Variation was observed at a high-volume center when surgeons selected patients with low-risk prostate cancer to undergo radical prostatectomy, according to a study.
A new study has better established the future risk of developing breast cancer for those with atypical hyperplasia of the breast.
A new test may reveal which patients will respond to treatment for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a serious complication that can arise from stem cell SCT.
According to results of a new, retrospective study, the risk of developing leukemia after radiation therapy or chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer is double that previously reported.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS) plan to link their outcomes data on chest procedures, in an effort to improve patient care.
The long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are not unlike survival rates for open surgery, according to research.
Trastuzumab significantly improves the long-term survival of HER-2 positive breast cancer patients, according to a large national study.
Use of the antiviral drug entecavir resulted in a lower incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatitis and HBV reactivation among patients with lymphoma undergoing a certain type of chemotherapy.
Radiogenomics is maturing into a predictor of patients' likelihood of experiencing radiotoxicities and late radiation effects.
Biggest increase for time to treatment initiation seen for head and neck cancer patients with advanced disease, chemoradiation, or undergoing treatment at academic center.
Hispanic women in the United States were significantly less likely to survive endometrial uterine cancer than non-Hispanic white women.
There is increasing evidence that adolescent and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) tend to fare better when treated with high-intensity pediatric protocols than standard adult regimens.
Women over 70 years with early stage breast cancer are very likely to receive radiation therapy, despite evidence of that it might not be the best form of treatment.
Most people know of the traditional use of mistletoe to get a kiss from a loved one during the Christmas holiday. However, US oncologists are discovering a new use for the plant as a CAM treatment for cancer.
Patients with advanced leukemia, when treated with a new type of cancer therapy that blocks mutated IDH2 protein, showed dramatic results in a clinical trial.
Pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) showed a 90% response rate from the first trials testing an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL019.
Almost half of patients with blood cancer who had relapsed following allogeneic stem cell transplantation benefitted from treatment with the immune checkpoint blocker ipilimumab.
The effectiveness of radiation therapy used to treat head and neck cancer could depend in part on clinician experience, according to a new study.
Is there an effective way to manage the oral side effects of irinotecan therapy?
The first long-term study of a pioneering endoscopic laser treatment for early vocal cord cancer, previously shown to provide optimal voice outcomes, finds that it is as successful as traditional approaches in curing patients' tumors.
Women with clear surgical margins after the initial excision are more likely to remain disease-free.
More than half of prostate cancer patients age 66 years and older have life expectancies of less than 10 years, yet half of them were over-treated for their prostate cancer with surgery, radiation, or brachytherapy.
Although the use of a radiation treatment that is shorter in duration and less costly has increased among women with early stage breast cancer who underwent breast conserving surgery, most patients who meet guidelines to receive this treatment do not.
Researchers in Germany interviewed more than 2,000 patients with cancer to gather epidemiologic data on mental health of patients with cancer.
Researchers have found that an FDA-approved therapy could be effective in treating both older and African American patients with advanced lung cancer who may not be candidates for chemotherapy.
Organ preservation in kidney cancer more likely at facilities that are early adopters of robotic surgeryDecember 30, 2014
Patients with operable kidney cancers were more likely to have a partial nephrectomy, which is the recommended treatment for localized tumors, when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a new study.
Patients with head and neck cancer who used antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival, according to a new study.
Current evidence seems to indicated that withholding T therapy in hypogonadal men cannot be justified.
A single academic center performing a high rate of surgical therapy, including total laryngectomy, to treat advanced-stage laryngeal cancer had a higher 5-year survival rate than national levels in a small study.
Fulvestrant did more to improve survival than anastrozole for patients with advanced, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, according to data.
- New treatment method shrinks ovarian cancer tumors and improves chemotherapy effectiveness
- Epigenetic signatures differentiate triple negative breast cancers
- Novel drug approved for multiple myeloma
- Women educated on overdiagnsosis are less likely to want mammogram
- Radiation therapy used most often for prostate cancer regardless of decision-making factors
- Farydak (panobinostat) now FDA-approved for multiple myeloma
- ASCO: Testicular cancer history may indicate greater risk of developing prostate cancer
- Urine test could help to guide treatment of bladder cancer
- Multiple studies are exploring whether e-cigarettes help smokers quit or continue smoking
- Study identifies reasons for ibrutinib discontinuation in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia
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