Tag: malignant neoplasm

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

No Survival Benefit to Primary Resection Before Chemo in CRC

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to previous reports, primary tumor resection prior to chemotherapy did not confer a survival benefit in colorectal cancer patients...

Liquid Biopsies Helpful in Prostate Cancer, but Most Not Ready for Routine Use

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Liquid biopsies have the potential to guide therapeutic decision making in prostate cancer, but issues such as assay standardization, cost...

Invasive Tests Prompted by Cancer Screening Show High Real-World Complication Rate

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In real-world circumstances, procedures such as biopsy indicated by lung-cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) may not go quite...

Immediate Breast Reconstruction Feasible Following Neoadjuvant Chemo

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Long-term oncologic outcomes following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer are similar with immediate breast reconstruction and conventional mastectomy alone, regardless...

Patients Cured of HCV Still at High Liver Cancer Risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The burden of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) appears likely to move from patients who currently have hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...

New Assay Platform Enhances Detection of Circulating Breast Cancer Cells

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in a breast cancer model was improved by a novel assay platform that uses...

Transgender Cancer Patients May Not Realize Treatment Can Interact With Their Hormone Therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transgender cancer patients often were not told of potential interactions between cancer treatment and gender-affirming hormone therapy, a case series...

Robotic Surgery May Obviate Need for Chemotherapy in HPV-Associated Throat Cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In selected older patients with human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal cancer, transoral robotic surgery (TORS) can boost survival and avert the need...

Vision Impairment Tied to Less Use of Cancer Screenings by Older Adults

(Reuters Health) – Older adults with vision impairment are less likely to receive recommended breast and colon cancer screenings than peers without vision problems, a...

Thousands of Excess Cancers Among American Indians/Alaska Natives, Especially in Southern Plains

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Liver, stomach, kidney, lung, colorectal and female breast cancers have a higher incidence rate among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations...

Image-Guided Biopsy May Help Some Avoid Breast Cancer Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Following neoadjuvant chemotherapy, image-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) can reliably identify a subgroup of patients with no residual disease in the...

Textured Implants Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Using textured implants for reconstruction after mastectomy is associated with greater risk of breast cancer recurrence compared to smooth implants,...

Multivalent Prodrug Tames Camptothecin Resistance in Solid Tumors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Incorporating camptothecins into a multivalent, polymer-based prodrug can overcome resistance in high-risk solid tumors and reduce toxicities, researchers found in...

Adjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy Tied to Better Survival After Resection of Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adjuvant systemic chemotherapy following resection of isolated synchronous colorectal peritoneal metastases is associated with improved survival compared with active surveillance,...

Young-Onset Rectal Cancers on the Rise in US

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The incidence of regional and distal rectal cancer among people under 45 is on the rise in the U.S., a...

Support for Chemo in Some Older Women With Breast Cancer, Comorbid Conditions

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adjuvant chemotherapy can improve overall survival in elderly women with node-positive, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer and multiple comorbidities, according a...

Immunotherapy After Chemo May Slow Metastatic Bladder Cancer Progression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with metastatic bladder cancer, progression-free survival was prolonged by switching to pembrolizumab immediately after platinum-based chemotherapy, in a...