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.

Vaccine Could Prevent Most Cervical Cancers

A vaccine meant to protect against nine types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent 90% of all cervical cancers.

Obese CRC Patients, Second Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer.

ASTRO: New Choosing Wisely Guidelines

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released a second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that should be discussed before being prescribed.

Yogurt Test as Novel Colonoscopy Alternative ...

Synthetic biomarkers combined with yogurt may one day replace or augment colonoscopies and improve early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

Do E-Cigarettes Help Cancer Patients Quit?

Smokers with cancer who used e-cigarettes along with traditional cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine than those who didn't use the devices, and were just as likely - or less likely - to have quit smoking than patients who didn't use e-cigarettes.

Amino Acids as Pancreatic Cancer Marker

An increase in certain amino acids may be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, occurring before the disease is diagnosed and symptoms appear, reports a new study.

Prostate Cancer Treatments

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


Can Metformin Prevent Colorectal Cancer in Diabetic Patients?

Can Metformin Prevent Colorectal Cancer in Diabetic Patients?

While studies have suggested that patients with type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC), metformin appears to reduce this risk.

Grading System Developed for Cancer-Linked Weight Loss

Grading System Developed for Cancer-Linked Weight Loss

A grading system has been developed for clinically important weight loss (WL) in patients with cancer, which includes the independent prognostic significance of body mass index (BMI) and percent WL.

Laparoscopic Power Morcellators Get Safety Labeling Update

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning against the use of laparoscopic power morcellators in hysterectomy or myomectomy procedures for the majority of women.

Dr. Reddy's Launches Generic Taxotere

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories announced the launch of Docetaxel Injection, the generic version of Sanofi Aventis' Taxotere.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Drug Designated Breakthrough Therapy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to JCAR015 for the treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


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