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.

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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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FDA: Antiemetic Shortage Announced

FDA: Antiemetic Shortage Announced

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Emend (aprepitant; Merck) is currently in shortage.

Blood, Saliva Tests May Help ID Head and Neck Cancers Early

Blood, Saliva Tests May Help ID Head and Neck Cancers Early

Scientists report they've detected DNA from head and neck cancer tumors in patients' blood and saliva samples, a development that potentially could lead to early diagnosis of these malignancies.

Protein May Help Identify Pancreatic Cancer Early

Protein May Help Identify Pancreatic Cancer Early

A cell surface proteoglycan, glypican-1 (GPC1), on circulating exosomes may serve as a potential noninvasive diagnostic and screening tool to detect early stages of pancreatic cancer.

FDA to Review NDA for Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Therapy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) for irinotecan liposome injection (MM-398; Merrimack Pharmaceuticals and Baxalta) for the treatment of patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas who have been previously treated with gemcitabine-based therapy.

Age-Adjusted Comorbidity Score Can Stratify Mortality in Prostate Cancer

Age-Adjusted Comorbidity Score Can Stratify Mortality in Prostate Cancer

An age-adjusted prostate cancer-specific comorbidity index (PCCI) can stratify the risk of long-term nonprostate cancer-related mortality.

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