Date presented at the 2013 Conference of The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) shows promising results for non-surgical cryoablation treatment of breast cancer. The results were presented by Eisuke Fukuma, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman and Director of Breast Center, Director of Breast Disease Kameda Medical Center in Kamogawa City, Chiba, Japan.
Cryoablation, also be called percutaneous ablation,…Continue
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A new report published today estimates a 5% increase in prostate cancer deaths in 2013 and signal a new trend of fewer men being diagnosed with the disease. Compared to a 15% decrease in prostate cancer deaths in 2012, this year's increase could be attributed to men with aggressive forms of the disease forgoing early detection.
"We must remain vigilant in the fight to end prostate cancer by increasing research funding, raising awareness and education, and continuing to test…Continue
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Two new studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine find huge health benefits of smoking cessation. "Smoking remains a huge public health problem in the United States, but smokers who quit between the ages of 25 and 34 regained nearly the same life expectancy as people who had never smoked. The message to smokers is clear: The sooner you quit, the greater the health benefits," noted Matthew L. Myers, President, …Continue
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A new phase III study confirms that the breast cancer drug nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (Abraxane®, Celgene) in combination with gemcitabine (Gemzar®, Eli Lilly and Company), the current standard of for advanced pancreatic cancer, demonstrated highly statistically significant and clinically meaningful results across primary and key secondary endpoints and patient…Continue
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A report released earlier today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that America's largest cities have made enormous progress in implementing smoke-free laws that apply to all workplaces, including restaurants and bars, but there is still much work to do to protect everyone's right to breathe clean air.…Continue
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A large population- and health systems-based prospective study reports earlier discussions about end of life (EOL) care preferences are strongly associated with less aggressive care in the last days of life and increased use of hospice care for patients with advanced cancer. The study, published November 13, 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, provides the first-of-its –kind scientific evidence that timing of End of…Continue
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A groundbreaking new prostate cancer screening test – approved by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and currently available in Europe and Australia – may change the face of screening through its more accurate readings and reduction of false-positive results.
Prostate cancer remains the second…
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The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), an independent organisation responsible for providing national (UK) guidance and standards on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health, has confirmed its decision not to approve cabazitaxel (Jevtana®;Black Triangle Drug; Sanofi) for use by the NHS. The decision followw an appeal from Sanofi and could effectively prevent…Continue
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While it is well established that men get cancer more than women, and sometimes at considerably higher rates, few scientists have examined why. In an article published this month in the online version of the European Journal of Epidemiology, a group of American and Swedish researchers, including the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC),…Continue
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A study of community-based exercise for cancer survivors that focused on strength training found such exercise is both safe and effective in terms of physical and psychosocial benefit. The findings are published online in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.
Karen Syrjala, Ph.D., co-director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program, led the study of 221 cancer survivors who took…
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Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) President Laurie Fenton-Ambrose predicted that because of major breakthroughs this year in screening, treatment and research, 2011 will be defined as the turning point year for lung cancer.
"To paraphrase Churchill, this is not the end but it is certainly the beginning of the end," she said, "and 2011 will be remembered as the year that finally changed the course of lung cancer and led to thousands of lives being…
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Depression, in addition to other barriers, may prevent Latina breast cancer survivors from undergoing preventive health screening for colorectal and ovarian cancer, according to data presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held in Washington DC, September 18-21, 2011.
“Depression can make people more inattentive to potential risks to their health and more likely to ignore recommendations to reduce their risk,”…
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Women at high risk of developing breast cancer who smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol were less likely to continue with their chemopreventive regimen and may require more adherence support, according to results of a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
“Our results might suggest there are common factors,…
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Childhood cancer survivors with poor physical health and neurocognitive deficits are more likely to be unemployed or work part-time in adulthood, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Research to date has indicated that while more children with cancer are surviving, the treatments received can…
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