By Jason M. Broderick


Healthy Lifestyle May Reduce Likelihood of Lethal Prostate Cancer Among Those With High Genetic Risk

April 10th 2021

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle was found to reduce the likelihood of developing metastatic disease or dying of prostate cancer among men who had a high genetic risk.

ASCO Updates Guidelines for Genetic Testing

May 20th 2010

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) updated its 2003 recommendations for genetic testing to keep pace with exponential progress in genetic science.

2008 Healthcare Spending Massive Despite Decline in Growth Rate

May 20th 2010

The United States spent $2.3 trillion ($7681 per person) on healthcare in 2008, with costs continuing to outstrip available resources.

New FDA Website Updates Medical Device Report Codes

May 20th 2010

The FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute Enterprise Vocabulary Service, launched a Website ( updating its coding system for reporting adverse events related to medical devices.

Star Wars Strikes Back: Microwave Technology from Reagan-era Program Reduces Mastectomies

May 20th 2010

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma (OU) have been investigating focused microwave thermotherapy (FMT), a microwave treatment capable of destroying large cancer tumors in patients with breast cancer.

Medical Marijuana: Smoke & Mirrors?

May 20th 2010

When our home state of New Jersey became the 14th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana, OBTN decided to take a closer look at the herbal remedy. With help from oncologists on our advisory board, we sought to filter through the smoke and examine the ealities of medical marijuana.

Can Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 Protect Against Chemo Brain?

May 20th 2010

Chemotherapy recipients have long complained of decreased mental function during and after treatment, yet the medical community has only recently acknowledged the reality of chemo brain, the term for chemotherapy's degenerative effect on normal cognitive function.