Long Term Follow Up Shows Durability of Jakafi® Response in Patients with Polycythemia Vera

CancerConnect News Jakafi ruxolitinib was initially reported to help patients with polycythemia vera PV maintain hematocrit control more effectively than the best available therapy at the 56th American Hematology Society Annual Meeting in 201412 Now with [...]

Oral Contraceptive Use Still Linked to Breast Cancer

Women who rely on birth control pills or contraceptive devices that release hormones face a small but significant increase in the risk for breast cancer according to a large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine1 This study is the first t [...]

Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor

1 Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with pancreatic cancer and often work in collaboration Pick your primary oncologist carefully rely on people you trust including nurses [...]

Diagnosed with Gastric Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor

1 Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with gastric cancer and often work in collaboration Pick your primary oncologist carefully rely on people you trust including nurses and [...]

Acupuncture Reduces Aromatase Inhibitor Joint Pain in Women with Breast Cancer

According to a well designed study presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium acupuncture is effective in reducing pain and stiffness associated with aromatase inhibitor AI therapy in women with early-stage breast cancer1 Stiffness and join [...]

What to Tell Children when Facing a Diagnosis of Cancer

If you have children in your life you already know that they tend to be creatures of habit who rely on their daily routine There may be unexpected changes in their routine with your fight against cancer and you may be concerned about the best way to talk [...]

Addition of Darzalex™ Improves Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

The addition of Darzalex daratumumab to the standard treatment combination consisting of Velcade bortezomib melphalan and prednisone VMP reduces disease progression or death by 50 among patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are not eligible t [...]

Mogamulizumab Superior to Vorinostat in Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma

Results were recently presented at the 59th American Society of Hematology ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta from a international comparative clinical trail evaluating mogamulizumab in patients with previously treated cutaneous T-cell lymphoma [...]

Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a common way to treat cervical cancer Doctors who specialize in treating cancers with radiation are known as radiation oncologists During radiation therapy high-energy x-rays are used to kill cancer cells Radiation the [...]

Kisqali® Improves Outcomes of Premenopausal Women with HR+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer

It was announced today that results from the Phase III MONALEESA-7 trial evaluating Kisqali ribociclib in combination endocrine-based therapy in premenopausal or perimenopausal women with hormone-receptor positive human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 [...]