Monthly Archives: July 2016

Combining new and old drugs improves survival for soft-tissue cancer patients

Adding a novel monoclonal antibody therapy to traditional chemotherapy increased median survival by nearly a year in patients with advanced sarcoma, a lethal soft-tissue cancer. Findings from a multicenter clinical trial of the combination therapy, led by researchers at Columbia … Continue reading

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Suncare advice for cancer patients

Patients who have received treatment for cancer can often have long-term sensitivity to sun. Macmillan Cancer Support have published useful advice concerning Taking Care in the Sun.  Image courtesy of marcolm at

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Many skin cancer patients still too likely to sunburn

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins concludes that a substantial number of people with a history of the most frequent kind of nonmelanoma skin cancers still get sunburned at the same rate as those without a previous history, probably … Continue reading

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