Testicular Cancer

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (07-15-2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Risk of More Cancer (07-11-2011)

Children who survive cancer have an increased risk of developing cancer later in life. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The good news about childhood cancer is that increasingly more children are surviving. These... Continue Reading

New Substances Added to List of Cancer-Causing Agents (06-21-2011)

In the most recent version of the National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens, two new substances have been classified as “known human carcinogens” and six others have been classified as “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.” The... Continue Reading

Medical Costs Higher Among Survivors (06-21-2011)

Cancer survivors tend to pay substantially more in annual medical costs compared with people who have never had cancer. These findings were recently reported in Cancer. A significant number of adults in the United States are cancer survivors—approximately... Continue Reading

Low-Dose CT Scans Effective for Surveillance of Early Testicular Cancer (06-15-2011)

Low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans provide a reliable method for surveillance and reduce radiation exposure by 40-60% among patients with Stage I testicular cancer. These results were recently presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American... Continue Reading

Paclitaxel/Gemzar Provides Long-Term Survival in Refractory Testicular Cancer (06-14-2011)

Treatment with the chemotherapy agents paclitaxel and Gemzar® (gemcitabine) provides long-term survival and possible cure among some patients with testicular cancer that has stopped responding to prior therapies. These results were recently presented... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

Cancer Care Costs Expected to Rise by at Least 27% Over Next Decade (01-18-2011)

As a result of the growth and aging of the US population, cancer care costs are expected to rise by 27% by the year 2020. This estimate does not include increases in the cost of cancer treatment itself, which would push expenditures even higher.  These... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (11-16-2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

Routine Screening for Testicular Cancer Still Not Recommended (09-29-2010)

Researchers determined that current data uphold the 2004 recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that routine screening for testicular cancer in asymptomatic men is not warranted. These findings were recently published in the... Continue Reading

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