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Trained navigators can help patients overcome inequities in healthcare system

Trained navigators can help patients overcome inequities in healthcare system

Traversing the healthcare system can be daunting for almost anyone. Add in the many obstacles that low-income uninsured populations face, and it becomes tremendously more difficult. But a new Northwestern Medicine study shows that guidance from trained navigators can help patients overcome healthcare inequities. [More]
LBBC to host metastatic breast cancer conference in April 2015

LBBC to host metastatic breast cancer conference in April 2015

Philadelphia-based Living Beyond Breast Cancer, the national information and support organization, has opened registration for its ninth annual conference for women living with metastatic breast cancer. The event takes place Saturday, April 11 – Sunday April 12, 2015 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [More]
New laser technology shows promise for cancer treatment

New laser technology shows promise for cancer treatment

Surgeons rely on 200-year-old technology when removing cancer--sight and touch--to determine how much to remove and what to leave alone. Laser technology pioneered at Florida Atlantic University has the promise to help a surgeon better determine if an area is cancer or healthy tissue. Moreover, when combined with laser treatment for cancer, this work lays the groundwork for laser robotic treatment of cancer. [More]
REMIND-A-CAP awarded top Innovative Branded Technology honor

REMIND-A-CAP awarded top Innovative Branded Technology honor

REMIND-A-CAP a novel product created to help address the $200 billion challenge of medication non-adherence in the United States, was awarded the top Innovative Branded Technology honor in the recently announced 2014 PM360 Pharma Choice Awards. The customizable and patented pill bottle cap with an ergonomic dial to set for next dosing provides a much-needed tool for companies and brands looking to improve their patient to product adherence. [More]
Excluding cancer survivors from lung cancer clinical trials may not be justified, study finds

Excluding cancer survivors from lung cancer clinical trials may not be justified, study finds

The common practice of excluding patients with a prior cancer diagnosis from lung cancer clinical trials may not be justified, according to a study by researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center. [More]
Only 65% of breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy receive postmastectomy radiation therapy

Only 65% of breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy receive postmastectomy radiation therapy

Breast cancer patients who undergo a mastectomy should receive subsequent radiation treatment if their cancer has spread to four or more nearby lymph nodes, however, according to a new study, only 65 percent of these women are getting the recommended postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT). [More]
Bright Pink and David's Bridal team up to educate women on breast and ovarian cancer

Bright Pink and David's Bridal team up to educate women on breast and ovarian cancer

As the nation's leading bridal and special occasion authority, David's Bridal is honored to outfit a woman for the many milestones in her life, most notably her wedding day. [More]
Scientists investigate how T cells in colorectal tumors actively fight cancer

Scientists investigate how T cells in colorectal tumors actively fight cancer

In recent years, a standard follow-up to colorectal cancer surgery has been to analyze the tumor tissue for the presence of immune cells. Finding high quantities of cytotoxic T cells, or "killer cells", means that there is a good chance that the disease will take a favorable course and that the risk of metastasis is comparatively low. [More]
Oncology experts study use of fertility-sparing cancer treatments

Oncology experts study use of fertility-sparing cancer treatments

While families around the world delay childbearing to later in life, cancer diagnoses are affecting people ever earlier in life. When these lifestyle trends collide, we see an increasing number of young women rendered infertile by cancer or cancer treatments. [More]
Study: Smoking increases mortality risk among colorectal cancer survivors

Study: Smoking increases mortality risk among colorectal cancer survivors

Colorectal cancer survivors who smoke cigarettes were at more than twice the risk of death than non-smoking survivors, adding to existing evidence that cigarette smoking is associated with higher all-cause and colorectal cancer-specific mortality. [More]
UNM professors create education pipeline to help students excel in STEM careers

UNM professors create education pipeline to help students excel in STEM careers

For Angela Wandinger-Ness, PhD, giving back to society and investing in the future are the same thing. "That was the hook," she says. "If you're going to be in academics, you're there to do research and teaching and education." [More]
Research opens door to potential new cancer biomarkers

Research opens door to potential new cancer biomarkers

A new analysis opens the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers. [More]
Researchers examine how terpenes can inhibit growth of liver cancer cells

Researchers examine how terpenes can inhibit growth of liver cancer cells

As main component of essential oils, terpenes can inhibit the growth of different cancer cells. Researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum headed by Prof Dr Dr Dr Hanns Hatt have analysed this process in liver cancer cells in detail. [More]
Women battling breast cancer to be honored at annual 'Lobos Love Pink' basketball game

Women battling breast cancer to be honored at annual 'Lobos Love Pink' basketball game

The University of New Mexico Women's Basketball team will generously pay tribute to the courageous women battling breast cancer in our state as they have year after year. Along with the support of UNM Cancer Center, UNM Hospitals and UNM Athletics, the Lady Lobos will face the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack on Valentine's Day for the annual "Lobos Love Pink" basketball game for breast cancer awareness. [More]
GenSpera reports encouraging results from mipsagargin Phase II study for HCC treatment

GenSpera reports encouraging results from mipsagargin Phase II study for HCC treatment

GenSpera Inc. today announced the encouraging results of a Phase II study of mipsagargin (G-202), an investigational agent for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). [More]
Sheffield breast cancer patient takes part in new drug research trial

Sheffield breast cancer patient takes part in new drug research trial

A SHEFFIELD patient has become the first in the world to take part in a new drug research trial aiming to better control secondary breast cancer, or cancer which has spread to other parts of the body including the bones, liver and lungs for longer. [More]
Study: Almost 40% of people with abnormal results ignore bowel cancer screening tests

Study: Almost 40% of people with abnormal results ignore bowel cancer screening tests

Almost 40 per cent of people who have abnormal results from bowel cancer screening tests and are referred for further investigation ignore their next screening invitation two years later, according to a Cancer Research UK study published today (Tuesday) in the British Journal of Cancer. [More]
Radiation/chemotherapy increases risk of leukemia in early-stage breast cancer patients

Radiation/chemotherapy increases risk of leukemia in early-stage breast cancer patients

The risk of developing leukemia after radiation therapy or chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer remains very small, but it is twice as high as previously reported, according to results of a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. [More]
UVA study finds that measurement of breast density better predicts woman's breast cancer risk

UVA study finds that measurement of breast density better predicts woman's breast cancer risk

A new study from UVA Cancer Center found that adding a measurement of breast density better predicts women's risk for breast cancer. Including breast density as part of risk models for breast cancer could support the development of a personalized risk model to recommend how often a woman should have a mammogram based on her unique risk factors. [More]
EMAHSN seeks innovative projects focusing on cancer diagnosis and treatment

EMAHSN seeks innovative projects focusing on cancer diagnosis and treatment

A ‘call to action’ has been issued to seek innovative solutions to one of the East Midlands’ biggest healthcare challenges - cancer - which every year affects 23,000 people across the region. [More]