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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.

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Targeted radiotherapy for head and neck cancer could reduce the risk of dry mouth (February 22, 2017)

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... Continue Reading

Genetic profiling can guide stem cell transplantation for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (February 21, 2017)

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... Continue Reading

When Good Cells Go Bad (February 20, 2017)

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,”... Continue Reading

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! (February 20, 2017)

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... Continue Reading

Unique Gene Signature Predicts Potentially Lethal Prostate Cancers (February 18, 2017)

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... Continue Reading

Proton beam therapy may improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer (February 17, 2017)

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... Continue Reading

2016-Year in Review: Advances in Management of Lymphomas (February 16, 2017)

Our understanding of lymphomas has allowed scientists to find new and unique ways of treating this blood cancer. Lymphoma treatments have expanded far beyond chemotherapy, though that type of treatment... Continue Reading

2016-Year in Review: Advances in Management of Head and Neck Cancer (February 16, 2017)

Globally, head and neck cancer (HNC) comprises the seventh most common type of cancer with an estimated 400,000-600,000 diagnoses every year. 2016 saw significant advances in understanding the role of... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Opdivo for Treatment of Bladder Cancer (February 16, 2017)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Opdivo, (nivolumab) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma whose disease has progressed during a... Continue Reading

Vaccine Shows Promising Results for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients (February 15, 2017)

Immunotherapy is a fast growing area of cancer research. It involves developing therapies that use a patient’s own immune system to fight and kill cancer. Doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Florida... Continue Reading

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