Monday, January 15, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that the market for homeopathic drugs is about $3 billion. In an effort to crack down on the industry, the FDA announced a new, risk-based approach to regulating homeopathic treatments.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Though women presenting with breast pain are often sent by their clinicians for different types of breast cancer testing — typically undergoing mammography, an ultrasound, and a physical exam — a new study reveals that breast pain is not necessarily an indicator of cancer.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Researchers investigate the cellular biology of aging and the effects of cancer treatment associated with accelerated aging.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a risk factor for cancer, according to a recent report about a 7.5-year Korean study.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Patients with cancer who suffer severe distress are more likely to miss appointments during the course of their radiation therapy and be admitted to the hospital.
Monday, December 11, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently published a special article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that idicated that even one alcoholic drink per day can increase cancer risk.
Monday, December 04, 2017
The researchers found that job lock was more common among survivors reporting previous health insurance denial and difficulties paying medical bills. Job lock was also more frequent among women and in survivors who had a severe, disabling, or life-threatening health condition.
Monday, November 27, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, Friends of Cancer Research, and the Food and Drug Administration published clinical trial eligibility recommendations in a special issue
of the Journal of Clinical Oncology
that aim to broaden who can be accepted into clinical trials.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Advanced practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners (NPs), are increasingly specializing in their areas of practice. In response, specialty nursing organizations have delineated the scope and standards of advanced practice in these specialty areas.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Breast cancer, the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, is the second leading cause of cancer death among women after lung cancer.
To track trends in disease incidence, mortality, and survival the American Cancer Society (ACS) analyzes data every 2 years.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
A recent study examined the incidence of liver cancer in many countries around the world and found that although it is among the leading causes of cancer deaths, in most cases, it can be prevented.
Monday, October 30, 2017
CIPN can be long-lasting and debilitating for a patient and, therefore, disrupt quality of life. It can also potentially lead to dose reduction and, in some cases, discontinuation of the agent causing the CIPN.
Monday, October 23, 2017
On October 10, 2017, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted a draft recommendation statement on education about skin cancer prevention.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria left a path of destruction in Puerto Rico, the island is still trying to pick of the pieces.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Radical prostatectomy was not associated with significantly lower all-cause or prostate-cancer mortality than observation.