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NBC News Cancer

  • Colonscopy isn't just for high-risk people
    Using colonoscopy to screen average-risk people can reduce the overall risk of a late-stage colorectal cancer diagnosis by about 70 percent, according to a new study.
    - 4 Mar 13, 3:12pm -
  • Tech gurus to design cancer research game
    Scientists from a British cancer charity are teaming up with technology gurus from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google to design and develop a mobile game aimed at speeding the search for new cancer drugs.
    - 28 Feb 13, 4:28pm -
  • Star of 'Voicebox' anti-smoking ads dies of cancer
    The California woman who appeared in the dramatic 1996 anti-smoking television commercial “Voicebox,” has died after a 20-year battle with cancer. Debi Austin was 62. Austin, who was known as California's most well-known anti-smoking advocate, di…
    - 28 Feb 13, 12:20pm -
  • New breast cancer drug helps advanced cases
    The Food and Drug Administration approved a new "smart bomb" drug on Friday that can help women with one of the most hard-to-cure types of breast cancer.
    - 22 Feb 13, 9:43am -
  • Even a drink a day may boost cancer death risk
    The first update of alcohol-linked cancer deaths in the U.S. in three decades shows that booze can be blamed for nearly 20,000 deaths a year -- and it’s not just the heavy drinkers.
    - 15 Feb 13, 9:21am -
  • Cancer doctors want supercomputer's help
    IBM's Watson supercomputer has beaten expert "Jeopardy" quiz show contestants, and its predecessor defeated a world chess champion. Now, doctors hope it can help them outsmart cancer.
    - 8 Feb 13, 4:02pm -
  • FDA approves Celgene drug for blood cancer
    The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it approved a new drug from Celgene for patients with hard-to-treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.
    - 8 Feb 13, 1:48pm -
  • Fewer African-American deaths from cancer, new report says
    The overall rate of African-American deaths from cancer is declining, according to an American Cancer Society report out today — and African-American men are seeing the fastest decline than any other group.
    - 5 Feb 13, 11:12am -
  • Cancer gene mutation linked to earlier menopause
    Jan 30 (Reuters) - Women who carry the BRCA mutations tied to breast and ovarian cancer may hit menopause a few years earlier than other women, according to a U.S. study of nearly a thousand women.
    - 29 Jan 13, 4:46pm -
  • Smokers' lungs safe for transplant, study finds
    Using lung transplants from heavy smokers may sound like a cruel joke, but a new study finds that organs taken from people who puffed a pack a day for more than 20 years are likely safe.
    - 29 Jan 13, 1:37am -

NCI Fast Fact Sheets

  • Palliative Care in Cancer
    A fact sheet that describes the role of palliative care, which is comfort care given to a patient who has a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer, from the time of diagnosis and throughout the course of illness.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting
    A fact sheet that lists some of the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke and describes the health problems caused by cigarette smoking and the benefits of quitting.
    - 31 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • HIV Infection and Cancer Risk
    A fact sheet that describes the increased risk of certain types of cancer by people infected with HIV. These cancers include Kaposi sarcoma, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the anus, cervix, liver, and lung. Also describes what peop…
    - 5 Oct 17, 12:00am -
  • Cancer in Children and Adolescents
    A fact sheet about statistics, types, causes, and treatment of childhood cancers in the United States.
    - 1 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk
    A fact sheet about asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, and who to contact for more information.
    - 15 Jun 17, 12:00am -
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
    A fact sheet that describes the PSA screening test for prostate cancer and explains the benefits and limitations of the test.
    - 9 Jun 17, 12:00am -
  • Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer
    A fact sheet that describes hormone therapy (including antiestrogens, LH-RH agonists, aromatase inhibitors, and SERMs) and its role in preventing and treating breast cancer. Includes information about possible side effects.
    - 3 Mar 17, 12:00am -
  • Obesity and Cancer
    A fact sheet that summarizes the evidence linking overweight and obesity to the risk of various cancers and to cancer survivorship.
    - 3 Feb 17, 12:00am -
  • Physical Activity and Cancer
    A fact sheet that summarizes evidence linking exercise and other physical activity, including work and household chores, to reduced cancer risks.
    - 3 Feb 17, 12:00am -
  • Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk
    A fact sheet that reviews research about the possibility of a connection between personal hair dye use and cancer.
    - 13 Jan 17, 12:00am -

Medical News Today

MD Anderson News Releases

MDA Cancer Newsline

  • Cancer Newsline: Bone Health
    While cancer itself can result in remodeling or weakening of the bone and lead to fractures, some cancer treatments can also adversely affect bone health. In this episode of Cancer Newsline, we discuss ways cancer and cancer treatment can affect
    - 19 Jun 17, 6:45am -
  • Tools to Help You Quit Smoking
    It isn't easy to quit smoking, and often it takes more than one approach to be successful. Learn more about the interventional tools available to those who want to quit smoking for good.Guest: 
    - 20 Sep 15, 10:00pm -
  • Neurofibromatosis requires lifelong monitoring
    Neurofibromatosis is an inherited disorder that involves tumors around the nerves that can sometimes progress to cancer. MD Anderson has one of the nation's most comprehensive neurofibromatosis
    - 30 Aug 15, 10:00pm -
  • How to talk to children about having cancer
    Explaining to a child that they have been diagnosed with cancer is difficult. From very small children to adolescents, different approaches and techniques are available to explain what
    - 16 Aug 15, 10:00pm -
  • Shorter radiation therapy better for early stage breast cancer
    MD Anderson radiation oncologists have found that a shorter course of radiation treatment for women with early stage breast cancer results in fewer toxic side effects and improved quality
    - 5 Aug 15, 10:00pm -
  • The dangers of third hand smoke
    While most people may be familiar with second hand smoke, third hand smoke is a new area of concern for cancer researchers. The smoke residue left behind on interior spaces, carpeting
    - 2 Aug 15, 10:00pm -
  • Body image an issue for teens with cancer
    Even very young can experience body image issues. When children have cancer, these concerns may be amplified by physical changes such as weight gain, hair loss, or amputations. Parents
    - 19 Jul 15, 10:00pm -
  • New approaches to preserving fertility before cancer treatment
    Oncofertility is a fairly new field of cancer medicine dedicated to helping patients preserve their ability to have children. MD Anderson oncofertility experts explain their proactive
    - 5 Jul 15, 10:00pm -
  • Preventive gynecologic surgery an option for women with BRCA mutations
    Some women with known BRCA genetic mutations are having their fallopian tubes and ovaries removed to lower the risk of ovarian cancer. MD Anderson is conducting a clinical trial to
    - 3 May 15, 10:00pm -
  • Genetic mutations can cause lung cancer among non-smoking women
    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women, even those who have never smoked. MD Anderson researchers continue to discover genetic mutations that are causing lung
    - 19 Apr 15, 10:00pm -

Research Updates

  • clinical cancer research; +177 new citations
    177 new pubmed citations were retrieved for your search.Click on the search hyperlink below to display the complete search results:clinical cancer researchThese pubmed results were generated on 2017/07/18PubMed comprises more than millions of cit…
    - 18 Jul 17, 3:06am -

Oncology News

  • Study reveals key mechanism of how cancer metastasis happens
    Cancer metastasis, the migration of cells from a primary tumor to form distant tumors in the body, can be triggered by a chronic leakage of DNA within tumor cells, according to a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 10:16am -
  • $500 cancer detection blood tests may soon become reality
    According to latest breakthrough in research, a blood test to detect eight common cancers, even before their symptoms begin to appear, may become a reality soon. The study report appears in the latest issue of the journal Science and gives hope for e…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:43pm -
  • New biomaterials-based system improves T-cell production
    T cells play a key role in the body's immune response against pathogens. As a new class of therapeutic approaches, T cells are being harnessed to fight cancer, promising more precise, longer-lasting mitigation than traditional, chemical-based approac…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 4:47am -
  • Pretreatment improves outcomes in high-risk stage 3 melanoma, study shows
    A pair of targeted therapies given before and after surgery for melanoma produced at least a six-fold increase in time to progression compared to standard-of-care surgery for patients with stage 3 disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD An…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 4:19am -
  • Findings reveal conventional cancer therapy as double-edged sword
    Researchers have discovered that killing cancer cells can actually have the unintended effect of fueling the proliferation of residual, living cancer cells, ultimately leading to aggressive tumor progression.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 2:48am -
  • The Salk Institute and Indivumed collaborate for cutting-edge cancer research
    The Salk Institute, which hosts a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and Indivumed GmbH, a world leading cancer research company today announce a multi-year strategic alliance to secure, preserve and analyze human cancer tissue and an…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 3:45am -
  • FDA grants approval for first drug to treat inherited breast cancer
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Lynparza (olaparib tablets) to include the treatment of patients with certain types of breast cancer that have spread (metastasized) and whose tumors have a specific inherited (…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:01pm -
  • Researchers use immune-mimicking biomaterial scaffolds to fast track T cell therapies
    Immunologists and oncologists are harnessing the body's immune system to fight cancers and other diseases with adoptive cell transfer techniques. In a normal immune response, a type of white blood cell known as T cells are instructed by another kind…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 4:47pm -
  • U.S. FDA approves first drug for patients with germline BRCA-mutated metastatic breast cancer
    AstraZeneca and Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved LYNPARZA (olaparib) for use in patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 6:26pm -
  • RAS dimers essential for causing cancer, study shows
    Mutated RAS genes are some of the most common genetic drivers of cancer, especially in aggressive cancers like pancreatic and lung cancer, but no medicines that target RAS are available despite decades of effort.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 4:06am -

General Oncology News

  • newNovel liquid biopsy identifies combinations of mutations in early-stage pancreatic cancer
    A novel blood assay successfully identified tumor-specific DNA and protein biomarkers in a cohort of patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer.“Few patients with pancreatic cancer survive longer than 5 years, in part because most patients are ide…
    - 17 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 6:00am -
  • New breast cancer genes discovered in Lynch syndrome study
    During a study of Lynch syndrome risks, researchers identified two genes that, when mutated, can double a woman’s risk for developing breast cancer by the age of 60, according to a study published in Genetics in Medicine.Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD, of…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jan 18, 11:58am -
  • Time-varying depression increases risk for CVD, non-CVD, cancer mortality
    Longitudinal study findings revealed that especially in healthy people, time-varying depressive symptoms increase the risk for all-cause and cause-specific mortality — including cardiovascular disease, noncardiovascular disease and cancer death.“…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Six important updates in cervical cancer
    Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, according to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, encouraging people to undergo screening for HPV, the most common…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 10:10am -
  • Prolonged clopidogrel does not affect cancer, mortality
    Results from a recent meta-analysis indicate that prolonged clopidogrel therapy in addition to aspirin has no effect on cancer or mortality rates.In several studies, prolonged clopidogrel therapy has been linked to increased rates of cancer and morta…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:10am -
  • Sorafenib plus transarterial chemoembolization improves PFS in unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma
    The addition of sorafenib to transarterial chemoembolization improved PFS among patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma, according to results of a randomized phase 2 trial presented at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.Studies have s…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • ACP unveils physician well-being, professional satisfaction initiative
    Susan Thompson HingleDue to concerns about physician health, the ACP recently launched an initiative to cultivate a culture of wellness, enhance practice efficiency, reduce administrative burdens and improve physician well-being and professional sati…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 6:42am -
  • Opioid emergency declarations offer short-term benefit on a ‘slippery slope’
    Michael AshburnIn 2016, more than 63,000 people overdosed and died; opioids caused approximately 66% of those deaths, according to research from the CDC.“To put that in perspective, 58,220 American service members died during the entire Vietnam War…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 6:30am -
  • FDA resources can help prescribers better understand biosimilars
    by Leah Christl, PhDThe Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, included within the Affordable Care Act, established an abbreviated licensure pathway for biosimilars in 2010.Since then, the FDA has approved biosimilars to six of the most wide…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • ACR, medical societies urge Congress to reverse Part B change
    More than 100 medical societies, including the American College of Rheumatology, have urged Congress to reverse a recent CMS policy that applies Merit-based Incentive Payment System adjustments to Medicare Part B payments, warning that it will create…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 2:00am -

MedPage General Oncology News

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