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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Telomere Length May Help Predict Lung Cancer Risk

Telomere Length May Help Predict Lung Cancer Risk

Individuals with long telomeres are at increased risk for lung adenocarcinoma but not other types of cancer, according to a new study.

Dactinomycin Nanoparticle Formulation Receives Orphan Drug Designation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to dactinomycin nanoparticle formulation (NanoSmart) for the treatment of Ewing's sarcoma.

New Drug for Myeloid Malignancies Moves to Phase II Clinical Trials

New Drug for Myeloid Malignancies Moves to Phase II Clinical Trials

Phase I trial involving 47 patients identified maximum tolerated dose of 400 mg once daily

Novel Microendoscope Ups Accuracy of Esophageal Screening

Novel Microendoscope Ups Accuracy of Esophageal Screening

Low-cost HRME ups accuracy of Lugol's chromoendoscopy for esophageal cancer

ASCO Calls for Cancer Trials to Include More Seniors

ASCO Calls for Cancer Trials to Include More Seniors

In a position statement published online July 20 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology has called on the U.S. government and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults.

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