A new standard of care for children facing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be clear, following a multiyear study.
For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of over a thousand individuals.
Psychosocial decline occurs in an estimated one-third of patients undergoing radiotherapy for cancer. These declines may sometimes be ameliorated by vigilant recognition of the need to refer patients for psychosocial support interventions.
Patients with non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) that received postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) lived an average of 4 months longer, when compared with patients who had the same disease progression and treatment criteria.
Excellent long-term, local control for medically inoperable, early stage lung cancer patients is possible, according to a review of data from an institutional patient registry on stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).
Treatment with a combination of the drugs sargramostim plus ipilimumab, rather than ipilimumab alone, yielded longer overall survival and lower toxicity for patients with metastatic melanoma.
Researchers have demonstrated that employing mindfulness meditation or being a member of a support group has a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors.
A new correlation discovered between specific molecular disease features and subgroups of patients with different prognoses could make identification of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) prognosis at the time of diagnosis possible.
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the quality level of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with their survival.
Significant advances have been made in screening for lung cancer and in targeting those patients who will benefit most from it. This study examines the impact of screening and treatment modalities on elderly patients.
Hospital readmission rates after colorectal cancer surgery showed little variation when the data was adjusted to account for patient characteristics, coexisting illnesses, and operation types.
Diffuse optical spectroscopic tomographic imaging (DOST) may be useful in predicting which patients will best respond to chemotherapy used to reduce breast cancer tumors before surgery, according to a new study.
A new, collaborative model in cancer care aims to reduce the rates at which patients go to intensive care or are readmitted to the hospital after discharge.
The addition of trastuzumab to chemotherapy significantly improved the overall and disease-free survival of women with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer.
Oncology nurses at a New York cancer center successfully reduced the rate of CAUTIs at their facility to zero with a novel program that gives nurses autonomy in making care decisions for patients with urinary catheters.
Location of a breast cancer tumor, on the left or right side, does not impact overall survival in patients treated with breast-conserving surgery and adjuvant external beam radiation therapy.
By utilizing both facial scanning software and 3-D printing, researchers have developed an inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for patients with eye cancer.
Removal of an entire lung lobe may offer patients with early stage lung cancer better overall survival compared with a partial resection.
As cancer care evolves toward anticipatory rather than reactionary care, oncology nurses should consider developing important new skills.
A new drug in development may offer analternative to standard chemotherapy for patient with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to new research.
A federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income Medicare recipients has increased adherence to hormone therapy to prevent breast cancer recurrence after surgery, according to recent data.
In cases of bladder cancer, omission of muscle in specimen or its mention in pathology report is linked to increased mortality.
Examination of the DNA of a thyroid cancer survivor has revealed details about resistance to the drug everolimus, according to researchers.
A new technique to treat retinoblastoma may help prevent eye loss, blindness, or death in children with advanced forms of the disease.
Clinical trials could benefit from a greater number of participants with a dedicated cooperative network to support rural community cancer centers.
Lung cancer can remain dormant in the body for many years before emerging in an aggressive form, according to new research.
Improved tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) selectively activates in tumor tissue, minimizing side effects in patientsOctober 24, 2014
A new strategy developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers aims to reduce the side effects connected to use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs).
Coupling immunotherapy to radiotherapy treatment could help prevent cancers from becoming resistant to treatment, according to a new study.
A recent review has found insufficient consistent data exist to recommend a change in use of levothyroxine as the only drug needed to treat hypothyroidism.
Is sequencing important when administering chemotherapy on the same day?
- Study investigating advanced MRI scans to detect prostate cancer set to begin
- TNF-alpha inhibitors associated with uveal melanoma
- Improved survival in pediatric umbilical cord transplants for hematologic cancers
- Most internet sites on prostate cancer disagree with expert panel's recommendations
- Radiation exposure linked to aggressive thyroid cancers
- A New Era is Coming up in the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Early palliative care can cut hospital readmissions for cancer patients
- ONA Interview: Breaking the barriers to effective palliative care
- Fluorescent tattoos may improve self-esteem in patients receiving radiotherapy for breast cancer
- Cancer prehabilitation: One step toward improved outcomes
- Classifying gene mutations in neuroblastoma may point to improved treatments
- International study shows wide differences in 5-year survival rates across the globe
- Diagnostic grading system developed for cancer-related weight loss
- Overweight and obesity status causes nearly half a million new cancer cases each year
- Navigation and survivorship: Rationalizing your program costs
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