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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ASCO Calls for Cancer Trials to Include More Seniors

ASCO Calls for Cancer Trials to Include More Seniors

In a position statement published online July 20 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology has called on the U.S. government and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults.

Not Resecting Ideal Candidates Ups Mortality in Liver Cancer

Not Resecting Ideal Candidates Ups Mortality in Liver Cancer

For nonideal candidates, resection linked to improved outcomes versus some alternatives

Lenvatinib Granted Breakthrough Therapy for Advanced or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for lenvatinib for use in patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who were previously treated with a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted therapy.

35 of Colorectal Cancers in Patients Age 35 Are Genetic

35% of Colorectal Cancers in Patients Age ≤35 Are Genetic

Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested

Cancer Patients Lack Awareness of Fertility Preservation Options

Cancer Patients Lack Awareness of Fertility Preservation Options

Almost one in three not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility

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