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September 16th, 2013

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes

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Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive intensive treatment until the last month of life and hospice care is often delayed until the final three […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


May 15th, 2013

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death

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People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent reduced risk of dying from cancer compared to people who don’t follow the recommendations, […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


February 11th, 2013

Cancer Deaths on the Decline

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Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence rates for both sexes combined decreased by 1.5 percent per year from 2000 to 2009 and […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


May 17th, 2012

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections

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Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according to the results of a study published in The Lancet Oncology.[1] Infections with certain viruses, bacteria, and parasites have been identified as strong risk factors for […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers, Hodgkin's Lymphoma


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


November 4th, 2011

Do Complementary Therapies Work? – Ask the expert about herbs, acupuncture, and other complementary therapies

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Live Web Chat with Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service; Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair Integrative Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), click here for Dr. Cassileth’s bio Dr. Cassileth is a world-renowned authority in intergrated medicine. She is a researcher, educator, and planner who has worked in alternative and complementary (integrative) medicine and […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer


October 4th, 2011

Chemotherapy During Pregnancy Not Linked with Developmental Problems in Kids

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According to a study presented at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, children born to women who received chemotherapy during pregnancy do not appear to have an increased risk of heart or cognitive problems. Since relatively few women are diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy, data regarding the effects of chemotherapy during pregnancy are limited. Determining […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers, Hodgkin's Lymphoma


August 31st, 2011

Clinical Trial Participation Is Inadequate

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A large proportion of cancer patients do not enroll in clinical trials, and those who do participate may not adequately represent age groups, cancer stages, cancer types, and racial and ethnic groups. These findings were recently reported in the Annals of Surgery. Clinical trials are the process through which medications ultimately become approved by the […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Head and Neck Cancer


July 15th, 2011

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer

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People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically with your healthcare provider. This was the conclusion of a study published in […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, General Bone Cancer


July 11th, 2011

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Risk of More Cancer

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Children who survive cancer have an increased risk of developing cancer later in life. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The good news about childhood cancer is that increasingly more children are surviving. These improved outcomes, however, present new concerns, as long-term health of these individuals may be compromised due […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Head and Neck Cancer


June 21st, 2011

New Substances Added to List of Cancer-Causing Agents

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In the most recent version of the National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens, two new substances have been classified as “known human carcinogens” and six others have been classified as “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.” The National Toxicology Program is headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Gene Therapy


June 21st, 2011

Medical Costs Higher Among Survivors

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Cancer survivors tend to pay substantially more in annual medical costs compared with people who have never had cancer. These findings were recently reported in Cancer. A significant number of adults in the United States are cancer survivors—approximately 12 million—and, as the population ages, this number is likely to grow. As increasingly more people are […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Head and Neck Cancer


April 11th, 2011

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women

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The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A report on the status of cancer is published each year by the […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


January 18th, 2011

Cancer Care Costs Expected to Rise by at Least 27% Over Next Decade

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As a result of the growth and aging of the US population, cancer care costs are expected to rise by 27% by the year 2020. This estimate does not include increases in the cost of cancer treatment itself, which would push expenditures even higher.  These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers