Tag Archives: Cancer

Cancer centers say a shortage of chemotherapy in the United States is leading to treatment complications

A growing shortage of common cancer treatments is forcing doctors to switch medications and delay some treatments, leading US cancer centers say. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network said Wednesday that nearly every center it surveyed late last month was dealing with deficiencies in carboplatin and cisplatin, a pair of drugs used to treat a range… Read More »

Dual immunotherapy shows promise for treating recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified peer-reviewed publication correct OK! Patient response details and outcome data. A Extent and depth of response in trial cohort showing best tumor scan (top) and changes in tumor size… Read More »

US doctors forced to ration as cancer drug shortages hit nationwide

Toni Dezomits had to change her ovarian cancer treatment plan due to a shortage of chemotherapy drugs Toni Dezomits, a 55-year-old retired law enforcement officer, is battling a recurrence of her stage 4 ovarian cancer. She had already undergone several rounds of chemotherapy when her doctor told her he had more bad news. Just a… Read More »

Huge underuse of germline testing for cancer patients

CHICAGO Fewer than 7 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients are tested for germline gene mutations, and the percentage tested was even lower among racial and ethnic minorities, a huge study has found. Information from germline genetic testing could affect a patient’s cancer care. For example, such tests could indicate that targeted therapies would be… Read More »

How genetics affect your chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer

Breast cancer risk is influenced by a variety of different factors: age, reproductive history, general health. But genetics also play an important role. About 5-10% of breast cancers and 10-15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that cancer may run in your family and is… Read More »

The FDA gives the green light to imports of Chinese cancer drugs with a cure rate of up to 90%.

A drug that is the “backbone” of chemotherapy will be imported from China into the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced. The cisplatin used by one in five cancer patients has been in shortage since February, due to the closure of a major supplier. This drug, which has a 90% cure… Read More »

Sylvester Study: Treatment patterns, not genetics, drive disparities in prostate cancer | Coral Gables Community News #

Dr. Brandon Mahal, assistant professor of radiation oncology at Sylvester and senior author of the studies.(Photo courtesy of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center) Why do men of African descent die of prostate cancer more frequently than other men and suffer the greatest burden of advanced prostate disease globally? A large-scale retrospective analysis by researchers at the… Read More »

Potentially life-saving genetic testing after cancer diagnosis underused

06 June Potentially life-saving genetic testing after cancer diagnosis underused MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Doctor Kurian Allison W. Kurian, MD, M.Sc.Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Population HealthAssociate Chief, Division of OncologyCo-director, Population Sciences Program, Stanford Cancer InstituteDirector, Female Clinical Cancer Genetics ProgramStanford University School of MedicineStanford, Calif. 94305-5405 MedicalResearch.com: What is the background of… Read More »

Few patients receive recommended genetic testing after a cancer diagnosis

These are not controversial, he said. These are not situations where some people think these patients should be tested and some people think they shouldn’t. Of course they should be. While this study didn’t look at the reasons behind the low testing rates, previous studies suggest that some cancer patients don’t get information about genetic… Read More »