Tag Archive | "cancer"

Cancer-Preventing Vaccines Given To Less Than Half Of US Kids

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Source: www.houstonpublicmedia.org Author: Carrie Feibel U.S. regulators approved a vaccine to protect against the human papilloma virus (HPV) in 2006, but cancer experts say misconceptions and stigma continue to hamper acceptance by both doctors and parents. Eighty percent of Americans are exposed to the human papilloma virus in their lifetimes. Some strains of HPV can […]

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Expert Asserts Pembrolizumab to Play Important Role in Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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Source: www.targetedonc.com Author: Laura Panjwani The FDA approval of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) as a treatment for patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in August 2016 was extremely significant for this patient population, which previously had limited options following progression on a platinum-based chemotherapy. The approval was based on the phase […]

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Expert says Nivolumab Poised to Change Standard of Care in SCCHN

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Source: www.onclive.com Author: Laura Panjwani Nivolumab (Opdivo) is a game-changing agent for the treatment of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), according to Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD. “Recent findings have shown us that this agent is really the new standard-of-care option for all platinum-refractory patients with head and neck […]

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Knowledgeability, Attitude and Behavior of Primary Care Providers Towards Oral Cancer: a Pilot Study

Monday, July 25, 2016

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Source: www.link.springer.com Authors: Neel Shimpi, Aditi Bharatkumar, Monica Jethwani, Po-Huang Cyou, Ingrid Glurich, Jake Blamer, Amit Acharya   The objective of this study was to assess current knowledgeability, attitudes, and practice behaviors of primary care providers (PCPs) towards oral cancer screening. Applying a cross-sectional design, a 14-question survey was emailed to 307 PCPs practicing at […]

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In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.

Monday, May 16, 2016

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Source: www.nytimes.com Author: Sidhartha Mukherjee   Illustration by Cristiana Couceiro. Photograph by Ansel Adams, via the National Archives, College Park, Md.   The bone-marrow biopsy took about 20 minutes. It was 10 o’clock on an unusually chilly morning in New York in April, and Donna M., a self-possessed 78-year-old woman, had flown in from Chicago […]

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Cowboy raises awareness for oral cancer

Friday, April 15, 2016

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Source: www.kristv.com Author: Annie Sabo   In an environment where smokeless and spit tobacco is prevalent, cowboy, Cody Kiser, says he feels like the luckiest guy in the world to represent the Oral Cancer Foundation. He told us, “I just happened to be in a class with a classmate. Their sister works for the oral […]

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The burden of cancer isn’t just cancer

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Source: www.news.doximity.com Author: Carolyn Y. Johnson   Money is low on the list of things most people want to think about after a doctor says the scary word “cancer.” And it’s not just patients — physicians also want to weigh the best treatment options to rout the cancer, unburdened by financial nitty gritty. But a growing body of evidence suggests that, far […]

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Why a Cure For Cancer Is Possible

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Source: www.fortune.com Author: Robert Mulroy   Cutting drug prices is not out of the question. A crapshoot is defined as a risky or uncertain matter; something that could produce a good or bad result. President Obama’s moonshot on cancer is different in terms of its greater complexity and higher moral purpose — but unfortunately, not […]

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Here’s why the drug that helped Jimmy Carter get ‘cancer-free’ is such a big deal

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Source: www.businessinsider.com Author: Lydia Ramsey Former US President Jimmy Carter announced on Sunday that his latest brain scan showed no sign of cancer, a few months after revealing that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that had spread from his liver to his brain. Carter was being treated with a cancer drug called Keytruda that uses the immune system […]

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A cancer on the rise, and the vaccine too late for Gen X

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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Source: www.cnn.com Author: Martha Shade   (CNN)The vaccine given to prevent cervical cancer in women could end up saving men’s lives, too. Evidence is mounting that the HPV vaccine is also effective in preventing other HPV-related cancers, including those of the head and neck. Although most people who get HPV do not develop cancer, rates […]

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