Tag: malignant neoplasia

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...

Liver Cancer Monotherapy Indication for Nivolumab Withdrawn

The indication for nivolumab (Opdivo) as monotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for patients previously treated with sorafenib has been voluntarily withdrawn by the manufacturer, Bristol-Myers...

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...

Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks

On the field of play, Olympic athletes appear to be superhuman ― stronger, faster, and fitter than the rest of us ― and in picture-perfect...

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...

Political Support of Permanent DST Concerns Sleep Scientists

The reintroduction of congressional bills that aim to end seasonal time change and move permanently to daylight saving time (DST) – and action on the...

Latest FDA Pembrolizumab Approval Expands Label to Cutaneous SCCs

The Food and Drug Administration has approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda) monotherapy for locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) that can’t be cured by surgery or...

Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays?

Albuquerque oncologist Barbara McAneny, MD, has a patient in his 30s who experienced rectal bleeding for 6 months last year but didn’t see a physician...

Oncologist Accused of Inappropriate Treatment ‘Provided Exceptional Care’

MANCHESTER—Leading oncologist Professor Justin Stebbing has told a medical tribunal he provided “exceptional standards of care” to a cancer patient he’s accused of giving chemotherapy...

Antibiotic Link to Rise in Early Onset Colon Cancer?

Exposure to antibiotics appears to be associated with the development of colon cancer, particularly in younger people, and could be contributing to the increase in...

Kathy O’Brien, Critic of Cancer Bell Ringing, Dies at 56

Katherine O’Brien, who lived with metastatic breast cancer for 12 years and left her mark on American cancer care, died June 19 after a rapid...

Health Policy Expert Peter Bach, MD, Goes to Biotech Company

A well-known healthcare policy expert whose work has focused on the cost and value of anticancer drugs has left academia and has accepted a position...

EC Approves Cemiplimab for Advanced or Metastatic BCC

The European Commission (EC) has approved cemiplimab (Libtayo) for the treatment of adults with locally advanced or metastatic basal cell carcinoma (BCC) who progressed on —...

Disturbing Number of Hospital Workers Still Unvaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tim Oswalt had been in a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital for...

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...

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...