Christina Izzo

Articles

Telephone Counseling Boosts Spirits-and Immune Indicators-for Cervical Cancer Survivors

May 11th 2015

Psychosocial telephone counseling intervention benefits mood and quality of life for cervical cancer survivors, including cancer-specific and gynecologic concerns.

Supportive Care Is Key in MDS Treatment

April 28th 2015

Interview with Thomas Prebet MD, PhD, in advance of the 2015 International MDS Symposium, on topics related to supportive care in MDS and iron chelation therapy.

Dense Breasts Found in More Black Than White Women, Risk Could Help Target Cancer

April 27th 2015

Black/African-American women had a significantly higher absolute area breast density of 40.1 cm2 compared with 33.1 cm2 in white women.

Vitamin D Deficient Follicular Lymphoma Patients Experience Higher Relapse Risk

April 22nd 2015

Low vitamin D levels prior to treatment may be linked to risk of relapse or death for patients with follicular lymphoma.

New Ovarian Cancer Guidelines Include Surgery, Chemotherapy and Therapy Advancements

March 18th 2015

Recent advancements in the treatment of ovarian cancer, including surgical techniques, the approvals of bevacizumab and olaparib, and intraperitoneal chemotherapy, have led the National Comprehensive Cancer Network to make changes to their clinical practice guidelines.

Lung Cancer Clinical Trials Could See Boost in Enrollment

March 9th 2015

Prior cancer history should not exclude patients with advanced lung cancer from participating in clinical trials because it does not impact clinical outcomes.

Men with Testicular Cancer More Likely to Develop Prostate Cancer

February 23rd 2015

A new study has shown that men with a history of testicular cancer have a higher incidence of developing prostate cancer, including intermediate or high-risk prostate cancer, compared to those without a history of testicular cancer.

Analysis Shows Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk From Hormone Replacement Therapy

February 17th 2015

The risk of developing the two most common types of ovarian cancer significantly increases when taking hormone replacement therapy to alleviate symptoms of menopause, according to a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies.

President Details $215 Million 'Precision Medicine Initiative'

January 31st 2015

The 'precision medicine initiative' proposed by President Barack Obama will require an initial investment of $215 million and consent from 1 million volunteers, with the goal of discovering potential cures for patients with cancer.

Trastuzumab Regimen Lowers Recurrence Risk in Early-Stage, HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

January 20th 2015

Results of a phase II study showed that women with small, stage I HER2-positive tumors who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and the targeted drug trastuzumab following surgery were highly unlikely to have the cancer recur within 3 years.