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OMNI-Connect Gets National Recognition as Valuable Social Media Solution in Medicine (August 13, 2014)

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID – OMNI Health Media announces national recognition of its online support communities, TheGIConnection,TheRAConnection, and Cancer Connect, as valuable resources for... Continue Reading

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

Nexavar Approved for Metastatic Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (December 9, 2013)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nexavar® (sorafenib) for the treatment of metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer. Differentiated thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid... Continue Reading

Mutations Linked to Drug Response in Medullary Thyroid Cancer (November 15, 2013)

Metastatic medullary thyroid cancers with certain genetic mutations respond better to treatment with Cometriq™ (cabozantinib) than tumors without those mutations, according to the results of a study... Continue Reading

TSH Suppression after Thyroidectomy May Not Be Beneficial (November 4, 2013)

Suppression of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) after thyroidectomy for low-risk cancer does not appear to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and may even increase the risk of osteoporosis in women,... Continue Reading

Summary News on Melanoma, Breast, Cervical, Ovarian, Prostate and Thyroid Cancer from Amer Soc Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (October 1, 2013)

By Kari Bohlke, ScD Annual meeting brings together cancer experts from around the world. For thousands of oncology professionals and cancer researchers from around the world, the Annual Meeting of the... 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

Thyroid Ultrasound May Cut Biopsy Rate (September 13, 2013)

Thyroid ultrasound may help identify certain characteristics of thyroid nodules that can predict the likelihood of cancer—and subsequently help determine whether biopsy is necessary, according to the... Continue Reading

Nexavar Shows Promise Against Aggressive Thyroid Cancers (June 17, 2013)

The targeted drug Nexavar® (sorafenib) delays the growth of treatment-resistant, differentiated thyroid cancers. These results—from a Phase III clinical trial—were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting... Continue Reading

BRAF V600E mutation Increases Death Risk in Papillary Thyroid Cancer (June 5, 2013)

The presence of the BRAF V600E mutation is significantly associated with increased cancer-related death among patients with papillary thyroid cancer, according to the results of a study published in the... Continue Reading

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Nexavar Approved for Metastatic Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (December 9, 2013)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nexavar® (sorafenib) for the treatment of metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer. Differentiated thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer and can often be cured with surgery and... Continue Reading

Mutations Linked to Drug Response in Medullary Thyroid Cancer (November 15, 2013)

Metastatic medullary thyroid cancers with certain genetic mutations respond better to treatment with Cometriq™ (cabozantinib) than tumors without those mutations, according to the results of a study presented at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American... Continue Reading

TSH Suppression after Thyroidectomy May Not Be Beneficial (November 4, 2013)

Suppression of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) after thyroidectomy for low-risk cancer does not appear to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and may even increase the risk of osteoporosis in women, according to the results of a study presented at... Continue Reading

Thyroid Ultrasound May Cut Biopsy Rate (September 13, 2013)

Thyroid ultrasound may help identify certain characteristics of thyroid nodules that can predict the likelihood of cancer—and subsequently help determine whether biopsy is necessary, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the... Continue Reading

BRAF V600E mutation Increases Death Risk in Papillary Thyroid Cancer (June 5, 2013)

The presence of the BRAF V600E mutation is significantly associated with increased cancer-related death among patients with papillary thyroid cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The... Continue Reading

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