Items Tagged ‘treatment’

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


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 29th, 2015

All Symptomatic Polycythemia Vera Patients May Benefit From Treatment with a JAK2 Inhibitor

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Patients with polycythemia vera (PV) experience significant symptoms characterized by fatigue, itching, night sweats, bone pain, fever, and undesired weight loss that contribute to a poor quality of life which is often under appreciated by family and providers. Until recently, PV patients’ only treatment options were phlebotomy and hydroxyurea (HU). However, the development and approval […]

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Tags: jakafi, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, polycythemia vera, PV, ruxolitinib, treatment


September 16th, 2015

A Vegan or Vegetarian Diet May Help Improve Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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Early research suggests that a vegan or vegetarian diet low in the amino acid methionine may help improve treatment of triple-negative breast cancers. These findings were reported in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The majority of breast cancers are hormone receptor-positive, meaning that the cancer cells are stimulated to grow from exposure to the female […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, diet, HER2-negative, News, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, TRAIL-R2, treatment, triple negative, vegan, vegetarian


July 15th, 2015

More Men with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Are Delaying Treatment until Progression

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Increasingly more men with low-risk, early-stage prostate cancer appear to choose active surveillance (or watchful waiting) instead of treatment. As a result, they’re avoiding the risk of long-term side effects of treatment. These findings were reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The treatment of early-stage prostate cancer with low risk of progression […]

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Tags: active surveillance, Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, early-stage, low-risk, News, Prostate Cancer, side effects, treatment, watchful waiting


July 13th, 2015

Researchers Recruit Herpes Virus as Part of Brain Cancer Treatment

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A therapy that uses the herpes virus to make tumors more vulnerable to treatment appears promising in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a form of brain cancer. These findings were presented at 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (May 29–June 2, Chicago, Illinois) and published in the Journal of Clinical […]

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Tags: AdV-Tk, Brain Cancer, clinical trial, gbm, Gene Therapy, General Brain Cancer, gliobastoma multiforme, herpes virus, News, treatment


December 10th, 2014

Oncotype DX® Predicts Outcomes in Prostate Cancer Patients, Significantly Changes Treatment Recommendations

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CancerConnect News: Genomic Health, Inc. today announced results from two studies of the Oncotype DX® prostate cancer test demonstrating its value in low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer to enable physicians and patients to avoid over- and under-treatment of the disease.  Both studies were presented, December 3, at the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) Annual Meeting, in […]

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Tags: Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, Locally Advanced Stage III (C) Prostate Cancer, News, oncotype, Prostate Cancer, risk, treatment