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What is Neutropenia?

What is Neutropenia?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

There are 1.6 million people diagnosed with cancer in the US each year. Of these, 650,000 receive chemotherapy. Did you know that 60,000 people a year are hospitalized for neutropenia, a common side effect of chemotherapy? One in fourteen die because of it. Of the 650,000 receiving chemotherapy, 104,000 are not aware of neutropenia and 52,000 don’t...

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Treating types of non-small-cell lung cancer with nedaplatin chemotherapy

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug nedaplatin (Aqupla) to treat specific types of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that nedaplatin was effective at treating patients with squamous cell lung cancer. Some background Targeted therapy has improved the outcome of certain types of NSCLC...

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Emergencies and Illness

Emergencies and Illness

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

After three hurricanes, flooding, fires and mudslides, and now severe cold and snow in the Deep South and throughout the country, the US has had its share of emergencies. Are you prepared? For people who rely on oxygen, who are on dialysis, have diabetes or other serious conditions, it is time to think about putting together some of the essentials.  What...

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Is there a benefit in combining radiation treatments for patients with limited brain metastases?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) at treating non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread to the brain. The trial focused on patients with few brain metastases (tumors that spread) and combined WBRT with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). The authors concluded that they did not find a...

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Combining systemic and local therapy – is there a benefit for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at different combinations of local and systemic therapy for treating patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that this type of aggressive combination therapy could improve survival rates of these patients. Some background Roughly half of patients with NSCLC are not diagnosed...

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Can acupuncture improve fatigue during cancer treatment?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether acupuncture could improve cancer related fatigue for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that acupuncture is safe and may be beneficial at improving fatigue in these patients during their treatment regimes. Some background Fatigue is one of the most common side effects...

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CAR T-Cells and HIV: What’s the Connection?

CAR T-Cells and HIV: What’s the Connection?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

It has taken decades of work for researchers to find ways to activate the immune system to treat cancer (what we now call immuno-oncology or I-O). Much of that work has been poorly funded. Largely, it has been the result of researchers getting experience in other disciplines (like infectious disease) and then transferring that expertise to oncology...

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Does Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Have Stages?

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

Video information: What are the different stages of small cell lung cancer (SCLC)? Dr. Laura Chow of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance explains how SCLC can progress and the associated stage, the treatment plan, and where research is headed. Carley Ornstein of the American Lung Association shares how patients can benefit from a second opinion, while...

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