Patients with advanced, incurable cancer denied palliative care

Many patients with advanced, incurable cancer do not receive any palliative care, reveals new research to be presented later this month at the ESMO 2014 Congress in Madrid, Spain, 26-30 September. The findings are astonishing as they come at the same time as 15 new oncology centres in Europe, Canada, South America and Africa are … Continue reading Patients with advanced, incurable cancer denied palliative care

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EMAS publishes position statement on breast cancer screening in Elsevier journal Maturitas

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in the journal Maturitas on the topic of breast cancer screening. Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women, with slightly more than ten percent developing the … Continue reading EMAS publishes position statement on breast cancer screening in Elsevier journal Maturitas

Wild berry extract may strengthen effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drug

Worth considering micronutrient and drug combo for hard to treat cancers, say researchers The findings prompt the researchers to suggest that adding 'nutraceuticals' to chemotherapy cycles may improve the effectiveness of conventional drugs, particularly in hard to treat cancers, such as pancreatic cancer. They base their findings on the effectiveness of extract of chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) … Continue reading Wild berry extract may strengthen effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drug

Many patients in cancer centers may not experience a dignified death

A new study that surveyed physicians and nurses in hospitals within cancer centers in Germany suggests that many patients there do not experience a dignified death. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates the need for cancer centers to invest more in palliative care services, adequate rooms … Continue reading Many patients in cancer centers may not experience a dignified death

New antifungal as effective as existing drugs with fewer adverse events

A newly developed antifungal, isavuconazole, is as effective as an existing drug, voriconazole, against invasive mold disease in cancer patients with less adverse effects, according to phase 3 clinical data presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, an infectious disease meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "There is a growing … Continue reading New antifungal as effective as existing drugs with fewer adverse events

Novel immunotherapy vaccine decreases recurrence in HER2 positive breast cancer patients

Women who received trastuzumab, Herceptin, as part of standard treatment show greatest benefit A new breast cancer vaccine candidate, (GP2), provides further evidence of the potential of immunotherapy in preventing disease recurrence. This is especially the case for high-risk patients when it is combined with a powerful immunotherapy drug. These findings are being presented by … Continue reading Novel immunotherapy vaccine decreases recurrence in HER2 positive breast cancer patients