Quitting Smoking: 10-Year Trends

The CDC analyzed data on smoking cessation among 27,157 United States adults between 2001 and 2010. The analysis revealed the following

FDA Approves Marqibo to Treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Marqibo (vincristine sulfate liposome injection) to treat adults with a rare type of leukemia called Philadelphia chromosome negative (Ph-)

Fatigue in Women With Breast Cancer | News Brief

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) appears to be common among women with breast cancer who have recently undergone surgery, but this fatigue appears to run a self-limiting course, according

Swallowing Exercises Help Head & Neck Cancer Patients | News Brief

In a small study, patients with head and neck cancer who performed five targeted swallowing exercises throughout their chemoradiation therapy (CRT) and participated in weekly swallowing therapy

Evaluating High-Cost Cancer Drugs | News Brief

Results of a survey demonstrate that there appears to be inconsistency among oncologists with regard to views on how long expensive cancer therapies should be given to

FDA Approves Zaltrap for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer | News Brief

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zaltrap (ziv-aflibercept) for use in combination with a FOLFIRI (folinic acid, fluorouracil and irinotecan) chemotherapy regimen to treat adults

Comparing Surgical Options for Kidney Cancer | News Brief

Partial nephrectomy appears to be associated with better survival among Medicare beneficiaries with early-stage kidney cancer than radical nephrectomy, according to a large investigation. Mortality rates at

2012 ADA Annual Scientific Sessions | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions from June 8-12, 2012 in Philadelphia. The features below highlight just some of the studies

Predicting NSCLC Survival | News Brief

A Mayo Clinic study has found that overall quality of life (QOL) measured at the time of a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) diagnosis appears to significantly

Colorectal cancer surgery animation
Colorectal cancer surgery animation

Colorectal Cancer Surgery | eMedia

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Animation provided by: Amera 

The 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting from June 1-5, 2012 in Chicago. The features below highlight just some of

Opioid Prescription Low Among Elderly Patients With Cancer | News Brief

The proportion of patients older than age 65 with cancer who have an opioid prescription appears to be low, according to Canadian investigators. About 33% of elderly

High Variation in Colon Cancer Treatment | News Brief

According to MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers, colon cancer treatment appears to vary significantly in the United States. Guideline-based treatment was most likely to be provided to

Misinterpreting Benefits of Cancer Screenings | News Brief

According to results from a national survey, improved survival and increased detection of cancer with screenings are mistakenly interpreted by most primary care physicians (PCPs) as evidence

A New Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer | News Brief

The FDA has approved pertuzumab (Perjeta, Genentech) for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. The therapy is intended for use in combination with docetaxel

Size Matters in Renal Tumor Radiofrequency Ablation | News Brief


Improving Cancer Care Decision-Making | Opinion Article

Providers who assist in decision-making for cancer patients should be familiar with effective methods for presenting data so that patients can use it to make informed and preference-sensitive decisions.

CAD & Prostate Cancer Risk | News Brief

Coronary artery disease (CAD) appears to be significantly associated with a 35% increased risk for a prostate cancer diagnosis, according to findings from an American study. CAD

Increasing Age Impacts Mortality in Breast Cancer | News Brief

Results from an international study indicate that increasing age appears to be associated with higher disease-specific mortality among postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. When compared

Treatment Trends in Laryngeal Cancer | News Brief

Referral patterns and access to care for laryngeal cancer appear to play a large role in treatment decisions, which include total laryngectomy and chemoradiation.

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