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Does lymph node removal increase survival in stage 1 non-small-cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial looked at the impact of complete lymph node dissection for patients with early stage non-small-cell lung cancer. They concluded that complete dissection of the mediastinal lymph nodes was associated with better survival rates compared to only removing a few lymph nodes for sampling. Some background Surgery to remove tumors...

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Comparing targeted therapies for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to understand the effectiveness of anti-PD-L1 therapy in patients with previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to current treatments. The authors concluded that anti-PD-L1 therapy could be more beneficial than the chemotherapy drug docetaxel (Taxotere) at treating patients with previously treated...

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New treatment to prevent nausea during chemotherapy

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial examined the antiemetic drug NEPA (Akynzeo) at combating chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting in patients with lung cancer. The authors concluded that NEPA is effective at reducing nausea and is well tolerated in these patients. Some background For many cancers, chemotherapy is the gold standard for treatment....

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PTSD and Cancer

PTSD and Cancer

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

“I think all too often we underestimate the impact of a cancer diagnosis on the mental health and well-being of the individual, thus it goes unaddressed.” ~Stephanie Zimmerman, MSN Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can bring on feelings of worry, fear, dread, anger, uncertainty and loss.  Research indicates that, for some people, these symptoms of...

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Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In July 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conducted the National Cancer Opinion Survey to find out what people in the US know about cancer.  ASCO released the results in October.  The findings have already influenced recommendations made by the organization. Beliefs About Cancer Risk Among other questions, the survey asked  4,016...

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New Studies Linking Gut Bacteria and Cancer Treatment

New Studies Linking Gut Bacteria and Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

In It’s All In Your Gut, A High Fiber Diet and the Immune System, we introduced the microbiome that lives in our body.  It helps with our digestion and makes the short-chained fatty acids (SCFAs) that are important to our immune system.  Now several recent studies are looking at bacteria in the bodies of people with cancer.   Specifically, these...

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Is there a risk of rash from treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer with vandetanib?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This meta-analysis summarized studies that looked at the risk of side effects with an anti-cancer drug vandetanib (Caprelsa) for treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that treatment with vandetanib resulted in a higher risk of rash for NSCLC patients. Some background Chemotherapy plus...

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Should elderly patients with NSCLC be treated with less aggressive radiation therapy?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial examined whether aggressive radiation would cause severe side effects in patients over 80 years old with early stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that SBRT is safe and tolerable for older patients. Some background Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a type of radiation that delivers...

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War on Cancer: The Right Metaphor?

War on Cancer: The Right Metaphor?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 6 comments

“For me, having lost my husband, it’s frustrating to hear publicly people saying to John McCain, ‘If anybody can beat this you can — you’re so tough.’  Not that it’s intentionally hurtful, but it does leave those of us who’ve lost a loved one thinking, ‘Was my loved one not tough enough? Did he not fight hard enough?'” ~Dannagal...

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