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Survey: Americans consider cancer nation's top health care challenge

Survey: Americans consider cancer nation's top health care challenge
September 30, 2016

Americans consider cancer the most significant health care challenge in the United States, according to results of the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup survey.

The Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup — designed to gauge consumers’ health opinions and behaviors — surveyed 1,008 adults in the United States via telephone from July 28 to 31.

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VIDEO: Immunotherapies, antibodies show promise in treating lung cancer

September 29, 2016
The use of nivolumab both as monotherapy and in combination with ipilimumab demonstrates increased safety and efficacy in patients with small cell lung cancer, according…
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FDA approves companion diagnostic test for Tagrisso in NSCLC

September 29, 2016
The FDA approved a blood-based companion diagnostic for osimertinib for use in certain patients with non–small cell lung cancer, according to the drug’s…
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Caregiver well-being associated with perceived quality of care for patients with lung, colorectal cancers

September 28, 2016
The well-being of relatives and friends who provided unpaid cancer care was associated with the perceived quality of care for patients with lung or colorectal cancers
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The Patient with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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The management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has evolved in the past decade, as advances are made in diagnosis…
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VIDEO: Immunotherapies, antibodies show promise in treating lung cancer

September 29, 2016
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Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

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Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Eighty-five percent of lung cancers are non-small…
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Survey: Americans consider cancer nation's top health care challenge

September 30, 2016
Americans consider cancer the most significant health care challenge in the United States, according to results of the Mayo Clinic National Health…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Immunotherapies, antibodies show promise in treating lung cancer

September 29, 2016
The use of nivolumab both as monotherapy and in combination with ipilimumab demonstrates increased safety and efficacy in patients with small cell…

FDA News

FDA approves companion diagnostic test for Tagrisso in NSCLC

September 29, 2016
The FDA approved a blood-based companion diagnostic for osimertinib for use in certain patients with non–small cell lung cancer, according to…

In the Journals Plus

Caregiver well-being associated with perceived quality of care for patients with lung, colorectal cancers

September 28, 2016
The well-being of relatives and friends who provided unpaid cancer care was associated with the perceived quality of care for patients with lung or

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Hypofractionated radiation therapy offers shorter treatment for poor-performance NSCLC

September 28, 2016
The use of accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy produced equivalent OS and PFS outcomes as conventional radiation therapy in patients with…

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Stereotactic body radiation therapy use increases, yields improved early-stage NSCLC survival

September 28, 2016
The increased use of stereotactic body radiation therapy doubled 4-year survival rates in veterans with stage I non–small cell lung cancer…

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Adoption of stereotactic body radiation therapy improves OS in elderly patients with NSCLC

September 27, 2016
The widespread adoption of stereotactic body radiation therapy to treat elderly patients with early-stage non–small cell lung cancer has…

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Telephone helpline increases access to cancer prevention, control programs

September 27, 2016
The addition of a telephone-based cancer control navigation intervention to a helpline’s existing services helped callers access cancer control…

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Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery may represent new standard of care for brain metastases

September 26, 2016
Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery conferred equivalent OS as whole-brain radiation therapy but improved preservation of cognitive functioning…

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Patients may have unrealistic expectations of phase 1 oncology trials

September 26, 2016
Nearly half of patients with cancer expected that their tumors would shrink while on a phase 1 study, although the typical response rate observed in…

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