Intensive Protocol Improves Survival for Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Intensive Protocol Improves Survival for Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Event-free survival for adult patients with ALL has improved from 40% to 73% with the implementation of the NOPHO ALL 2008 protocol in July 2008.

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Overall Survival in Early Stage NSCLC

Adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage Ib non-small cell lung cancer improved overall survival and 5-year overall survival.

Number of Ovarian Cancer Cases Not Treated Surgically or Not Treated at All Is Increasing

Number of Ovarian Cancer Cases Not Treated Surgically or Not Treated at All Is Increasing

The number of patients older than 75 years who do not undergo surgery is increasing, especially among those with stage III or IV ovarian cancer. Approximately 50% do not undergo surgery and 25% receive no treatment at all.

New Therapy Blocks Breast Cancer Cells From Entering and Hiding in Bone Marrow to Form Latent Metastases

New Therapy Blocks Breast Cancer Cells From Entering and Hiding in Bone Marrow to Form Latent Metastases

Researchers demonstrate how breast cancer cells invade bone marrow, where they escape chemotherapy and hormonal therapies that would otherwise eliminate the cancer cells.

Metastatic Ability May Precede Tumor Formation in Pancreatic Cancer

Metastatic Ability May Precede Tumor Formation in Pancreatic Cancer

Metastatic capabilities of pancreatic cancer might arise before tumors even form. Metastasis and advanced stage of disease at diagnosis are attributed to low survival rates for pancreatic cancer.

Carfilzomib Increases Survival for Patients With Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Carfilzomib Increases Survival for Patients With Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

A post-hoc analysis of the Phase 3 ASPIRE study indicates that treatment combining carfilzomib with lenalidomide and dexamethasone extended survival time for patients with multiple myeloma.

Biochemical Marker Is a Better Predictor of Adverse Effects in Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Albumin concentration with an established cutoff point is proven a better predictor of both chemotherapy toxicity and survival in patients with advanced lung cancer.

CDC: Cigarette Smoking Drops in U.S. Adolescents

CDC: Cigarette Smoking Drops in U.S. Adolescents

A decreasing number of adolescents are smoking, but e-cigarette use and rates of distracted driving are on the rise for this group.

ASCO: Smartphone App May Help Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer

ASCO: Smartphone App May Help Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer

Researchers found tracking symptoms and alerting doctors to problems early led to longer survival for patients with lung cancer.

Exercise is as Effective in Treating Metastatic Prostate Cancer as Medication

Exercise is as Effective in Treating Metastatic Prostate Cancer as Medication

Physical exercise may have a direct effect on cancer that is as effective as drugs for treating patients with prostate cancer, even for those with advanced stages of the disease.

ASCO: Aggressive Treatment Common in Terminal Cancer Patients

ASCO: Aggressive Treatment Common in Terminal Cancer Patients

Three in four of young or middle-aged patients with terminal cancer receive aggressive therapies in their last months of life.

Pembrolizumab Demonstrates Long-Term Survival in Advanced Melanoma

Pembrolizumab Demonstrates Long-Term Survival in Advanced Melanoma

At 3 years, 40% of patients with advanced melanoma treated with pembrolizumab are alive regardless of whether they had been treated with ipilimumab or not, follow-up results from the KEYNOTE-001 study reported at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.

Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib Continue to Show Survival Benefit in BRAF-mutant Metastatic Melanoma

Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib Continue to Show Survival Benefit in BRAF-mutant Metastatic Melanoma

The longest overall survival follow-up among randomized phase 3 trials evaluating BRAF and MEK inhibitors in patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic melanoma to date has shown the best 3-year outcome with dabrafenib plus trametinib to be in patients with normal LDH and fewer than 3 disease sites, according to a presentation at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.

Potential Survival Advantage Observed for 177Lu-Dotatate in Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors

Potential Survival Advantage Observed for 177Lu-Dotatate in Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors

NETTER-1 trial results of the somatostatin analogue peptide, 177Lu-DOTA0-Tyr3-octreotate (177Lu-Dotatate), suggest a potential survival benefit in patients with advanced midgut neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), attendees at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting were told.

Evidence Mounts That Low-Dose Aspirin Improves Survival in CRC

Evidence Mounts That Low-Dose Aspirin Improves Survival in CRC

Greatest survival benefit observed for those taking the drug before their cancer diagnosis.

Tailored Dose-Dense Chemotherapy Improves Event-free Survival in High-Risk Breast Cancer

Tailored Dose-Dense Chemotherapy Improves Event-free Survival in High-Risk Breast Cancer

Tailored dose-dense chemotherapy significantly improved event-free survival and also showed efficacy in relapse-free and overall survival compared with standard adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with high-risk breast cancer, according to results of the phase 3 PANTHER study reported at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Meta-analysis Confirms Lenalidomide Maintenance Prolongs Overall Survival in Multiple Myeloma

Meta-analysis Confirms Lenalidomide Maintenance Prolongs Overall Survival in Multiple Myeloma

Lenalidomide maintenance after high-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) significantly prolonged overall survival in patients with multiple myeloma compared with no maintenance, a meta-analysis of 3 randomized controlled trials presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting has found.

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

The introduction of palliative care shortly after a patient is diagnosed with cancer is associated with improved quality of life.

Precision Medicine Linked to Better Outcomes in Early Trials

Precision Medicine Linked to Better Outcomes in Early Trials

Patients whose treatment was based on the molecular characteristics of their particular tumor had significantly better outcomes compared with patients who did not.

Pembrolizumab Improves Long-term Survival in Advanced Melanoma

Pembrolizumab Improves Long-term Survival in Advanced Melanoma

Four in 10 patients with newly diagnosed and previously treated advanced melanoma were alive 3 years after initiating pembrolizumab.

Vessel-Sparing Radiation Successfully Treats Prostate Cancer, Maintains Quality of Life

Radiation therapy delivered to the critical vessels surrounding the prostate can result in erectile dysfunction and bladder and renal irritation. Vessel-sparing radiation and an improved understanding of the anatomy of the prostate can reduce these effects.

Including Quality Measures In Treatment Regimens Increases Survival in Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Including Quality Measures In Treatment Regimens Increases Survival in Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

When more quality measures are incorporated into patient care, survival rates for patients with stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) increase, but only 13% of eligible patients actually receive all 4 recommended quality measures.

Chemoradiotherapy Showed No Survival Benefit Over Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers discovered no survival benefit of chemoradiotherapy over chemotherapy in treating locally advanced pancreatic cancer in the LAP01 Randomized Clinical Trial.

Older Patients With Lung Cancer Experience High Survival After Surgery

Older Patients With Lung Cancer Experience High Survival After Surgery

Results from this study showed that 5-year survival for older patients after surgery for lung cancer is favorable. Based on these results, surgeons might be better equipped to individualize care for this older population.

Radiotherapy Plus Hormone Therapy Improves Long-term Survival for Patients With Prostate Cancer

Radiotherapy in combination with anti-androgen hormone therapy halves the risk of death from prostate cancer 15 years after diagnosis compared with hormone therapy alone.

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Depression, Anxiety in Family Caregivers

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Depression, Anxiety in Family Caregivers

A recent study examined depression and anxiety among family caregivers of patients with incurable cancer and sought to identify factors linked to these symptoms.

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Experience Accelerated Aging

Chronic conditions commonly affect long-term quality of life for survivors of childhood cancer who are in their young adult years.

Survival in Head and Neck Cancer Increased With Nivolumab Over Chemotherapy

The immunotherapy drug nivolumab conferred a survival benefit in patients with head and neck cancer over standard chemotherapy.

Experimental Targeted Therapy Succeeds in Rare Pediatric Cancer

The experimental treatment LOXO-101 led to remarkable improvement for a 20-month-old girl whose rare pediatric cancer did not respond to surgery or chemotherapy.

E-Cigarette Poisonings on the Rise Among Young Children

E-Cigarette Poisonings on the Rise Among Young Children

Swallowing the liquid nicotine appears to affect children under 6 the most, and calls to poison control centers about accidental ingestion have sharply increased.

VATS Associated With Less Post-op Pain, Better QoL for Stage 1 NSCLC

VATS Associated With Less Post-op Pain, Better QoL for Stage 1 NSCLC

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is associated with less postoperative pain and better quality of life than anterolateral thoracotomy for the first year of surgery in patients with stage I NSCLC.

Delaying Radiation Therapy for Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer Increased Risk of Recurrence

Delaying Radiation Therapy for Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer Increased Risk of Recurrence

Delayed radiation therapy (RT) after surgery significantly increased the risk of recurrent disease in women treated for very early breast cancer.

Low-dose Aspirin Appears to Improve Cancer Survival and Metastasis

Low-dose Aspirin Appears to Improve Cancer Survival and Metastasis

A low-dose of aspirin could increase survival by up to 20% and help stop metastasis for patients receiving cancer treatment.

Ixazomib Improves Progression-Free Survival in Multiple Myeloma

Ixazomib Improves Progression-Free Survival in Multiple Myeloma

Progression-free-survival was improved in all prespecified patient groups, including those with high-risk cytogenetic abnormalities.

Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts

Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts

E-cigarettes have a strong potential to improve population health by reducing or displacing cigarette use. A team of international experts urged the US FDA to have a broad perspective when it comes to regulating e-cigarettes.

AYA Patient Survivorship Program Created to Improve Quality of Life

AYA Patient Survivorship Program Created to Improve Quality of Life

An AYA patient survivorship program jointly designed by a cancer institute and a community organization educates patients about their oncologic history and the effects of therapy, as well as provides resources to improve quality of life.

SES, Physical Health Features Linked to Depression Among CRC Survivors

SES, Physical Health Features Linked to Depression Among CRC Survivors

Socioeconomic status and features of physical health rather than tumor characteristics were associated with symptoms of depression among long-term survivors of colorectal cancer.

Survival Is Better With SRS Than With WBRT for NSCLC or Breast Cancer Metastases to the Brain

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.

Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Combination Prolongs Survival in Low-grade Glial Brain Cancer

The addition of chemotherapy to radiation therapy prolonged survival in adults with grade 2 glial brain tumors.

Survival Prolonged by Continuing Ceritinib Beyond Disease Progression in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Continuation of ceritinib therapy beyond disease progression was associated with prolonged survival, according to results from a retrospective study of the use of ceritinib to treat advanced ALK-positive NSCLC.

Offer Smoking Cessation Help With Lung Cancer Screening for Patients Who Smoke

Smokers who visit a clinician for lung cancer screening should also be encouraged to quit smoking at that visit. Evidence-based behavioral strategies should be used, at each visit, to motivate smokers to quit.

AACR: Regular Pre-Diagnosis Exercise Ups Prostate Cancer Survival

AACR: Regular Pre-Diagnosis Exercise Ups Prostate Cancer Survival

Researchers found that men with prostate cancer who had exercised regularly had the best outcomes.

Breast Cancer Therapy and Cardiotoxicity Risk in Older Women

Breast Cancer Therapy and Cardiotoxicity Risk in Older Women

A study examined the relation between various forms of breast cancer therapies and risk of congestive heart failure.

New Therapy Holds Promise for Patients With Ewing Sarcoma

Two new compounds suppress tumor growth in cell culture and mouse xenograft models of Ewing sarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer. These 2 compounds are similar to mithramycin, also known as picamycin, a drug no longer manufactured due to its toxicity.

Metformin May Reduce Cancer Mortality Risk for Women

Metformin May Reduce Cancer Mortality Risk for Women

Older women with diabetes and cancer taking metformin saw an increase in survival.

Higher Radiation Doses May Not Improve Survival in Localized Prostate Cancer

New technology has enabled doctors to administer higher doses of radiation to prostate cancer tumors with fewer side effects; however, escalating the dose of radiation may not help patients with localized prostate cancer in the long term.

Patients With Hodgkin Lymphoma Resistant to Brentuximab Vedotin Have Poor Outcomes

Patients With Hodgkin Lymphoma Resistant to Brentuximab Vedotin Have Poor Outcomes

Patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma who are resistant to the CD30-directed antibody-drug conjugate brentuximab vedotin have poor outcomes.

The Relationship Between Location of Metastases and Overall Survival in Men with mCRPC

The Relationship Between Location of Metastases and Overall Survival in Men with mCRPC

Site of metastasis is key to the length of time a patient can survive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

Higher Treatment Volumes at Radiation Facilities Lead to Improved Overall Survival in Prostate Cancer

Higher Treatment Volumes at Radiation Facilities Lead to Improved Overall Survival in Prostate Cancer

Among men with aggressive prostate cancer, overall survival (OS) rates improve when they receive radiation treatment at facilities that frequently perform the treatment.

Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Are Increased in Pediatric Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Emotional distress during and after undergoing chemotherapy for ALL affects a significant percentage of children with the disease.

Prolonged Nightly Fasting May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

Prolonged Nightly Fasting May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

Prolonged nightly fasting may reduce the risk of recurrence for patients with breast cancer.

The Samfund: Helping Young Adult Patients Navigate the Financial Impact of Cancer Care

The Samfund: Helping Young Adult Patients Navigate the Financial Impact of Cancer Care

The Samfund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to easing the lasting financial effects of cancer treatments for young adults with the disease.

Surgery Improves Survival After Radiotherapy Failure in Men With Prostate Cancer

A complex surgical procedure to remove the prostate achieves excellent long-term survival for men with prostate cancer after radiation therapy has failed.

Temsirolimus Effective as Salvage Treatment in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory PCNSL

Temsirolimus Effective as Salvage Treatment in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory PCNSL

A weekly dose of temsirolimus 75 mg was found to be active in patients with relapsed/refractory primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL); however, only some patients achieved long-term control.

Prognosis Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

Prognosis Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

Among women aged up to 49 years with a pregnancy-associated melanoma, recurrence rates were higher than seen in other groups.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Can be Managed With Anti-TNF Therapy in Cancer Survivors

Patients who have had cancer recently can still be treated with antibodies against tumor necrosis factor for inflammatory bowel disease.

Study Findings Show Possible Association Between PreLabor Cesarean Delivery and Risk for ALL in Young Children

The finding that prelabor cesarean delivery may have a correlation with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may offer new targets for research into preventing cancer.

Model Demonstrates Benefits of MRI Screening for Breast Cancer in Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

Model Demonstrates Benefits of MRI Screening for Breast Cancer in Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

Female survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) who received chest radiation can reduce their risk of breast cancer through early screening.

High Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio Prognostic in Early Breast Cancer

High Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio Prognostic in Early Breast Cancer

High neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is linked to worse prognosis in Caucasian patients with early breast cancer.

Reliance on PET to Detect Lung or Esophageal Cancer Recurrence May Lead to Overuse of the Imaging Modality

In posttreatment follow-up of lung and esophageal cancer, PET scans might be overused to detect cancer recurrence. Furthermore, PET scan use to detect recurrence does not increase survival.

Eye Motor Skills Damaged in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Eye Motor Skills Damaged in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Chemotherapy agents commonly used to treat childhood cancer impair eyesight in a way that indicates an impact on the CNS. The damage occurs to the patient's eye motor skills.

Young Adults With Cancer Are Prone to Experience Severe Financial Toxicity

Young Adults With Cancer Are Prone to Experience Severe Financial Toxicity

Immense financial challenges confront young adults with cancer. As a result of medical bills and the loss of savings, these patients may forgo recommended medications and/or follow-up appointments.

No Survival Advantage Seen With Induction Chemotherapy vs Chemoradiation in Head and Neck Cancer

Survival rates are not increased and the likelihood of receiving a full course of radiation is decreased for patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer who receive IC rather than the standard treatment of CRT.

Survivorship Information Is Scarce for Longer-term Survivors of Cancer

Survivorship Information Is Scarce for Longer-term Survivors of Cancer

Unmet health information needs, even nearly a decade after a cancer diagnosis, were a key finding of a study of the needs of cancer survivors who are at least 9 years beyond an initial diagnosis.

ASTRO Develops a Template to Facilitate Radiotherapy-Specific Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

ASTRO Develops a Template to Facilitate Radiotherapy-Specific Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

As the American College of Surgeons' Commision on Cancer milestones approach, ASTRO publishes a template to ensure consistent, comprehensive survivorship care plans can be developed for cancer survivors whose treatment involved radiotherapy.

Supportive-Care Hospital Visits Linked to Better Patient Outcomes

Supportive-Care Hospital Visits Linked to Better Patient Outcomes

Researchers have noted a link between supportive care and reduced risk of adverse outcomes.

Imaging, Physical Examination Find Most Recurrences of HPV-positive Oropharyngeal Cancer

Posttreatment imaging at 3 months and physical examinations during the 6 months following treatment can detect most recurrences in patients treated with definitive radiation therapy for HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer.

Weekly Paclitaxel Doesn't Increase Survival in Ovarian Cancer

Weekly Paclitaxel Doesn't Increase Survival in Ovarian Cancer

Paclitaxel administered with carboplatin on a weekly basis is not associated with improved progression-free survival.

Long-term Attention and Learning Deficits Persist After Chemotherapy for Pediatric Leukemia

Pediatric survivors of ALL treated only with chemotherapy remain at an increased risk for attention problems 2 years after treatment cessation.

Standards Established for Psychosocial Care of Children With Cancer and Their Families

A group of pediatric oncology psychosocial experts developed evidence-based standards for the care of children with cancer and their families.

Loss of Muscle Mass Impacts Outcomes for Patients With mCRC Receiving Chemotherapy

A significant decrease in muscle area was seen in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) receiving chemotherapy, which was independently associated with survival in these patients.

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Worse Survival Following Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy With Cytoreductive Surgery

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Worse Survival Following Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy With Cytoreductive Surgery

A study examined the relationship between depression and survival for patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy combined with cytoreductive surgery.

End-of-life Care Intensity for Patients With MDS May Be Suboptimal

The intensity of end-of-life care for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes may be optimal in terms of hospice use, a recently published study has shown.

Exercise Does Not Improve Functioning With Advanced Breast Cancer

Exercise Does Not Improve Functioning With Advanced Breast Cancer

An exercise intervention did not improve physical functioning for women living with advanced breast cancer, according to a study.

Defects in DNA Imprinting Affect Development and Progression of Childhood Osteosarcoma

Defects in DNA Imprinting Affect Development and Progression of Childhood Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma in children may be impacted by a defect in DNA imprinting that also occurs in their biological parents. These imprinting defects may be predictive of survival outcomes.

NSCLC: Study Assesses Adjuvant Chemo Decision-making Role Preferences

NSCLC: Study Assesses Adjuvant Chemo Decision-making Role Preferences

Most patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) preferred a collaborative role in decision-making about adjuvant chemotherapy.

HCT-related Concerns at Discharge Associated With Depression

HCT-related Concerns at Discharge Associated With Depression

Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT)-related concerns at the time of hospital discharge predict increases in depression but not in anxiety.

Meditation Serves as a Coping Tool for Both Patients and Clinicians

Meditation Serves as a Coping Tool for Both Patients and Clinicians

After experiencing the benefits of meditation to help himself cope with the stress of caring for patients with cancer, this oncologist leads classes teaching those patients to use the tool to better cope with their disease and its effects.

Patients With Cancer Not More Likely to Quit Smoking

Patients With Cancer Not More Likely to Quit Smoking

Patients with cancer, including those with a tobacco-related cancer, do not seem to be more likely to quit smoking than the general population.

Skeletal-related Events Linked With Worse Survival, Increased Costs

Men with prostate cancer and bone metastases that have experienced at least one skeletal-related event (SRE) show worse survival, according to a recent study.

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

Smokers have good reason to quit the habit both before and after a breast cancer diagnosis.

ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma with prominent bone involvement in a 13-year-old boy

ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma with prominent bone involvement in a 13-year-old boy

[OncoTargets and Therapy] Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) frequently involves the bone marrow, but primary or secondary involvement to the bone is rare. This article examines a case of anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive ALCL with prominent bone involvement in a young boy.

Inferior Outcomes for African Americans With Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma

Inferior Outcomes for African Americans With Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma

African-American pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma still display a considerable survival disparity when compared to their white and Hispanic peers.

Proton Beam Therapy Treats Childhood Brain Cancer as Effectively as Standard Radiation

Treating medulloblastoma with proton beam therapy results in survival rates in line with other proton therapies, according to recent study data.

Understanding Participation Factors Related to Web- and Phone-based Tobacco Cessation Programs

Understanding Participation Factors Related to Web- and Phone-based Tobacco Cessation Programs

A recent study examined factors that impact patient preferences for web- and phone-based tobacco cessation programs.

ICU Survivors Have Higher Five-Year Mortality and Hospital Costs

ICU Survivors Have Higher Five-Year Mortality and Hospital Costs

Intensive care unit survivors have higher mortality, use of hospital resources in five years after discharge.

Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Increased in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Early cardiovascular events are a risk for survivors of childhood cancer, according to researchers who also advocate for a unified definition of pediatric metabolic syndrome.

Lipofilling of Breast Not Linked to Breast Cancer Recurrence

Lipofilling of Breast Not Linked to Breast Cancer Recurrence

No increase in locoregional recurrence, systemic recurrence, or second breast cancer observed following breast lipofilling procedure.

Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Linked to Favorable Survival in Uterine Cancer

Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Linked to Favorable Survival in Uterine Cancer

Use of minimally invasive hysterectomy is linked to favorable morbidity profile and does not compromise long-term survival for patients.

Pelvic Exams Common Among Asymptomatic Older Women

Pelvic Exams Common Among Asymptomatic Older Women

Ob-gyns report external examinations are important for cancer detection and lesion identification.

Proton Radiotherapy May Be Viable Option for Pediatric Brain Tumor

Proton Radiotherapy May Be Viable Option for Pediatric Brain Tumor

Phase 2 trial data showed acceptable toxicity and similar survival as conventional radiotherapy for childhood medulloblastoma.

Cancer Survivors Not More Likely to Engage in Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Cancer Survivors Not More Likely to Engage in Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

US cancer survivors are not more likely than the general population to engage in all healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Adjuvant Therapy Increases Survival in Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Adjuvant Therapy Increases Survival in Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Chemotherapy, with or without cranial irradiation, has been associated with improved survival versus surgery alone for patients with early-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) undergoing resection.

Initiating Palliative Care in the ED Improves Quality of Life

Initiating a palliative care consultation in the ED improved quality of life and survival was not shortened in patients with advanced cancer.

Blood Test Could Help Predict Acute Myeloid Leukemia Recurrence

Blood Test Could Help Predict Acute Myeloid Leukemia Recurrence

A simple blood test can identify post-chemo patients with the NPM1 gene mutation.

Valproic Acid, Levetiracetam Do Not Improve Survival in Newly Diagnosed GBM

Valproic acid and levetiracetam do not improve survival outcomes in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma, according to a recently published study.

ASCO: VTE a Risk Factor for Esophageal Cancer Recurrence

ASCO: VTE a Risk Factor for Esophageal Cancer Recurrence

No significant difference in survival was observed with VTE, but odds of esophageal cancer ecurrence are increased.

Low-income Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Personalized Survivorship Care Plans

Low-income Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Personalized Survivorship Care Plans

Survivorship care plans led to improved outcomes in a randomized, controlled trial reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium.

Adolescent and Young-adult Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma May Not Adhere to Follow-up Recommendations

Adolescent and Young-adult Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma May Not Adhere to Follow-up Recommendations

Within the first year posttreatment, more than half of Hodgkin lymphoma survivors did not receive all recommended care. However, 96% had their recommended oncology visits and 70% had the recommended laboratory tests within the first 5 years.

U.S. Cancer Mortality Rates Experience Significant Drop Since 1991

U.S. Cancer Mortality Rates Experience Significant Drop Since 1991

Mortality rate changes in the United States since 1991 translate to an additional 1.7 million cancer survivors.

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