Tag: cancer

US News Releases Best Children’s Hospitals List, With Changes

For the eighth consecutive year, Boston Children’s Hospital has captured the no. 1 spot in the national honor roll of U.S. News & World Report’s...

Oncologists, Breast Cancer Patients Differ on Alternative Therapies

June 14, 2021 — Oncologists may be underestimating how many breast cancer patients are using some type of complementary medicine or alternative treatments, according...

Most US Adults Unfamiliar With Palliative Care

(Reuters Health) – Nine in 10 U.S. adults may have inadequate knowledge about palliative care, particularly if they’re infrequent users of health care, a new...

Oncologists Underestimate Patients’ Use of Complementary Tx

A large percentage of cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, typically with the goal of relieving pain and controlling the adverse...

Zanubrutinib Better Than Ibrutinib in CLL/SLL?

Zanubrutinib (Brukinsa), a second-generation Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, has shown a significantly greater delay in disease progression vs the standard of care ibrutinib (Imbruvica)...

Luspatercept Benefit Also in Non-Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia

The first-in-class erythroid maturation agent luspatercept (Reblozyl) is already approved for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require red blood...

AI Could Sharply Reduce Mammography Workload

Using artificial intelligence (AI) in breast cancer screening could reduce the workload of radiologists by 70% without reducing cancer detection, according to a study published...

Is HIV Criminalization the No. 1 Barrier to Ending the Epidemic?

For many people, being told that they are HIV positive is no longer a death sentence. But for Robert Suttle, a Black gay man and...

Blood Test for Multiple Cancers ― Too Many False Positives?

New data on the Galleri blood test (from Grail) show that it detected a cancer signal for a broad range of cancer types and that...

Free UK Tool Could Help Guide COVID Care for Cancer Patients

An online support tool for healthcare professionals that recommends whether to admit or discharge a cancer patient with COVID-19, based on their risk of a...

One Quarter of 30–49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results

More than one quarter of colonoscopies carried out in Americans aged 30 to 49 years reveal some type of neoplasm, and slightly over 6% of...

In Previous Year, 70% of Oncologists Reported Sexual Harassment

The first-ever survey of sexual harassment among US oncologists has found that 70% reported incidents from peers and/or supervisors in the previous 12 months. The...

Talking to People About Your Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

About 1 in 8 men learn that they have prostate cancer sometime during their lifetime. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of cancer death...

Targeted Radiotherapy Might Help Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Patients with advanced prostate cancers may have newfound hope: Researchers identified a new...

Immunotherapy Likely New Standard in Advanced Esophageal Cancer

Nivolumab (Opdivo) plus chemotherapy and nivolumab plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) were superior to standard chemotherapy in improving overall survival in patients with advanced esophageal squamous cell...

No Benefit in Cervical Cancer With Adjuvant Chemo

One of the top presentations at the top cancer meeting this year has negative results — but this abstract is “very important,” says Lori J....

Olaparib in BRCA+ Breast Cancer

New clinical data show that the PARP inhibitor olaparib (Lynparza, AstraZeneca/Merck) also has a place in the treatment of early stage breast cancer with BRCA...

Immunotherapy Combo Now Approved for First-Line Mesothelioma in EU

Combination therapy with the immunotherapies nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy) is now approved in the European Union for the first-line treatment of adults with unresectable...

Can a Routine Cancer Scan Flag Depression?

Whole-body imaging that is performed routinely in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma could offer the added benefit of flagging those with possible depression,...

Mayo Clinic Top Doc Ousted Over Sexual Relations With Mentees

When a prominent and highly published medical oncologist left the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 2018, there were no details as to why. Axel Grothey,...

Novel Drug Approved by FDA for Some Bile Duct Cancers

A novel drug, infigratinib (Truseltiq), is now available in the United States for adults with previously treated unresectable bile duct cancer harboring a fibroblast growth...

Cancer in Kids May Present as Musculoskeletal Symptoms, Complicating Diagnosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Childhood cancer may present with musculoskeletal symptoms that mimic the features of rheumatic diseases, especially juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), potentially...

Best sunscreens of 2021 | CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   Regardless of your skin tone, protecting your skin from the sun is important. There’s no worse way to ruin what was an...

Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy Promising for Resectable Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Perioperative systemic therapy seemed feasible, safe and capable of inducing a response in a phase 2 trial comparing the treatment...

Liver, Gastric Cancer Disparities Consistent Across Race

While colorectal cancer may be the most common and deadly gastrointestinal malignancy, liver and gastric cancers account for some of the most consistent racial and...