participants of a smoking cessation program tweet each other regularly on Twitter, they are more successful at stopping smoking.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has signaled their approval of the decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide coverage for annual lung cancer screening for those at very high risk for lung cancer.
Research indicates a high value of scans that could lead to future change of reimbursement policies for follow-up PET/CT studies in lung cancer.
Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases
The pioneering prostate cancer drug abiraterone can significantly extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer if administered prior to administering chemotherapy, according to phase III clinical trial data.
Data clearly demonstrated stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone offered benefits for younger patients with limited metastases.
Localized gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rarely seen, but are the most common sarcomas in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Cancer survivors need not be excluded from advanced stage lung cancer trials
- Fried food consumption associated with increased risk for heart failure
- Focus groups identify support needs of patients who smoke
- Twitter smoking cessation program helps smokers quit
- ASTRO applauds CMS decision to cover annual screening for high-risk lung cancer patients
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