Items Tagged ‘All Cancer Types’

December 5th, 2016

ASCO Recommends Early Integration of Palliative Care for Advanced Cancers

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has updated its guidelines on the integration of palliative care for patients diagnosed with advanced cancer, as well as their caretakers. In essence, the guidelines state that palliative care should be administered as early as possible for all patients diagnosed with advanced cancers, alongside their active treatment, as […]

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Tags: active treatment, advanced cancer, All Cancer Types, asco, caregiver, guidelines, News, Palliative care, quality of life, Types of Cancer


July 19th, 2016

Loxo Oncology Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for LOXO-101

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Loxo Oncology, Inc. (LOXO), a biopharmaceutical company innovating the development of highly selective medicines for patients with genetically defined cancers, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to LOXO-101, a selective inhibitor of tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK), “for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic solid tumors with NTRK-fusion […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Breakthrough Therapy Designation, FDA. BTD, General, LOXO-101, metastatic solid tumors, News, TRK fusions, unresectable


July 12th, 2016

Syndros™ Approved for Treating Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

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The orally administered liquid formulation, Syndros (dronabinol), has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Syndros is an oral formulation comparable to the pharmaceutical version of Marinol® (dronabinol capsules). Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy in cancer patients can be a very serious […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, antiemetics, cancer, cannabinoid, Chemotherapy, dronabinol, nausea, News, side effect, Syndros, THC, Types of Cancer


June 2nd, 2016

Increased Physical Activity Proven to Prevent Certain Cancers

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Results from a recent study analyzing the relationship of physical activity and cancer indicated that physical activity results in a risk reduction of 13 types of cancer. The results of this study were published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Scientists and numerous cancer research facilities have conducted significant research on the relationship of health conditions and […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, cancer, exercise, health, lifestyle, News, physical activity, risk


June 1st, 2016

Landmark Study Provides Insight into Information Gaps for Cancer Patients that Affect Informed Treatment Decision Making

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Most Cancer Patients Are Inadequately Informed about Clinical Trials and Do Not Seek a Second Opinion According to a recent report, a majority of US cancer patients feel inadequately informed about clinical trials and do not seek a second opinion. While two thirds feel satisfied with the information and attention of their cancer care team, […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, cancer, Cancercare, clinical trials, communication, diagnosis, News, patient opinion, planning, treatment


April 11th, 2016

Fertility Rates Encouraging for Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Fertility rates, including pregnancy and livebirth rates, for both male and female childhood cancer survivors were recently analyzed in a large study, indicating promising data in this emotionally charged issue among young cancer survivors. The results were recently published in The Lancet Oncology. The risk of infertility among cancer survivors who are still young enough to […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, childhood cancer survivors, fertility, live birth rates, News, pregnancy, Types of Cancer


April 7th, 2016

Financial Distress Associated with Mortality in Cancer Patients

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Severe financial distress that requires filing for bankruptcy after a cancer diagnosis appears to increase mortality among cancer patients. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Treatment for cancer can be associated with overwhelming expenses. Not only can the actual treatments for cancer carry a high price-tag, but other associated variables can […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, anxiety, bankruptcy, cancer diagnosis, difficulty, distress, finance, money, News, Types of Cancer


March 21st, 2016

Long-Term Survival of Childhood Cancer Survivors Continues to Improve

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Among childhood cancer survivors, long-term survival continues to improve as treatment has been modified to reduce life-threatening, long-term side effects. These results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Among children diagnosed with cancer in the 70s and 80s, nearly 20% of those who survived for 5 years following diagnosis died within […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, childhood cancer, long-term survival, News, research, survivors


January 5th, 2016

American College of Rheumatology Releases Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Guidelines for Patients with Cancer

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The ACR 2015 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) treatment guidelines were published after nearly a year of review and revision by the panel. The guideline committee recommends that individuals with RA and cancer be treated in the following manner: Previous Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Established RA patients with moderate or high disease activity and a history […]

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Tags: ACR, All Cancer Types, cancer, guidelines, News, RA, rheumatoid arthritis, treatment


January 5th, 2016

American College of Rheumatology Releases Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Guidelines for Patients with Cancer

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The ACR 2015 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) treatment guidelines were published after nearly a year of review and revision by the panel. The guideline committee recommends that individuals with RA and cancer be treated in the following manner: Previous Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Established RA patients with moderate or high disease activity and a history […]

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Tags: ACR, All Cancer Types, cancer, guidelines, News, RA, rheumatoid arthritis, treatment


December 1st, 2015

Investigational Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health. The experimental agent, known as AR-42 while in testing, was developed and tested in preclinical studies at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, AR-42, cachexia, gastrointestinal cancers, HDAC, muscle wasting, News, Pancreatic Cancer, Types of Cancer


August 31st, 2015

High Use of Alternative Medicine in Senior Cancer Patients

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Alternative medicines are widely thought to be at least harmless and very often helpful for a wide range of discomforts and illnesses. However, although they’re marketed as “natural,” they often contain active ingredients that can react chemically and biologically with other therapies. Researchers performed a comprehensive review of all of the medications taken by senior […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, CAM, cancer, complementary or alternative medicines, elderly, News, oncology, reaction, risk


August 25th, 2015

Patients Rising, Launched to Fight for Access to Vital Therapies and Services for Patients with Life-Threatening Diseases

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Patient advocacy veterans Jonathan and Terry Wilcox today announced the launch of a new not-for-profit organization, Patients Rising. This patient advocacy organization will educate, advocate and communicate the importance of access to vital therapies and services for patients who face life-changing and life-threatening diseases. The organization will be focused on ensuring that the patients’ voice […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Esophageal Cancer, News, Stage IV/Recurrent Esophageal Cancer, Types of Cancer, vital options


August 25th, 2015

Understanding Precision Cancer Medicine

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Precision cancer medicine is an evolving concept in cancer care that aims to leverage new genomic information about a specific cancer to more precisely target treatment. Precision medicine seeks to define the genomic alterations that are driving a specific cancer, rather than relying on a simple broad classification of cancer solely based on its site of […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, genomic tests, molecular diagnostic testing, News, precision cancer medication, target treatment


February 9th, 2015

New Research Concludes that Majority of Cancers Are “Bad Luck”—or Random Mutations

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According to recent research, the majority of cancers are caused by random mutations in cell DNA during stem cell division, as opposed to lifestyle, inherited, or environmental risk factors. These findings were reported in the journal Science. It’s understood that cancer is more likely to develop in certain tissues in the body than in others. […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, cancer, cancer cause, News