Items Tagged ‘cancer’

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


May 9th, 2016

Another Study Confirms That Daily Aspirin Lowers Risk of Colorectal & Other GI Tract Cancers

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The regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, especially colorectal and other gastrointestinal tract cancers, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.1 The recent report supports the results of previous clinical studies that have also demonstrated that the daily use of aspirin reduces the risk of death from several common cancers, including lung, […]

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Tags: aspirin, benefit, cancer, Colon Cancer, colorectal, daily, Esophageal Cancer, gastrointestinal, lung, Lung Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer


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


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


February 23rd, 2015

Adding Zytiga to Prednisone Improves Survival and Pain in Chemotherapy-Naive Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients

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The addition of Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) to prednisone significantly improves survival of chemotherapy-naive patients whose prostate cancer has become resistant to hormone therapy.  Final results of the COU-AA-302 were reported in The Lancet Oncology and clear the way for a new treatment option for men with hormone refractory prostate cancer (HRPC).1 Prostate cancer is a […]

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Tags: abiraterone acetate, cancer, HRPC, Metastatic Stage IV (D) Prostate Cancer, new treatment option, News, prednisone, prostate, Prostate Cancer, Refactory/Recurrent Prostate Cancer, zytiga


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


January 29th, 2015

Planning in Advance for Cancer Care May Reduce Anxiety

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For patients with advanced cancer, making plans for future care does not appear to cause emotional distress and may even reduce anxiety. These findings were published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Advance care planning involves making a plan now about future care, including how decisions will be made and who will be […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, cancer, cancer care, end of life, News, planning, terminal cancer


December 18th, 2014

Breast Cancer Patients Are Now Living Longer without Relapse

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Survival without relapse for patients with early-stage breast cancer has improved significantly over the past 30 years, particularly among women with HER2-positive disease. These findings were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Cancer is considered relapsed when disease returns after it has been in remission following treatment, meaning that signs and symptoms have disappeared. Preventing relapse—or […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, cancer, HER2, News, recurrence, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer


October 15th, 2014

Study Suggest That Psoriasis Patients Have Increased Cancer Risk

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Based on recently analyzed data from a retrospective analysis of commercial insurance claims, rates of cancer are higher in patients with psoriasis and that some anti-psoriatic drugs may pose a higher risk than others. Dr. Alexa B. Kimball of Massachusetts General Hospital reported at the American Academy of Dermatology summer meeting that rates for all […]

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Tags: cancer, General, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), psoriasis


October 14th, 2014

Anamorelin May Be First Drug to Treat Cancer Cachexia

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A new drug, anamorelin, may be the first ever to effectively improve cancer cachexia. These findings were presented at the 2014 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Madrid, Spain, September 26–30.[1] Cancer cachexia is a “wasting” condition in which the patient progressively loses significant amounts of bodyweight and muscle mass and suffers from […]

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Tags: anamorelin, appetite, cachexia, cancer, General, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, nutrition, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Stages IIIB-IV Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


September 26th, 2014

Patients With Advanced Cancers Learn to Live Life Day by Day

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Advances in treatment mean that patients with metastatic cancer are living longer, but challenges remain. Renelle Jacobson is in her fifth year of chemotherapy. She has undergone about 10 surgeries, including a leg amputation. She copes on a daily basis with the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment—pain, nausea, and low blood […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, cancer, coping, metastatic cancer, News, stage IV cancer, terminal, Types of Cancer


September 2nd, 2014

Depression in Cancer Patients: What We Are Missing and What Can Be Done

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Major depression is an important complication of cancer that can result in additional impairment of quality of life.  A series of three articles published in the Lancet presented new research on depression in people with cancer and confirmed that depression is common, significantly undertreated, and can be improved once diagnosed and managed with an integrated treatment program, […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, cancer, depression, General, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Types of Cancer