Tag: carcinoma

Do Some Cancer Drugs Protect Against COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Certain cancer drugs that lower levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)...

Novel Test Distinguishes Benign From Malignant Lesions in NF1

A novel liquid biopsy test has been shown to distinguish between patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) who have benign plexiform neurofibroma (PN) precursor lesions...

‘Goals of Treatment for NETs Very Different From Other Cancers’

Patients with nonmetastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) can live for years and are more likely to die from a noncancer-related cause than from their cancer, new...

Metformin Disappoints in Two Phase 2 Lung Cancer Trials

Although well tolerated, metformin does not improve survival when given alongside chemoradiotherapy to patients with locally advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and may even...

Study Calls Higher Surgery Costs at NCI Centers Into Question

Insurance companies pay National Cancer Institute–designated cancer centers more for common cancer surgeries, but there’s no improvement in length of stay, subsequent ED use, or...

Building a Case for Personalized, Genome-Based Radiation Dosing

A team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland is zeroing in on...

California Cancer Patients Get a Bill of Rights, but Has No Teeth

Both houses of the California State Legislature have unanimously approved a Cancer Patients’ Bill of Rights resolution, but it has no force of law. The...

Tree Nut Storage Proteins Best for Predicting Allergy

Childhood sensitization to tree nut storage protein is a stronger predictor of tree nut allergy symptoms than sensitization to tree nut extract, according to data...

NCCN Recommends Third COVID-19 Dose for Patients With Cancer

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Experts at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) have now issued...

iPhone Flash Helps Nurse Identify Her Infant Son’s Retinoblastoma

Josie Rock was taking pictures of her 3-month-old son Asher when the lighting in the room suddenly dimmed, initiating the flash on her iPhone. Asher’s...

FDA Warns Again About Robotic Mastectomy, Breaks New Ground

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a new safety communication about the use of robotically assisted mastectomy, warning patients and physicians that...

‘Dawn of a New Era’ in the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

The decades-long search for a safe, effective adjuvant therapy for patients with resected kidney cancer at high risk of recurrence appears to have taken a...

FDA OKs Belzutifan for Cancers Tied to von Hippel-Lindau Disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved belzutifan (Welireg) for adult patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) who require therapy for associated renal cell...

25% of Patients With Cancer Lack Immunity Against Measles

Before the onslaught of COVID-19, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle had another infectious disease worry: an “unprecedented” outbreak of measles....

Plant-Based Lignan Intake Linked to Lower CHD Risk

Consumption of a plant-based diet rich in lignans is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, new research suggests. In a prospective cohort...

Colorectal Polyps Often Recur After Incomplete Resection

When gastroenterologists resect polyps during colonoscopy, they may inadvertently leave some neoplastic tissue behind. Biopsies from resection margins sometimes contain polyp remnants, even after a...

COVID Brings Evolutionary Virologists Out of Shadows, Into the Fight

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It has been a strange, exhausting year for many evolutionary virologists....

New Investigational Helmet Device Shrinks Glioblastoma

A case report describes a novel helmet device that generates a noninvasive oscillating magnetic field and that shrunk a glioblastoma tumor by about a third....

Remote 24-Hr Monitoring Improves Life for Patients on Chemo

A remote monitoring system was highly effective in managing symptoms and improving quality of life among patients with cancer who were receiving chemotherapy, say researchers...

The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached

Clinical trials underway across the US are exploring the use of robotic surgical devices for nipple-sparing mastectomy, but are either not collecting cancer outcomes or...

Necessary or Not, COVID Booster Shots Are Probably on the Horizon

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The drugmaker Pfizer recently announced that vaccinated people are likely to...

Recent Trend: Melanoma Mortality Declining Rapidly

Declining trends in melanoma death rates accelerated from 2014 to 2018 in the United States, even as incidence rates increased for both males and females, according...

Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An antibody-based multitarget fecal immunochemical test (mtFIT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is more accurate in detecting advanced neoplasia compared...

Recent Cyberattack Disrupted Cancer Care Throughout US

Cyberhacking of healthcare organizations are on the increase, and a recent cyberattack affected oncology care across the United States when hackers disrupted the software for...

Rheumatologists’ Industry Payments Rise; Small Minority Gets Most

Practicing rheumatologists in the United States received more than $220 million from pharmaceutical companies during 2014-2019, with payments increasing each year, according to findings from...