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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Irreversible Electroporation Promising in Pancreatic CA

Irreversible Electroporation Promising in Pancreatic CA

Irreversible electroporation (IRE) in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests.

Scope of Lymphadenectomy Not Tied to Esophageal CA Survival

Scope of Lymphadenectomy Not Tied to Esophageal CA Survival

For patients undergoing esophageal cancer surgery, the extent of lymphadenectomy seems not to influence all-cause or disease-specific survival.

Histologic Regression Tied to Lower Odds of SLN Positivity

Histologic Regression Tied to Lower Odds of SLN Positivity

For patients with primary melanoma, the risk of sentinel lymph node (SLN) positivity is significantly lower for those with histologic regression.

Diabetes Drug Add-On to Chemo May Help Treat CML

Diabetes Drug Add-On to Chemo May Help Treat CML

Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia who received a glitazone along with imatinib remained disease-free for up to nearly five years.

Data From First Personalized Cell Tx Trial in CLL Announced

Data From First Personalized Cell Tx Trial in CLL Announced

An experimental therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia that uses a patient's own T cells (an approach known as CTL019) may cure some patients and prolong survival in others.

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