CancerConsultants provides summaries of new treatment strategies as they are discovered and reported by cancer physicians around the world. Our medical staff attends medical meetings worldwide and reviews medical literature daily to ensure appropriate news is provided to cancer patients and their families in a timely manner.
News of the results of recent clinical trials evaluating cancer therapies and supportive care strategies serve to educate patients regarding new treatment strategies for cancer and facilitate discussions with their doctor. Development of new cancer treatments usually begins in patients with recurrent or metastatic cancers. Once the new treatment appears effective, it is applied to earlier stages of the disease or to patients at higher risk of treatment failure.
Check It Out: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month (May 3, 2016)
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Although the majority of skin cancers fall under basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas (number of cases estimated to be around... Continue Reading
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epi proColon®, a test that screens for colorectal cancer from a simple blood draw. The approval specifies that EPI proColon is only indicated... Continue Reading
Maintaining muscle strength through regular exercise as we age can help combat natural muscle loss, or sarcopenia. By Joan Pagano Sarco-What? Sarcopenia is the natural loss of muscle strength and function... Continue Reading
Among premenopausal women with hormone-positive, early breast cancer who are considered to have a high risk of a cancer recurrence, the use of Aromasin® (exemestane) versus tamoxifen improves cancer-free... Continue Reading
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
The investigative agent, pacritinib, being evaluated for treatment of myelofibrosis has been placed on full clinical hold by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All trials including treatment... Continue Reading
This week’s nutrition tip is brought to you by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cancer Community. Join the conversation here. Chocolate Avocado Shake Jeanine LeDoux, MS, RD, LDN I know what you’re... Continue Reading
Among women with the BRCA1/2 mutations, those who have been pregnant, given birth, not smoked, and/or have not taken oral contraceptives experience a delay in onset of a diagnosis of breast cancer. These... Continue Reading
CancerConnect and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Will Present: Ask the Expert with Dr. Hofmeister CancerConnect in collaboration... Continue Reading
UC Davis researchers have shown that radiation therapy following surgery benefits older patients more than their younger counterparts, a surprising finding that could change the way some patients are treated... Continue Reading