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Cancer Issues
Safety Net Hospitals: Are the Uninsured Getting Good Quality Cancer Care?

( - You have no insurance, and you are diagnosed with a colon and rectal cancer. You may be one of the thousands of patients in the United States who find themselves being taken care of at a “safety net hospital.”

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:25:23 AM

Cancer Issues
Cancer Survivors and Financial Stress: The Hidden Secret No One Discusses

( - So you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Perhaps you've undergone chemotherapy, radiation,  surgery, or a combination of these.

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:55:01 AM

Cancer Issues
Medical Marijuana for Children with Cancer? What Providers Think

( - A study published in Pediatrics examined interdisciplinary provider perspectives on legal medical marijuana use in children with cancer.

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:01:09 AM

Cancer Issues
Emojis Promising Tool for Tracking Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life

( - In findings presented to the American Society of Hematology, Mayo Clinic researchers found that using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales were helpful....

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:47:17 AM

Cancer Issues
CAR T, Immunotherapy Bring New Hope for Multiple Myeloma Patients

( - PHILADELPHIA – Two investigational immunotherapy approaches, including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, have shown encouraging results in the treatment of multiple myeloma patients....

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:19:55 AM

Cancer Issues
Soy, Cruciferous Vegetables Associated with Fewer Common Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

( - WASHINGTON — Consuming soy foods (such as soy milk, tofu and edamame) and cruciferous vegetables (such as cabbages, kale, collard greens, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli)....

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:09:51 AM

Cancer Issues
Lung Cancer Prevention: 12 Tips to Reduce Your Risk

( - Remember when your mom always told you “what you do now will catch up with you when you’re older?”

Dec 8, 2017 - 2:58:49 PM

Cancer Issues
Acupuncture Decreased Joint Pain in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Aromatase Inhibitors

( - Acupuncture decreased joint symptoms in women with early-stage breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors

Dec 7, 2017 - 10:18:18 AM

Cancer Issues
Let’s Get Rid of Cigarettes

( - ( - WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 6, 2017 - Cigarettes are the only consumer good that kills when used as their manufacturer intends. This has become normal in our society, but it shouldn't be.

Dec 6, 2017 - 10:50:35 AM

Cancer Issues
Combination Strategy Could Hold Promise for Ovarian Cancer

( - Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers demonstrated that mice with ovarian cancer that received drugs to reactivate dormant genes along with other drugs that activate the immune system....

Dec 5, 2017 - 12:55:13 PM

Cancer Issues
Invasive Cells in Head and Neck Tumors Predict Cancer Spread

( - BOSTON – Head and neck tumors that contain cells undergoing a partial epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition — which transforms them from neatly organized blocks into irregular structures....

Dec 1, 2017 - 10:07:29 AM

Cancer Issues
Researchers ID Bacteria Tied to Esophageal Cancer

( - Researchers at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center report that at least three kinds of bacteria in the mouths of Americans may heighten or lower their risk of developing esophageal cancer.

Dec 1, 2017 - 9:58:57 AM

Cancer Issues
Researchers Advance Technique to Detect Ovarian Cancer

( - HOUSTON – (Nov. 30, 2017) – Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have refined and, for the first time, run in vivo tests of a method that may allow nanotube-based probes to locate specific tumors in the body.

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:48:33 PM

Cancer Issues
Study Reveals Cancer Therapy’s Double-Edged Sword... And How to Blunt It

( - Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Systems Biology have discovered that the remains of tumor cells killed by chemotherapy or other cancer treatments can actually stimulate....

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:19:38 AM

Cancer Issues
‘Aggressive’ Surgery Is Best Treatment Option for Early Stage Lung Cancer

( - CHICAGO — Patients with early stage lung cancer live longer when they receive a lobectomy—the most common type of operation for the disease

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:12:04 AM

Cancer Issues
Unlocking the Genetics of Cancer

( - SACRAMENTO, Calif. —For many, breast cancer is more than just a disease – it’s personal. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.

Nov 29, 2017 - 11:25:33 AM

Cancer Issues
Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Novel Therapeutic Targets for Metastatic Melanoma, Path for New Drugs

( - Mount Sinai researchers have identified novel therapeutic targets for metastatic melanoma, according to a study published in Molecular Cell.

Nov 28, 2017 - 11:05:43 AM

Cancer Issues
This ‘Sweet Spot’ Could Improve Melanoma Diagnosis

( - Too much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but actually describes an important finding from researchers in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:42:58 AM

Cancer Issues
Cell Death Linked to Tumor Growth in Prostate Cancer Patients

( - ANN ARBOR—The goal of any cancer treatment is to kill tumor cells. Yet, one little understood paradox of certain cancers is that the body's natural process for removing dead and dying cells can actually fuel tumor growth.

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:27:50 AM

Cancer Issues
Understanding how the Role of a Gene Associated with Parkinson’s Disease may Lead to New Therapeutic Strategies for Breast Cancer

( - New Brunswick, N.J. – November 28, 2017 – Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey research stemming from multiple scientific groups further elucidates a tumor suppression mechanism behind the human Parkin gene....

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:12:43 AM

Cancer Issues
Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure

( - WASHINGTON — Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators.

Nov 21, 2017 - 3:45:13 PM

Cancer Issues
Climbing Costs for Treating Breast Cancer Poised to Strain Medicare in the Near Future

( - FORT WASHINGTON, PA [November 21, 2017] — With cancer care costs projected to increase 32% from 2010 to 2020, researchers are working to determine the main drivers of costs for treating breast cancer.

Nov 21, 2017 - 3:40:30 PM

Cancer Issues
Single-Dose Treatment Offers New Hope for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients

( - Women with early-stage breast cancer may now receive a one-dose radiation treatment at the same time as lumpectomy surgery, eliminating the need to return to the hospital daily for up to six weeks for post surgical radiation treatments.

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:51:35 PM

Cancer Issues
In Cancer, Talking About Bad News Can be Good

( - Sacramento, Calif. — Giving bad news is never easy, especially when it’s life or death. But when an oncologist delivers a poor prognosis to a cancer patient, does it harm their relationship?  Some research studies have suggested it can.

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:52:34 PM

Cancer Issues
Helping Cancer Patients Quit Tobacco for Good

( - PHILADELPHIA – A new treatment program that combines the power of technology with tried and true methods to help cancer patients overcome their addiction to tobacco....

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:21:45 AM

Cancer Issues
Deadly Lung Cancers Are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

( - A new UC San Francisco–led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant “driver” mutation

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:33:55 AM

Cancer Issues
This Is Why Testicular Cancer Is So Responsive to Chemo

( -  ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell researchers have taken a major step toward answering a key question in cancer research: Why is testicular cancer so responsive to chemotherapy, even after it metastasizes?

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:14:13 AM

Cancer Issues
A New Strategy for Prevention of Liver Cancer Development

( - Primary liver cancer is now the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and its incidences and mortality are increasing rapidly in the United States.

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:06:13 AM

Cancer Issues
Are Delays in Colon Cancer Treatment Safe?

( -  Everyone diagnosed with cancer wants to be treated immediately--the sooner, the better. Is that always wise?

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:43:14 AM

Cancer Issues
Cancer Drug Parity Laws Lower Costs for Many, but Not Everyone

( - CHAPEL HILL -- State laws designed to ensure that the pill form of cancer drugs is not more costly than treatments given through an infusion in a clinic or hospital....

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:10:41 AM

Cancer Issues
How Cells Detect, Mend DNA Damage May Improve Chemotherapy

( - The busy world inside a cell is directed by its DNA blueprint. When the blueprints are altered, cells can sicken, die or become cancerous. To keep DNA in working order, cells have ways to detect and mend damaged DNA.

Nov 9, 2017 - 11:42:16 AM

Cancer Issues
How Chronic Inflammation Tips the Balance of Immune Cells to Promote Liver Cancer

( - Chronic inflammation is known to drive many cancers, especially liver cancer.

Nov 9, 2017 - 11:33:13 AM

Cancer Issues
Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Lingers Years After Treatment Ends

( - ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Even 20 years after a diagnosis, women with a type of breast cancer fueled by estrogen still face a substantial risk of cancer returning or spreading

Nov 9, 2017 - 11:20:54 AM

Cancer Issues
Discovery Suggests Better Way to Treat Certain Prostate Cancers, Lymphomas

( - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 9, 2017 – Certain prostate cancers and lymphomas have a major genetic weakness that doctors can exploit to help save patients’ lives

Nov 9, 2017 - 9:03:27 AM

Cancer Issues
UVA Tests Power of Focused Ultrasound, Immunotherapy to Battle Breast Cancer

( - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 8, 2017 – In its latest pioneering effort to harness the power of focused ultrasound to battle disease, the University of Virginia Health System is examining the scalpel-free....

Nov 8, 2017 - 8:56:16 AM

Cancer Issues
The Power of Pomegranate in Slowing Breast Cancer

( - A University at Albany research team has found evidence suggesting that the same antioxidant that gives pomegranate fruit its vibrant red color can alter the characteristics of breast cancer stem cells

Nov 6, 2017 - 10:22:52 AM

Cancer Issues
Breast Cancer Patients Forego Post-Surgery Treatment Due to Mistrust

( - Nearly one-third of women with breast cancer went against their doctor’s advice and chose not to begin or complete the recommended adjuvant anti-cancer therapy to kill residual tumor cells following surgery

Nov 2, 2017 - 11:54:46 AM

Cancer Issues
Colon Cancer Breakthrough Could Lead to Prevention – and the Foods That Can Help

( - Colon cancer, Crohn’s, and other diseases of the gut could be better treated – or even prevented – thanks to a new link between inflammation and a common cellular process, established by the University of Warwick.

Nov 2, 2017 - 10:44:14 AM

Cancer Issues
Explore Cancer-causing Possibilities of Radon

( - Researchers have known for decades that exposure to radon may cause lung cancer, and that North Dakota and Iowa have some of the highest radon rates in the country.

Nov 1, 2017 - 12:48:33 PM

Cancer Issues
Gut Microbiome May Make Chemo Drug Toxic to Patients

( - Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people’s gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal cancer.

Nov 1, 2017 - 11:43:51 AM

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