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Patients with HPV traces post-treatment more likely to have oropharyngeal cancer recurrence

Patients with HPV traces post-treatment more likely to have oropharyngeal cancer recurrence

Oropharyngeal cancer patients who were found to have detectable traces of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) in their saliva following cancer treatment are at an increased risk for recurrence, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. [More]
Dog sledding can benefit paediatric cancer patients

Dog sledding can benefit paediatric cancer patients

A team of sled dogs racing through the snowy forests of northern Canada conjures up the timeless spirit of exploration. But the intrepid youths on the sleds may not be exactly what you're picturing - they're young girls and boys with cancer. [More]
ALCF to honor Fred R. Hirsch with 2015 Addario Lectureship Award for lung cancer research

ALCF to honor Fred R. Hirsch with 2015 Addario Lectureship Award for lung cancer research

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation will honor Fred R. Hirsch, M.D., Ph.D., with the 2015 Addario Lectureship Award for his continued leadership and expertise in lung cancer treatment and research. Dr. Hirsch, CEO of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, will receive the award at the 16th International Lung Cancer Congress held on July 30 – August 1 in Huntington Beach, California. [More]

Cancer Council research offers new hope for children with cancer

Children affected by cancer have received new hope, with Cancer Council research revealing those who survive at least five years after diagnosis are likely to enjoy long term survival similar to that of children without cancer. [More]
State healthcare regulations linked to late-stage cancer diagnoses

State healthcare regulations linked to late-stage cancer diagnoses

States' regulations of health insurance and practitioners significantly influence when patients receive colorectal or breast cancer diagnoses, especially among people younger than the Medicare-eligible age of 65, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State University's School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [More]
Accutronics’s latest whitepaper tackles issues facing battery design in medical, healthcare sectors

Accutronics’s latest whitepaper tackles issues facing battery design in medical, healthcare sectors

Battery manufacturer Accutronics is making available for download its latest whitepaper, which tackles the issues facing battery design, development and use in the medical and healthcare field. [More]
ESMO offers five-day medical oncology course for medical students

ESMO offers five-day medical oncology course for medical students

The European Society for Medical Oncology is offering a five-day medical oncology course for medical students in Valencia, Spain, in its latest venture to engage with the medical student community. The course aims to attract medical students to the medical oncology profession to ensure there are sufficient numbers to care for the rising numbers of cancer patients. [More]
Tobacco cessation service provides survival benefit for lung cancer patients who quit smoking

Tobacco cessation service provides survival benefit for lung cancer patients who quit smoking

Tobacco cessation provided significant survival benefit for lung cancer patients who quit smoking shortly before or after diagnosis, despite the severity of the disease. Results of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute study were published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. [More]
UT Southwestern's Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center receives NCI's comprehensive designation

UT Southwestern's Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center receives NCI's comprehensive designation

The National Cancer Institute has awarded UT Southwestern Medical Center's Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center its highest designation, making it one of only 45 cancer centers nationally to receive this distinction over the past 44 years. [More]
New public guide addresses unrealistic expectations of screening tests

New public guide addresses unrealistic expectations of screening tests

Misconceptions about how screening works, its limitations and possible harms are still being perpetuated by media stories and high profile cases, such as Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and emotive tabloid case studies of women under 25 dying from cervical cancer. [More]
UPCI scientists lead a panel of experts in revising guidelines for thyroid cancer tests

UPCI scientists lead a panel of experts in revising guidelines for thyroid cancer tests

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute scientists recently led a panel of experts in revising national guidelines for thyroid cancer testing to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. [More]
Transitioning infrared imaging into clinical use: an interview with Dr Matthew Baker

Transitioning infrared imaging into clinical use: an interview with Dr Matthew Baker

The CLIRSPEC network is a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC – EP/L012952/1) funded network in clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy. Infrared and Raman spectroscopy can identify the hallmarks of disease and distinguish between diseased and non-diseased samples based upon inherent chemistry. [More]
Proscia’s cloud-based platform allows clinicians, hospitals to make faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis

Proscia’s cloud-based platform allows clinicians, hospitals to make faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis

Proscia, a cloud-delivered solutions provider for digital pathology, today announced the release of a series of new features including Proscia Connect. [More]
ASTRO appreciates Supreme Court's decision to uphold consumer tax credits under the ACA

ASTRO appreciates Supreme Court's decision to uphold consumer tax credits under the ACA

The American Society for Radiation Oncology appreciates yesterday's ruling by the United States Supreme Court affirming the Affordable Care Act in its decision on King v. Burwell. [More]
Light may just be the answer for solving sleep problems among lung cancer patients

Light may just be the answer for solving sleep problems among lung cancer patients

When you're having trouble sleeping, light is the last thing you assume you need. But according to a pilot study attempting to solve insomnia among lung cancer patients led by University at Buffalo sleep researcher Grace Dean, light may just be the answer. [More]
STAR tumor ablation system reduces pain from spinal tumors, improves quality of life

STAR tumor ablation system reduces pain from spinal tumors, improves quality of life

Many patients with advanced cancers experience significant pain, and the pain caused by metastases (cancers that have spread to the spine) can be excruciating as tumor growth replaces bone. [More]
Study suggests that blood clots in abdominal vein could be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer

Study suggests that blood clots in abdominal vein could be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer

New research published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), concludes that a blood clot in an abdominal vein may be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer. The study also suggests that these clots predict poorer survival in patients with liver and pancreatic cancer. [More]
New open access journal to deliver case reports on all aspects of pancreatic cancer

New open access journal to deliver case reports on all aspects of pancreatic cancer

Case Reports in Pancreatic Cancer, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, will deliver authoritative case reports on all aspects of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, management, treatment, and outcomes. [More]
Scientists identify two new key players involved in development of prostate cancer

Scientists identify two new key players involved in development of prostate cancer

Understanding how a normal healthy cell turns into a cancerous one is our best bet yet for beating the disease. It will help better diagnose the cancer type, and enable the development of more effective, and less toxic therapies. But cells have evolved all sorts of sophisticated ways to become cancerous, and identifying the molecules involved and how they function in each type of cancer is a major undertaking. [More]
Samadi Robotics Foundation gets donation to find cure for prostate cancer

Samadi Robotics Foundation gets donation to find cure for prostate cancer

World renowned robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David B. Samadi, was awarded the Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation Award last Thursday at the Foundation's 2nd Annual Gala where he was honored in recognition of his faithful service for the treatment, prevention and innovation in the fight against prostate cancer. [More]
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