News tagged with cancer patients

Breast cancer drug fights fungal disease

Tamoxifen, a drug currently used to treat breast cancer, also kills a fungus that causes a deadly brain infection in immunocompromised patients. The findings, which could lead to new treatments for a disease that kills more ...

Feb 11, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Gaps exist in patient-centered quality of CRC care at VA

(HealthDay)—Patient-reported quality assessment measures reveal substantial gaps in patient-centered quality of colorectal cancer care, according to a study published online Feb 3 in the Journal of Clinical On ...

Feb 08, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Simple, at-home test will detect most colorectal cancers

Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of ...

Feb 03, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

US approves pill camera to screen colon (Update)

A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way: U.S. regulators have cleared a bite-size camera to help screen patients who have trouble with colonoscopies.

Feb 03, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0