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.
Should HER2 Testing Be Routinely Performed in Patients with Gastric Cancer? (December 8, 2016)
The short answer is yes! New evidence-based guidelines for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing in advanced gastric and gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GEA) have been released jointly... Continue Reading
Brain surgery to remove many tumors is often complicated in that surgery will damage areas of the brain necessary for many essential life skills and functions. Delivery of chemotherapy or radiation can... Continue Reading
There are things you can do if your health plan won’t pay for your medical treatment or delays your care. Download the brochure here or learn more at www.CoverageRights.org. You can also join the... Continue Reading
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
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has updated its guidelines on the integration of palliative care for patients diagnosed with advanced cancer, as well as their caretakers. In essence, the... Continue Reading
The agent Cabometyx™ (cabozantinib) improves anti-cancer responses and time to cancer progression compared to Sutent® (sunitinib) when used as initial therapy for advanced kidney cancer. These results... Continue Reading
Personalized medicine has the potential to save women’s lives, but not if they can’t access it. By Stacey L. Worthy, Esq. One of the most exciting advances in healthcare is the growing field of personalized... Continue Reading
The length of time that blood is stored prior to a blood transfusion, within normal ranges, does not appear to affect mortality among patients requiring transfusions. These results were recently published... Continue Reading
Catching familial hypercholesterolemia early can save lives By Heather Stringer Katherine Wilemon was 15 when she discovered that she was living with extremely high cholesterol levels in her blood. At... Continue Reading
The immune-stimulating agent Opdivo® (nivolumab) appears to significantly improve overall survival among patients with advanced stomach cancer for which no standard treatment options exist. Opdivo is... Continue Reading