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New Study Suggests Most Cancers are Unavoidable Irrespective of Life Style (July 19, 2017)

Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, according to a study published by doctors from John Hopkins.  The research, published in the journal Science, indicates that the... Continue Reading

SWOG Launches National Immunotherapy Clinical Trial for Rare Cancers (March 23, 2017)

People with rare cancers now have the option of joining a national clinical trial testing leading-edge immunotherapies for a wide variety of tumor types. It’s the first federally funded immunotherapy... Continue Reading

Drug Payment Assistance Programs for Cancer (January 25, 2017)

Great advances have been made in the drug treatment of cancer leading to improved cure rates and longer survival. Managing a life threatening or chronic disease, cancer is difficult enough to begin with... Continue Reading

ASCO Recommends Early Integration of Palliative Care for Advanced Cancers (December 5, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has updated its guidelines on the integration of palliative care for patients diagnosed with advanced cancer, as well as their caretakers. In essence, the... Continue Reading

Loxo Oncology Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for LOXO-101 (July 19, 2016)

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (LOXO), a biopharmaceutical company innovating the development of highly selective medicines for patients with genetically defined cancers, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Continue Reading

Syndros™ Approved for Treating Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (July 12, 2016)

The orally administered liquid formulation, Syndros (dronabinol), has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.... Continue Reading

Increased Physical Activity Proven to Prevent Certain Cancers (June 2, 2016)

Results from a recent study analyzing the relationship of physical activity and cancer indicated that physical activity results in a risk reduction of 13 types of cancer. The results of this study were... Continue Reading

Landmark Study Provides Insight into Information Gaps for Cancer Patients that Affect Informed Treatment Decision Making (June 1, 2016)

Most Cancer Patients Are Inadequately Informed about Clinical Trials and Do Not Seek a Second Opinion According to a recent report, a majority of US cancer patients feel inadequately informed about clinical... Continue Reading

Fertility Rates Encouraging for Childhood Cancer Survivors (April 11, 2016)

Fertility rates, including pregnancy and livebirth rates, for both male and female childhood cancer survivors were recently analyzed in a large study, indicating promising data in this emotionally charged... Continue Reading

Financial Distress Associated with Mortality in Cancer Patients (April 7, 2016)

Severe financial distress that requires filing for bankruptcy after a cancer diagnosis appears to increase mortality among cancer patients. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

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