General/Other Cancer Types

SWOG Launches National Immunotherapy Clinical Trial for Rare Cancers (March 23, 2017)

People with rare cancers now have the option of joining a national clinical trial testing leading-edge immunotherapies for a wide variety of tumor types. It’s the first federally funded immunotherapy... Continue Reading

Recognizing the Early Signs of Anemia (February 9, 2017)

Anemia (an inadequate supply of red blood cells) can cause symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and dizziness. Other possible signs of this condition include rapid heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty... Continue Reading

Online Community Provides Support for Cancer Patients and Caregivers (December 6, 2016)

The rise of social media in cancer care has coincided with a movement in which patients are becoming more active in healthcare decisions and seeking more-personalized care—educating themselves about... Continue Reading

Loxo Oncology Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for LOXO-101 (July 19, 2016)

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (LOXO), a biopharmaceutical company innovating the development of highly selective medicines for patients with genetically defined cancers, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Continue Reading

Have Questions about Cancer Nutrition? Read This (June 22, 2016)

CancerConnect and the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Present: Ask the Expert with Oncology Nutrition Specialists CancerConnect in collaboration with the Cancer Center at Beth Israel... Continue Reading

CancerConnect Patient Survey Defines Barriers to Access to Care (June 6, 2016)

RIGHT PATIENT, RIGHT TREATMENT, RIGHT NOW On June 4th, 2016 Patients Rising co-founder and policy director, Jonathan Wilcox brought together patients and patient advocates, as well as nationally acclaimed... Continue Reading

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert Q&A Now Available (June 2, 2016)

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez* CancerConnect recently collaborated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity to... Continue Reading

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert: Q&A Now Available! (May 26, 2016)

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez Lynch Syndrome: Get the Facts about this Hereditary Cancer Syndrome Kimberly Perez, MD CancerConnect announces the... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing... Continue Reading

Before You Seek Care Far From Home… (May 9, 2016)

By John Leifer Sometimes the journey through cancer involves traveling far from home. Depending upon the resources available in your community, travel may be required for patients seeking a second opinion,... Continue Reading

Join Patients Rising Now to Improve Patient Access to Care (April 18, 2016)

Patients Rising Now is an advocacy group working to improve patient access to care. The cornerstone of your health is knowing your rights as a patient and the responsibilities of those serving you. As... Continue Reading

Telemedicine: Log on to Feel Better through Virtual Visits (April 15, 2016)

Expanding online access points to care providers means more women are booking virtual visits. By Diana Price You’ve had a stuffy nose for about a week. It has become progressively more congested, and... Continue Reading

Patients Rising: Voices of Value (April 15, 2016)

Megan Sullivan never expected to be the face of a skin cancer diagnosis. By Terry Wilcox In 2014, after plummet­ing 50 feet from the side of a mountain at Yosemite Nation­al Park and jumping off her... Continue Reading

Men’s Views of the Women They Love Post-Mastectomy (April 11, 2016)

By John Leifer Despite five decades of effort by feminists, our society continues to bombard women with the message that their femininity and sexual attractiveness are directly tied to their bust-line.... Continue Reading

Post Traumatic Growth in Cancer Patients (April 4, 2016)

By John Leifer There are few life events that can transform our daily reality more swiftly than a diagnosis of cancer. A once neatly planned future can seemingly evaporate in the wake of an overwhelming... Continue Reading

Spring Issue of Women Magazine Available at Walmart Stores (March 30, 2016)

Sun Valley, Idaho and Austin, Texas— OMNI Health Media, leading specialty publisher of women’s health and oncology content for consumers, including Women magazine announces that Women Magazine will... Continue Reading

February: Gallbladder and Bile Duct Awareness Month (February 18, 2016)

Located underneath the liver, the gallbladder is responsible for the concentration and storage of bile which helps to digest the fats in food as they pass through the intestines. Bile is either released... Continue Reading

Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents (February 11, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the treatment of life-threatening toxicities caused by the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil or capecitabine. The... Continue Reading

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