Cancer

Monthly News Roundup - March 2020

Sarclisa Approved to Treat Patients with Advancing Multiple Myeloma Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow. This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sanofi’s Sarclisa...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Oncology, Food And Drug Administration, Sanofi

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Blood Test Detects Over 50 Types Of Cancer, Some Before Symptoms Appear

In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy, according to an international team of researchers.
Related topics: Blood Test, Oncology, Medical Research

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Top Ny Hospital Exec Fired For Suggesting Trump Supporters Should Infect Each Other With Coronavirus

New York – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center fired a top executive for suggesting in Facebook comments that Trump supporters should infect each other with the Coronavirus. Laura Krolczyk, the VP for external affairs at the cancer...
Related topics: Oncology, Facebook, Social Media

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Researchers Find Way To Improve Cancer Outcomes By Examining Patients' Genes

Genetics researchers say a new approach could benefit all sorts of serious health conditions, and they're urging scientists to quickly pluck 'low hanging fruit' for the benefit of patients.
Related topics: Medical Research, Oncology, Genetics

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A Preventable Cancer Is On The Rise In Alabama

The state’s refusal to expand Medicaid is causing poor women to miss out on lifesaving screenings, Eyal Press writes.
Related topics: Oncology, Medicaid

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Vaccine Combo 'provocative' As Cervical Cancer Treatment

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Administration of a therapeutic vaccine during chemotherapy led to tumor regression in a substantial proportion of patients with advanced human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive cervical cancer, a preliminary clinical trial...
Related topics: Vaccines, Cervical Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials

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Pd-1 Inhibitor Active In Rare Cancers

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Almost 30% of patients with advanced rare cancers had no disease progression for more than 6 months when treated with the immune checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda), a phase II study found. Results showed that 29...
Related topics: Oncology, Medical Research

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I Am A Physician, And I Am Scared

I am a physician, and I am scared. I am scared for my patients, my friends, my family, and most of all, I am scared for my colleagues. As an oncologist, I am not someone yet on the frontlines treating patients acutely diagnosed with COVID-19,...
Related topics: Oncology

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Fascinating Video Shows Exactly How The Coronavirus Kills You

A new video shows exactly how the novel coronavirus attacks the lungs in people infected with COVID-19, and how it can eventually kill the host. 3D CT imagery usually used ahead of cancer surgeries has been applied to study lung inflammation in...
Related topics: Health Videos, Lung Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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News Digest – ‘lab-on-a-chip’, Immune System Hacking, Prostate Cancer Scans And Sprinting...

Scientists aim to detecting cancer spread using soundwaves  When cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it can have a big impact on its environment, including causing the structure between cells (known as the extracellular matrix) to harden. ...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Oncology

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Cancer Patients At Special Risk For Covid-19?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Cancer patients receiving care at a single center in Wuhan, China, were twice as likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 as the general population, according to researchers there. Among more than 1,500 patients admitted to a...
Related topics: Oncology, Medical Research

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Abbreviated Mri Tops Dbt For Screening Women With Dense Breasts

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Christopher E. Comstock, Constantine Gatsonis, et al.; Anna N.A. Tosteson; Lisa A. Newman, Cheng-Har Yip, MBBS(Mal) Target Audience and Goal Statement: Oncologists, radiologists, obstetricians/gynecologists The...
Related topics: Medical Research, Oncology, Gynecology

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Combo Tx 'right Direction' For Advanced Endometrial Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Lenvatinib (Lenvima) plus pembrolizumab (Keytruda) showed "compelling efficacy" for advanced endometrial carcinoma, regardless of tumor microsatellite instability (MSI) status, findings from an international phase Ib/II trial...
Related topics: Endometrial Cancer, Oncology

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Rush Limbaugh Shares A Health Update: 'the Chemo Drugs Are Working'

Conservative icon Rush Limbaugh shared an update on his health with his radio listeners on Friday as he is battling stage 4 lung cancer: "The chemo drugs are working."Limbaugh, who took several days off from his show, assured his audience, "I'm...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer, Oncology

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Microbiome May Hold Key To Identifying Hpv-infected Women At Risk For Pre-cancer

Gardnerella bacteria in the cervicovaginal microbiome may serve as a biomarker to identify women infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) who are at risk for progression to precancer, according to a new study.
Related topics: Microbiome, Oncology, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Disasters Can Affect Cervical Cancer Screening For Years

Screening is important for the early detection of cervical cancer, but rates were significantly affected, in some areas for years, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Related topics: Cervical Cancer, Oncology, Earthquakes, Tsunami

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Covid-19 Poses Special Challenges To Cancer Care

]]>(MedPage Today) -- While having an unprecedented impact on all aspects of the nation's healthcare system, the COVID-19 pandemic created unique circumstances and challenges for cancer care, according to authors of a review from the early U.S....
Related topics: Oncology

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Capabilities Of Crispr Gene Editing Expanded

Many basic and clinical researchers are testing the potential of a simple and efficient gene editing approach to study and correct disease-causing mutations for conditions ranging from blindness to cancer, but the technology is constrained by a...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Blindness, Ophthalmology, Oncology

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Devon Still's Daughter, Leah, Wants To Be President After Beating Cancer

It's the 2 words Devon and Leah Still have wanted to say for 5 years ... and now it's finally here -- Leah's CANCER FREE!!! And, she tells TMZ Sports her next goal is to be PRESIDENT!! Of course, Leah's battle with neuroblastoma became a...
Related topics: Oncology, Neuroblastoma

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How Long Is It Safe To Delay Gynecologic Cancer Surgery?

Many health systems have defined which surgeries they consider permissible during the pandemic, typically by using time parameters (days/weeks/hours) by which a patient would not be caused harm. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Oncology

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