Recent Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer) News

FDA and CMS Collaborate to Make Novel Cancer Biomarker Test Available (December 7, 2017)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the F1CDx biomarker test designed to detect mutations in 324 genes and two genomic signatures in cancer patients. In a truly collaborative effort... Continue Reading

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

Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma Well Tolerated; Survival Gains Observed (April 21, 2017)

Small, phase one trial of a dendritic cell vaccine supports further study in larger trials A phase one study of 11 patients with glioblastoma who received injections of an investigational vaccine therapy... 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

Xermelo-new option for controlling symptoms of Carcinoid Syndrome (March 1, 2017)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the oral therapy Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) to be used in combination with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy for the treatment of adults with carcinoid... Continue Reading

Cancer Connect Launches On line Community for Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors (February 23, 2017)

Sun Valley ID & Austin TX— OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of a new online community on CancerConnect for individuals with neuroendocrine tumors (NET). This community will provide... Continue Reading

It’s in the Genes: Genetic Testing Tutorial (October 7, 2016)

Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision making related to a wide range of health... Continue Reading

FDA Designates Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Azedra in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma (August 12, 2015)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated Azedra as a Breakthrough Therapy for the treatment of patients with iobenguane-avid metastatic or recurrent pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.... Continue Reading

BCM Study Findings Show That a Mother’s Diet Before Pregnancy May Affect Her Child’s Lifelong Cancer Risk (June 17, 2015)

A collaborative team of international researchers led by Dr. Robert Waterland, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics and nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition... Continue Reading

Tips for Cancer Caregivers: November is National Family Caregiver Month (November 10, 2014)

Caring for a family member or friend with cancer is often very challenging. The experience can be exhausting both mentally and physically, but it actually becomes even more so when you don’t take care... Continue Reading

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