Race is not associated with the development of metastases in patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), according to a recently published study.
Longer survival was achieved with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone than with whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in patients with fewer than 4 brain metastases from NSCLC or breast cancer.
Patients with melanoma who undergo surgical resection of abdominal metastases live more than twice as long as those treated with drug therapy alone, according to novel research presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2015.
A new study finds that, while brain metastases share some genetic characteristics with the primary tumors from which they originated, they also carry unique genetic mutations, indicating that the evolutionary pathways of the metastatic and the primary tumors have diverged, which may change sensitivities to targeted therapy drugs.
Metastases cause the vast majority of cancer deaths, but their tiny seeds are so difficult to track. Now, scientists described studying individual metastatic cells from human breast cancer tumors implanted into mice as the cells escaped into the blood stream and began to form tumors elsewhere in the body.
A blood test that involves examination of cell-free circulating DNA could be key to earlier detection of breast cancer metastases.
Addition of SIRT Fails to Improve Overall Progression-free Survival in Colorectal Cancer Liver MetastasesMay 31, 2015
Addition of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) failed to improve progression-free survival in non-resectable colorectal cancer liver metastases.
A combination of radiofrequency ablation and systemic chemotherapy was associated with improved long-term overall survival in patients with unresectable colorectal cancer liver metastases, according to data presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.
Patients with cancer and brain metastases who develop blood clots may safely receive enoxaparin.
New evidence indicates that immune checkpoint inhibitors may work in glioblastoma and brain metastases.
A blue-ribbon team of national experts on brain cancer said that professional pessimism and out-of-date myths rather than current science may compromise the care of patients with cancer that has metastasized to the brain.
Survival improved by stereotactic radiosurgery alone in adults under 50 years with limited brain metastasesOctober 09, 2013
Overall survival was improved for adults age 50 years and younger with brain cancer who were treated with stereotactic radiosurgery that was not combined with whole-brain radiotherapy.
Measuring levels of the molecule microRNA-31 might accurately determine if a patient's lung cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes.
ATF3 expression in stromal mononuclear cells correlates with clinical outcomes and predicts death.
Cellular therapy and gene therapy have been successfully combined in a mouse model to develop a viable treatment strategy for breast cancer that has spread to a patient's brain.
Breast tumors that carry breast cancer stem and progenitor cells with mutations in specific oncogenes are significantly more likely than other breast cancers to metastasize to the lymph nodes, researchers reported.
Both milky spots and fat cells in the omentum promote cancer cell migration, growth, and spread, reports new research. Results from a series of experiments have suggested a two-step model of omental colonization.
After a breast cancer operation, the removed tumor is always examined, as its subtype can provide an indication of how aggressive the disease is.
MicroRNA levels were increased in serum from patients with adenoma, CRC; but drop after curative surgery.
Regulatory T (Treg) cells that infiltrate tumors express proteins that can serve as targets for therapeutic antibodies, suggesting that treatments aimed at these immune cells could be a promising approach in cancer treatment.
The long-standing mystery about what activates dormant disseminated breast cancer tumor cells after years and even decades of latency may have been solved.
Recently, researchers analyzed metastatic gastric cancer cases from the SEER database to help determine which treatment options offer the best survival possibilities.
Tumor separation surgery followed by high-dose hypofractionated stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or high-dose single-fraction SRS is safe and effective in controlling spinal metastases regardless of the radiosensitivity of the particular tumor type that has invaded the spine.
Newly approved for prostate cancer, enzalutamide may be useful as a therapeutic agent in breast cancer that evades other treatments.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a nearly 100-page report detailing the year's most significant developments in cancer.
Persons with metastatic colorectal cancer or gastrointestinal stromal tumors may garner some survival benefit from regorafenib after standard treatments have failed.
Increasing the dose of fulvestrant from 250 mg to 500 mg improved median overall survival in women with locally advanced or metastatic estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, according to updated data from the CONFIRM trial.
Inhibiting one protein eliminated metastasis of melanoma in lab studies, a finding that could lead to targeted therapies for a range of cancers.
Denosumab improved overall survival in persons with lung cancer and bone metastases more effectively than did zoledronic acid.
Treatment combining electroporation and the drug DNA IL-12 has yielded preliminary positive results in response to treatment and safety among patients with metastatic melanoma.
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- POLST Programs Can Benefit from the Relationship Between Patients and Nurse Practitioners
- Olaratumab in Combo With Doxorubicin Approved for Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts
- Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes
- Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients
- Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department
- Exercise is as Effective in Treating Metastatic Prostate Cancer as Medication
- Prolactin Expression May Indicate Better Prognosis for Patients With TNBC
- Caregiver Mastery Linked to Patient Survival in Glioblastoma
- Treatment Facility Volume Associated With Mortality Risk in Multiple Myeloma
- Role of regorafenib as second-line therapy and landscape of investigational treatment options in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma
- Adherence to Tamoxifen, AIs Among Older Women is Low, Study Shows
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