Tag: clinical

Drug trial underway for breast cancers related to genetic defects

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just last week, Angelina Jolie made headlines again when she revealed she had surgery to prevent what she called “another family cancer.” She had already had a double mastectomy because tests showed she was at risk for breast cancer.

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Women with diabetes more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Diabetes is associated with more advanced stage breast cancer, according to a new study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Women's College Hospital.The findings, published today in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, confirm a strong link between diabetes and later stage breast cancer at diagnosis for Canadian women.

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New Book Aims to Generate Public Support for Innovative Cancer Research

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

In its 2011 report Accelerating Progress Against Cancer the American Society of Clinical Oncology declared that clinical cancer research and patient care could be vastly more targeted, more efficient and more effective.

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NCCN Publishes New Patient-Friendly Treatment Guidelines for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia , the treatment approach to ALL is one of the most complex and intensive programs in cancer therapy.The …

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Innovative New App for Clinical Skin Cancer Diagnosis Launches on World Cancer Day 2015

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

On World Cancer Day 2015, general practitioners, physicians and dermatologists in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia are being asked for their feedback during the advanced trial phase of a new, free app that has the potential to play a vital role in the clinical detection of skin cancer. Developed by Lūbax, the app is the world's first skin identification system using state-of-the …

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ASCO names Cancer Advance of the Year

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

( American Society of Clinical Oncology ) The American Society of Clinical Oncology for the first time announced its cancer Advance of the Year: the transformation of treatment for the most common form of adult leukemia. Until now, many patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia have had few effective treatment options. Four newly approved therapies, however, are poised to dramatically improve …

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Researchers Find That Tumor DNA and Cells in the Blood Can Be Used to Diagnose Prostate Cancer and Drug Resistance in …

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments


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Experience counts with radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, study shows

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

( Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center ) Radiation therapy for head and neck cancer is highly complex, and a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology with an accompanying editorial suggests that medical centers with more experience centers have better patient outcomes.

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Arizona Oncology Receives Recognition for Quality Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in U.S.

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Arizona Oncology, a practice in The US Oncology Network, is pleased to announce that its clinic location in northwest Tucson has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology .

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‘Surrogate measures’ win FDA approval for cancer drugs without proof they help save lives

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Like the others in the clinical trial, Patient No. 11561004 already had tried one treatment for his advanced kidney cancer, but it didn’t work. So the 69-year-old man volunteered to try an unproven drug that offered some hope he might live longer.

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