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.

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Affecting Vision Prone to Long-term Health Issues

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Affecting Vision Prone to Long-term Health Issues

Lifelong screening is recommended for survivors of childhood cancer that affects the vision, in order to detect issues early.

Volasertib Demonstrates Antitumor Activity in Patients With Ovarian Cancer

A study compared the effectiveness of volasertib versus chemotherapy for treatment of platinum-resistant or -refractory ovarian cancer.

Cancer-induced Weakness in Immune System May Be Key to HER2+ Breast Cancer Recurrence, and Prevention

Cancer-induced Weakness in Immune System May Be Key to HER2+ Breast Cancer Recurrence, and Prevention

T cells from patients whose breast cancer had recently recurred showed weak response to the HER2 receptor protein, according to a recent study. The study findings suggest that immune status monitoring may be used to gauge the risk of recurrence.

New Studies Reveal Long-Term Vision-related Health Concerns of Survivors of Childhood Retinoblastoma and Brain Cancer

Two new studies investigate the impact of retinoblastoma on long-term health of survivors and the long-term psychological and socio-economic effects of blindness in survivors of brain tumors.

IMRT Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer Impacted by Provider Volume

IMRT Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer Impacted by Provider Volume

Improved survival for patients treated by higher-volume radiation oncologists was observed.

Considerable Subclinical Cardiac Disease in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Considerable Subclinical Cardiac Disease in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Exposure to anthracycline and heart radiation has been tied to higher odds of cardiac disease.

Cancer Survivorship vs. Chronic Disease: Survivors Have Better Health-related Quality of Life

Cancer Survivorship vs. Chronic Disease: Survivors Have Better Health-related Quality of Life

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is significantly better for cancer survivors than for persons with chronic diseases without cancer, based on questionnaire responses reported in a study.

Adolescents and Young Adults With Blood Cancers Experience Substantial Pyschological Morbidities

Adolescents and Young Adults With Blood Cancers Experience Substantial Pyschological Morbidities

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hematologic malignancies experience significant psychological morbidities during treatment and early survivorship.

Medicaid Expansion Has a Significant Impact on Access to Health Care for Cancer Survivors

Medicaid benefits are an important part of the health care landscape for low-income cancer survivors.

Researchers Assess Racial Differences in Smoking Behaviors After Screening

Rates of 6-month continuous abstinence after lung cancer screening did not differ between black smokers and white smokers despite a higher likelihood of 24-hour and 7-day quit attempts by black smokers.

ASCO: Cabozantinib Increases Progression-Free Survival in RCC

ASCO: Cabozantinib Increases Progression-Free Survival in RCC

Improvements to progression-free survival (PFS) seen across patient subgroups treated with cabozantinib.

Chemo May Reduce HRQoL, Sexual Function in Patients with Breast Cancer

Researchers observed significant changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL), depression, and sexual function among patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy.

Docetaxel With Long-term Hormone Therapy Improves Survival in Prostate Cancer

Docetaxel should be added at initiation of standard of care treatment in men with prostate cancer; however, no evidence of survival improvement was seen with zoledronic acid therefore it is not recommended as part of standard of care for this patient population.

Pembrolizumab Increases Overall Survival for PD-L1-positive, Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

A recent study examined the efficacy of pembrolizumab for the treatment of previously treated, PD-L1-positive, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.

Survivors of Thyroid Cancer Report Poor Quality of Life

Survivors of thyroid cancer report their quality of life after diagnosis and treatment as poor compared with patients whose diagnoses are more lethal cancers.

Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone Metastases

Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone Metastases

In a review of the Dutch Bone Metastasis Study results, stratified for primary tumor location, palliative radiation therapy was found to reduce pain and improve quality of life for some patients.

Surgery and Chemo Combo Optimal for Elderly With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Surgery and Chemo Combo Optimal for Elderly With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

The longest survival time was observed for primary debulking surgery coupled with chemotherapy in an optimal timeframe.

Depressed Head and Neck Cancer Patients Have Lower Survival and Higher Recurrence Risk

Depression is a significant predictor of 5-year survival and recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer. These findings represent one of the largest studies to report on the impact of depression on cancer survival.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Reduces Cognitive Deficits in Survivors of Breast and Colorectal Cancers

Participation in an MBSR program yields robust and sustained improvement in cancer-related cognitive impairment.

ACS and ASCO Release Their Survivorship Care Guidelines for Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology publish their breast cancer survivorship care guideline, providing care guidance for the estimated 3.1 million female adult survivors of breast cancer in the United States.

Association Is Found Between Bone Complications in Young Pediatric Patients With Leukemia and Gene Variations

Variations in genes involved in normal bone development are associated with an 8- to 15-fold increased risk for osteonecrosis in young patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Innovative Radiotherapy Controls Late Effects in Hodgkin Lymphoma in Pediatric and AYA Patients

Innovative Radiotherapy Controls Late Effects in Hodgkin Lymphoma in Pediatric and AYA Patients

Radiotherapy is the most effective single modality for local control of Hodgkin lymphoma. Involved site radiotherapy is a recent innovation intended to reduce the risk of late effects—an urgent goal, particularly for adolescent and young adult patients.

Lower Survival Rates in Women With Breast Cancer Diagnosed With Depression

Risk of death from all causes is 45% higher in women with breast cancer and a subsequent diagnosis of depression, according to a recent study. This finding could help identify those women most at risk for depression and in need of support.

Addressing HRQOL to Improve Outcomes in Older Cancer Patients

Understanding the effect of cancer on health-related quality of life is vital for optimal patient care.

Ten-year Overall Survival Is Higher After Breast-conserving Therapy Compared With Mastectomy in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Ten-year Overall Survival Is Higher After Breast-conserving Therapy Compared With Mastectomy in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Breast-conserving surgery with radiation therapy (BCT) demonstrated improved 10-year overall survival in patients with early stage breast cancer compared with mastectomy without radiation therapy, according to data presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

There are benefits for breast and colorectal cancer survivors with mindfulness-based stress reduction, study data indicates.

Cognitive-behavioral Stress Management Improves Treatment and Survival in Women With Breast Cancer

Women who were taught how to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment showed greater length of survival and longer time until disease recurrence over 8 to 15 years after their original diagnosis.

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Offers Better Cosmetic and Psychological Outcomes for Patients With Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Offers Better Cosmetic and Psychological Outcomes for Patients With Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction results in higher reported patient body image, when compared to skin-sparing partial mastectomy (SS-PM), and may lower risk of local recurrence.

Pretransplant Myeloablative Regimens Confirmed Standard of Care for MDS, AML

Pretransplant Myeloablative Regimens Confirmed Standard of Care for MDS, AML

Results of a phase 3 randomized trial support high intensity conditioning with myeloablative regimens prior to allogeneic stem cell transplantation as standard of care for patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

COG: Immunophenotypic Expression Profiles Can Help Predict Outcome in AML

COG: Immunophenotypic Expression Profiles Can Help Predict Outcome in AML

Immunophenotypic expression profiles can provide a tool to discriminate cohorts of young patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that have a high relapse probability.

Ponatinib Ups Overall Survival in Patients with CP-CML and T315I Mutation

Ponatinib Ups Overall Survival in Patients with CP-CML and T315I Mutation

For patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP-CML) and the T315I mutation, ponatinib treatment may offer longer overall survival.

No Survival Benefit to Fourth Chemo Course in Younger Patients with AML

No Survival Benefit to Fourth Chemo Course in Younger Patients with AML

Although a fourth chemotherapy course may benefit younger patients with poor-risk acute myeloid leukemia, those with good and standard risk demonstrated little survival benefit from the additional course.

Antibiotic Prophylaxis During Induction Phase Reduces Infections in Pediatric ALL

Antibiotic Prophylaxis During Induction Phase Reduces Infections in Pediatric ALL

Continuous antibiotic treatment can reduce infections in young patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Addition of Midostaurin Significantly Improved Event-Free and Overall Survival in Some Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Addition of Midostaurin Significantly Improved Event-Free and Overall Survival in Some Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The addition of midostaurin, a multi-target protein kinase inhibitor, to to standard chemotherapy for AML has been associated with increased survival.

Fractures Higher in Non-Hispanic Patients Treated for Newly Diagnosed Pediatric ALL

Fractures Higher in Non-Hispanic Patients Treated for Newly Diagnosed Pediatric ALL

Non-Hispanic children undergoing treatment for newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia reported higher rates of fractures and opportunistic infections, according to new study data.

High Remission Rate Seen With Arsenic Trioxide Consolidation for Children With Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

High Remission Rate Seen With Arsenic Trioxide Consolidation for Children With Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

Increased rates of event-free surviva were seen with lthe use of arsenic trioxide consolidation for children newly diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).

6MP Self-Reporting in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Deemed 'Unreliable'

6MP Self-Reporting in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Deemed 'Unreliable'

Subjective over-reporting of 6-mercaptopurine (6MP) intake during maintenance therapy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia is common, according to a new cohort study.

Model Uses Nonclinical Calculations to Forecast the Metastasis Path of Breast Cancer

Researchers developed a mathematical model to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting, and surfing the Web.

Yoga May Increase Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

Yoga May Increase Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

A small study shows those undergoing radiation therapy had fewer side effects and less fatigue when practicing yoga.

Risk of Several Autoimmune Diseases Increased in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Childhood cancer survivors are at heightened risk of a wide range of autoimmune diseases. Diabetes and Addison's disease make up almost half of the excess cases, according to the findings.

Diabetes Linked to Worse Survival in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Diabetes Linked to Worse Survival in Renal Cell Carcinoma

For patients with diabetes, poor glycemic control is linked to higher risk of postoperative progression.

Cause of a Childhood Kidney Cancer Is a Previously Unrecognized Role of a Known Gene

Cause of a Childhood Kidney Cancer Is a Previously Unrecognized Role of a Known Gene

Genetic mutations in the REST gene have been shown to cause Wilms tumor, a rare kidney cancer that occurs in children. The findings identified mutations in the REST gene in 16 children with Wilms tumor.

Network of Thread-like Branches Enables Brain Tumors to Avoid Effects of Treatment

Incurable astrocytomas grow into healthy brain tissue like mycelium. Therefore, these tumors cannot be completely removed by surgery and invariably start growing again at some point despite intensive treatment.

Marital Status Linked to Better Postoperative Functional Recovery

Among more than 1500 adults who underwent cardiac surgery, those who were divorced, separated, or widowed were more likely to have died or develop a new functional disability after the surgery compared with the married participants.

Surviving Cancer Does Not Encourage Healthier Diets In Patients

Surviving Cancer Does Not Encourage Healthier Diets In Patients

Dietary habits have a profound impact on cancer survivorship. A recent study found that unfortunately many survivors do not adhere to healthy dietary guidelines, and those who smoke are even less likely to follow the guidelines.

New Approach to Postsurgical Care Reduces Patient Recovery Time After Liver Resection

Patients undergoing oncologic liver surgeries who participated in an enhanced recovery program returned sooner to their normal life function and to adjuvant cancer therapies than patients who were treated with a traditional approach to perioperative care.

Certain Cancer Survivors May Benefit from Home-Based Lifestyle Interventions

Certain Cancer Survivors May Benefit from Home-Based Lifestyle Interventions

Elderly cancer survivors with high self-efficacy for performing strength and endurance exercise may benefit from home-based lifestyle counseling.

Predicting Seizure Incidence and Frequency in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Predicting Seizure Incidence and Frequency in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center sought to assess the effects of treatment for brain tumors in children over 10 years of follow-up.

Resection of Abdominal Melanoma Metastases More Than Doubles Patient Survival Time

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.

Targeted Chemotherapy Shows Early Signs of Slowing Tumor Growth With Less Toxicity

Surviving neuroblastoma as a child can come with just as many challenges as the cancer itself. But a team of surgeons is in the nascent stages of developing a more targeted method for delivering chemotherapy, with lower toxicity.

Computerized Tool Improves Cognitive Deficits in Cancer Survivors

Computerized Tool Improves Cognitive Deficits in Cancer Survivors

Findings based on small study of childhood cancer survivors with treatment-related deficits shows benefits of computerized cognitive intervention.

Colon Cancer Recurrence Is Genetically Different Among Blacks, Whites, and Asians

The genetic makeup of colon cancer tumors and survival rates for patients with the disease differ by race, according to a study from the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

Early Detection Still Important to Breast Cancer Survival

Early Detection Still Important to Breast Cancer Survival

Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors has been linked to better survival results.

Ethnic, Racial, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Retinoblastoma in Children

Ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic disparities appear to exist among children with retinoblastoma, a once uniformly fatal but now treatable eye cancer. Those disparities are associated with greater risks for advanced disease and undergoing removal of the eye.

Young Cancer Survivors May Require Lifelong Screenings

Young Cancer Survivors May Require Lifelong Screenings

Patients successfully treated at age 15 to 39 are nearly 60 percent more likely to develop another cancer, necessitating continued screening.

Postdiagnosis Aspirin Improves Survival in All Gastrointestinal Cancers

Postdiagnosis Aspirin Improves Survival in All Gastrointestinal Cancers

Aspirin improves survival in patients with tumors situated throughout the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, according to results from a large study. This is the first time that survival data from patients with tumors in different GI locations have been analyzed at the same time.

Gene Therapy Doubles Survival in Recurrent Glioblastoma

An experimental gene therapy essentially doubled the overall survival of patients with recurrent glioblastoma compared with the current standard of care.

Two-Drug Combination Significantly Improves Overall Survival in Patients With Melanoma

Current results from a clinical trial comparing a combination of two targeted therapies with a single-agent treatment for advanced melanoma has shown patients are living significantly longer with the combination therapy.

Smokers and Nonsmokers Who Develop NSCLC Display Differences

Smokers and Nonsmokers Who Develop NSCLC Display Differences

Nonsmokers more likely than smokers to be women and to have adenocarcinoma

Effect of Patient Navigation on Satisfaction With Cancer-Related Care

Effect of Patient Navigation on Satisfaction With Cancer-Related Care

Despite growing popularity of patient navigation (PN) in cancer care, few studies have evaluated the impact of PN on patient outcomes.

Childhood Brain Tumors Affect Working Memory of Adult Survivors

Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared with healthy adults, according to research from Georgia State University and Emory University, in Atlanta.

New Treatment Option May Increase Metastatic Lung Cancer Survival

New Treatment Option May Increase Metastatic Lung Cancer Survival

Patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer treated with nivolumab demonstrated greater survival.

Molecular Imaging Study Reveals Improved Detection of Early Stage Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Molecular Imaging Study Reveals Improved Detection of Early Stage Recurrent Prostate Cancer

In the study, management was changed in 44% more cases by Use of the imaging agent Ga-68 PSMA with PET/CT resulted in a change in management of prostate cancer in 44% more cases than with another widely used agent.

Leukemia Incidence is Higher Among Children Living Close to High-Traffic Roads

Leukemia Incidence is Higher Among Children Living Close to High-Traffic Roads

A study of the risk of acute leukemia that considered all 2,760 cases of leukemia in children younger than 15 years in metropolitan France between 2002 and 2007 found that the incidence of myeloblastic leukemia was 30% higher among children who lived within 150 m of heavily used roads.

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, tobacco addiction, and the immediate and long-term benefits of smoking cessation.

USPSTF suggests doctors talk to patients about tobacco use

USPSTF suggests doctors talk to patients about tobacco use

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) urges PCPs to offer interventions to help adults, including pregnant women, stop smoking.

Social factors may impact survival among young patients with leukemia

A new study reveals that insurance status, marital status, and county-level income may affect survival for younger patients with AML, indicating that efforts are needed to address social factors that impact critical aspects of health.

Ablation Modality Significantly Increases Survival in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Ablation Modality Significantly Increases Survival in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) doubles survival time for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Oral Mucositis: The Bane of Head and Neck Radiotherapy

Oral Mucositis: The Bane of Head and Neck Radiotherapy

Guidelines and novel approaches are helping clinicians to more effectively manage this debilitating side effect of radiation treatment for cancer.

Residential pesticide exposure may increase childhood cancer risk

Residential pesticide exposure may increase childhood cancer risk

Increased risk of childhood leukemia and lymphoma has been observed with indoor insecticide exposure.

Survivors of childhood cancer at high risk of recurrent stroke

Survivors of childhood cancer at high risk of recurrent stroke

Survivors of childhood cancer have a high risk for stroke at a surprisingly young age.

Complete resection of high-grade gliomas improves survival in children, especially girls

Complete resection of high-grade gliomas improves survival in children, especially girls

For children with high-grade gliomas, the chances of survival are improved when surgery is successful in eliminating all visible cancer.

Behavioral weight loss program helps breast cancer survivors

Behavioral weight loss program helps breast cancer survivors

Clinically meaningful weight loss over two years in overweight/obese survivors of breast cancer can be achieved via weight loss intervention.

Genetic mutations identified during remission of leukemia may help predict risk of relapse, survival

Even though potentially curative therapy is now available for many patients with AML, the therapy is expensive and is associated with significant side effects. This study explained that identifying patients at high risk for relapse would be helpful clinically.

American Cancer Society releases survivorship care guidelines for colorectal cancer survivors

American Cancer Society releases survivorship care guidelines for colorectal cancer survivors

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its second in a series of cancer survivorship care guidelines.

Older breast cancer patients less likely to benefit from chemotherapy

Chemotherapy prolongs life for older adults with most types of cancer, but for women older than 80 years with breast cancer, the chances of improved survival due to chemotherapy are significantly lower, according to a recent study.

Researchers identify genes associated with increased survival of pancreatic cancer

Researchers identify genes associated with increased survival of pancreatic cancer

A new set of genes has been identified that can indicate improved survival after surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer. The study also showed that detection of circulating tumor DNA in the blood could provide an early indication of tumor recurrence.

Managing TSH Levels After Total Thyroidectomy

Managing TSH Levels After Total Thyroidectomy

What would be the ideal TSH level for patients after total thyroidectomy for cancer of the papillary thyroid?

Heart medications that target stress may prolong survival for women with ovarian cancer

Some drugs normally taken to treat heart ailments may also be beneficial for ovarian cancer.

Combining chemotherapy with an immune-blocking drug could stop cancer recurrence

Combining chemotherapy with an immune-blocking drug could stop cancer recurrence

Shutting down the healing action of certain white blood cells triggered by chemotherapy may help prevent the spread of cancer.

Two-drug combination boosts survival in patients with metastatic prostate cancer

A combination therapy increased survival rates for individuals with newly diagnosed metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.

Surgical lung cancer patients' views about smoking and support to quit

Surgical lung cancer patients' views about smoking and support to quit

Many patients with lung cancer do wish to be offered support to help them quit smoking after surgery, according to a recent study.

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