Cancer

Updated Guidelines Issued For Er, Pgr Testing In Breast Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- In an American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists updated guideline, published online Jan. 13 in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology,...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, American Cancer Society, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Outcomes No Worse For Black Veterans With Prostate Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- For men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the Veterans Affairs health system, African-Americans (AAs) do not present with more advanced disease or have worse outcomes compared with non-Hispanic whites (NHWs), according to...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Oncology, African-American

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Colon Cancer Hits Poor, City Dwellers Hardest: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- Young Americans who live in urban areas or live with low income or low education levels are more likely to die if they get colon cancer, a new study finds. "There are a lot of disparities in health care," said lead...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Nccn Oncology Research Program To Oversee Trials Of The Fgfr Inhibitor Futibatinib In Tumors With...

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Oncology Research Program (ORP) announces plans to evaluate futibatinib (TAS-120), an inhibitor of the fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR).
Related topics: Oncology, Medical Research

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3 Biotech Start-ups That Could Soar In 2020

Over the past few years, raising money to test out ideas that could lead to new drugs had never been easier. Enthusiasm for new drugs that could treat common forms of cancer and rare inherited disorders has driven market caps for these three...
Related topics: Oncology

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Scientists Discover How A Curvy, Stomach Cancer-causing Bacterium Maintains Its Shape

A new study shows how a common stomach bacterium is able to keep its corkscrew-like shape as it grows. Disrupting the shape could point the way for future, more-specialized antibiotics that prevent the bacterium from being harmful.
Related topics: Medical Research, Oncology, Antibiotics

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Why Eating Yogurt May Help Lessen The Risk Of Breast Cancer

One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria suggest researchers. Scientists advise consuming natural yogurt, which contains beneficial bacteria which dampens inflammation and which is similar to the bacteria...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Oncology, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Study Ids 'standard' Chemo For Brca, Palb2 Pancreatic Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Gemcitabine (Gemzar) plus cisplatin should be considered a standard for metastatic pancreatic cancer patients with germline BRCA or PALB2 mutations, experts here said. In a randomized phase II trial of 50...
Related topics: Medical Research, Chemotherapy, Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Doublet For Braf-mutant Colon Cancer Heads To Fda

]]>(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Only the two-drug combination of encorafenib (Braftovi) plus cetuximab (Erbitux) will undergo regulatory review by the FDA for metastatic BRAF-mutant colorectal cancer at this time, a researcher reported...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Food And Drug Administration, Medical Research

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How Can We Counter Misinformation From “chemo Truthers”?

Denial of the benefits of chemotherapy is very prevalent in "natural health" movements. This denial is based on fear mongering, pseudoscience, and conspiracy theories and thus shares many similarities with the antivaccine movement. How can the...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Conspiracy Theories

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Nadler To Miss Part Of Impeachment Trial Due To Wife’s Cancer

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that he would miss part of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump to be with his wife, Joyce Miller, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “On Monday, I will be in New York with...
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology, Donald Trump

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Rt Boost Fails For Inoperable Esophageal Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Radiotherapy beyond current standards failed to improve local control or survival for patients with locally advanced inoperable esophageal cancer, the phase III ARTDECO study indicated. Among 260 patients...
Related topics: Esophageal Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Ethics Consult: Hide Cancer Diagnosis From Elderly Patient?

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Related topics: Oncology

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New Drug Decreases Anemia Severity In Lower-risk Mds Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Pierre Fenaux, Uwe Platzbecker, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Oncologists, hematologists, internists The goal of this study was to determine if the first-in-class erythroid maturation agent...
Related topics: Anemia, Medical Research, Oncology, Hematology

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No Survival Benefit With Avelumab Maintenance In Gastric Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- So-called switch maintenance with an immune checkpoint inhibitor failed to improve overall survival (OS) in treatment-naive HER2-negative advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer, results of a...
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Tracking Cancer Treatment With An Esp8266-based Radiation Sensor

Those of us who have not been in that position can only imagine the anguish of learning that your teenager has cancer. This happened to [Rob], whose child was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. It’s a condition that can be treated with...
Related topics: Thyroid Cancer, Oncology

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Alex Trebek Discusses The Power Of Prayer In The Midst Of Battling Cancer

Jeopardy!’s longtime host Alex Trebek has always been a faithful man, having grown up in Catholic school. However, his faith has taken on a whole new meaning to him in the past year as he has dealt with a major health crisis. In the spring of...
Related topics: Oncology

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Physicians Are Not Incentivzed To Talk With Patients On The Phone

Talking to patients on the phone can be very efficient and quite rewarding, like when I called a worried patient today and told her that her chest CT showed an improving pneumonia and almost certainly no cancer, but a repeat scan some months down...
Related topics: Pneumonia, Oncology

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Secondhand Screen Time May Be Just As Dangerous As Secondhand Smoking

Research suggests that if the desire for a phone builds in infancy, it can become second nature. The Environmental Protection Agency first warned of secondhand smoke in 1991, some 30 years after scientists determined that smoking cigarettes causes...
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research, Oncology

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Thoughts And Feelings On Cancer

I have begun to keep a daily journal on my thoughts and feelings in the lead-up to my diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a dedifferentiated lymphosarcoma in the groin area.  Sharing these thoughts was not my first or second impulse until Bill...
Related topics: Oncology

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