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Early Evidence of Increase in Higher-Risk Prostate Cancers From 2011-2013

An analysis of data on roughly 87,500 men treated for prostate cancer since 2005 finds a notable increase in higher-risk cases of the disease between 2011 and 2013. The study will be presented at the upcoming 2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in...
23-Feb-2015 6:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Adjuvant Sorafenib and Sunitinib Do Not Improve Outcomes in Locally Advanced Kidney Cancer

Findings from a federally funded study suggest that patients with locally advanced kidney cancer should not be treated with either adjuvant (post-surgery) sorafenib or sunitinib. The average period to disease recurrence was similar between those who...
23-Feb-2015 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Active Surveillance of Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer Associated With Decreased Survival

An analysis of data on 945 patients with prostate cancer that is managed with active surveillance shows differences in outcomes depending on whether the patient was low or intermediate risk at diagnosis. Compared to patients with low-risk disease,...
23-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Men Who Have Had Testicular Cancer Are More Likely to Develop Prostate Cancer, Although Overall Risk of Developing Aggressive Disease is Low

A case-control study of close to 180,000 men suggests that the incidence of prostate cancer is higher among men with a history of testicular cancer (12.6 percent) than among those without a history of testicular cancer (2.8 percent). Men who have...
23-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Androgen Receptor Abnormality May Not Be Associated With Primary Resistance to Taxane Chemotherapy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Findings from a small prospective study suggest that androgen receptor V7 (or AR-V7) status does not significantly affect response to taxane chemotherapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC)....
23-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

ASCO Names Cancer Advance of the Year

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for the first time announced its cancer Advance of the Year: the transformation of treatment for the most common form of adult leukemia. Until now, many patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia...
20-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Smoking Associated with Elevated Risk of Developing a Second Smoking-Related Cancer

An analysis of five large, prospective cohort studies indicates that lung (stage I), bladder, kidney and head and neck cancer survivors who smoked 20 or more cigarettes a day prior to their cancer diagnoses have an up to five-fold higher risk of...
10-Nov-2014 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

One in Three People with Cancer Has Anxiety or Other Mental Health Challenges

Researchers in Germany report that nearly a third of more than 2,100 patients with cancer interviewed at inpatient and outpatient care centers experienced a clinically meaningful level of mental or emotional distress that meets the strict diagnostic...
6-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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