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Survival Differences Persist Between Black and White Children with Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Despite substantial improvements in childhood cancer survival over the past several decades, racial disparities in survival rates persist—and, in fact, have worsened for som ... Read on »
Surgical and Radiation Therapies for High-Risk Early Lung Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The name of the trial is Phase III Randomized Study of Sublobar Resection with or without Brachytherapy Versus Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in High-Risk Patients with Stag ... Read on »
Hispanics Have Lower Death Rates for Common Lung Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A large population-based analysis of U.S. patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) indicates that Hispanic white patients have better overall survival than ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved pazopanib (Votrient) to treat patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma who have previously received chemotherapy. ... Read on »
Crunching Numbers: What Cancer Screening Statistics Really Tell Us by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Over the past several years, the conversation about cancer screening has started to change within the medical community. Be it breast, prostate, or ovarian cancer, the trend ... Read on »
Combination Targeted Therapy for Liver Cancer Shows Promise in Mice by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer New findings show that a combination of two drugs that act on the same target by different mechanisms is more potent than either drug alone in shrinking tumors and reversing ... Read on »
Chemoradiation May Help Some Patients with Bladder Cancer Avoid Radical Surgery by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that adding chemotherapy to radiation therapy as a treatment for bladder cancer may reduce the risk of a recurrence more than ra ... Read on »
Also in the Journals: New Diet and Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Cancer survivors should eat a healthy diet, get adequate physical activity, and maintain a healthy weight, according to new guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS) ... Read on »
A Transfer of Power: Harnessing Patients' Immune Cells to Treat Their Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is the first article in a two-part series on an immune-boosting therapy for cancer called adoptive cell transfer (ACT). Part one focuses on a form of ACT that uses tumo ... Read on »
NIH-funded study shows increased prostate cancer risk from vitamin E supplements by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer NIH-funded study shows increased prostate cancer risk from vitamin E supplements NCI Press Release Men who took 400 international units (I.U.) of vitamin E dail ... Read on »
Cold Spring Harbor study shows how “bookmarking” genes before cell division... by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Cold Spring Harbor study shows how “bookmarking” genes before cell division accelerates their subsequent reactivation: NCI Cancer Center News In order for cells ... Read on »
University of Pittsburgh study finds an osteoporosis drug prevents bone loss side effects of... by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer University of Pittsburgh study finds an osteoporosis drug prevents bone loss side effects of breast cancer medication: NCI Cancer Center News A new study has fo ... Read on »
International study reports certain dietary supplements associated with increased risk of death in... by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer International study reports certain dietary supplements associated with increased risk of death in older women: NCI Cancer Center News Consuming dietary supplem ... Read on »
Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and Cancer Key Points Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic form of the hormone estrogen that was prescribed to pregnant ... Read on »
University of Pittsburgh researchers find experimental drug could protect some cancer patients... by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer University of Pittsburgh researchers find experimental drug could protect some cancer patients from radiation side effects: NCI Cancer Center News A drug under ... Read on »
Women exposed to DES in the womb face increased cancer risk: by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Women exposed to DES in the womb face increased cancer risk: NCI Press Release NIH study followed daughters of women given diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy a ... Read on »
Fox Chase researchers improve accuracy of IMRT delivery in post-prostatectomy patients: by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Fox Chase researchers improve accuracy of IMRT delivery in post-prostatectomy patients: NCI Cancer Center News A new study led by researchers at Fox Chase Cance ... Read on »
Fox Chase study finds Gleason scores better predict prostate cancer's recurrence after radiation: by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Fox Chase study finds Gleason scores better predict prostate cancer's recurrence after radiation: NCI Cancer Center News In a new Fox Chase Cancer Center study, ... Read on »