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45 min ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Select group of stage IV lung cancer patients achieve long-term survival after aggressive treatments

A large, international analysis of patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer indicates that a patient's overall survival rate can be related to factors including the timing of when metastases develop and lymph node involvement, and that aggressive treatment for "low-risk" patients leads to a five-year OS rate of 47.8 percent, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting.

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Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, Medicine, Pancreatic Cancer

45 min ago | PhysOrg Weblog

NSCLC patients who never smoked or who quit smoking have lower risk of developing secondary cancers

Non-small cell lung cancer survivors who never smoked or who are former smokers at the time of diagnosis have a lower risk of developing secondary primary lung cancers compared to those who are current smokers, suggesting that increased tobacco exposure is associated with a higher risk of SPLC, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. The analysis studied the association between patients ' smoking histories and their risks of developing SPLC, which is defined as a new lung cancer unrelated to the initial tumor based on histology and location in the lung.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Duke University, Durham, NC

4 hrs ago | Medical News

RT alone effective in decreasing dysphagia in patients with advanced esophageal cancer

Radiation therapy alone is as effective in decreasing swallowing complications experienced by advanced esophageal cancer patients as RT combined with chemotherapy, thus allowing patients to forgo chemotherapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. In this international study that included sites in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom, researchers assessed the use of palliative chemotherapy combined with RT, or chemoradiotherapy , to provide relief from dysphagia .

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Related Topix: Esophageal Cancer, Health

8 hrs ago | Medical News

Cancer-fighting cocktail shows promising results for advanced cervical cancer

Combining a standard chemotherapy drug with a second drug that stops cells from dividing improves both the survival and response rates for those with advanced cervical cancer , a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers finds. The cancer-fighting cocktail, which combines the chemotherapy drug cisplatin with pemetrexed - an agent that stops cancer cells from dividing - showed promising results for advanced, persistent, or recurrent cervical cancer.

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Related Topix: Cervical Cancer, Health, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

9 hrs ago | The Hudson Reporter

Breast Cancer Conferences 2014 | Global Cancer Summit

The idea behind the " Global Cancer Summit-2014 " is to integrate the knowledge of cancer researchers with the knowledge of clinicians and oncologists to understand, brainstorm, and comprehend the disease. The conference would provide a good range of topics, e.g. prevention, early diagnosis, economics of cancer, for clinicians, researchers, and people related to medical field.The conference provides an important forum to secure a coordinated, multileveled global response to address the spiraling cancer epidemic.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Certain Bald Men Have a Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer

Men with a certain pattern of baldness at age 45 had a 39% increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer versus men with no baldness, a new U.S. study found. Men with frontal baldness and moderate baldness on the crown of the head had a higher risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Medicine

The Beaumont Enterprise

Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins

Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo sits in court on the first day of her trial on a felony charge of aggravated assault,at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Texas, Harris County, TX, Drink, Coffee, Medicine

Seeking Alpha

Champions Oncology's (CSBR) Q1 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

Mental Help Net

Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 percent, European researchers report. Based on the results of a four-country study, the researchers recommended that chest radiotherapy be routinely offered to patients with advanced small-cell lung cancer who respond to chemotherapy.

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Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, Medicine

Wall Street Journal

The 'Overdiagnosis' of Cancer

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, UC San Francisco, Prostate Cancer

Forbes.com

'Decoding Annie Parker' Focuses On Women, Breast Cancer and Changing Science

I'm a writer, physician and breast cancer survivor. Earlier in my career I practiced oncology and hematology.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Hematology, Lymphoma, Leukemia

KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Texas Cancer Doctor Accused of Poisoning Lover Heads to Trial

The trial for a Texas cancer researcher accused of poisoning her jilted lover's coffee with a colorless and odorless chemical found in antifreeze begins Monday. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo allegedly poisoned fellow cancer researcher Dr. George Blumenschein, according to officials.

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Related Topix: Medicine

ABC News

PHOTO: Ana Maria Gonzalez-Argulo is accused of poisoning a fellow doctor.

The trial for a Texas cancer researcher accused of poisoning her jilted lover's coffee with a colorless and odorless chemical found in antifreeze begins Monday. The breast cancer oncologist laced Blumenschein's coffee with ethylene glycol, a deadly chemical used in antifreeze, last year, say prosecutors.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Seeking Alpha

AVEO Oncology: A New Platform To Create Oncology Drugs

AVEO Oncology is a Cambridge Mass. based company, founded 10 years ago and traded on NASDAQ.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Breast Cancer

Hispanic Business

NanoString Names Novel Gene Expression Panel for Immuno-Oncology Research

According to a release from the Company, this novel panel will enable researchers to create profiles of the human immune response in all cancer types, potentially accelerating the discovery and development of drugs, therapies and predictive biomarker signatures for immunotherapy treatment response. The growing field of Immuno-oncology, aimed at leveraging the body's ability to generate an effective immune response against cancer, has seen a surge of progress in recent years.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Moultrie News

Chase After a Cure marks Childhood Cancer Month with fundraisers

Cancer is the No. 1 cause of disease-related death among children. About 15,780 children between birth and age 20 are diagnosed with cancer each year.

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina, South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Medicine

Seeking Alpha

AVEO Oncology: A New Platform To Create Oncology Drugs

AVEO Oncology is a Cambridge Mass. based company, founded 10 years ago and traded on NASDAQ.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Breast Cancer

Sys-Con Media

ASTRO Releases Second List of Five Radiation Oncology Treatments to...

The American Society for Radiation Oncology today released its second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that are commonly ordered but may not always be appropriate, as part of the national Choosing WiselyA campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list identifies five targeted treatment options that ASTRO recommends for detailed patient-physician discussion before being prescribed.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Endometrial Cancer, Lung Cancer, Palliative Care, Breast Cancer

Sheffield Star

Cancer patients says thank you to hospital

Sister Sarah Dawson; support worker Alice Kangley; staff nurse Beth Harding; David Simmonite; Rebecca Ball; Linda Steele; Consultant Derek Rosario, outpatient lead for oncology A cancer patient has raised hundreds of pounds for the department where he was treated to say thank you for the care he received. David Simmonite, aged 65, revisited the urology unit at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital with his partner Linda Steele, where they presented staff with a cheque for A 746.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Urology

ABC News

PHOTO: Ana Maria Gonzalez-Argulo is accused of poisoning a fellow doctor.

The trial for a Texas cancer researcher accused of poisoning her jilted lover's coffee with a colorless and odorless chemical found in antifreeze begins Monday. The breast cancer oncologist laced Blumenschein's coffee with ethylene glycol, a deadly chemical used in antifreeze, last year, say prosecutors.

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Related Topix: Medicine

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