All Oncology News

Screening With Low-Dose CT Scan Reduces Deaths From Lung Cancer

June 30th 2011

Patients screened with low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) reduced their risk of dying of lung cancer by 20% compared with chest x-ray.

ODAC Upholds Vote to Revoke Avastin's Breast Cancer Indication

June 29th 2011

An FDA advisory committee unanimously recommended Wednesday that the agency withdraw the breast cancer indication for Avastin.

Yoga Poses

June 28th 2011

Hatha yoga focuses on a physical practice.

Study Reveals Disconnect Between Patient Treatment and Evidence-Based Guidelines

June 27th 2011

Nearly half of older women with advanced breast cancer in the United States failed to receive radiation following a mastectomy.

Do cell phones cause cancer?

June 27th 2011

The radiation emitted by these phones is now designated as possibly cancer-causing.

FDA Roundup, Including Latest on Avastin Hearing

June 24th 2011

The FDA recently approved a new drug formulation, mandated label changes for cigarettes and sunscreens, and issued an opinion on breast implants.

Chemotherapy Drug Shortages Persist With No Real End in Sight

June 23rd 2011

Shortages of chemotherapy drugs continue to plague the healthcare industry.

Surgical Oncologists Typically Follow Treatment Guidelines

June 22nd 2011

A vast majority of Medicare patients with cancer are receiving appropriate surgical care that is in line with current treatment guidelines.

FDA Mandates Graphic Cigarette Label Warnings

June 21st 2011

In an effort to draw attention to the dangers of tobacco, the FDA has mandated the inclusion of graphic warnings to cigarette packs and advertisements.

Breathing

June 21st 2011

In yoga practice, breathing is known as Pranayama, one of the 8 limbs of yoga.

Vismodegib Trial Yields Benefits in BCC patients

June 20th 2011

Vismodegib has demonstrated positive overall response rates in patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma.

Adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer: An expiration date?

June 20th 2011

One issue that confronts medical oncologists is the explanation of benefits from chemotherapy

The Nursing Workforce in the USA

June 20th 2011

The nursing workforce is now larger in size, older, and more diverse.

Protecting Bone Health in Cancer Patients

June 20th 2011

This informative video explains why bone health is so vital for cancer patients.

FDA Extends Uses for the Lymphoma Drug Istodax

June 17th 2011

The FDA has granted accelerated approval for Istodax (romidepsin) to be used as treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

New Posttreatment Guidelines for Gynecologic Cancers Developed

June 17th 2011

Clinical observations are more effective than routine testing in posttreatment surveillance and diagnosis of most gynecologic tumors

Prolonged Use of Diabetes Drug Actos May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer

June 16th 2011

The FDA announced that the prolonged use of pioglitazone (Actos) for more than 1 year has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer

Health Benefits of Yoga

June 16th 2011

Yoga was first practiced thousands of years ago in India, and over time, this practice was taught to people in India and around the world.

New Genetic Test Aids Detection of HER2+ Breast Cancer

June 15th 2011

On Tuesday the FDA approved a genetic test known as Inform Dual ISH that detects HER2+ breast cancer

Scientists Pioneer Technology to Detect More Chromosomal Aberrations in Cancer Tumors

June 14th 2011

The investigators developed a computer tool that is dramatically better for finding genetic missteps that promote cancer.