Recent Types of Cancer News

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

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

It’s in the Genes: Top 5 Things to Know about Genetic Testing (July 8, 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

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

Investigational Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers (December 1, 2015)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health. The experimental agent, known... Continue Reading

Patients Rising, Launched to Fight for Access to Vital Therapies and Services for Patients with Life-Threatening Diseases (August 25, 2015)

Patient advocacy veterans Jonathan and Terry Wilcox today announced the launch of a new not-for-profit organization, Patients Rising. This patient advocacy organization will educate, advocate and communicate... 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

Patients With Advanced Cancers Learn to Live Life Day by Day (September 26, 2014)

Advances in treatment mean that patients with metastatic cancer are living longer, but challenges remain. Renelle Jacobson is in her fifth year of chemotherapy. She has undergone about 10 surgeries, including... Continue Reading

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