Items Tagged ‘recurrence’

June 13th, 2016

FDA Approves New Imaging Agent for Detection of Recurrent Prostate Cancer

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Axumin (fluciclovine F 18), an radioactive agent, to be used in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for the detection of recurrent prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the United States. If prostate cancer recurs following initial […]

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Tags: Axumin, fluciclovine F 18, imaging, News, PET, Prostate Cancer, recurrence, Refactory/Recurrent Prostate Cancer, scan


May 17th, 2016

Chemotherapy After Prostatectomy Delays Cancer Progression in High-Risk Prostate Cancers

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The use of chemotherapy following a radical prostatectomy delays the time to cancer progression among men with prostate cancer who are at a high risk of developing a recurrence.  These results were recently presented at the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Over 200,000 men each year in the United States […]

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Tags: African American men, Chemotherapy, News, Prostate Cancer, radical prostatectomy, recurrence


November 4th, 2015

Combined Hormone and Radiation Therapy Superior to Radiation Alone for Prostate Cancer Recurring After Prostatectomy

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The addition of two years of anti-androgen therapy (AAT) to radiation therapy reduces the risk of death caused by prostate cancer among men treated for a recurrence following a prostatectomy. Treatment for early prostate cancer often includes the surgical removal of the prostate (prostatectomy). Unfortunately, some patients will experience a cancer recurrence following surgery. Treatment […]

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Tags: anti-androgen therapy, ATT, clinical trial, News, Prostate Cancer, prostatectomy, radiation, recurrence, Refactory/Recurrent Prostate Cancer


October 21st, 2015

Patients with Multiple Squamous Cell Carcinomas Should be Frequently Monitored

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Patients with multiple sites of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer) have a significantly increased risk of developing a recurrence or spread to their lymph nodes, warranting frequent follow-up visits to their dermatologist. These results were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): Dermatology. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma […]

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Tags: CSCC, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, General Skin Cancer, News, recurrence, Skin Cancer


October 1st, 2015

Radiation Essential to Controlling Long-Term Recurrence in Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer

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Doctors have reported that rates of breast cancer recurrences continue to increase, even after 12 years, among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who do not receive radiation therapy as part of their treatment regimen. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. DCIS is considered to be the earliest type […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, DCIS, News, radiation, recurrence, Recurrent Breast Cancer, study


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


August 20th, 2014

Exercise & Diet Rich in Fish May Help Prevent Colon Cancer’s Return

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A new study suggests that regular exercise and a diet that includes fish may help colon cancer patients improve their odds of avoiding a cancer recurrence. (1) The likelihood that patients will suffer a return of colon cancer more than doubles if they eat fish less than twice a week, or if they get less […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, diet, News, nutrition, recurrence, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer


June 25th, 2014

Aromasin Reduces Risk of Recurrence in Early Breast Cancer

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In a joint analysis of two clinical trials reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting in Chicago, researchers found that premenopausal women undergoing hormone suppression and who were treated with Aromasin® (exemestane) had reduced breast cancer recurrence relative to those treated with tamoxifen. There was not, however, a difference in overall survival after […]

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Tags: aromasin, Breast Cancer, News, recurrence, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer