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.
Rituxan Improves Survival in Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (September 26, 2016)
Acccording to results recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, young adults with CD20-positive, Philadelphia chromosome (PH)-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), experience... Continue Reading
Austin TX/Sun Valley ID–The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) now offers a specialized social network for women with ovarian cancer. The NOCC CancerConnect Community offers these women a safe,... Continue Reading
With the start of a new school year and the approaching winter, it’s time to get informed about the most critical information regarding the 2016/17 influenza vaccines and CDC’s vaccination recommendations. The... Continue Reading
Join us on October 10th! October 10th, 6:00-7:00 PM, EST Tune in here. Join us for a live Ask the Expert session with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Chau T. Dang, MD. She will discuss advances... Continue Reading
The treatment combination consisting of Cotellic® (cobimetinib) plus Zelboraf® (vemurafenib) improves overall survival for patients with advanced, BRAF (V600) mutation-positive melanoma. These confirmatory... Continue Reading
In 2016, the American Cancer Association estimates that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,240 women will die from the disease. The incidence of ovarian cancer has decreased slightly... Continue Reading
Your story matters. Head and neck cancer is a challenging diagnosis, connecting with others who have had to deal with the side effects of treatment and the challenges of treatment decision making is an... Continue Reading
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for first-line treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The... Continue Reading
Whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) provides “little additional clinically significant benefit” for patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with brain metastases, according to doctors... Continue Reading
It depends: there are many kinds of pneumonia, some of which are preventable, especially in older individuals. Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by bacteria, a virus or fungi and is more common... Continue Reading