Monthly Archives: March 2014

Early detection of childhood eye cancer doesn’t always improve survival or prevent eye loss

For the most common form of childhood eye cancer, unilateral retinoblastoma, shortening the time from the first appearance of symptoms to diagnosis of disease has no bearing on survival or stage of the disease, according to a study by researchers … Continue reading

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Health gap between adult survivors of childhood cancer and siblings widens with age

Long-term follow-up of adult survivors of childhood cancer reinforces need for lifelong health surveillance for childhood cancer survivors Adult survivors of childhood cancer face significant health problems as they age and are five times more likely than their siblings to … Continue reading

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Primary androgen deprivation therapy ineffective for most men with early prostate cancer

A study of more than 15,000 men with early stage prostate cancer finds that those who received androgen deprivation as their primary treatment instead of surgery or radiation did not live any longer than those who received no treatment. The … Continue reading

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Social network may improve care for cancer patients

Several chemotherapy patients at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will be invited to use tablets with a unique social networking tool as part of their treatment plan. Researchers at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis … Continue reading

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Young survivors of skin cancer at risk of developing other cancers

Risk decreased significantly with increasing age, but it remains higher compared with individuals who have never had non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). NMSC is considered the most common type of skin cancer, relatively easy to treat if detected early, and rarely … Continue reading

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Older people not receiving adequate access to cancer care

Older people all around the globe are being denied proper access to cancer care, according to an editorial by Queen’s University Belfast academic, Professor Mark Lawler of the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology. In an editorial in the BMJ (British … Continue reading

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