Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer)

Varubi Approved for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (09-21-2015)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the agent Varubi (rolapitant) to be used to prevent delayed phase chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (emesis). Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a common side effect... Continue Reading

Smoking Cessation Drug Not Boosting Number of Smokers Who Quit (08-19-2015)

The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a study led by researchers at University of California,... Continue Reading

FDA Designates Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Azedra in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma (08-12-2015)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated Azedra as a Breakthrough Therapy for the treatment of patients with iobenguane-avid metastatic or recurrent pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Azedra is currently being evaluated in a pivotal... Continue Reading

theGIConnection and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Foundation Partner to Provide Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Patients with Virtual Support Community (07-13-2015)

July 13, 2015 – Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID —OMNI Health Media (OMNI) and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Foundation (IBDSF) are pleased to announce a partnership with TheGIConnection that will both improve access to and increase support... Continue Reading

BCM Study Findings Show That a Mother’s Diet Before Pregnancy May Affect Her Child’s Lifelong Cancer Risk (06-17-2015)

A collaborative team of international researchers led by Dr. Robert Waterland, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics and nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor and Texas Children’s... Continue Reading

Tips for Cancer Caregivers: November is National Family Caregiver Month (11-10-2014)

Caring for a family member or friend with cancer is often very challenging. The experience can be exhausting both mentally and physically, but it actually becomes even more so when you don’t take care of yourself. I use a metaphor of a watering can... Continue Reading

Study Suggest That Psoriasis Patients Have Increased Cancer Risk (10-15-2014)

Based on recently analyzed data from a retrospective analysis of commercial insurance claims, rates of cancer are higher in patients with psoriasis and that some anti-psoriatic drugs may pose a higher risk than others. Dr. Alexa B. Kimball of Massachusetts... Continue Reading

Anamorelin May Be First Drug to Treat Cancer Cachexia (10-14-2014)

A new drug, anamorelin, may be the first ever to effectively improve cancer cachexia. These findings were presented at the 2014 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Madrid, Spain, September 26–30.[1] Cancer cachexia is a “wasting”... Continue Reading

New Studies Suggest Cancer Treatments During Pregnancy May Be Safe (10-6-2014)

Two small studies presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology annual meeting suggest that children whose mothers undergo chemotherapy or radiation for cancer during pregnancy are not at increased risk for mental development or heart problems. Although... Continue Reading

Advances in Genomic Testing-What you Need to Know (09-29-2014)

Q: What is genomic testing? A: Genomic testing looks at a group of genes and their varying levels of expression. This gene expression or activity can characterize how genes interact with one another and predict the behavior of certain tissues within... Continue Reading

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