cancer

FDA: Lutathera Approved to Treat Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

FDA: Lutathera Approved to Treat Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

The radioactive drug is approved to treat somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Transparent Estimates of Cancer Drug Research & Development: Are Patients Overspending?

Transparent Estimates of Cancer Drug Research & Development: Are Patients Overspending?

The median cost of cancer drug development is $640 million, and revenue after approval is substantial.

Ovarian Cancer Survival Impacted by Hospital Quality, Volume

Ovarian Cancer Survival Impacted by Hospital Quality, Volume

Both hospital volume and adherence to quality metrics are associated with survival rates for patients with ovarian cancer.

Increased Number of Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

Increased Number of Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

Under the Affordable Care Act, more privately insured patients have enrolled in clinical trials for cancer treatments.

FDA Reviewing Potential First US Gene Therapy

FDA Reviewing Potential First US Gene Therapy

Tisagenlecleucel could be a one-time treatment for children and young adults with advanced leukemia.

Anal Cancer Diagnosis Increases Risk of HPV-Linked Cancers

Anal Cancer Diagnosis Increases Risk of HPV-Linked Cancers

Men have higher standardized incidence ratio than women for second primary malignancy.

Cancer Surgeries Performed at Academic Hospitals Have Better Outcomes

Cancer Surgeries Performed at Academic Hospitals Have Better Outcomes

Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries have better patient outcomes.

Cancer Burden Changing for HIV Patients Through 2030

Cancer Burden Changing for HIV Patients Through 2030

AIDS-linked tumors are predicted to decline by 2030.

New Drug Approved by FDA to Treat Various Female Cancers

New Drug Approved by FDA to Treat Various Female Cancers

The PARP inhibitor may help fight tumors affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or peritoneum.

Cancer Screening Below <i>Healthy People 2020</i> Health Targets

Cancer Screening Below Healthy People 2020 Health Targets

From 2000 to 2015, there were increases in CRC screening use, but not in breast nor cervical cancer screening.

Exercise Regimens Most Beneficial in Addressing Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise Regimens Most Beneficial in Addressing Cancer-Related Fatigue

Psychological treatment and education can be useful, too, more so than drugs, researchers find.

Anxiety and Depression Increases Mortality Risk for Certain Cancers

Anxiety and Depression Increases Mortality Risk for Certain Cancers

Higher death rates were seen for colorectal, esophageal, pancreatic and prostate cancers, as well as leukemia.

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Trending Downward in the US

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Trending Downward in the US

However, clusters of high mortality rates remain in some pockets of the country.

Reduced Physical Activity Common After Cancer Diagnosis

Reduced Physical Activity Common After Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers say physical activity can improve odds of recovery and survival in cancer patients.

Moderate Activity Linked with Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

Moderate Activity Linked with Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

Patients only appeared to derive benefits from moderate -- not vigorous -- activity.

Pediatric Cancer QoL Improved with Yoga Intervention

Pediatric Cancer QoL Improved with Yoga Intervention

Fairly high levels of interest were demonstrated by patients and family members in this pilot program.

Decreasing Trend in Cancer Mortality Rates in the US

Decreasing Trend in Cancer Mortality Rates in the US

Researchers credit declines in smoking and better detection and treatment for these trends.

HIV-Associated Anal Cancer Treated With Cetuximab and Chemoradiation

HIV-Associated Anal Cancer Treated With Cetuximab and Chemoradiation

The addition of cetuximab may result in less locoregional failure for squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal.

Stepped Care Cost-Effective in Cancer Treatment

Stepped Care Cost-Effective in Cancer Treatment

The mean costs was lower and the mean number of quality-adjusted life-years was higher in the intervention group.

Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates Increase Worldwide

Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates Increase Worldwide

The researchers cite that population aging and growth is responsible for these increasing rates.

Positive HPV DNA Detection in FNA Sufficient for Cancer Diagnosis

Positive HPV DNA Detection in FNA Sufficient for Cancer Diagnosis

The presence of HPV16 DNA is a strong indicator of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

Psilocybin Effectively Improves Mood of Cancer Patients

Psilocybin Effectively Improves Mood of Cancer Patients

The hallucinogenic drug relieves depression and anxiety quickly and the effect can last for months.

Soaring Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medicare-Only Cancer Patients

Soaring Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medicare-Only Cancer Patients

Without supplemental insurance, out-of-pocket costs average 25% of their annual earnings.

Predicting Survival of Brain Metastases in NSCLC with Updated Index

Predicting Survival of Brain Metastases in NSCLC with Updated Index

Significant prognostic factors include four factors from earlier index, as well as EGFR and ALK alterations.

Exercise During and After Treatment is Beneficial in Cancer Patients

Exercise During and After Treatment is Beneficial in Cancer Patients

Studies show better physical function and quality of life for those who did strength training and aerobic activity during and after treatment.

Tobacco Smoking Accounts for 40 Percent of All US Cancers

Tobacco Smoking Accounts for 40 Percent of All US Cancers

According to the CDC, although fewer people are smoking, the cancer burden is still high.

Low Serum Vitamin D Associated with Increased Bladder Cancer Risk

Low Serum Vitamin D Associated with Increased Bladder Cancer Risk

Researchers find that bladder epithelial cells activate and respond to vitamin D.

Financial Toxicity a Relevant Factor for Cancer Treatment Outcomes

Financial Toxicity a Relevant Factor for Cancer Treatment Outcomes

This study shows that health-related quality of life is correlated with financial toxicity in cancer patients.

Main Recurrence Factors Identified After Radical Cystectomy

Main Recurrence Factors Identified After Radical Cystectomy

This study suggests that pathological tumor characteristics mainly predicted recurrence after robot-assisted radical cystectomy.

Smoking Consistently Responsible for Significant Amount of Cancer Deaths

Smoking Consistently Responsible for Significant Amount of Cancer Deaths

Smoking has been linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in patients 35 and older.

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