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Oncology, meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix ''-logy'', meaning "study of") is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an ''oncologist''.
UNMC seeking patients with lymphoma to evaluate two-drug oral therapy

UNMC seeking patients with lymphoma to evaluate two-drug oral therapy

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is seeking 24 patients to enroll in a Phase 2a study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two oral cancer drugs for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who have relapsed or are resistant to other traditional therapies. [More]
Depression drug can alleviate joint pain in postmenopausal women treated for breast cancer

Depression drug can alleviate joint pain in postmenopausal women treated for breast cancer

A drug typically used to treat depression and anxiety can significantly reduce joint pain in postmenopausal women being treated for early stage breast cancer, according to new SWOG research to be presented Friday at a special plenary presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. [More]
Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

In a pilot study conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, image-guided biopsies identified select breast cancer patients who achieved pathologic complete response (pCR) after chemotherapy and/or targeted therapy, neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST). [More]
Proton Partners acquires Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system to support innovative cancer treatment

Proton Partners acquires Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system to support innovative cancer treatment

The first ever Proton Partners International site, specialising in proton beam therapy, has acquired a Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system from IBA to commission its IBA Proteus ONE compact proton therapy machine and Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator. [More]
Study identifies recurrent genomic alterations in subset of breast cancer

Study identifies recurrent genomic alterations in subset of breast cancer

A genomic analysis study by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators and other colleagues has identified recurrent genomic alterations in a subset of breast cancer that are typically associated with a form of thyroid cancer and an intestinal birth defect known as Hirschsprung disease. [More]
Oncologist outlines lack of cancer and psychiatric care in rural America

Oncologist outlines lack of cancer and psychiatric care in rural America

Jennifer Lycette, M.D., understands the importance of treating patients with cancer at home in their in rural communities. It allows them to spend more time with their families and to focus on their treatment and recovery, not traveling. [More]
Study shows experimental treatment not superior to standard therapy for head and neck cancer

Study shows experimental treatment not superior to standard therapy for head and neck cancer

Results of the largest Canadian clinical trial to date comparing standard treatment for locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer with an experimental treatment, did not show the new treatment is superior. [More]
Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Many breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy will consider breast reconstruction. But for a portion of these women, radiation therapy is also recommended - and that can alter the tissue around the breast, impacting reconstruction efforts. [More]
Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

A new study by a pair of Geisinger Health System physicians reports that the use of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain is not only ineffective, it can actually increase the likelihood of more harmful consequences, including death. [More]
Researchers report supportive care for cancer patients remains insufficient

Researchers report supportive care for cancer patients remains insufficient

Pain relief and other forms of supportive care for cancer patients are insufficient, researchers report at the ESMO ASIA 2016 Congress in Singapore. [More]
Study examines link between employment status and nonmedical use of prescription opioids

Study examines link between employment status and nonmedical use of prescription opioids

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that employment status is a factor in nonmedical use of prescription opioids and prescription stimulants. [More]
Study explores causes of diagnostic delays and impact on treatment in cancer patients

Study explores causes of diagnostic delays and impact on treatment in cancer patients

Patients wait an average of four months before seeking a cancer diagnosis, researchers report at the ESMO ASIA 2016 Congress in Singapore. [More]
Mount Sinai introduces first-ever Coursera course on HPV-associated oral and throat cancer

Mount Sinai introduces first-ever Coursera course on HPV-associated oral and throat cancer

Mount Sinai's Departments of Academic Informatics and Technology and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, in conjunction with the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, have launched the first-ever Coursera course on HPV-associated oral and throat cancer. [More]
Researchers unveil new role of thymic dendritic cells in controlling T lymphocyte egress into the blood

Researchers unveil new role of thymic dendritic cells in controlling T lymphocyte egress into the blood

A team of scientists led by Julie Saba, MD, PhD at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, has unveiled a novel role of thymic dendritic cells, which could result in new strategies to treat conditions such as autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies, prematurity, infections, cancer, and the loss of immunity after bone marrow transplantation. [More]
Scientists discover new biomarker to help determine aggressiveness of brain cancer

Scientists discover new biomarker to help determine aggressiveness of brain cancer

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new biomarker for glioma, a common type of brain cancer, that can help doctors determine how aggressive a cancer is and that could eventually help determine the best course of treatment. [More]
Additions to standard therapy do not improve progression-free survival in patients with multiple myeloma

Additions to standard therapy do not improve progression-free survival in patients with multiple myeloma

Trial results being presented today during the 58th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego suggest two therapies that are often added to standard therapy in patients with multiple myeloma do not improve rates of progression-free survival compared with the current standard course of treatment alone. [More]
Research findings point to inherited genetic basis of ALL risk in children

Research findings point to inherited genetic basis of ALL risk in children

A late-breaking abstract being presented today during the 58th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego identifies inherited genetic mutations in the gene IKZF1 that confer a higher likelihood of developing pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). [More]
Global experts meet at IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Vienna

Global experts meet at IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Vienna

Global lung cancer researchers and patient advocates today emphasized that new models of delivering care and communicating about cancer care play an important role in the fight against lung cancer. [More]
Simple, coordinated approach can improve chances of survival for high-risk AML patients

Simple, coordinated approach can improve chances of survival for high-risk AML patients

New research shows that quickly identifying patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and speeding the process to find them a stem cell donor and performing the transplant earlier, can significantly improve their chances of surviving for at least two years after diagnosis without a relapse. [More]
New study to explore link between sleep and chronic pain

New study to explore link between sleep and chronic pain

Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options. [More]
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