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.

Biking, Prostate Cancer Risk Investigated

Cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction.

Could Statins Cut Breast Cancer Risk?

Women with hyperlipidemia have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study.

Vaccine-Chemo for Pancreatic Cancer

The results of a new trial are extremely promising for the efficacy of a vaccine-chemotherapy combination for pancreatic cancer.

Novel Gene Mutations and Lung Cancer

Researchers have identified genetic mutations in the cell signaling pathway RTK/RAS/RAF that can lead to lung adenocarcinoma.

Corticosteroids for Cancer Pain?

Even with limited evidence as to their efficacy, corticosteroids are often included in cancer pain management therapy.

No Fertility Drug-Cancer Link

Use of fertility drugs doesn't appear to increase a woman's long-term risk of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers, new research indicates.

Prostate Cancer Treatments

Review this new chart on FDA-approved prostate cancer treatments for quick information when you need it.

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Poor Prostate Cancer Knowledge Ups Decisional Conflict

Poor Prostate Cancer Knowledge Ups Decisional Conflict

For economically disadvantaged men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer, poor knowledge about prostate cancer is associated with increased decisional conflict and lower perceived effectiveness of decision-making.

Surgery for Spinal Metastasis Up From 2000-2009

Surgery for Spinal Metastasis Up From 2000-2009

From 2000-2009 there was an increase in surgical treatment for spinal metastasis in the United States, which was accompanied by increased complication rates and costs.

Factors ID'd for Late Hospice Admission for Cancer Patients

Factors ID'd for Late Hospice Admission for Cancer Patients

For patients with cancer, factors associated with late admission to hospice have been identified, including age, marital status, and hematologic malignancies.

For Pediatric Leukemia, Worse Outcomes During Weekend Admission

For Pediatric Leukemia, Worse Outcomes During Weekend Admission

Children with newly diagnosed leukemia with an index admission on the weekend have an increased length of stay and risk for respiratory failure.

InnoPharma Approved for Generic Dacogen

InnoPharma has announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Decitabine for Injection, a generic version of Eisai's Dacogen.

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