Daily Oncology News Alerts

A Cancer Building Boom, Fueled By Economics And An Aging Population (9/3/2015) - NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Had she faced breast cancer years ago, Gail Brown might have ended up traveling hours to one of the renowned cancer research hospitals in New York or Boston. But when the 68-year-old retiree received her diagnosis this spring, a $40 million, 70,000-square-foot cancer center was opening its doors on a wooded hilltop […]
Rise Seen in Preventive Mastectomy for Male Breast Cancer Patients (9/3/2015) - Breast cancer much more commonly afflicts women—only about 1 percent of cases in the U.S. are diagnosed in men—but men are still at risk and face many of the same treatment decisions. Women and men who survive breast cancer all share the same fear: that they’ll be diagnosed with it again in the future. This […]
FDA Approves Tesaro’s Treatment For Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea (9/3/2015) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tesaro Inc’s treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in adults, the company said on Wednesday. The drug, Rolapitant, was approved to be used along with other agents to prevent delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of chemotherapy, Tesaro said.
Arizona Cancer Center Faces Crowded Cancer-Care Market (9/3/2015) - It took nearly a decade, one false start and countless hours of negotiation and compromise. But the University of Arizona and partner Dignity Health realized a long-held dream last week with the opening of a $100 million cancer center at Fillmore and Sixth streets in downtown Phoenix. Now comes the hard part.
OHC Receives National Recognition from The Commission On Cancer As An Oncology Medical Home (9/2/2015) - CINCINNATI, Ohio/PRNewswire-iReach/ — OHC, the region’s premier provider of treatments for adult cancer and complex blood disorders, recently received accreditation as an Oncology Medical Home from the Commission on Cancer (CoC). This recognition distinguishes OHC as one of the nation’s premier independent cancer practices as the accreditation was awarded to only nine practices in the […]
Was It Cancer? Getting the Diagnosis (9/2/2015) - Sydney, Australia — I OFTEN wondered what it would be like to have a cancer growing inside your body. To suddenly discover you are carrying something that is eating you away, growing in an ugly, consuming mass in or around your bones or organs. To be blithely stepping through life, unaware that your insides are […]
Location and Provider Key to Medicare Cost for Radiation Tx (9/2/2015) - – Hawaii is a bargain Variations in the cost of delivering radiation therapy to Medicare beneficiaries for breast, lung, and prostate cancer does not depend on either patient or disease-related factors but rather is mostly driven by the location from which that care is delivered and individual patient providers. Using data from the SEER-Medicare linked […]
New Guidelines for Cancer Doctors Aim to Make Sense of Gene Tests (9/2/2015) - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued guidelines on how cancer doctors should approach the use of new genetic tests that screen for multiple cancer genes at the same time, including counseling patients about genes whose contribution to cancer is still poorly understood. The guidelines aim to educate doctors about the risks and […]