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‘Remarkable’ immunotherapy trial changes advanced lung cancer treatment

‘Remarkable’ immunotherapy trial changes advanced lung cancer treatment

At one year, 69 percent of the patients who received pembrolizumab and chemotherapy were alive, compared with 49 percent of the patients who received chemotherapy alone.

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
FDA moves to cut nicotine in cigarettes to help smokers kick habit

FDA moves to cut nicotine in cigarettes to help smokers kick habit

Cigarettes would contain less addictive nicotine — making them less attractive to smokers — under an “unprecedented” plan the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
New test can detect eight types of cancer in a drop of blood

New test can detect eight types of cancer in a drop of blood

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer.

January 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Forgoing conventional cancer treatments for alternative medicine increases risk of death

Forgoing conventional cancer treatments for alternative medicine increases risk of death

In a large study, patients with nonmetastatic breast, lung, or colorectal cancer who chose alternative therapies had substantially worse survival than patients who received conventional cancer treatments. After a median of 5 years, patients with breast or colorectal cancer were nearly five times as likely to die if they had used an alternative therapy as their initial treatment than if they had received conventional treatment.

September 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beware of products that claim to cure cancer, FDA warns

Beware of products that claim to cure cancer, FDA warns

Frequently advertised as “natural” treatments and often falsely labeled as dietary supplements, such products may appear harmless, but may cause harm by delaying or interfering with proven, beneficial treatments.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sticker shock forces thousands of cancer patients to skip drugs, skimp on treatment

Sticker shock forces thousands of cancer patients to skip drugs, skimp on treatment

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News John Krahne received alarming news from his doctor last December. His brain tumors were stable, but his lung tumors had grown noticeably larger. The doctor recommended a drug called Alecensa, which sells for more than $159,000 a year. Medicare would charge Krahne a $3,200 copay in December, then another […]

March 15, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Few smokers seek CT scans to check for lung cancer, study

Few smokers seek CT scans to check for lung cancer, study

Despite Prevention Guidelines, Few Smokers Seek CT Scans To Check For Lung Cancer By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Lung cancer screening rates have barely budged in recent years, according to a new study, even though under the health law many people don’t have to pay anything out-of-pocket for them because the test is recommended […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Springboard Beyond Cancer” an online tool for those diagnosed with cancer

‘Springboard Beyond Cancer” an online tool for those diagnosed with cancer

How do you go on with life after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer?  Do you just survive day by day—or do you live, really live? How do you set goals? How do you assert your role in managing your health care? A new web tool is helping cancer survivors take control of their life and […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why cancer rates are increasing disproportionately in women – and what we can do about it

Why cancer rates are increasing disproportionately in women – and what we can do about it

By Sarah Allinson, Senior Lecturer Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK Recent reports that cancer rates in UK women are set to rise six times faster than in men over the next two decades will have alarmed many. It is likely to be a similar story across the western world. In the US, cancer rates have been steadily […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
No safe level of smoking: Even low-intensity smokers are at increased risk of earlier death

No safe level of smoking: Even low-intensity smokers are at increased risk of earlier death

From the National Institutes of Health People who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetime had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death than never smokers, and those who smoked between one and 10 cigarettes a day had an 87 percent higher risk of earlier death than […]

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More