Daily Oncology News Alerts

In War on Cancer, Patients At Risk of Becoming Commoditized (9/29/2014) - Over the past 40 years, the global medical community has made significant strides in the war against cancer. More Americans with cancer face longer life expectancies as a result of increased awareness among at-risk populations, better preventative care, early screenings, and new therapies. Furthermore, when patients have access to quality cancer care the odds of […]
Roche Breast Cancer Drug Perjeta Appears to Greatly Extend Patients’ Lives (9/29/2014) - A drug used to treat advanced breast cancer has had what appears to be unprecedented success in prolonging lives in a clinical trial, researchers reported on Sunday. Patients who received the drug — Perjeta, from the Swiss drug maker Roche — had a median survival time nearly 16 months longer than those in the control […]
Pfizer Proven Miracle To Fight Against ROS1 Lung Cancer Through Xalkori (9/29/2014) - In annual congress of European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Madrid the researchers presented the study describing Xalkori as a wonder drug. The drug Xalkori manufactured by Pfizer Incorporation is new in the market and is made to treat a rare type of lung cancer- the non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A clinical […]
Cancer Drugs Fund ‘Undermines NHS Rule that All Patients Equal’ (9/26/2014) - The Government fund that pays for life-extending drugs for terminally ill cancer patients “undermines” the NHS principle that all patients are equal, and gives a “perverse incentive” to drug companies to keep their prices high, a healthcare finance expert has claimed. John Appleby, chief economist at the influential King’s Fund think tank, said that using […]
Male Breast Cancer (9/26/2014) - Men don’t have breasts. How can they get breast cancer? Even though men do not have breasts like women, they do have a small amount of breast tissue. In fact, the “breasts” of an adult man are similar to the breasts of a girl before puberty, and consist of a few ducts surrounded by fat […]
Moffitt Role in Cancer Study Helps Patient Beat Melanoma (9/25/2014) - Tampa, FL — Doctors may have found a cure for one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and Moffitt Cancer Center is behind a new drug that’s saving lives. Patrick Wilkins was treated by doctors in part of successful study that uncovered a breakthrough in medicine. Wilkins is described as a loving husband and proud […]
Walk or Run Your Way to a Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer (9/25/2014) - Want to reduce your risk of breast cancer? Lace up those shoes and get moving—because exercise has a significant impact There is a growing body of evidence to indicate that exercise is crucial to reducing the risk of cancer. Now a new study has put a number on that reduced risk: 41.5 percent.1 That’s right: […]
Ohio State Opens First Fully Integrated Cancer Emergency Department (9/25/2014) - COLUMBUS, Ohio – For cancer patients with already compromised immune systems, what seems like a minor medical issue – fever, dehydration, viral infection – can rapidly escalate into an emergency requiring care from a medical team familiar with managing the side effects of cancer treatment. “Cancer patients develop a number of conditions that we want […]