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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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