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Fresh Insights Into Hormonal Therapies

December 12th 2008

CURE Editor-in-Chief Debu Tripathy, MD, blogs on medical issues from SABCS.

Low-Dose Estradiol as Effective as High Dose in Treating Aromatase Inhibitor-Resistant Breast Cancer

December 12th 2008

A brief summary of the role estrogen plays in helping treat breast cancer patients who are initially resistant to aromatase inhibitors.

Examining Treatment Options and Side Effects

December 12th 2008

Advocate Joan Venticinque blogs about patient advocacy.

SABCS 2008 Marks the First Year of Collaboration

December 11th 2008

The American Association of Cancer Research has joined the Cancer Therapy Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the Baylor College of Medicine in putting on this year's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Advocates Converge at Breast Cancer Conference

December 11th 2008

Patient advocates lend a strong voice to this year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

SAN ANTONIO BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM 2007

December 11th 2008

A synopsis of last year's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium updates.

Advocates Put Triple Negative Breast Cancer to the Test

December 11th 2008

A look at the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation’s roots and how the organization plans to expand their presence by funding necessary research and demanding that triple-negative breast cancer does not go unnoticed.

Advocates Face Many Choices in Era of Personalized Medicine

December 10th 2008

Advocate Joan Venticinque blogs about patient advocacy.

Finding Inspiration at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

December 10th 2008

CURE publisher Susan McClure blogs from a survivor's perspective.

New Approaches Explored at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

December 10th 2008

CURE Editor-in-Chief Debu Tripathy, MD, blogs on medical issues from SABCS.

New Ways of Studying Drugs are Needed to Succeed in Developing New Agents

December 10th 2008

Overview of education sessions during opening of SABCS.

Coping with Grief and Relief

November 1st 2008

Help for caregivers after patient death—emotional support, depression, grief, normal feelings, family support, and time to recover.

Setting Up a Caregiver Team

October 24th 2008

A guide and resources for how caregivers can set up a support team to organize help from family and friends, delegate responsibilities, ask for and accept support and favors during their caregiving role through the cancer journey.

Creating a Caregiver Notebook

October 24th 2008

Take it from a chronically disorganized caregiver: You want your cancer information organized and accessible.

Lung Cancer Patients Living Longer With Targeted Drugs

October 24th 2008

Avastin is one of a new class of drugs that works by targeting the newly formed blood vessels that develop around tumors, a process called antiangiogenesis—recent studies have seen positive survival results in colon cancer and now lung cancer.

The Pitfalls and Promises of Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer Early

October 24th 2008

Ovarian cancer, also known as “the silent killer,” may soon be detected earlier, giving women improved survival rates, with the recognition of specific early warning signs which including abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, urinary urgency or frequency, pelvic and lower back pressure, loss of appetite or feeling full quickly and abnormal vaginal bleeding.

CURExtra - Monitoring for Bladder Cancer Recurrence

October 23rd 2008

Bladder cancer has one of the highest recurrence rates, but there are many tests and ways to monitor for early detection including, urine cytology, cystoscopy, BladderChek, UroVysion, FISH and ImmunoCyt Bladder Cancer Monitoring Test.

Preventing Prostate Cancer: Drugs or Diet?

October 23rd 2008

Research focusing on early detection and prevention of prostate cancer with chemoprevention drugs such as Proscar and Avodart and dietary prevention with vitamins and supplements such as vitamin E and selenium.

CURExtra - Evista Gives Women Another Choice for Preventing Breast Cancer

October 23rd 2008

The STAR (Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene) trial, one of the largest breast cancer prevention trials ever conducted, showed that five years of Evista is as effective as tamoxifen in lowering risk of developing breast cancer, giving high-risk women a new option for prevention

CURExtra - The Hidden Dangers of Tanning Salons

October 23rd 2008

Many people, especially young adults and teens, are unaware of the dangers of indoor tanning beds and that they give off UV light, just like the sun, and can cause skin cancer.

CURExtra - Faces of Fatigue

October 23rd 2008

Many cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy or chemotherapy experience moderate to severe treatment-related fatigue—tiredness, feeling drained, low energy, shortness of breath, concentration difficulty—and although the specific cause is unknown, there are ways to manage cancer fatigue including exercise, meditation, stress reduction, energy conservation and certain medications.

CURExtra - Prostate Cancer Therapy: Men Guided by What They Fear, What They Hear

October 23rd 2008

Choosing which cancer treatment is right for you is tough, but it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of each option and consider getting a second opinion, and studies show that most men diagnosed with prostate cancer base treatment decisions on preconceived ideas and fears or stories heard from other patients rather than logical evaluation of each treatment option—chemotherapy, radiation, surgery—and information from doctors.

Oncologists Address Fertility Issues Earlier With Patients

October 23rd 2008

Oncologists are increasingly focusing on treatment-related infertility.

10 Steps to Financial Peace of Mind During Treatment

October 23rd 2008

CURExtra - Better Treatments/Better Healthcare

October 23rd 2008

With research focused on targeted therapies that are less toxic, patients with advanced and rare cancers once considered incurable are being diagnosed earlier with better screening and diagnostic tests and living longer with new treatments like Xeloda for advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer.

Researchers Focus On Hormone-Negative Breast Cancer

October 23rd 2008

Women with hormone-negative breast cancers may not be able to benefit from tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors, but a subset of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer are able to take advantage of advances such as Herceptin and Tykerb. For women with hormone- and HER2-negative cancers, or triple negative, new research into what drives these cancers and prevent recurrence may increase treatment options and benefit this population.

CURExtra - The Future of Vaccine Therapies as Cancer Treatment

October 23rd 2008

With the Food and Drug Administration requesting more information about the efficacy of Provenge, an investigational vaccine for hormone-refractory prostate cancer and what many expected to be the first vaccine approved to treat cancer, one may wonder when a therapeutic vaccine will finally reach patients outside clinical trials. But as researchers learn more about the immune system, develop better vaccines, and find how best to study their effects on cancer, vaccines are still expected to be an important player in the future of cancer therapy.

After Caregiving

October 22nd 2008

A guide for caregivers after treatment ends—what to expect, how to return to normal, accepting a new role, coping with grief and finding emotional support.

A New Role

September 8th 2008

A guide for navigating the challenging territory of caretaking.

Taking Care of Yourself

September 8th 2008

How and why caregivers should care for themselves.