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Second malignancies, death common among cancer survivors

Second malignancies, death common among cancer survivors
July 25, 2016

Approximately one in 12 patients with a common primary tumor were diagnosed with a second primary malignancy between 1992 and 2008, according to results of a SEER analysis.

Further, more than one-half of these patients died of their second malignancy. Lung cancer was the most common second primary malignancy.

Delirium frequently underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancers

July 25, 2016
Delirium occurs frequently but appears underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancer who presented in the ED, according to the results of a randomized observational…
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Oropharyngeal cancer incidence on the rise among elderly patients

July 20, 2016
Oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer incidence has increased among younger and older adults, according to the results of a SEER analysis. This increasing incidence…
In the Journals

Surgery improves OS in malignant pleural mesothelioma

July 20, 2016
Surgical treatment improved outcomes of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to a SEER database analysis. Researchers even observed the benefit among…
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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The Patient with Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

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Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is a heterogeneous condition that encompasses a continuum of disease…
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Second malignancies, death common among cancer survivors

July 25, 2016
Approximately one in 12 patients with a common primary tumor were diagnosed with a second primary malignancy between 1992 and 2008, according to…

Delirium frequently underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancers

July 25, 2016
Delirium occurs frequently but appears underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancer who presented in the ED, according to the results of a…

In the Journals

Oropharyngeal cancer incidence on the rise among elderly patients

July 20, 2016
Oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer incidence has increased among younger and older adults, according to the results of a SEER analysis. This…

In the Journals

Surgery improves OS in malignant pleural mesothelioma

July 20, 2016
Surgical treatment improved outcomes of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to a SEER database analysis. Researchers even…

In the Journals

Cancer center advertising expenditures more than triple since 2005

July 11, 2016
Cancer treatment centers in the United States spent $173 million on advertising in the year 2014, according to a research letter published in JAMA

In the Journals

Older patients with soft tissue sarcoma benefit from adjuvant radiation

July 6, 2016
Adjuvant radiation appeared to benefit older patients with soft tissue sarcoma more than younger patients, according to retrospective study results…

FDA News

FDA approves Syndros for cancer, AIDS indications

July 5, 2016
The FDA approved dronabinol oral solution for the treatment of patients with cancer who experience chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting…

Less sleep, frequent snoring shorten breast cancer survival

July 1, 2016
Short sleep duration and frequent snoring prior to cancer diagnosis may shorten OS among postmenopausal women with breast cancer. Amanda I

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Hyperthyroidism linked to lower recurrent VTE risk among elderly patients

June 29, 2016
Older patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism appeared at lower risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism, according to the results of a…

Meeting News Coverage

Biden: A decade’s worth of cancer research possible in half the time

June 29, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — Fox Chase Cancer Center today hosted a Regional Cancer Moonshot Summit in conjunction with the National Cancer Moonshot Summit…

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