Blod Test for Cancer Relapse Promising

An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early-stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging.

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.


Why Do Elephants Rarely Get Cancer?

Why Do Elephants Rarely Get Cancer?

The mechanisms for cancer resistance in elephants has baffled scientists for decades, but a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association may have identified a genetic explanation for their lower-than-expected rate of cancer.

ACS: Resection Can Up Survival in Metastatic Melanoma

ACS: Resection Can Up Survival in Metastatic Melanoma

Those with GI tract metastases had the longest median survival of any patients

Occupational Risk of Bladder Cancer on the Rise

Occupational Risk of Bladder Cancer on the Rise

Odds for the disease climbing faster among women than men in the workforce

Young Cancer Survivors May Need Lifelong Screenings

Young Cancer Survivors May Need Lifelong Screenings

Teen and young adult cancer survivors are at increased risk for other cancers later in life, according to a study published in Cancer.

Safety Concerns Raised for Antioxidant Use in Melanoma

Safety Concerns Raised for Antioxidant Use in Melanoma

The antioxidant N-acetylcysteine appears to accelerate the spread of skin cancer in mice, raising questions about its safety in humans.


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