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Chemo-brain Among Women with Breast Cancer is Very Common

The largest study to date of a condition known as “chemo-brain” shows that women with breast cancer report it’s a substantial problem after chemotherapy for as long as six months after treatment,... [...]


Year In Review 2016 MPN

Individuals dealing with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and myelofibrosis, typically experience difficult symptoms, life-threatening... [...]


CancerConnect Launches Online Community for Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors

Sun Valley ID & Austin TX— OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of a new online community on CancerConnect for individuals with neuroendocrine tumors (NET). This community will provide patients... [...]


Targeted radiotherapy for head and neck cancer could reduce the risk of dry mouth

A troublesome side effect of radiation therapy treatment of cancers involving the head and neck is dry mouth.  This occurs as a consequence of radiation damage to the salivary glands.  According to a... [...]


Genetic profiling can guide stem cell transplantation for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome

A single blood test and basic information about a patient’s medical status can indicate which patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are likely to benefit from a stem cell transplant, and the intensity... [...]


When Good Cells Go Bad

By Kari Bohlke, ScD Cancer. The word has taken on a meaning that extends beyond the medical definition. Cancer is deadly; it is dangerous; it means bad news. But when we hear the words, “You have cancer,”... [...]


Nearly half of U.S. men actively infected with HPV, study finds HPV-linked cancers on the rise in men, but nearly 9 in 10 vaccine-eligible men are unvaccinated!

By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service The most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. has a bit of a twist. It’s what’s known as a “subclinical infection” — those infected suffer... [...]


Unique Gene Signature Predicts Potentially Lethal Prostate Cancers

Standard therapy for prostate cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men, is based on blocking androgens, the male sex hormones. However, for some men, prostate cancer recurs... [...]


Proton beam therapy may improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer

Currently a standard treatment for several gastrointestinal cancers (GI) combines the use of chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgical resection. Radiation may be part of the treatment strategy for... [...]


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