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New and updated clinical practice guidelines
In 1998, the Canadian Medical Association Journal published a supplement of clinical practice guidelines for breast cancer produced by the Steering Committee for Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care and Treatment of Breast Cancer. Since breast cancer is an extremely active field of research, this issue of CMAJ will launch a series, overseen by the same committee, containing guideline (2001-01-21)

Cancer survivors' experiences with financial toxicity
A recent Psycho-Oncology analysis of published studies found that few cancer survivors received financial information support from healthcare facilities during their initial treatment, even though cancer-related financial toxicity has multiple impacts on survivors' health and quality of life. (2020-05-06)

Insights in Melanoma: A National and Local Perspective
'Insights in Melanoma: A National and Local Perspective' is a conference at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center on May 1, 2015. Experts from Hawaii and the nation will present information on advances in skin cancer prevention, research and treatment. (2015-02-12)

Women still at risk of cervical cancer despite treatment removing pre-cancerous cells
Women who have had pre-cancerous cells removed remain at higher than average risk of developing cervical cancer in the 20 years following treatment, says research in this week's BMJ. (2005-11-17)

Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
The Medical Conference will present updates on basic science, clinical, and survivorship issues that relate to the development, treatment, and sequelae of metastatic breast cancer. (2016-08-09)

Most liver cancer patients do not receive proper care
Many US patients with liver cancer -- even those with early stage disease that can often be cured -- do not receive treatment for their disease, according to an analysis of studies published between 1989 and 2013. (2014-10-06)

Genetic aberration paves the way for new treatment of cancer disease
Researchers from Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, have characterized a genetic aberration on a group of colorectal cancer patients. The discovery gives hope for a new and efficient treatment of colorectal cancer, which is a frequent and often fatal disease. The research was recently published in Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. (2013-11-06)

Study identifies which men are likely to have persistent prostate cancer
A new Fox Chase Cancer Center study suggests a biopsy reveals more important information about a man's prostate cancer than previously understood. Doctors hope the new findings will help them tailor radiation treatment. (2008-02-14)

Certain head and neck cancer patients benefit from second round of treatment
A new study has determined predictors that can better identify patients who will benefit from a potentially toxic second course of treatment, which offers a small but real chance of cure in select patients with head and neck cancer. (2011-06-13)

Breakthrough vaccine to treat chemo-resistant ovarian cancer
Cancer Treatment Centers of America announced today its plans to launch a new cancer vaccine therapy that expands treatment options for thousands of women with advanced stage ovarian cancer. This innovative treatment will be offered by Cancer Treatment Centers of America and developed by AVAX Technologies, Inc. (2007-03-08)

Study raises concerns over unnecessary imaging after thyroid cancer
A marked rise in use of imaging tests after thyroid cancer has been associated with increased treatment for recurrence, but no clear improvement in survival from the disease, finds a study in The BMJ today. (2016-07-20)

Treatment benefits of radiotherapy outweigh small increased risk of developing a second cancer
The proportion of second cancers related to radiotherapy treatment for the first cancer in adulthood is small (about 8 percent), concludes an Article published online first in the Lancet Oncology. The findings, from the first study to quantify the risk from routine radiation therapy for multiple first cancers, suggest that most second cancers are due to other factors such as lifestyle and genetics. (2011-03-29)

Many cancer survivors have unmet physical and mental needs related to their disease and its treatment
Even decades after being cured, many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges resulting from their disease and its treatment. (2015-01-12)

African-Americans experience longer delays between diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer
Among men with prostate cancer, African-Americans experience longer treatment delays after being diagnosed than Caucasians. That is the finding of an analysis published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study suggests that efforts are needed to reduce racial disparities in prostate cancer care in order to provide earlier treatment for African-Americans. (2013-05-28)

Some patients with imminently fatal cancer still receive treatment
Patients who died within one month of being newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer in the United States received ineffective surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy. (2019-04-15)

Breast cancer survivors struggle with cognitive problems several years after treatment
A new analysis has found that breast cancer survivors may experience problems with certain mental abilities several years after treatment, regardless of whether they were treated with chemotherapy plus radiation or radiation only. (2011-12-12)

Encouraging results reported for new breast cancer therapy
Mayo Clinic researchers report (2000-02-07)

Surgery unnecessary for many prostate cancer patients
Otherwise healthy men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit greatly from surgery, but many with this diagnosis have no need for it. These conclusions were reached by researchers after following a large group of Scandinavian men with prostate cancer for 29 years. The results are now published in The New England Journal of Medicine. (2018-12-12)

Exercise may improve quality of life during and after cancer
Exercise may improve quality of life for people with cancer, according to Cochrane researchers. In two separate Cochrane systematic reviews, the authors gathered together evidence showing that activities such as walking and cycling can benefit those who are undergoing or have completed treatment for cancer. (2012-08-14)

Using fruit flies to identify new treatment for a colorectal cancer patient
Erdem Bangi and colleagues demonstrate a new approach to developing personalized therapy for a patient with treatment-resistant colorectal cancer: using a fruit fly genetically modified with a patient's own cancer mutations to test candidate treatments. (2019-05-22)

New hopes in cancer battle -- a review of new molecules and treatment strategies
Cancer treatment is still one of the most intractable challenge for medicine. There are several approaches to fight cancer, which include: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and hormone therapy. From all these treatment methods, chemotherapy seems to be the most widely used. Therefore, it is understandable that scientists are trying to discover new molecules which may be applied as effective chemotherapeutics. (2016-12-14)

Research aims to improve effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer
A new three year research project aimed at improving the effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment for men affected by prostate cancer is taking place at Queen's. (2012-01-30)

Renowned Prostate Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium
The latest discoveries related to prostate cancer research, diagnosis and treatment will be presented by several of the nation's leading cancer experts during an all-day symposium at the University of California, San Francisco. (1999-05-21)

Researcher finds key to drug resistant bowel cancer
Blocking a molecule could bypass bowel cancer's defence against the drug cetuximab, according to new research. (2016-11-08)

Estrogen receptor β limits breast cancer growth and indicates outcome
In a June 24th study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Rong Li and colleagues at the University of Texas determined that activation of the estrogen receptor β (ERβ) limits tumor cell growth. (2014-06-24)

GICC 2016 will highlight primary therapy of early GI cancer
The 3rd St. Gallen International Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference, #GICC2016, will address primary therapy of early GI cancer with a strong focus on pancreatic and biliary cancer. This conference will be held in St. Gallen, Switzerland from March 10-12, 2016. (2015-12-01)

Timing the treatment of cancer cells
Timing may not be everything, but it could be important in understanding why an anticancer treatment like radiation produces different results against cancer cells, according to a new study by Sheng-hong Chen and colleagues. (2016-03-10)

ALS drug may help treat prostate cancer
Researchers have discovered a new use for an old drug as a potential treatment for prostate cancer. The findings are published in the journal The Prostate. (2018-10-03)

Classification system for bladder cancer prognosis
Researchers at Lund University have developed a classification system to determine the prognosis for bladder cancer. It is hoped that this will prove useful for future bladder cancer research and drug development. (2014-01-29)

Secondary thyroid cancer more deadly than primary malignancy in young individuals
A new analysis has found that adolescents and young adults who develop thyroid cancer as a secondary cancer have a significantly greater risk of dying than those with primary thyroid cancer. (2014-02-24)

Many women diagnosed with cancer have sexual health concerns
A new review published in the European Journal of Cancer Care indicates that, in women diagnosed with cancer, concerns pertaining to sexual health are diverse, multiple, and pervade all types and stages of cancer. (2017-08-11)

Family history of breast cancer doesn't mean a poor prognosis for women who develop the disease
A new large study finds that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a family history of the disease face no worse of a prognosis after treatment than other women with breast cancer. (2015-05-20)

Clinical trial at GHSU Cancer Center targets advanced prostate cancer
Select patients with advanced prostate cancer may benefit from a GHSU Cancer Center clinical trial that looks to improve survival rates of the FDA-approved prostate cancer drug Provenge. The trial, led by GHSU Cancer Center Director Samir N. Khleif, is the first in the country to investigate prostate cancer treatment combining Provenge with two other cancer-fighting drugs, CT-011 and cyclophosphamide. (2012-12-03)

Male cancer survivors less likely to reproduce
Young male cancer survivors are three times as likely to turn to assisted fertilization to have children as males without a cancer diagnosis. This knowledge makes it possible to develop concrete treatment protocols, which affect fertility to a lesser degree. Measures like preserving sperm before starting treatment can be optimized. Close to 80 percent of those diagnosed during childhood or adolescence will survive their cancer. (2016-02-16)

Common diabetes drug may help treat ovarian cancer
A new study suggests that the common diabetes medication metformin may be considered for use in the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study found that ovarian cancer patients who took the drug tended to live longer than patients who did not take it. (2012-12-03)

MU studies link depression and breast cancer outcomes
This year, more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 women will not survive their battle with cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. New research from the University of Missouri shows that certain factors, including marital status, having children in the home, income level and age, affect the likelihood of depression in breast cancer survivors. Further, depressed patients are less likely to adhere to medication regimens, potentially complicating the progress of their treatment. (2011-11-02)

More evidence for impact of lung cancer targeted therapy from practice-changing trial
An international study involving Manchester researchers has found that for previously untreated lung cancer patients with a particular genetic change, a new targeted therapy is better than standard chemotherapy. (2014-12-04)

Coffee may help prevent breast cancer returning, study finds
Drinking coffee could decrease the risk of breast cancer recurring in patients taking the widely used drug Tamoxifen, a study at Lund University in Sweden has found. (2013-04-24)

MRI changes breast cancer treatment choice; increases time to treatment
More than a quarter of breast cancer patients who had an MRI examination before their initial surgical treatment had their treatment change, according to a study out of Yale University School of Medicine. (2008-04-11)

Cervical cancer: Combined drug and radiotherapy improves survival
Combining drugs and radiotherapy improves the survival chances of women receiving treatment for cervical cancer. These are the conclusions of Cochrane Researchers who carried out the most comprehensive study of the effects of combined drug and radiotherapy in cervical cancer treatment to date. (2010-01-19)

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