A new study has examined the unique challenges facing cancer survivors that wish to adopt a child.
Combining two anti-tumor agents appears to increase the sensitivity of cancer cells to these drugs and seems to lead to more effective Ewing's sarcoma treatment.
It is important that patients are advised early about the effect radiotherapy toxicity can have on their sexual anatomy and overall sexual health.
In the first clinical trial of difluoromethylornithine (DFMO), an investigational agent for children suffering from neuroblastoma, side effects were minimal and patients saw long-term survival.
Almost two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx ("voice box") cancer are not receiving a total laryngectomy, despite published guidelines.
Researchers have found that cancer survivors' options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies' policies.
For patients with radiation-induced xerostomia, ALTENS may reduce symptom burden with less side effects than current standard treatment.
A new study identified several factors that inhibit the efforts of cancer survivors who smoke to quit.
Researchers estimate that 48.5% of the nearly 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers among adults 35 years and older in 2011 were attributable to cigarette smoking, according to a newly published study.
BALTIMORE, MD—For more aggressive cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), posttreatment surveillance with molecular imaging could mean the early start of a new, life-saving treatment. This was presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2015 Annual Meeting.
The links between demographic, treatment, and socioeconomic factors and breast cancer survival were examined in a recent study.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after tumor removal saw no increase in cancer recurrence or difference in cosmetic outcomes.
The first reported case of endoscopic spinal tumor extraction enabled accurate diagnosis and allowed for patient reporting of sensations and motor testing.
Patients with an advanced form of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may benefit from surgical resection of all or part of the lung if combined with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
The emotional state and health of a cancer survivor's spouse can affect their own well being, a recent study indicates.
Breast surgery performed at or shortly after a diagnosis of low-grade ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) was not found to significantly impact patients' survival rate.
Poor sleep and snoring before breast cancer diagnosis is tied to poor survival outcomes.
Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say, and the mortality rate of several other cancers is also strongly impacted by smoking status.
Treating advanced melanoma patients with either a combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab, or nivolumab alone, significantly increases progression-free survival (PFS) when compared with ipilimumab alone.
New templates from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will augment successful cancer survivorship care planning. But a stronger effort toward implementation is still needed.
Long-term childhood cancer survivors have greater prevalence of abnormal global longitudinal strain and diastolic function.
A new study found that prognosis after treatment for women with breast cancer with a family history of the disease is no worse than it is for other women with breast cancer.
Fewer childhood cancer survivors die of 'late effects' from radiation and chemotherapy, according to recent research.
Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, which often affects young adults, is among the deadliest cancers.
Cancer survivors' information needs differed over time depending on the topic, and these trends varied by cancer type.
Depending on the type of cancer faced, the needs of survivors can vary.
One more potential benefit for breastfed babies, research suggests, is a lowered risk of childhood leukemia.
Modifying pediatric cancer treatments may reduce occurrence of late effects and promoting early detection, indicated data from a 5-year analysis of childhood cancers survivors presented at ASCO 2015.
Government estimates show smoking reduced in roughly half of U.S. states, but some people may be using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes.
Aspirin exposure after a colorectal cancer diagnosis was independently associated with improved colorectal cancer-specific survival.
Higher mortality is associated with more narrow margins for high-risk primary melanoma, per research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago.
As of 2012 in the U.S. there were 14 million cancer survivors, a number that is expected to grow to 18 million by 2022.
Early intervention should be offered to young women with breast cancer on ovarian function suppression and tamoxifen, who experience poorer quality of life (QOL) in the early survivorship period, according to a study presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.
Cancer treatments in early life can lead to obesity in later years, and counseling and weight loss interventions for certain childhood cancer survivors are important.
No difference seen in distant disease-free intervals for those with versus those without a positive family history, say researchers.
Post-treatment surveillance linked to improved survival in head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC)
Adherence to posttreatment surveillance, income level, and follow-up care proximity had effects on survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC), according to a recent report.
Men with prostate cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes may find the addition of radiation therapy to treatments that block the effects of testosterone beneficial.
Combination of docetaxel and hormone therapy can extend life by almost a year for prostate cancer patients, according to new research.
Slowly progressive weight lifting can reduce incidence of physical function deterioration.
Cancer survivors most frequently seek information about cancer recurrence.
The inability to have children as a result of cancer treatment can be a significant loss for patients and their caregivers. These tips can help nurses guide patients as they learn to cope.
Childhood cancer survivors with a cancer diagnosis between 1970 and 1986 were found to be more than five times as likely as cancer-free individuals to be enrolled on a federal social security disability assistance program.
Certain cancer treatments can be linked to later weight gain.
Brachytherapy, with or without external beam radiation, can improve survival in women with inoperable, early stage endometrial cancer.
Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer today are 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s.
Survival more likely with adherence to posttreatment surveillance, coupled with tobacco cessation.
Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma seem to be at greater risk for cardiovascular events, according to recent research.
Certain treatments used to treat children with cancer may increase their risk for obesity later in life.
More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says, to determine whether electronic cigarettes can help traditional smokers quit the habit.
A new randomized clinical trial has noted several significant benefits for those who began palliative care early.
The use of statins for a year before a diagnosis of lung cancer is associated with a lower risk of cancer-specific mortality, but more research is needed.
Exercise and physical activity should be considered as therapeutic options for lung cancer as they have been shown to reduce symptoms, increase exercise tolerance, improve quality of life, and potentially reduce length of hospital stay after surgery.
Transitioning a long-standing intensive chemotherapy regimen for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to the outpatient setting is safe and feasible.
A recent study examined choices patients with cancer and their caretakers make with regard to willingness to purchase high-cost treatments that may only increase a patient's quality of life slightly.
A large percentage of survivors of breast cancer have symptoms suggesting underlying sleep disorders that require referral.
Childhood cancer survivors are more likely than the general population to suffer at least one chronic health condition.
The oncology triage nurse has the potential to improve patient outcomes along the continuum of care when serving as a pivotal conduit.
A program improves the transition from pediatric to adult survivorship care has had a 100% increase in referrals.
Current unemployment for head and neck cancer survivors linked to harder physical work, surgical treatment, and risky alcohol consumption.
An estimated 388,501 survivors of childhood cancer are living in the United States today and nearly one-third of them have a severe, disabling, or life-threatening condition, according to a new study.
Genomic mapping of malignant pediatric adrenocortical tumors has revealed unprecedented details, not only of the aberrant genetic and chromosomal changes that drive the cancer, but the sequence of those changes that trigger it.
An annual report shows steady, if slow, progress in the battle against cancer.
The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Smoking Cessation can help you plan a successful quit program for your patients who smoke.
Second study shows benefits for caregivers with early palliative care intervention.
Prevalence of childhood cancer survivors is increasing, and those who survived at least 5 years beyond diagnosis have at least one comorbidity.
Current research indicates that a rare but aggressive subtype of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has surprisingly few mutations beyond the chromosomal rearrangement that affects the MLL gene.
Breast cancer survivors have a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within 5 years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a national database analysis.
Improved rates of stage-specific treatment for early- and advanced-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with comorbid COPD were linked to a pulmonologist's management.
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has been found to have two distinct subtypes, and evidence indicates that roughly 13% of ALL cases may be successfully treated with targeted drugs used in the treatment of lymphomas in adults.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that sixty-five percent of those with cancer now survive five years or more after diagnosis.
An analysis of data on 945 patients with prostate cancer followed with active surveillance displayed outcome differences, depending on whether the patient was low- or intermediate-risk at diagnosis.
Data from a phase 2 trial supports continuation of trabectedin for patients with advanced soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) who have not progressed after six courses of treatment.
Adult cancer survivors continue to face a variety of unmet needs years after treatment, including anxiety and chronic pain.
Improved survival and treatment response was seen in HPV-16 positive patients.
Investigators linked inherited genetic variations to rapid hearing loss experienced by young cancer patients treated with the drug cisplatin.
Survival has improved, among those of younger age, for patients with cancers of the colon, rectum, breast, prostate, lung, and liver.
A prospective study found that patients with human papillomavirus-related disease had better treatment response than HPV-negative patients.
A new study links a well-known cell communication pathway called Notch to pilocytic astrocytoma (PA), one of the more common brain tumors found in children.
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 .
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.
When active surveillance is chosen, survival for intermediate-risk disease may be decreased.
Research continues into whether e-cigarettes help smokers quit or actually worsen their habit.
Study shows biggest improvements in post-cancer survival for people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64.
Oncology care teams should provide more guidance on lifestyle change as part of survivorship care, according to recent research.
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.
Long-lasting effects of cancer can plague patients for years after they complete their treatments. In this study, researchers sought to measure which problems plagued patients the most and for the longest time.
Guideline outlines recommended follow-up care for prostate cancer survivors
Adult survivors of pediatric cancer who underwent brain irradiation at risk for hormone deficiencies
Adult survivors of pediatric cancer are at risk for developing pituitary hormone deficiencies that may worsen their health and quality of life.
Inhibiting the protein Sirtuin1 could play a part in fighting Ewing sarcoma, a common bone cancer in adolescents and children.
Transitions from one stage of cancer care to another are pivotal points of vulnerability for patients. The most significant point comes at the end of treatment, as patients face life forever changed.
New research seeks to better understand why breast cancer spreads to the brain, with the goal of developing a way to reduce the risk of this phenomenon.
A recent, groundbreaking new study found that children of melanoma survivors are not adhering to sun protection recommendations.
A study of approximately 375,000 U.S. women with invasive breast cancer showed differences in likelihood of diagnosis occurring at an early stage, and survival after stage I diagnosis, based on by race and ethnicity.
An intervention aimed at an under-represented group of Latina breast cancer survivors helped encourage better eating habits and nutrition.
The risk of disease recurrence in liver cancer patients who have undergone a liver transplant can now be more accurately calculated, thanks to new tool.
Patients in a a phase III study with higher vitamin D levels demonstrated better outcomes after treatment for their colorectal cancer with chemotherapy and targeted therapy.
Women with stage 1 HER2-positive breast tumors who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted drug following surgery were unlikely to suffer cancer recurrence within 3 years of treatment.
- Universal health literacy precautions recommended to assist patient understanding
- Likelihood of lung cancer screening update
- Generic meds may boost survival in some early breast cancers
- Bortezomib-based vs non-bortezomib-based post-transplantation treatment in multiple myeloma patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of Phase III randomized controlled trials
- New program using CT technology helping to better detect lung cancer
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