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.


FDA Approves New Indication for Keytruda

FDA Approves New Indication for Keytruda

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients whose disease has progressed after other treatments and with tumors that express PD-L1.

Can Height Predict Cancer Risk?

Can Height Predict Cancer Risk?

A study of more than five million Swedish men and women suggests that greater height may mean greater risk of cancer.

Too Few Women Getting Counseling Before BRCA Test

Too Few Women Getting Counseling Before BRCA Test

Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing for BRCA mutations, and patients who receive genetic counseling beforehand display better knowledge of the process and possible results.

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Often Result in Few False-Positives

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Often Result in Few False-Positives

Surgical intervention for a non-lung cancer diagnosis is rare following low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer.

Differences Found in Smokers, Nonsmokers Who Develop NSCLC

Differences Found in Smokers, Nonsmokers Who Develop NSCLC

A new study has identified significant differences between non-small-cell lung cancer patients who smoke and those who don't.


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