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 University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian, represent the first appreciable improvement in sarcoma outcomes in decades. … Continue reading Combining new and old drugs improves survival for soft-tissue cancer patients

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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 FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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 because they are not using sun-protective methods the right way or in the right amounts. … Continue reading Many skin cancer patients still too likely to sunburn