A cancer diagnosis makes diabetes patients less adherent to their prescribed diabetes drugs

Diabetes patients become less adherent to their diabetes medications following a diagnosis of cancer, concludes a new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). The research is led by Marjolein Zanders, Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Jeffrey Johnson, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada … Continue reading A cancer diagnosis makes diabetes patients less adherent to their prescribed diabetes drugs

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Key factor discovered in the formation of metastases in melanoma

Patients who visit the doctor because of malignant skin cancer often go too late - the aggressive cancer has already formed numerous metastases in their bodies. This rapid, malignant metastatic formation of melanoma, was previously put down to the high mutation rate that is characteristic of melanoma, i.e. genetic changes that stimulate the growth of … Continue reading Key factor discovered in the formation of metastases in melanoma

World’s first-in-human clinical trial of a novel vaccine targeting top cancers

First-in-human clinical trial using adenovirus to receive endorsement from both US Food and Drug Administration and Health Sciences Authority The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) has launched a clinical trial of a new cancer vaccine administered to human patients for the first time in the world. Cancer immunotherapy (the harnessing of the body's defence system … Continue reading World’s first-in-human clinical trial of a novel vaccine targeting top cancers

Breast cancer diagnoses, survival varies by race, ethnicity

Among nearly 375,000 U.S. women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the likelihood of diagnosis at an early stage, and survival after stage I diagnosis, varied by race and ethnicity, with much of the difference accounted for by biological differences, according to a study in JAMA. In the United States, incidence rates of breast cancer among women … Continue reading Breast cancer diagnoses, survival varies by race, ethnicity

Many cancer survivors have unmet physical and mental needs related to their disease and its treatment

Even decades after being cured, many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges resulting from their disease and its treatment. That's the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The findings could help clinicians and other experts develop interventions that are tailored to the specific … Continue reading Many cancer survivors have unmet physical and mental needs related to their disease and its treatment