Items Tagged ‘Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer)’

October 7th, 2016

It’s in the Genes: Genetic Testing Tutorial

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Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision making related to a wide range of health issues. In this recurring column, experts provide vital information about how genetic testing suits one’s individual needs, potential risks and benefits, and the role […]

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


September 21st, 2015

Varubi Approved for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the agent Varubi (rolapitant) to be used to prevent delayed phase chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (emesis). Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a common side effect of treatment with chemotherapy among cancer patients. It can become a serious side effect in that it can cause dehydration, electrolyte […]

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Tags: chemotherapy-induced, CINV, clinical trial, nausea, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), rolapitant, Varubi, vomiting


August 19th, 2015

Smoking Cessation Drug Not Boosting Number of Smokers Who Quit

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The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The findings, published online August 17 in Tobacco Control, suggest […]

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Tags: cessation aides, Chantix, General, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), quit smoking, tobacco control, varenicline


August 12th, 2015

FDA Designates Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Azedra in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated Azedra as a Breakthrough Therapy for the treatment of patients with iobenguane-avid metastatic or recurrent pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Azedra is currently being evaluated in a pivotal Phase 2b trial, which is being conducted under a Special Protocol Assessment Agreement (SPA), and has received Orphan Drug and […]

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Tags: azedra, General, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Paraganglioma, Pheochromocytoma


July 13th, 2015

theGIConnection and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Foundation Partner to Provide Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Patients with Virtual Support Community

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July 13, 2015 – Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID —OMNI Health Media (OMNI) and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Foundation (IBDSF) are pleased to announce a partnership with TheGIConnection that will both improve access to and increase support of patients and their families impacted by a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, collectively known as […]

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Tags: Chron's disease, General, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Foundation, online community, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), theGIConnection, ulcerative colitis


June 17th, 2015

BCM Study Findings Show That a Mother’s Diet Before Pregnancy May Affect Her Child’s Lifelong Cancer Risk

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A collaborative team of international researchers led by Dr. Robert Waterland, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics and nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital, has made an important discovery that may lead to significant changes in how the medical establishment views the importance of a […]

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Tags: News, nutritional intake, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), pregnancy, tumor suppressor, VTRNA2-1


November 10th, 2014

Tips for Cancer Caregivers: November is National Family Caregiver Month

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Caring for a family member or friend with cancer is often very challenging. The experience can be exhausting both mentally and physically, but it actually becomes even more so when you don’t take care of yourself. I use a metaphor of a watering can and a garden to drive home this point. If your loved […]

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


October 6th, 2014

New Studies Suggest Cancer Treatments During Pregnancy May Be Safe

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Two small studies presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology annual meeting suggest that children whose mothers undergo chemotherapy or radiation for cancer during pregnancy are not at increased risk for mental development or heart problems. Although previous studies have suggested it is safe to give cancer treatment during pregnancy, some doctors and pregnant […]

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Tags: cancer and pregnancy, General, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), pregnancy, radiation therapy


September 29th, 2014

Advances in Genomic Testing-What you Need to Know

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Q: What is genomic testing? A: Genomic testing looks at a group of genes and their varying levels of expression. This gene expression or activity can characterize how genes interact with one another and predict the behavior of certain tissues within the body. This is in contrast to genetic testing, which looks at a specific change […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, General, genomics, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Prostate Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast 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


April 17th, 2014

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Poor Health

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A vegetarian diet may be linked to a lower body mass index (BMI) and less frequent alcohol consumption; however, it also appears to be associated with poorer health, a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life, according to the results of a study published in PLOS One. The relationship between diet and health […]

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Tags: General, Health and Wellness, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer)


March 26th, 2014

New Guidelines Could Add 12.8 Million New Statin Users

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The new American College of Cardiology–American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) guidelines for managing cholesterol—if adhered to strictly—would increase the number of adults eligible for statin therapy by 12.8 million, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.[1] This increase would be seen mostly among older adults without cardiovascular disease. […]

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


December 4th, 2013

Supplements May Not Protect Against Cancer and Heart Disease

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The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation stating that it cannot recommend for or against vitamin and mineral supplements for the prevention of cancer or heart disease. The recommendation is based on the results of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that found no evidence that supplements protect against […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, General, Health and Wellness, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer)