Odomzo Approved for Advanced Skin Cancer

The FDA has approved Odomzo (sonidegib) capsules for the treatment of adults with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) that has recurred following surgery or radiation therapy, or those who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy.

Cancer Patients Need Fertility Preservation Awareness

Many young cancer patients have limited awareness about options to preserve their fertility.

ED Drugs and Melanoma Risk

Patients taking medications for erectile dysfunction (ED) may have an increased risk of melanoma but these drugs are not a cause of melanoma.

Chili Pepper Toxin, Gallbladder Cancer Risk

Gallbladder cancer seems to be associated with aflatoxin, according to a new study.

No Link Between PTSD, Cancer

While the potential relationship between stress and cancer has been a topic of discussion and research for over 70 years, no association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cancer was found in the largest study to date.

Cyramza Gains Colon Cancer Indication

The FDA has expanded the indication of Cyramza (ramucirumab; Eli Lilly) for use in combination with irinotecan, folinic acid, and 5-fluorouracil (FOLFIRI) for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) whose disease has progressed on a first line bevacizumab-, oxaliplatin- and fluoropyrimidine-containing regimen.

Fish Oil May Hinder Chemotherapy Effectiveness

Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Stroke Risk Up After Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer increases the risk of stroke independently of other stroke risk factors, such as hypertension and diabetes.

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Older Cancer Patients Heavily Use Health Care Services

Older Cancer Patients Heavily Use Health Care Services

Older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are intense users of health care services and rarely use palliative care and hospice services.

Genomic Sequencing Could Benefit Some Pediatric Cancer Patients

Genomic Sequencing Could Benefit Some Pediatric Cancer Patients

For some pediatric cancer patients with relapsed or refractory cancer, extensive genetic analysis can open up new options.

Elotuzumab BLA Given Priority Review for Multiple Myeloma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Biologics License Application (BLA) for Empliciti (elotuzumab, Bristol-Myers Squibb/AbbVie) for the treatment of multiple myeloma as combination therapy in patients who have received one or more prior therapies.

Endoscopic Evaluation Advised in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Endoscopic Evaluation Advised in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

For elderly adults diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, endoscopic evaluation may be recommended even in the absence of gastrointestinal symptoms.

Ultrasound, MRI Comparable for Cervical Cancer Staging in Study

Ultrasound, MRI Comparable for Cervical Cancer Staging in Study

Transvaginal sonography (TVS), performed by a dedicated gynecologic radiologist, is comparable to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing and staging local cervical cancer.

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