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OMNI Health Media is a leading online provider of Daily Cancer News. OMNI’s Daily Cancer News provides summaries of new treatment strategies as they are discovered and reported by physicians and scientists around the world. Our mission is to provide this news, including results of recent clinical trials evaluating cancer therapies and supportive care strategies, to better educate patients and their caregivers, ensuring timely access to the best cancer care available.

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West Los Angeles’s Premier Cancer Prevention 5K Gets Families Moving (August 28, 2015)

The Kickin’ Cancer!® 5K & Family Fun Day is the Lynne Cohen Foundation’s flagship event to fight women’s cancers, and has been a favorite in West Los Angeles since 2001. As an established community... Continue Reading

Patients Rising, Launched to Fight for Access to Vital Therapies and Services for Patients with Life-Threatening Diseases (August 25, 2015)

Patient advocacy veterans Jonathan and Terry Wilcox today announced the launch of a new not-for-profit organization, Patients Rising. This patient advocacy organization will educate, advocate and communicate... Continue Reading

Understanding Precision Cancer Medicine (August 25, 2015)

Precision cancer medicine is an evolving concept in cancer care that aims to leverage new genomic information about a specific cancer to more precisely target treatment. Precision medicine seeks to define... Continue Reading

XBiotech Completes Enrollment for Xilonix™ Phase III Registration Study in Europe, US Trial Ongoing (August 24, 2015)

XBiotech has announced that it has completed enrollment of the Company’s pivotal, randomized double-blinded placebo controlled Phase III study in Europe of Xilonix™ for the treatment of advanced colorectal... Continue Reading

President Jimmy Carter Will Undergo Treatment for Melanoma (August 20, 2015)

Former President Jimmy Carter has melanoma and will begin undergoing radiation treatment today for four melanoma tumors in his brain, he told reporters at the Carter Center in Atlanta. Skin cancer is the... Continue Reading

Smoking Cessation Drug Not Boosting Number of Smokers Who Quit (August 19, 2015)

The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to... Continue Reading

New Combination Treatment Effective Against Melanoma Skin Metastases (August 18, 2015)

In findings never before seen in melanoma, a novel combination therapy was found to be highly effective at treating patients with skin metastases, new research from UC Davis has shown. Led by Emanual Maverakis... Continue Reading

Two-drug combination boosts survival in metastatic prostate cancer (August 17, 2015)

Newly diagnosed patients with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer gained a dramatic survival benefit when started on two drugs simultaneously, rather than delaying the second drug until the cancer... Continue Reading

Now Available! Lynch Syndrome: Get the Facts (August 13, 2015)

Ask the Experts Series: A Family Affair: When Cancer Runs in the Family Lynch Syndrome: Get the Facts about this Hereditary Cancer Syndrome In this informative web chat, genetic counselor, Megan Myers,... Continue Reading

Food and Drug Administration approves Odomzo for treatment of basal cell carcinoma (August 13, 2015)

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved Odomzo® (sonidegib, formerly LDE225) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) that has recurred following surgery... Continue Reading

FDA Designates Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Azedra in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma (August 12, 2015)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated Azedra as a Breakthrough Therapy for the treatment of patients with iobenguane-avid metastatic or recurrent pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.... Continue Reading

Vectibix® Improves Survival in Patients with Wild-Type KRAS Metastatic Colorectal Cancer after Progression on Chemotherapy (August 11, 2015)

Vectibix® (panitumumab) appears to improve overall survival among patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer that has progressed on or following chemotherapy. A Phase III trial of Vectibix... Continue Reading

Lifestyle and Cancer: Can Diet and Exercise Make a Difference? Now Available! (August 10, 2015)

Exercise and Good Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment: Your Questions Answered! Can diet and exercise make a difference in your health and well being during and after treatment for cancer? Memorial... Continue Reading

Afinitor® Promising in Neuroendocrine Tumors Originating in Gastrointestinal Tract or Lungs (August 10, 2015)

The drug Afinitor® (everolimus) is currently be studied in a Phase III clinical trial for patients with nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract or lungs. The trial... Continue Reading

Protein Circulating in Blood Could Be Key to Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer (August 6, 2015)

Research suggests a promising new way to screen for and detect early pancreatic cancer. Certain proteins that circulate in the blood may help identify patients with this disease, for which there’s currently... Continue Reading

MPN Clinical Trial Highlights (August 5, 2015)

Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs or treatment strategies. Future progress in the treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) will result from the continued... Continue Reading

Oncotype DX Increases Use of Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer Patients (August 5, 2015)

Genomic Health, Inc. announced that Urology Practice published results from the second clinical utility study of the Oncotype DX® prostate cancer test, showing that incorporation of the test’s Genomic... Continue Reading

Role of Tumor Size and Estrogen-Receptor Status in Decline in Breast Cancer Deaths (August 4, 2015)

In light of a general decline in breast cancer death since the late 1980s, research has now turned to how type and stage of disease affect survival among different women. These findings, which considered... Continue Reading

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