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Extraordinary Oncology Nurse, Extraordinary Person

May 7th 2022

Donna MacDonald, B.S.N., RN, OCN, CCM, goes beyond her duties as a nurse to advocate and support her patients.

Use of Live-Donor Liver Transplants in Patients With Metastatic Colon Cancer Leads to ‘Excellent Survival’

March 31st 2022

Patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver tend to have poor outcomes and are typically not candidates to receive liver transplants from deceased donors. However, results from a small study on transplanting livers from live-donors could "change this paradigm," an expert said.

Healthy Diet and Lifestyle May Improve Survival Rates for Patients With Stage 3 Colon Cancer

January 31st 2022

Patients with stage 3 colon cancer should feel empowered to start a healthy lifestyle and diet, says a researcher, after recent study results demonstrated positive survival and recurrence outcomes.

My Dad’s Death From Cancer Forced Me Out of the Shadows and Into a Spotlight of Advocacy

January 31st 2022

A teenager from Pennsylvania whose father died from colorectal cancer explains the impact it had on her life and how she has stepped into the field of advocacy to help others.

‘Let’s Go After This Thing and Fight’ Urges a Long-Time Survivor of Early-Onset CRC

January 27th 2022

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a woman living with colorectal cancer who was diagnosed 14 years ago at age 29 discusses what it was like to be the youngest person in the treatment room, and how she found another community of young survivors.

Keytruda Plus Mektovi and Avastin Associated With Survival Benefit in Metastatic Colon Cancer

January 25th 2022

A group of patients with microsatellite-stable, treatment-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer experienced responses to treatment with Keytruda plus Mektovi and Avastin.

Blood Test Results May Identify Which Patients With CRC May Benefit From Post-Surgical Chemotherapy

January 25th 2022

The use of a ctDNA assay could help determine which patients with colorectal cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy after surgery.

First-In-Human Clinical Trial of Investigational Therapy for Multiple Advanced Solid Tumors Is Underway

January 21st 2022

Researchers plan to enroll 60 patients in the first-in-human phase 1 clinical trial to assess the safety and preliminary clinical activity of an anti-CD39 monoclonal antibody to treat advanced solid tumors.

Enrollment Begins for First-Line Maintenance Vaccine for Metastatic CRC

January 13th 2022

Enrollment has begun for a trial evaluating a vaccine as first-line maintenance treatment for metastatic, microsatellite-stable colorectal cancer.

‘Shock to the Heart’: A Cancer Survivor Recalls the Emotions of Her First Chemo Treatment

January 12th 2022

After not knowing quite what to expect from her first chemotherapy treatment, colorectal cancer survivor Yla Flores describes the pain she felt in her heart after seeing other patients in worse conditions.

Former MLB Pitcher Jim Corsi Dies After Cancer, Actress Brittany Daniel Uses Twin as Surrogate and More

January 7th 2022

From former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jim Corsi’s death after cancer to how “Sweet Valley High” actress Brittany Daniel’s unique experience after cancer caused pregnancy difficulties, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Although Physicians Prefer Colonoscopy, Many Are Implementing Shared Decision-Making With Patients in Colon Cancer Screening

January 6th 2022

“It is frequently said that the best screening test is the one patients are willing to complete,” a researcher said. However, some experts note that colonoscopies are the gold standard for detecting and confirming colorectal cancer.

Genomic Features in Young Adults With Cancer May Differ Than in Older Patients, Which May Help Steer Treatment Decisions

December 27th 2021

As cancer incidence increases in young adults, understanding the genomic profiles of tumors in young adults may guide treatment options such as immunotherapy.

The Last Patient: Cancer Survivor Recounts Diagnosis as COVID-19 Closed Clinicians’ Doors Worldwide

December 23rd 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a colorectal cancer survivor explains how she was the last patient to receive a colonoscopy leading to her stage 3 diagnosis as her doctor’s office shut down because of COVID-19 in March 2020.

Nick Cannon’s Son Dies From Cancer, Soccer Legend Pelé Treated for Colon Cancer and More

December 10th 2021

From the death of Nick Cannon’s five-month-old son due to brain cancer to the late-stage diagnosis of Kansas City reporter Matt Stewart’s wife, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

In Sickness and in Health: When Both Partners Have Cancer

November 18th 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, actress and comedian Jessica St. Clair and writer Dan O’Brien share their cancer stories and how they channeled their emotions through creativity.

Younger Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer May Not Be Living Significantly Longer Than Older Patients

November 16th 2021

The incidence of young-onset colorectal cancer has been increasing in the past years, and despite being more physically active and receiving more intense treatments, younger patients are not living longer with the disease than older patients.

Former South African President Frederik Willem de Klerk Dies From Cancer, Acid in Palm Oil Linked to Cancer Spread and More

November 12th 2021

From the death of Frederik Willem de Klerk to study results showing palm oil contains an acid that may cause cancer spread, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Should Children Be Tested for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes?

November 8th 2021

A woman with Lynch syndrome discusses testing young people for hereditary cancer syndromes and emphasizes the importance of speaking with a genetic counselor.

Patients Dosed in Trial of Topical Gel for Dose-Limiting Acneiform Lesions in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

November 1st 2021

The first patients were dosed in a phase 2 trial for a topical gel to treat lesions in patients with colorectal cancer receiving EGFR inhibitor therapy.

Here’s How Men With Bladder, Colorectal and Prostate Cancer Can Treat Sexual Dysfunction

October 5th 2021

Treatments for bladder, colorectal and prostate cancer may cause sexual dysfunction in men. Here, an expert provides insight into how patients and survivors may improve their sexual health.

FDA Approves Erbitux Plus Braftovi for Pretreated Colorectal Cancer Subtype

September 29th 2021

The FDA has approved Braftovi plus Erbitux for pretreated patients with BRAF V600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer.

How to Live With Lynch Syndrome: There Is Hope

September 27th 2021

A woman explains how her Lynch syndrome diagnosis altered the way she lives her life, and shares advice for others on how to shift their priorities while maintaining positivity and hope.

Age, Other Health Factors Can Play a Role in Cancer Treatment Decisions

September 23rd 2021

The prescription of systemic cancer therapies varies based on a patient’s age, comorbidities, cancer stage and other variables, according to recent research.

Medicare Eligibility May Be Associated With More Cancer Diagnoses

September 16th 2021

The eligible age of 65 years for Medicare may be discouraging patients from getting screenings and tests as they wait for more health coverage.

NeNe Leakes’ Husband Gregg Dies from Cancer, Hurricane Ida Prevents Patient From Receiving Cancer Treatment and More

September 3rd 2021

From the death of Gregg Leakes to the effects of Hurricane Ida on a patient with stage 4 cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Is Not Distinguishable From Average-Onset CRC

August 25th 2021

Aggressive treatment based solely on the age of a patient with colorectal cancer is not warranted, a study found.

Controlling Blood Pressure With Medications May Lower Mortality Risk in Colorectal Cancer

August 24th 2021

The benefits obtained with antihypertensive medications in colorectal cancer may indicate potential mechanisms that act against tumor cells.

High Volume of Vitamin D Intake Linked to Decreased Early-Onset Colon Cancer Risk

August 17th 2021

People who meet regular dietary recommendations and the minimum daily requirement for vitamin D intake may experience a protection against early-onset colon cancer, according to an expert from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Aging Cancer Previvors

August 10th 2021

A woman living with Lynch syndrome discusses the importance of preventive strategies.