Kcancer Alerts

  • Informed Decision Making in Cancer Care
    on December 15, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    For nearly a decade, the most distinguished minds in cancer care have advocated for shared decision-making — patients partnering with their clinicians to make informed decisions that are consistent with their needs, values, and preferences. Although widely perceived as the gold standard for ... […]

  • A Cough That Won't Quit: Is It Lung Cancer?
    on December 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Coughing removes particles, mucus, irritants or fluids from the lungs. Coughs may be caused by something in the air, such as cooking fumes, perfume or spices, or it may be related to congestion caused by a cold, allergies or a respiratory infection. In general, coughing is your body's way of responding ... […]

  • Slides
    on December 15, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Purchase Meeting Products. You must be logged in and have a current subscription to access this product. If you think you should have access, please log in. If not, ASCO's Meeting Library offers separate subscriptions to both its videos and presentation slides for non-meeting attendees. Members ... […]

  • Oncologists Beware. Expensive Liquid Biopsy Tests To Analyze Cancer Produce Conflicting Results
    on December 15, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Liquid biopsies are a hot topic in medicine currently. Theoretically, they allow doctors to analyze tumors by picking up minuscule amounts of tumor DNA in the blood, providing an alternative to painful, invasive biopsies. The potential implications of these tests for patients are wide-ranging, with ... […]

  • Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?
    on December 15, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Imagine a world in which vaccines are painless, could be applied in the comfort of your own home, and can even eradicate infectious diseases such as flu and HIV. Think of immunotherapies that are specifically targeted to combat cancer cells, stop allergies in their track, and prevent organ rejection. […]

  • Camille Grammer Reveals Second Cancer Diagnosis With Post-Surgery Photo
    on December 15, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Watch Access Hollywood interview 'Camille Grammer Reveals Second Cancer Diagnosis With Post-Surgery Photo' on NBC.com. […]

  • Lahey Health Cancer Institute
    on December 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Frank's Story: Surviving Lung Cancer. Meet Frank Flahive, a longtime smoker. When signing up for golf, he saw a poster for Lahey Health's lung cancer screening program. He signed up for that too – and it may have saved his life. Early-stage cancer was found and treated, and now Frank is looking ... […]

  • Caden for Pin Cancer
    on December 15, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Caden's Heroes are at it again! In just one month in March 2017, Caden's Heroes raised $1,025 for Pin Cancer. Help support Caden's wrestling fundraising effort to raise money for those battling cancer. Pledge a donation toward every win recorded during the season. All proceeds benefit Pin Cancer, ... […]

  • Hijacked sperm carry chemo drugs to cervical cancer cells
    on December 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Standard chemotherapy is toxic to both cancer cells and normal cells, leading to symptoms like nausea, and limiting the dose a person can receive. But if chemotherapy drugs specifically targeted tumours, we could avoid this. Haifeng Xu at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in ... […]

  • Merck's Ace Keytruda Flunks Key Phase III Stomach Cancer Study
    on December 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Three months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave Merck's Keytruda the go-ahead for two types of gastric cancer, the drug came up short in a pivotal Phase III trial as a second-line treatment for patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma. Merck said ... […]

  • Cancer immunotherapy may work better in patients with specific genes
    on December 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Investigators at Columbia University's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-led by Naiyer Rizvi, MD, and Timothy Chan, MD, PhD-have been trying to understand why and have recently found how an individual's own genes can play a role in the ... […]

  • John McCain's Brain Cancer: How Long Does Someone Typically Live With Glioblastoma?
    on December 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    As Senator John McCain continues to battle his glioblastoma, new reports reveal that he's become “increasingly frail.” He's also strayed from his usual behavior, and has become quieter during recent GOP meetings, CNN reports. After the Arizona Republican publicly announced his brain cancer ... […]

  • I'll never be thankful for cancer, but it's changed me and taught me to love like never before
    on December 15, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    When the word "cancer" is thrown at you, you end up in a suspended reality and somehow, god knows how, you just exist. You are not quite sure you are really a part of your own life anymore, but at least, for the moment, you're breathing. Over the next few days, I went through a barrage of scans and ... […]

  • New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Many Tumors
    on December 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that targets a genetic flaw common to most cancer cells is showing potency against many tumor types. The preliminary trial of a drug called ulixertinib was conducted with 135 patients who had already failed treatments for one of a variety of ... […]

  • Merck's Ace Keytruda Flunks Key Phase III Stomach Cancer Study
    on December 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    “We remain committed to the continued study of KEYTRUDA for gastric cancers and finding new options for patients facing this difficult-to-treat cancer type across various treatment settings,” said Dr. Roy Baynes, senior vice president and head of global clinical development, chief medical officer, Merck ... […]

  • Joe Biden and Meghan McCain's TV moment shows the way to nonpartisan empathy and cancer ...
    on December 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    When a grieving father got up from his chair this week to console a crying woman whose father is fighting the same disease that took his own son just a few years ago, America got a lesson – in empathy and in science. The father is former Vice President Joe Biden, and he was consoling Meghan McCain ... […]

  • Leaving a Legacy When You're Young with Cancer
    on December 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    New York, NY, Dec. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 250,000 women living in the U.S. today were diagnosed with breast cancer before their 41st birthday, and approximately 12,000 young women will be diagnosed this year alone. Approximately 20-30% of women with early stage breast ... […]

  • A more precise approach to fighting cancer
    on December 15, 2017 at 11:26 am

    “As you get older, you are more likely to battle diseases and ailments, like cancer, and you do not want to waste your time with trial-and-error treatments that may not work and could expose you to various side effects,” says Dr. Paul Avillach, assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical ... […]

  • Boy with cancer inspires family to start organic farm
    on December 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Today, Mason is cancer-free. His family -- Scott, Nicole, Mason and 19-year-old Camron -- credits the surgery and clean eating for his remission. Though there is no clinical research to verify the role of diet in his recovery, the 15-year-old aspiring chef is a firm believer. "I want people to understand that a ... […]

  • New research linking cancer-inhibiting proteins to cell antennae
    on December 15, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Danish researchers have just presented a previously unknown mechanism that inhibits the ability of cells to develop into cancer cells. Their findings have important implications for the understanding of how cancer starts, and how to improve the treatment of illness in the future. The discovery is published ... […]


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