Alecensa Appears Superior to Xalkori in ALK positive NSCLC Involving the Brain

The results from two separate clinical studies comparing Alecensa alectinib to Xalkori crizotinib presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology in Madrid demonstrate that Alecensa s superior in treating non small cell lung caner NSCLC that has sp [...]

Lower Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Levels Elevate Risk of Thyroid Cancer

There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels a finding that could have a major impact on patients fighting the disease The Yale-led study published in American Association for Cancer Research journa [...]

Pass it On: It’s Leukemia National Awareness Month

Leukemia and lymphoma are both hematologic malignancies meaning that they involve the blood or bone marrow The American Cancer Society ACS estimates that there will be 60140 new cases of leukemia and 24400 deaths in 2016 For lymphoma the ACS estimates tha [...]

Keytruda Immunotherapy Appears Promising in Advanced Gastric Cancer

Keytruda pembrolizumab appears promising in patients with pretreated metastatic gastric cancer according to late-breaking results from the KEYNOTE-059 trial presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid1 Stomach cance [...]

NSAIDs Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDS are medicines that are used for the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal illnesses including spinal disorders osteoarthritis and inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis NSAIDs effectively relie [...]

Annual Mammography Starting at Age 40 Prevents the Most Cancer Deaths

When to initiate screening for breast cancer how often to screen and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates A new study compares the number of deaths that might be prevented as a result of three of the most widely discus [...]

Duvelisib; Promising New Treatment Option for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

Results of the Phase 3 DUO study evaluating duvelisib in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia CLLsmall lymphocytic lymphoma SLL have been reported and appear very promising Although the treatment of CLLSLL has advanced in rece [...]

Pass it On: It’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In 2016 the American Cancer Association estimates that 22280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14240 women will die from the disease The incidence of ovarian cancer has decreased slightly in the past decade or so though the reason for this d [...]

CancerConnect On Line Support Community Available for Cancer Patients and Caregivers Impacted by Hurricane Irma

CancerConnect is a specialized social network for patients with cancer and their caregivers All the members of the CancerConnect community are hoping for the best for everyone in Florida facing the coming wrath of Hurricane Irma We are especially concerne [...]

Pass it On: It’s National Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ that is below the Adams apple in the front part of the neck It produces stores and releases hormones that regulate vital body functions Thyroid cancer happens when cells in the thyroid grow out of control Ther [...]