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.

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.

Amino Acids as Pancreatic Cancer Marker

An increase in certain amino acids may be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, occurring before the disease is diagnosed and symptoms appear, reports a new study.

Prostate Cancer Treatments

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Diet Quality May Impact Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

Diet Quality May Impact Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

Women with a healthy diet prior to an ovarian cancer prognosis are less likely to die in their subsequent years compared to women with a poorer diet, except women with diabetes or a high waist circumference.

Long Noncoding RNAs Can Detect Prostate Cancer

Long Noncoding RNAs Can Detect Prostate Cancer

Differential expression of long noncoding RNAs identified in prostate cancer cell lines, patient tissue samples, and patient urine samples can detect prostate cancer.

70-Gene Signature Not Cost-Effective in Breast Cancer

70-Gene Signature Not Cost-Effective in Breast Cancer

For patients with node-negative breast cancer (NNBC), the 70-gene signature is unlikely to be cost-effective for guiding adjuvant chemotherapy decision making.

Prevalence of Familial Pancreatic Cancer About 9%

Prevalence of Familial Pancreatic Cancer About 9%

The prevalence of familial pancreatic cancer (FPC) is about 9%, and patients with FPC have more precursor lesions and are less likely to smoke than patients with sporadic pancreatic cancer (SPC).

Investigational Radiotracer Designated Orphan Drug for Neuroendocrine Tumors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to OPS202 (OctreoPharm Sciences), an investigational radiotracer, based on a next generation antagonistic somatostatin analog for the management of neuroendocrine tumors.

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