News tagged with oncology

A call to arms in cancer research

Hispanics are the fastest-growing demographic group in the United States, and they suffer from major health disparities, including higher rates of cancers of the cervix, stomach and liver.

May 19, 2014
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Getting chemo first may help in rectal cancer

(Medical Xpress)—A new phase II study to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology finds that if chemotherapy is offered before radiation and surgery, more patients ...

May 15, 2014
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Focused ultrasound reduces cancer pain

When cancer progresses and spreads to the bone, patients often suffer debilitating pain. Now, a new phase III clinical trial shows that non-invasive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound treatment that heats the cancer ...

May 05, 2014
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Modafinil doesn't improve NSCLC-related fatigue

(HealthDay)—The central nervous system stimulant modafinil is not effective in treating non-small-cell lung cancer-related fatigue, according to a study published online April 28 in the Journal of Clinical On ...

Apr 30, 2014
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HPV-linked oral cancers may not be 'contagious'

(HealthDay)—Romantic intimacy in long-term relationships often suffers when one partner gets a diagnosis of mouth or throat cancer caused by HPV, the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus. But new research ...

Apr 29, 2014
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Cancer patients need anxiety, depression screening

(HealthDay)—It is important to recognize and treat anxiety or depression among cancer patients, according to a clinical guideline published online April 14 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Apr 22, 2014
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