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.


Prognostic Disclosure Improves Life Expectancy Estimates

Prognostic Disclosure Improves Life Expectancy Estimates

Prognostic disclosure linked to more realistic patient expectations in advanced cancer

Guadecitabine Granted Orphan Drug Status for MDS or AML

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to guadecitabine (SGI-110; Astex) for the potential treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Laparoscopic Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer

Laparoscopic Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer

Minimally invasive surgery does not match standard surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer.

Optune Device Gains Expanded Indication

Optune Device Gains Expanded Indication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded its approval for the Optune device to include newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.

As HIV Patients Live Longer, Certain Cancer Risks Rise

As HIV Patients Live Longer, Certain Cancer Risks Rise

Antiretroviral therapy has extended the lives of people with HIV, but living longer may increase these patients' risk for certain cancers.


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