Daily Oncology News Alerts

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Provides Equity Financing to OncoPep to Support Clinical Trial for Myeloma Vaccine (8/29/2014) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and OncoPep have entered a partnership to advance an experimental cancer vaccine to treat patients with smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), an asymptomatic stage of myeloma. The partnership is through LLS’s Therapy Acceleration Program® (TAP), through which LLS forges collaborations with biotechnology companies to help bring therapies to patients faster. […]
AACR to Co-host 2014 Turning the Tide Against Cancer National Conference (8/29/2014) - PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the Personalized Medicine Coalition, and Feinstein Kean Healthcare are convening the second national conference on Turning the Tide Against Cancer Through Sustained Medical Innovation which will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 9, at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. […]
Drug Shows Promise for Subset of Stage III Colon Cancer Patients (8/29/2014) - A subset of patients with stage III colon cancer had improved survival rates when treated with irinotecan-based therapy, according to a new study in Gastroenterology,1 the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. When added to the standard chemotherapy treatment — fluorouracil and leucovorin — adjuvant irinotecan therapy improved overall survival rates for patients with […]
Tiger Star Jack Riewoldt Tells of His Brush With Skin Cancer (8/28/2014) - Tiger Jack Reiwoldt had a melanoma in 2007 and has regular checks to ensure he is clear. TIGERS star Jack Riewoldt has revealed a battle with skin cancer that may have brought him within fractions of a millimetre of death. The melanoma on his back was removed, but the full forward must return for tests […]
Santa Monica Ferris Wheel, Other Landmarks, To Light Up For Cancer Telethon (8/28/2014) - The Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier in California and more than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon. Organizers say the buildings that will be illuminated starting tomorrow in advance of the hour-long cancer fundraiser airing Sept. 5 on 31 U.S. broadcast and […]
MMC Cancer Center Hits High Mark with Accreditation of Cancer-Treatment Programs (8/27/2014) - LAS CRUCES >> The Cancer Center Program at Memorial Medical Center has received a three-year accreditation to put the Las Cruces hospital on par with facilities nationwide offering the same level of cancer care to their patients. The accreditation came as a result of MMC meeting and exceeding 34 quality care standards set by the […]
UC Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Center Receives Accreditation (8/27/2014) - Cincinnati—The University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center has received a three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. The NAPBC represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of […]
You Think Financing U.S. Health Care Is Bizarre? Check Out 340B Drug Pricing (8/26/2014) - Ms. Sally Pipes’ latest post is the most recent installment in a long-running debate over the U.S. government’s 340B drug pricing program, which requires drug manufacturers to provide drugs to certain health-care facilities at significantly reduced prices. It throws into sharp relief the truly bizarre ways by which we finance health care in this country. Let me count these ways. 1. […]