A Survivor’s Guide to Managing the Side Effects of Mesothelioma

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, he or she must deal with a lot of variables. Choosing a treatment type, and committing to its completion is a job in itself. The treatment often has side effects that patients must deal with on top of the cancer. Doctors and researchers are finding new ways to … Continue reading A Survivor’s Guide to Managing the Side Effects of Mesothelioma

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Future Science Group announces free access to peer-reviewed journals focused on cancer

Future Science Group today announced that it will provide free access to three of its peer-reviewed, cancer-focused journals for the remainder of 2015. The journals, Hepatic Oncology, Melanoma Management, and the International Journal of Endocrine Oncology present the latest findings in their area of research and treatment, together with authoritative reviews, cutting-edge editorials and perspectives that highlight hot topics … Continue reading Future Science Group announces free access to peer-reviewed journals focused on cancer

Oncologists reveal reasons for high cost of cancer drugs in the US and recommend solutions

Increasingly high prices for cancer drugs are affecting patient care in the U.S. and the American health care system overall, say the authors of a special article published online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. "Americans with cancer pay 50 percent to 100 percent more for the same patented drug than patients in other countries," says … Continue reading Oncologists reveal reasons for high cost of cancer drugs in the US and recommend solutions

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

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

14 Inspiring Breast Cancer Quotes

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a life-changing experience. It can be hard to handle the news at first, and even harder to know how to proceed, no matter your prognosis. While everyone’s journey is unique, knowing that others before you have been through something similar can give you the strength and inspiration you need … Continue reading 14 Inspiring Breast Cancer Quotes

Pancreatic survival rates at standstill for 4 decades

Long-term survival from pancreatic cancer has failed to improve in 40 years – with the outlook remaining the lowest of the 21 most common cancers, according to new figures published by Cancer Research UK. Today just over three per cent of pancreatic cancer patients survive for at least five years, only a fraction more than the … Continue reading Pancreatic survival rates at standstill for 4 decades

The Side Effects of Chemotherapy on the Body

Chemotherapy drugs are powerful enough to kill rapidly growing cancer cells, but they also can harm perfectly healthy cells, causing side effects throughout the body. Cancer cells divide more quickly than healthy cells, and chemotherapy drugs effectively target those cells. Unfortunately, fast-growing cells that are healthy can be damaged too. There are many different chemotherapy … Continue reading The Side Effects of Chemotherapy on the Body

Wishing for a miracle: New tool to help medical staff say ‘amen’

Cancer clinicians and a chaplain at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a tool to help doctors, nurses and other health care providers talk to dying patients and families who are, literally, praying for a miracle. The AMEN (Affirm, Meet, Educate, No matter what) protocol, a script that can be used by medical … Continue reading Wishing for a miracle: New tool to help medical staff say ‘amen’