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Chest radiation may be useful for combatting advanced lung cancers

Chest radiation may be useful for combatting advanced lung cancers

The addition of chest radiation reduces recurrence rate and, improves survival when added to chemo in extensive stage small-cell lung cancer.

Market changes needed as patients take on greater care costs

Market changes needed as patients take on greater care costs

As consumers take on more costs of care, access to data for informed decisions is deemed crucial.

For black men with prostate cancer, watchful waiting may be unwise

For black men with prostate cancer, watchful waiting may be unwise

For men with early-stage prostate cancer, watching waiting is not always the best course of action, especially for black patients.

Half of staff feel dignified death is a possibility in cancer centers

Half of staff feel dignified death is a possibility in cancer centers

Compared with staff from other wards, palliative care staff reported much better conditions for the dying, with 95 percent indicating that patients die with dignity in palliative care wards.

ACCR: Oral olaparib with chemotherapy beneficial for ovarian cancer

ACCR: Oral olaparib with chemotherapy beneficial for ovarian cancer

Olaparib has been deemed safe in combination with carboplatin/paclitaxel in advanced ovarian cancer.

Meta-Analysis: Prediabetes tied to increased risk of cancer

Meta-Analysis: Prediabetes tied to increased risk of cancer

Prediabetes has been linked to an increased risk of cancer overall and with increased risks of site-specific cancers, including liver, endometrial, and stomach/colorectal cancer.

Joint ASCO/CCO guidelines for advanced prostate cancer issued

Joint ASCO/CCO guidelines for advanced prostate cancer issued

Recommendations are for men whose tumors have grown resistant to hormonal therapies were issued jointly by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) in Canada.

Health care spending rise expected over next decade

Health care spending rise expected over next decade

Insurance coverage under ACA, population aging, and economic growth will likely drive future spending increases.

Soy may be detrimental for women with breast cancer

Soy may be detrimental for women with breast cancer

Study raises questions about the effect of soy's estrogen-like properties.

New myeloma treatment options promising

New myeloma treatment options promising

New multiple myeloma treatment options have shown promise for patients aged 65 years and younger and for newly diagnosed individuals ineligible for stem-cell transplantation, according to two studies.

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