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Cancer Patients are Relatively Unaware of the Role of Precision Cancer Medicine, Genomics and Biomarker Testing (01-8-2018)

CancerConnect News: Precision cancer medicines and the companion tests used to identify them are increasingly important in the management of cancer.  It is important to understand how aware patients are of these evolving treatment options and whether... Continue Reading

What to Tell Children when Facing a Diagnosis of Cancer (12-14-2017)

If you have children in your life, you already know that they tend to be creatures of habit who rely on their daily routine. There may be unexpected changes in their routine with your fight against cancer, and you may be concerned about the best way to... Continue Reading

FDA and CMS Collaborate to Make Novel Cancer Biomarker Test Available (12-7-2017)

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 between the FDA and The Centers for Medicare &... Continue Reading

Understanding Low Back Pain (12-1-2017)

From theSpineCommunity Back pain is a symptom associated with over 60 different medical conditions.  These disorders involve a number of different organ systems.  A variety of healthcare professionals have expertise that can be useful in the diagnosis... Continue Reading

Flu Shot 101 – What You Need to Know (10-19-2017)

Flu season is here again, and besides a fever and runny nose, it can bring about the longtime controversy surrounding vaccines. In order to protect more human lives this year and to clarify some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the flu vaccine,... Continue Reading

CancerConnect On Line Support Community Available for Cancer Patients and Caregivers Impacted by Hurricane Irma (09-8-2017)

CancerConnect is a specialized social network for patients with cancer and their caregivers. All the members of the CancerConnect community are hoping for the best for everyone in Florida facing the coming wrath of Hurricane Irma. We are especially concerned... Continue Reading

Liquid Biopsies Find Distinct Genomic Profiles in Most Patients with Carcinoma of Unknown Primary (09-7-2017)

New research suggests that a simple blood test to evaluate circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) can correctly identify distinct genomic profiles with potentially treatable targetable alterations in patients with carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP).1 Identifying... Continue Reading

New Study Suggests Most Cancers are Unavoidable Irrespective of Life Style (07-19-2017)

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 majority of cancer-causing mutations are due to DNA... Continue Reading

Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma Well Tolerated; Survival Gains Observed (04-21-2017)

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 and an approved chemotherapy showed the combination... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Bavencio as First Treatment for Merkel Cell Cancer (03-31-2017)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who have not received prior... Continue Reading

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