Daily Oncology News Alerts

Bride with terminal cancer walks down the aisle after wedding fundraising effort (8/22/2014) - A young mother suffering from terminal illness married her fiancé in an intimate ceremony in Edmonton Wednesday, following a fundraising campaign that helped make the couple’s wedding dreams a reality. Megan Wolfe, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer, and Josh Melnyk exchanged vows before family and friends. Wolfe, 28, and Melnyk have […]
Boca Raton Snags New Cancer-Management Firm, Bringing 200 New Jobs (8/22/2014) - Vicinitas Cancer Care, a spin-off from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, is launching in Boca Raton and expects to create 200 new jobs over five years, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County announced Thursday. The company is a nationwide network of physicians and other oncology care providers who will coordinate care for […]
For a Skin Cancer Survivor, the Sand Isn’t Nearly as Menacing as the Sun (8/22/2014) - PARAMUS, N.J. — As Jimmy Walker stood on the tee at the fifth hole at Ridgewood Country Club, sun peered through the clouds, and a refrain popped into his head: reapply, reapply. So out came the sunscreen, and a smattering quickly smeared its way across Walker’s chin and cheeks. Since there was a mixture of […]
The Stigma of Lung Cancer (8/22/2014) - For years I have cared for patients with lung cancer who suffered from the stigma surrounding the disease. I have watched patients courageously fight, endure treatment toxicity, and come to terms with the fact that their disease would ultimately be fatal all on their own, primarily because of the shame that they felt. They, and […]
Can Navigation Boost Receipt of Recommended Cancer Care? (8/22/2014) - Although many cancer providers and patients personally attest to the benefits of patient navigation, there is generally a lack of evidence on the effectiveness of these programs. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that navigation can improve the quality of care delivered to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, contributing to […]
Hospitals Snap Up Practices Under 340B Drug Program (8/21/2014) - A federal program originally meant to require drug manufacturers to provide significant discounts for outpatient drugs is increasingly being used by hospitals to acquire private oncology practices. Critics claim that this unintended consequence of the program is threatening independent community oncology practices, especially in indigent neighborhoods. Moreover, hospitals, community health centers, and clinics that participate […]
Bladder Cancer National Clinical Trial Launched by Cancer Center, Queen’s (8/21/2014) - The University of Hawaii Cancer Center, in partnership with The Queen’s Medical Center (Queen’s) via the Hawaiʻi Cancer Consortium, is launching a new national clinical drug trial looking at the effectiveness of a promising new drug against non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, the most common type of bladder cancer with very high recurrence rates. Unlike other […]
Go Bald For A Good Cause: Childhood Cancer Research (8/21/2014) - Raise funds by shaving your head   St. Baldrick’s Foundation   Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA will host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event on Friday, August 22, at 2 p.m.,to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research. The goal is to raise $5,000. So far, nearly 20 participants have registered to shave their […]