Genome data provides support for link to thyroid cancer

October 21, 2017
Recent findings from a large international genetic database provided new insight on genetic mutations known to cause thyroid cancer, according to a…

City of Hope names director of pharmaceutical initiatives

October 21, 2017
George Somlo, M D, has been appointed director of pharmaceutical initiatives at City of Hope. Somlo, recognized for his research…
Meeting News

Free texting service keeps patients’ families updated during cancer surgeries

October 20, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A simple, no-cost text message service at a cancer center in Detroit has helped keep families of surgical patients informed…
Meeting News

Drug-specific videos provide consistent chemotherapy education for patients

October 20, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A large health system’s use of drug-specific videos helped ensure consistent chemotherapy education for patients…
Meeting News

Lay navigators improve quality of cancer care, reduce costs

October 20, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The integration of lay navigators at a 12-institution health network reduced the cost of cancer care while improving care…
In the Journals

Post-transplant squamous cell carcinoma incidence declined in recent years

October 20, 2017
There has been a consistent decline in squamous cell carcinoma post-transplant among organ transplant recipients in Norway since the 1980s, according…

Karmanos Cancer Institute president elected to Association of American Cancer Institutes board

October 20, 2017
Gerold Bepler, MD, PhD, has been elected to the Association of American Cancer Institutes’ board of directors. Bepler, president and CEO of…

‘Scant bipartisanship’ not enough to end ‘political war over Obamacare’

October 19, 2017
Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced a bipartisan bill that will finance cost-sharing subsidy payments to health…
Meeting News

Cancer survivor: Clinicians can help patients through emotional support, meaningful communication

October 19, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Members of the cancer care team can greatly help their patients by striving to reduce the overwhelming nature of their…
Meeting News

Community engagement, partnerships can reduce cancer disparities, improve population health

October 19, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A five-step roadmap helped Duke Cancer Institute establish a health equity program designed to reduce cancer disparities and…
In the Journals

Lower health literacy increases risk for cancer-related hospitalizations

October 19, 2017
Health literacy independently predicted hospitalizations among patients with cancer, with lower levels indicating an elevated risk for hospital…
In the Journals Plus

Fewer newly diagnosed patients with cancer lack insurance after ACA

October 19, 2017
Uninsurance rates among patients newly diagnosed with cancer dropped one-third during the Affordable Care Act’s first year of implementation…
Meeting News

‘Song-cologist’ uses healing power of music to make personal connections with patients

October 19, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Steven G. Eisenberg, DO, is the world’s first song-cologist. Eisenberg — medical oncologist at cCARE, which…
In the Journals Plus

Favorable outcomes seen for lung-only metastatic thyroid cancer

October 19, 2017
Results of a retrospective study conducted in South Korea demonstrated that most patients with metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer confined to
In the Journals Plus

Hydroxyurea appears safe for African children with sickle cell anemia

October 19, 2017
Hydroxyurea did not increase the risk for malaria infection in children with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions of Uganda…
In the Journals

One in five young women dependent on indoor tanning

October 19, 2017
Data from a recent survey demonstrate indoor tanning dependence was linked with symptoms of depression and beliefs about physical appearance. The…
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves Yescarta, second-ever CAR T-cell therapy, for certain B-cell lymphomas

October 19, 2017
The FDA approved axicabtagene ciloleucel as the first chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy to treat adults with relapsed or refractory large…
Meeting News

PIK3CA mutation linked to brain metastases in large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma

October 19, 2017
PIK3CA mutation defined a distinct phenotype of large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung characterized by brain metastases, according to…
Meeting News

Ipilimumab, nivolumab shows promising control of mesothelioma

October 18, 2017
The combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab showed a promising rate of 12-week disease control among patients with recurrent malignant pleural…
Meeting News

Esophageal cancer in first-degree relative increases Barrett’s risk

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — Patients with Barrett’s esophagus who have a first-degree relative with esophageal adenocarcinoma are at 5.5-fold increased…
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