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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''.
New NCCN Guidelines outline diagnosis, treatment strategies for myeloproliferative neoplasms

New NCCN Guidelines outline diagnosis, treatment strategies for myeloproliferative neoplasms

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) are a group of blood cancers characterized by significant symptoms and a high risk of transformation into acute leukemia. [More]
Study reveals radiosurgery as viable treatment option for patients with resected brain metastases

Study reveals radiosurgery as viable treatment option for patients with resected brain metastases

For patients who have cancer that has metastasized to the brain, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) results in statistically comparable survival rates, reduced cognitive decline and better quality of life (QOL), compared to whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT), according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. [More]
Hypofractionated RT can reduce treatment time by half in stage II and III NSCLC patients

Hypofractionated RT can reduce treatment time by half in stage II and III NSCLC patients

For patients with stage II and III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) unable to receive standard treatments of surgery or chemoradiation (CRT), hypofractionated radiation therapy (RT) results in similar overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) rates, limited severe side effects and shorter treatment times when compared to conventional RT, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. [More]
SRS reduces likelihood of local recurrence of brain metastases in cancer patients

SRS reduces likelihood of local recurrence of brain metastases in cancer patients

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for cancer patients who receive the treatment for brain metastases decreases the likelihood of local recurrence but shows no positive difference in terms of overall survival (OS) or distant brain metastases (DBMs) rates, when compared to observation alone following surgical resection of brain metastases, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. [More]
Researchers identify, validate three distinct molecular subtypes of prostate cancer

Researchers identify, validate three distinct molecular subtypes of prostate cancer

In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have identified and validated three distinct molecular subtypes of prostate cancer that correlate with distant metastasis-free survival and can assist in future research to determine how patients will respond to treatment, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. [More]
Increased use of SBRT linked to improved survival outcomes of NSCLC patients

Increased use of SBRT linked to improved survival outcomes of NSCLC patients

A new analysis of records in the Veteran's Affairs Central Cancer Registry demonstrates a clear positive impact of the increased use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to treat patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in recent years, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. [More]
Equicare Health exhibits oncology patient engagement software at ASTRO 2016

Equicare Health exhibits oncology patient engagement software at ASTRO 2016

Equicare Health Inc. announces that the company will demonstrate their oncology patient engagement software at the ASTRO Annual Meeting in Boston starting today. [More]
Qfix launches new Symphony Patient Transport System to safely increase workflow efficiencies

Qfix launches new Symphony Patient Transport System to safely increase workflow efficiencies

Today, Qfix, a world leader in radiotherapy patient positioning devices, announced it is launching the new Symphony Patient Transport System that maximizes workflow efficiencies and throughput by seamlessly aiding in the setup, positioning and transfer of a patient for procedures involving imaging, external beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy and other procedures requiring the transfer of a patient. [More]
Yale researchers compare efficacy of four PD-L1 assay tests

Yale researchers compare efficacy of four PD-L1 assay tests

In a recent study, a Yale Cancer Center team compared the performance of the four available PD-L1 assay tests. [More]
Investigators provide data on status of psychosomatic medicine in Germany

Investigators provide data on status of psychosomatic medicine in Germany

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators headed by Prof. Stefan Zipfel brings data on the status of psychosomatic medicine in Germany. [More]
Novel immunotherapy shows promise against AML in clinical trial

Novel immunotherapy shows promise against AML in clinical trial

A new type of immunotherapy shows promise against cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that recur after treatment or that never respond to therapy in the first place. [More]
Mount Sinai and TJU researchers awarded grant for UM research

Mount Sinai and TJU researchers awarded grant for UM research

Uveal melanoma (UM) is the second most common type of skin cancer. Approximately 50 percent of patients will develop metastasis or spread of their cancer, most commonly to the liver. [More]
Immune and targeted therapies may be beneficial in patients with melanoma brain metastases

Immune and targeted therapies may be beneficial in patients with melanoma brain metastases

Brain metastases are one of the most common complications of advanced melanoma, requiring multidisciplinary management. [More]
MR Solutions receives order for cryogen-free 7T simultaneous PET-MR preclinical imaging system

MR Solutions receives order for cryogen-free 7T simultaneous PET-MR preclinical imaging system

MR Solutions has received an order for a high-powered 7T, cryogen-free, preclinical PET-MRI multi-modality imaging system from the newly formed pre-clinical imaging resource at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI) at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). [More]
New partnership between BetterYou and University of Sheffield paves way for vitamin D research

New partnership between BetterYou and University of Sheffield paves way for vitamin D research

A new collaboration between health pioneers BetterYou and scientists from the University of Sheffield, is paving the way for a three-year clinical trial looking at the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the quality of life of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). [More]
Genetic testing of mtDNA may reveal unknown ancestry that influences risk for breast cancer

Genetic testing of mtDNA may reveal unknown ancestry that influences risk for breast cancer

Genetic testing of mitochondrial DNA could reveal otherwise unknown ancestry that can influence a person's risk for certain types of breast cancer, a new study finds. [More]
Sticky nanoparticles could play vital role in fighting cancers

Sticky nanoparticles could play vital role in fighting cancers

Sticky nanoparticles that deliver drugs precisely to their targets — and then stay there — could play a crucial role in fighting ovarian and uterine cancers. [More]
Leading cancer organizations publish new guidelines on postmastectomy radiotherapy

Leading cancer organizations publish new guidelines on postmastectomy radiotherapy

Three leading national cancer organizations today issued a joint clinical practice guideline update for physicians treating women with breast cancer who have undergone a mastectomy. [More]
Researchers underscore importance of immune-based prevention to conquer cancer

Researchers underscore importance of immune-based prevention to conquer cancer

In a Perspective piece published this week in PNAS, cancer researchers from across the country, including faculty at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, write that a greater emphasis on immune-based prevention should be central to new efforts like the federal Cancer Moonshot program, headed by Vice President Joe Biden. [More]
Karger publishes new clinical guide on management of chronic itch

Karger publishes new clinical guide on management of chronic itch

Although it is such a common symptom in dermatology, internal medicine, psychosomatics, neurology, and even oncology, itching was under-researched up until 15 years ago. Since then, the clinical aspects of acute and chronic itch have been examined extensively. A new clinical guide on how to manage itch has just been published by Karger. [More]
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