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Marriage May Have a Protective Effect for Cancer Patients (December 17, 2013)

Social support may have a significant impact on cancer detection, treatment, and survival, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study showed that married... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact,... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (February 11, 2013)

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National... Continue Reading

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections (May 17, 2012)

Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

CancerConnect Live Web Chat with Dr. Barrie Cassileth from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on Complementary Cancer Therapies on Thursday, November 17th at 6PM EST (November 17, 2011)

Live Web Chat with Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service; Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair Integrative Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), click here for Dr.... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy During Pregnancy Not Linked with Developmental Problems in Kids (October 4, 2011)

According to a study presented at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, children born to women who received chemotherapy during pregnancy do not appear to have an increased risk of heart... Continue Reading

Clinical Trial Participation Is Inadequate (August 31, 2011)

A large proportion of cancer patients do not enroll in clinical trials, and those who do participate may not adequately represent age groups, cancer stages, cancer types, and racial and ethnic groups.... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (July 15, 2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s... Continue Reading

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Risk of More Cancer (July 11, 2011)

Children who survive cancer have an increased risk of developing cancer later in life. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The good news about childhood cancer is... Continue Reading

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Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (July 15, 2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

Retinoblastoma Survivors Face Risk of Second Cancers (February 5, 2009)

Retinoblastoma Survivors Face Risk of Second Cancers A study that followed retinoblastoma survivors for up to 61 years reported a high risk of second cancers among survivors of hereditary retinoblastoma. These results were published in the Journal of... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma Delivered Directly into Eye May Save Eye (March 27, 2008)

Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma Delivered Directly into Eye May Save Eye Chemotherapy delivered directly into the artery of the eye may save the eyeball in children with retinoblastoma. These results were recently published in an early online publication... Continue Reading

Patients with Hereditary Retinoblastoma Have Increased Risk of Soft-tissue Sarcomas (January 3, 2007)

Patients with Hereditary Retinoblastoma Have Increased Risk of Soft-tissue Sarcomas According to an article recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, patients diagnosed with retinoblastoma have a greater risk than the general... Continue Reading

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