Zeno Gets Breakthrough Therapy Designation for NRG1+ Pancreatic Cancer
Zeno showed promise in treating patients with advanced, unresectable or metastatic NRG1-fusion pancreatic cancer.
Frailty Linked With Worse Outcomes, Functional Declines in Older Patients With NSCLC
Patients 65 years and older with NSCLC and undergoing treatment with immunotherapy, chemotherapy and/or targeted therapy were more likely to have worse survival outcomes and declines in activity of daily living.
New Roles in Life After Cancer
Raising awareness for cancer survivors is important, and I try to do just that.
Caregivers of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Have 'Negative Consequences' on Health
Caregiver burden was prevalent among caregivers of patients with head and neck cancer, due to lack of patient employment and poor health-related quality of life.
Alzheimer’s Disease Medication May Not Improve Cognitive Impairment in Breast Cancer Survivors
Findings from a study conducted in women with a history of breast cancer demonstrated that treatment with donepezil, which is typically used to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, did not improve cognitive impairment, or “chemo brain.”
Cryotherapy During Chemo for Breast Cancer May Reduce Neuropathy
Cryotherapy may reduce the occurrence of peripheral neuropathy in patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy with paclitaxel and nab-paclitaxel, according to recent findings from an analysis.
Dr. Susan Love, Breast Cancer Advocate, Oncologist, Died at 75
Dr. Susan Love, founder of the Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, died of leukemia.
Expanded Access Protocol Makes Imetelstat Available to Patients With MDS
Patients with lower risk myelodysplastic syndrome may now receive imetelstat — despite it not being FDA-approved.
Lynparza Plus Avastin Showed Survival Benefits in Newly Diagnosed Advanced Ovarian Cancer
The final overall survival results of the PAOLA-1/ENGOT-ov25 trial confirmed the drug combination as “one of the standards of care” for some populations of patients with ovarian cancer.
Cannabis Helped a Survivor Maintain Weight, Be Pain Free During Chemo
Kim Stuck credits her cannabis use to the fact that she maintained her weight, was able to work out and was not in pain during breast cancer treatment.
Six Degrees of Separation for Cancer Genetics
In my wife’s family, the same pathogenic BRCA2 mutation is shared among 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and possibly 6th degree (too young to test) blood relatives.
YouTube Misses the Mark for Videos on Prostate Cancer, Mental Health
When it came to content on the mental health effects of prostate cancer, a review of YouTube videos found the results to be lacking.
Adding Opdivo to Chemo Boosts Survival in NSCLC
Patients with stage non-small cell lung cancer tended to have better outcomes when Opdivo was added to their pre-surgical chemotherapy treatment.
Immigrant Cancer Survivors Face Higher Rates of Uninsurance, Financial Hardship, Food Insecurity
Immigrant and foreign-born cancer survivors experience several disparities that suggest barriers to care and “may portent worse health outcomes in cancer survivorship,” according to researchers.
Lacking Emotional Support May Impact Quality of Life in Older Patients With GI Cancers
Patients 60 years and older with gastrointestinal cancers who reported inadequate emotional support were more likely to have poorer physical and mental quality of life, although no effect was observed in overall survival.
Imfinzi-Imjudo Combo Provides Survival Benefit Over 4 Years in Liver Cancer Subset
Patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer, obtained a survival benefit over four years of follow-up with a treatment regimen of Imfinzi and Imjudo.
‘Reassuring’ Findings Show That Flu Shot Is Safe During Immunotherapy
Patients with cancer undergoing immunotherapy treatment did not have increased hospitalizations or serious side effects after getting the flu shot.
My Early Encounters With Cancer Vs. My Cancer Life Today
Anticipating a cancer scan, I think back on my early encounters with cancer.
Toby Keith Gives Cancer Update, Duchess of York Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis and More
From country music star, Toby Keith, providing an update on his cancer to the Duchess of York announcing her diagnosis, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.
FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for Reqorsa Plus Tecentriq
The use of Reqorsa and Tecentriq may increase prognosis for patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.
Optimal Drug Use in Elderly Patients With CRC Requires Balance
Taking five or more medications increased the risk of death, hospitalizations and ER visits in elderly patients with colorectal cancer.
Chemo Drug Shortage Requires a ‘Holistic Solution’
A chemotherapy shortage is resulting in altered treatment plans for many patients with cancer. CURE® spoke with experts about what that means for patients — and what they can do about it.
Beau’s Lines: Another Cancer Side Effect They Don’t Tell You About
After chemo treatment, my nails were like tree trunks — showing ages and environmental stress with ridges.
With 35 Rounds of Chemo and Counting, Author Shares Appendiceal Cancer Journey in New Book
William S. Laird, author of the unflinching memoir “Not Me, Cancer,” speaks with CURE’s “Cancer Horizons” podcast about the decision to share his story and the importance of perseverance.
Telehealth Offers ‘Significantly Lower’ Costs for Rural Patients with Urologic Cancer
Opting for telehealth appointments can make a big financial difference for rural-residing patients receiving urologic cancer care.
First Patient Dosed With Novel CAR-M Cell Therapy Plus Keytruda for HER2-Overexpressing Cancer
Treatment with a CAR-M cell therapy plus Keytruda is being assessed in a phase 1 study in patients with HER2-overexpressed tumors.
Anxiety, Depression at Lymphoma Diagnosis May Affect Outcomes
Patients with depression or anxiety at the time of a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma diagnosis tended to have worse survival, recent research showed.
What I’ve Learned About Having Cancer
After reflecting on my own experience and speaking to others who also had cancer, here are 12 things I’ve learned about dealing with the disease.
Exercise Can Strengthen the Immune Systems in Patients with Myeloma
Supervised exercise can help to improve the immune system for patients with myeloma, recent research showed.
Overweight BMI Associated With Better Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes
Being overweight might improve overall survival and progression-free survival for patients with head and neck cancer undergoing chemoradiotherapy, recent research showed.
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