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Immunotherapy Agent Misses Study Survival Goal in Advanced Penile Cancer

February 22nd 2022

Tecentriq failed to meet the progression-free survival goal in a trial analyzing the immunotherapy agent in advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the penis.

Compassionate Guidance Through a Cancer Clinical Trial

February 21st 2022

"Because of his supportive rapport with his patients, his name often has come up in our local support group, resulting in everyone wishing they had 'a Gil,'" a cancer survivor wrote of a clinical trial research nurse.

Even in the Prescence of Health Complications and Other Medications, Nubeqa Maintains Safety, Efficacy in Prostate Cancer Treatment

February 21st 2022

Patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who were taking other medications or had health complications still derived a survival benefit from treatment with Nubeqa, research showed.

Cancer Survivorship and the ‘Patient Patient’

February 21st 2022

A look at a survivor's survivorship appointment and how being a “patient patient” helps tackle anxiety.

Fotivda Boosts Survival and Has ‘Interesting’ – and Tolerable – Safety Profile for Kidney Cancer Treatment

February 21st 2022

Fotivda – a TKI drug that was approved last year – not only improved survival outcomes, but was also very tolerable in terms of side effects for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Rozlytrek Offers ‘New Frontier’ for Treating Brain Metastases in NTRK Fusion-Positive Cancers

February 21st 2022

New research has demonstrated that treatment with Rozlytrek induced meaningful responses in patients with NTRK fusion-positive solid tumors and may also effectively treat brain metastases in those patients.

The Waiting Game: She Doesn’t Have Cancer Today, But What About Tomorrow?

February 20th 2022

Although my daughter’s cancer scans currently show no evidence of disease, I am haunted by the fact that there is always a possibility it could return and uproot our lives yet again.

The Loss of an Oncologist Is Heart-Wrenching for Cancer Survivors

February 20th 2022

I think all of us feel abandoned somewhat when we lose an oncologist, and other cancer survivors have expressed these same emotions to me. But I have to realize that a piece of her will always be with me until the day I pass.

Turning Sorrow Into Joy: The Oncologist Who Gave My Life Back

February 20th 2022

A woman with metastatic breast cancer pens a heartfelt tribute to the oncologist who saved her life and approached her care with empathy and encouragement.

Trailblazer, Advocate, Innovator and Clinician For Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 19th 2022

A colleague recognizes the generosity, humility and grace of a metastatic breast cancer expert who has led many practice-changing trials and programs to help as many patients as she can.

More Than a Hero: My Mom’s Cancer Doctor Made It Possible For Her to Watch Me Grow Up

February 18th 2022

When I first learned about my mom’s breast cancer, I was just a toddler — but thanks to her incredible oncologist, my mom is here to see to me grow up.

Cancer Survivors Share Their Eating Struggles — and Solutions — for Life After Cancer Treatment

February 18th 2022

CURE® asked its readers to share their difficulties eating after cancer, and what they did to help combat those challenges.

I Am Switching My Approach to Cope with Cancer ‘Scanxiety’

February 18th 2022

After reaching the point where anxiety was completely overwhelming my system before getting routine cancer scans, I decided to try a new approach suggested by my therapist to ease my worries.

NBC Meteorologist Bob Nunnally Takes Time Off for Cancer Treatment, Mary J. Blige Stars in Super Bowl Ad to Encourage Cancer Screenings, And More

February 18th 2022

From NBC4 meteorologist Bob Nunnally’s break for cancer treatments to Mary J. Blige’s Super Bowl commercial encouraging others to undergo cancer screenings, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Expert Breaks Down New CDC Masking Guidance, and What It Means for Patients With Cancer

February 18th 2022

An oncologist from Johns Hopkins Medicine outlines why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its masking guidance in 2022, and why high-quality masks are particularly important for patients with cancer.

Trial Initiated to Study Protein-Inhibiting Treatment Option for Patients With Acute Leukemia

February 17th 2022

A trial to examine BMF-219 in patients with relapsed or refractory acute leukemias has begun recruiting patients across multiple U.S. states.

FDA Agrees to Review CAR-T Cell Therapy for Second-Line Treatment of Large B-Cell Lymphoma

February 17th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration will review data on Breyanzi (lisocabtagene maraleucel) — a CAR-T cell therapy — for use in the second-line setting for patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma to determine if the indication will be granted approval.

Cancer Caregivers Need Extra Support During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 17th 2022

Having been a caregiver to my late husband who died from cancer, I know first-hand the difficulties of caregiving — not to mention what it must be like for those trying to do it during a worldwide pandemic.

Exploring the Dynamics of a Male Cancer Caregiver in a Society That Encourages Men to Be Independent

February 17th 2022

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, the founder of Jack’s Caregiver Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting men throughout the caregiving experience, explores the layered sociological factors which can affect men in unique ways when they are supporting a loved one with cancer.

A Pioneer of Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Who Never Gives up on Patients

February 17th 2022

A surgical oncologist honors an admirable doctor in the field who refuses to falter in the face of challenges in order to do exhaust every opportunity possible to improve the lives of patients with metastatic breast cancer.

More Than Just a Colleague: An Inspiring Individual Fighting for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 16th 2022

A woman with breast cancer honors a colleague for her inspirational work to better the lives of patients with metastatic breast cancer, mentor others and inspire meaningful change.

Daily Aspirin Use Failed to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes, Led to ‘Slightly Worse Survival’ Than Placebo

February 16th 2022

A large study of women with HER2-negative breast cancer showed that daily aspirin use had no effect on breast cancer outcomes.

My Oncologist Gave Me a Pseudo-Medication Taper That Made Me Feel Like I Was Losing Control

February 16th 2022

In the midst of my treatment for mantle cell lymphoma, I had to suffer through the feeling of wanting to crawl out of my own skin when my oncologist gave me a medication tapering plan that was not gradual enough.

Patients With Kidney Cancer ‘Continue to See Benefit’ With Post-Surgical Keytruda

February 16th 2022

At a 30-month follow-up, patients with renal cell carcinoma — which is the most common type of kidney cancer — who underwent nephrectomy continued to benefit from Keytruda after the surgical removal of the affected kidney.

Changing to a New Oncologist Is Never Easy, But it Can Be Life-Changing

February 16th 2022

I feared that switching to a new oncologist after mine retired would be awkward but having Dr. Joshua D. Rosenberg treat my metastatic breast cancer has left me with the deepest gratitude.

Quality of Life, Outcomes After Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplant May Be Similar Regardless of Patient’s Relation to Donor

February 15th 2022

Patients with cancer who receive bone marrow or stem cells from either a related or unrelated donor may experience similar outcomes and quality of life post transplant, which may highlight the efforts made by teams to help patients along the way.

Prehab, Rehab May Improve Health and Well-Being in Patients Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy

February 15th 2022

Prehab and rehab may help patients with cancer who are receiving CAR-T cell therapy return to health or even better, but there are still challenges.

As More and More People Become Tethered to Their Cell Phones, I Worry About Radiation Causing Cancer

February 15th 2022

Many young people slip cell phones inside their bras or pockets without a thought, but I worry if that is a safe practice and wonder if it could lead to health problems — such as cancer — in the future.

Eating After My Cancer Treatment Was So Painful, It Felt Like I Had Strep Throat for 1 Year

February 15th 2022

After realizing that alcohol and spicy foods were excruciating to consume after treatment, throat cancer survivor Rob Paulsen learned that smoothies were a much healthier — and more soothing — option.

Beacons of Light, Hope and Community for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 15th 2022

A metastatic breast cancer survivor explains why it’s so important to find other cancer survivors to walk alongside.