Young men who have a high risk of becoming sterile the option to bank a small piece of testicular tissue prior to cancer treatment.
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.
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?
In a study of more than 1.1 million cancer patients who had surgery, almost 5 percent died within one month of their operation. Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say.
Treatnent with high-dose radiotherapy after chemotherapy and surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma does not achieve improvements in local relapse and overall survival, according to phase II trial data.
Addition of the experimental drug cediranib to standard chemotherapy improves tumor shrinkage and adds a modest improvement in progression-free survival for patients with cervical cancer that has recurred after treatment.
After failure of platinum-based chemotherapy, the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) afatinib significantly improved progression-free survival in patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
Guidelines for managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting direct management toward risk assessment and prophylactic antiemetics.
Findings suggest that elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the prostate cancer recurrence, but normalization of blood fats may reduce risk.
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) mutations may offer an important treatment target in a subset of patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
For younger patients with an acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) subtype, modifying treatment based on chemotherapy response can make a vital difference.
Successful colonoscopy is closely dependent on good bowel preparation, and poor bowel prep often leads to missed precancerous lesions.
After surviving pancreatic cancer, a patient learns the disease metastasized to his liver. But this patient was not ready to give up. With the support of a liver surgeon, he underwent surgery and beat his disease.
Smokers with cancer using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) were found to be more nicotine dependent and equally or less likely to have quit smoking traditional cigarettes than nonusers.
Combination therapy with both BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib and MEK inhibitor cobimetinib achieved superior results over vemurafenib plus placebo for BRAF-mutation positive melanoma.
The use of trastuzumab (Herceptin) as the standard-of-care treatment for HER2-positive breast cancer has been supported by the Adjuvant Lapatinib and/or Trastuzumab Treatment Optimization (ALTTO) study.
Researchers have successfully tested a new tool that will help surgeons better distinguish cancerous breast tissue from normal tissue, which should lower the mount of repeat procedures needed.
A targeted combination drug therapy has shown efficacy for metastatic melanoma, showing reduction in both mortality and disease progression.
A newly developed antifungal has proved as effective against invasive mold disease in cancer patients as the standardly used drug, voriconazole, with fewer side effects.
A shoulder surgical aid, known as the Spider Limb Positioner, was adapted successfully to conduct a left hip disarticulation on a patient with melanoma.
Patients that have inoperable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may live significantly longer by receiving a combined therapy, according to recent trial results.
An experimental regimen of once-weekly breast irradiation after lumpectomy provides more convenience to patients at less expense, and results in better completion rates of prescribed radiation treatment.
Studies show improved progression-free melanoma survival for both cobimetinib combined with vemurafenib, and dabrafenib combined with trametinib.
An active controversy among oncologists concerns watchful waiting versus more active treatment for prostate cancer.
Radiation therapy with concurrent paclitaxel chemotherapy after surgery can be effective to treat patients with high-risk endometrial cancer, according to new research.
A medical center in New Jersey makes the most of a rare opportunity to rebuild from the ground up. Its innovative patient rooms follow evidence-based design, a new concept in health care architecture.
A PARP inhibitor in oral tablet form, given in combination with chemotherapy, was deemed safe for heavily pretreated patients with ovarian cancer.
Smokers with cancer who used e-cigarettes along with traditional cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine, and the long-term safety of the devices still unclear, researchers caution.
Malignant melanoma was differentiated from benign skin lesions with high accuracy in a pivotal clinical utility study of the Myriad myPath Melanoma test.
Patients with cancer who use e-cigarettes as a form of smoking cessation are equally or less likely to quit smoking.
About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, but aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress.
Scientists have developed a tool to distinguish each breast cancer subtype, research that could improve treatments and targeting of treatments for the disease.
Shorter time to testosterone recovery with 18 versus 36 months androgen deprivation therapy.
Breast cancer cells can lay the groundwork for their own metastasis throughout the body by coaxing cells within lymphatic vessels to send out tumor-welcoming signals.
Deletion of the Bcl-2-like protein 11 (BIM) in advanced non-small cell lung cancer has been associated with shorter progression free survival (PFS).
Women treated for Hodgkin lymphoma will be able to better understand their risks of future infertility after researchers estimated their risk of premature menopause with different treatments.
Researchers in Australia examined patient and tumor characteristics of melanomas for higher mitotic rates (a marker of tumor cell growth) in an effort to increase early detection.
For men with early-stage prostate cancer, watching waiting is not always the best course of action, especially for black patients.
A subset of patients with stage III colon cancer had improved survival rates when treated with irinotecan-based therapy, according to recent research.
Weekend hospital admission for pediatric patients with newly diagnosed leukemia is associated with a longer length of stay, slightly longer wait to start chemotherapy, and higher risk for respiratory failure.
Study raises questions about the effect of soy's estrogen-like properties.
A protein named p66ShcA shows promise as a biomarker to identify breast cancers with poor prognoses, according to new research.
Rates of death resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses are lower in states that allow medical use of marijuana compared with states without such laws.
Patients with advanced laryngeal cancer appear to have better survival if they are treated with surgery than with nonsurgical chemoradiation.
A select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the laboratory, creating a horde of natural killer cells that can be used to target and destroy the cancer cells.
For patients with cancer, late admission more likely for younger patients, married men, hematologic malignancies.
A drug originally used to treat ovarian cancer has shown promising results in patients with advanced peritoneal cancers during a phase I clinical trial.
Scientists have known for decades that cancer can be caused by genetic mutations, but more recently they have discovered that chemical modifications of a gene can also contribute to cancer.
By analyzing the DNA sequence of patients at different stages of leukemia, researchers have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukemia of the acute lymphoblastic type, the most common childhood cancer.
Needle-guided tumor destruction procedures offer near equivalent lengths of cancer control when compared with surgery for patients with small kidney cancer tumors.
The transition to a primary care provider after completing cancer treatment should begin with a plan that documents treatments and follow-up care.
Researchers have identified a gene that contributes to the development of several childhood cancers, research that could lead to new strategies for targeting certain childhood cancers at a molecular level.
Postmenopausal women who in the past 4 years had undertaken regular physical activity equivalent to at least 4 hours of walking per week had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less
Diet and nutrition are significant factors in preventing hepatic diseases progressing to hepatocellular carcinoma, and coffee is high on the list of good foods.
A new analysis confirms that US lung cancer rates are declining overall, but it also uncovers previously unrecognized trends related to cancer subtype, sex, race/ethnicity, and age.
Writing down fears, emotions, and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian American survivors of breast cancer, according to a new study. The research investigated methods of reducing the psychological burden among minority patients, particularly among breast cancer survivors.
Routine use of a molecular testing panel greatly decreased the need for an initial lobectomy to confirm diagnosis in patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, reported researchers. The test improved the chances of patients undergoing the correct initial surgery by 30%.
Having survived cancer as a child does not necessarily have a ripple effect.
Standardizing prescribing practices for single-fraction radiation therapy (SFRT) for palliation of bone metastases could lead to cost savings and improvement in patients' quality of life, according to a new study.
Scientists have identified a protein that could help doctors decide which patients with bladder cancer would benefit from a treatment that makes radiotherapy more effective, according to a new study.
In what is believed to be the largest genetic analysis of what triggers and propels progression of tumor growth in a common childhood blood cancer, researchers report that they have identified a possible new drug target for treating the disease.
Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results among some patients is real and is only natural. However, as evidenced by a recent study, the incidence and effects of anxiety associated with false positive or other results of CT lung cancer screening exams are far less than claimed by some in the medical community.
By failing to follow a heart-healthy lifestyle, 73% of adult survivors of childhood cancer more than doubled their risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related health problems, according to a new study.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is associated with a lasting reduction in prostate cancer mortality, according to a study published online.
A genomic tool can help doctors and patients make a more informed decision on the need for radiation therapy after surgery for prostate cancer.
A study sheds new light on the risks associated with the growing popularity of endoscopic resection in the treatment of localized, early stage esophageal cancer. Researchers found that the more traditional surgical resection, while more invasive, provided significantly better outcomes for patients than endoscopic resection.
Adequate hydration via a saline drip is essential during surgery, but recent reports suggest that getting the balance of salt and water just right could have an important impact on patient recovery.
Women who recently used birth control pills containing high-dose estrogen and a few other formulations had an increased risk for breast cancer, whereas women using some other formulations did not, according to recent data.
Surgical resection markedly improves survival among patients with metastatic melanoma whose disease is isolated to a few areas in the liver, according to new study findings.
A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention found that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors continued smoking despite their cancer diagnosis
Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study.
Reduced risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been observed in male and female childhood cancer survivors who adhere to WCRF/AICR guidelines.
The herpes zoster vaccine continues to be effective in protecting older adults against shingles, even after they undergo chemotherapy, according to a recent study.
Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from a rehabilitation program combining exercise, nutritional counselling, and symptom control, according to an evidence review.
A team of researchers from Boston University School of Medicine sought to determine the impact of patient navigators on the care of low-income and African-American women with breast cancer.
Use of electroacupuncture produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety, and depression in as little as 8 weeks for patients with early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of AIs to treat breast cancer.
A 10-year study shows that increased availability of better systemic chemotherapies and targeted therapies for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer coincides with increased usage of these therapies.
Little benefit seen for repeat colonoscopy within 10 years in patients with no polyps on initial exam.
Surgical resection is the most effective method for a cancer cure; however, the procedure may not remove the entire tumor, leading to local recurrence. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy in which near-infrared (NIR) imaging is used to help visualize the entire tumor.
For patients with KRAS wild-type untreated colorectal cancer, adding cetuximab or bevacizumab to combination chemotherapy offers equivalent survival.
A new study sheds new light on the risks associated with the growing popularity of endoscopic resection in the treatment of localized, early-stage esophageal cancer.
A less frequent screening schedule would both reduce health care charges and still protect low-risk childhood cancer survivors from heart ailments caused by drug therapy, according to recently published findings.
Despite strong preclinical data, the drug everolimus failed to improve overall survival in patients with advanced liver cancer, compared to placebo, according to a study.
Some patients undergoing radiotherapy for cancers of the head, neck, and brain are at risk for endocrinopathies. This article reviews the risks, detection, and management of radiotherapy-induced hypopituitarism.
A study conducted by researchers based at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has determined that healthy lifestyle choices can help cancer survivors avoid the metabolic syndrome.
Colorectal cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, a study shows.
Patients' relationship with their doctor and their attachment style may affect their physical and mental well-being, especially during vulnerable times such after a cancer diagnosis, according to a new study.
A team of researchers in Canada concludes that combining exercise, nutritional counseling, and symptom control to palliative care from diagnosis helps to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer.
Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked by using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a new study.
Rates of observation as management for low-risk prostate cancer vary widely, and primary ADT is not tied to better survival for men with localized prostate cancer.
Results of a new study show that robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years.
Changes in how follicular lymphoma is managed have led to substantial improvement in prognosis and over all survival for patients with the disease.
Scientists have shown that a new drug could prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer, the most aggressive form of lung cancer.
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