October 20, 2017

The Financial Cost of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer comes at a high cost. The American Cancer Society reports that over a quarter million American women and 2,470 men will be diagnosed with […]
October 19, 2017

Breast Cancer Patients Largely Find Radiation Therapy Experience Better Than Expected

Radiation therapy is often a better experience than anticipated by patients. A new survey finds breast cancer patients’ actual radiation therapy experiences largely exceeded their expectations. […]
October 18, 2017

Drug Combination May Improve Impact of Immunotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer

Immunotherapy can benefit head and neck cancers. Checkpoint inhibitor-based immunotherapy has been shown to be very effective in recurrent and metastatic head and neck cancer but […]
October 17, 2017

Can Gardening Prevent Cancer?

The health benefits of gardening are being studied. “No matter where you go in the world, no matter what language they speak, people say there’s just […]
October 16, 2017

ACA Medicaid Expansion Cut Disparities in Cancer Care for Minorities, Poor

The ACA benefits cancer patients, particularly for people of color or who are poor.. States that fully expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act […]
October 13, 2017

Leukemia Patient Meets Donor Who Saved His Life

Leukemia patient meets person who donated bone marrow for him. Leukemia survivor Jeffrey Hoffman owes his life to a complete stranger who altruistically donated bone marrow […]
October 12, 2017

Lower Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Levels Elevate Risk of Thyroid Cancer, Yale Study Finds

New understandings about thyroid cancer. There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, a finding that could have a major […]
October 10, 2017

AZ’ lung cancer drug Tagrisso bags breakthrough status

A cancer medication received breakthrough status in the US as a first-line treatment for a specific type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso has […]