New Drug Product: Imbruvica

Treatment of patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have received at least one prior therapy.

Proton Pump Inhibitors, Gastric Pre-Cancerous Lesions

It has been suggested that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may promote the development of pre-cancerous lesions in the stomach and increase the occurrence of stomach cancer.

Vaccine Could Prevent Most Cervical Cancers

A vaccine meant to protect against nine types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent 90% of all cervical cancers.

Obese CRC Patients, Second Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer.

ASTRO: New Choosing Wisely Guidelines

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released a second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that should be discussed before being prescribed.

Yogurt Test as Novel Colonoscopy Alternative ...

Synthetic biomarkers combined with yogurt may one day replace or augment colonoscopies and improve early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

Do E-Cigarettes Help Cancer Patients Quit?

Smokers with cancer who used e-cigarettes along with traditional cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine than those who didn't use the devices, and were just as likely - or less likely - to have quit smoking than patients who didn't use e-cigarettes.

Prostate Cancer Treatments

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Therapy Designated Orphan Drug Status

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to ADI-PEG 20 (pegylated arginine deiminase; Polaris) for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM).

NSAIDs May Lower Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Risk

NSAIDs May Lower Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Risk

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appear to reduce the risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by 15%, although this effect was not seen with aspirin.

Cannabis Helpful for Cancer-Linked Symptoms, But Quality Studies Needed

Cannabis Helpful for Cancer-Linked Symptoms, But Quality Studies Needed

Cannabis and cannabinoid pharmaceuticals can be helpful for nausea and vomiting, pain, and weight loss associated with cancer.

Low Risk of Malignancy for Small Complex Adnexal Masses

Low Risk of Malignancy for Small Complex Adnexal Masses

A new study reports that for older women with small complex adnexal masses, the overall risk of malignancy is low.

Somatuline Depot Gains New Antitumor Indication

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Somatuline Depot (lanreotide; Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals) injection for the treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) in adults with unresectable, well or moderately differentiated, locally advanced or metastatic disease to improve progression-free survival.

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