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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Revised Staging System Prognostic for Multiple Myeloma

Revised Staging System Prognostic for Multiple Myeloma

The International Staging System (ISS) combined with chromosomal abnormalities (CA) detected by interphase fluorescent in situ hybridization after CD138 plasma cell purification and serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) has prognostic value in newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM).

Novel Pharmacological Activity for R-Ketorolac in Ovarian Cancer

Novel Pharmacological Activity for R-Ketorolac in Ovarian Cancer

The R-enantiomer of ketorolac is enriched in peritoneal fluids and inhibits peritoneal cell GTPase activity with administration after ovarian cancer surgery.

Urine Test May Help ID Pancreatic Cancer Earlier

Urine Test May Help ID Pancreatic Cancer Earlier

Elevated levels of three proteins detected in urine of early-stage pancreatic cancer patients

Factors ID'd for MAPK Treatment Outcome in Melanoma

Factors ID'd for MAPK Treatment Outcome in Melanoma

For patients with metastatic melanoma treated with mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) inhibitors, gender, serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), BRAF genotype, and primary melanoma ulceration status are independent factors associated with treatment outcomes.

Adjunctive Telotristat Demonstrates Efficacy in Carcinoid Syndrome

Lexicon announced top-line results from the Phase 3 study, TELESTAR, which evaluated oral telotristat etiprate in cancer patients with carcinoid syndrome that is not adequately controlled by the current standard of care.

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