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Anti-Prostate Cancer Vaccine is Approved for Medicare Patients

Anti-Prostate Cancer Vaccine is Approved for Medicare Patients

Provenge, a new prostate cancer vaccine that was approved by the FDA in April 2010 was recently reviewed by The Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDAC). The Committee approved the vaccine for treatment of Medicare patients. Read More


Two Markers Found for Prostate-Cancer Deadliness

Two Markers Found for Prostate-Cancer Deadliness

Investigators have found that men who are or have been overweight or who have high insulin levels are more likely to die from prostate cancer. The discovery of these two predictors is important, because doctors now have two crucial clues as to which patients will develop the most life-threate... Read More


Skin Cancer May Lead to Other Cancers

Skin Cancer May Lead to Other Cancers

A new study suggests that people who have had non-melanoma skin cancer may be at increased risk of developing other cancers, including those that affect other parts of the body. Previous research has already found a link between skin cancer and an increased risk of developing melanoma, a rare... Read More


New Robot-Assisted Surgical Method for Treating Thyroid Cancer

New Robot-Assisted Surgical Method  for Treating Thyroid Cancer

A team of surgeons at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea has successfully treated 200 consecutive patients with thyroid cancer using a novel robot-assisted endoscopic technique. The minimally invasive procedure, which has several technical and cosmetic advantages not offered... Read More


New Technique for the Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

New Technique for the Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

A new technique may help clinicians pin down a diagnosis for patients presenting with pleural effusion stemming from an unknown cause. The study appears in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Read More


Hepatitis C Infection May Double Risk for Kidney Cancer

Hepatitis C Infection May Double Risk for Kidney Cancer

An infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases the risk of developing kidney cancer by almost 100 percent, a study has found. Read More


Wine Consumption May Increase Survival for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients

Wine Consumption May Increase Survival for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients

Pre-diagnostic wine consumption may reduce the risk of death and relapse among patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to an epidemiological study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research. Read More


Clinicians May be Screening for Cervical Cancer Too Often

Clinicians May be Screening for Cervical Cancer Too Often

Clinical guidelines currently recommend screening low-risk women for cervical cancer every three years after age 30, but most primary care clinicians report that they would advise testing for the disease more frequently. Adding a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) to screening protocols does ... Read More


Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

A new system nimbly finds tumors masked by dense breast tissue that mammograms ordinarily can't spot - and at half the cost and with a vastly lower rate of false positives. The technique, known as Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), is especially targeted at the nearly one-fourth of women above 40... Read More


Expert Commentary: Delia Chiaramonte, M.D. 01/27/2010

Expert Commentary: Delia Chiaramonte, M.D. 01/27/2010

Once a doctor says "you have cancer", your whole world turns upside down. Most people feel confused, afraid and out of control. Here are the 5 most important things to do after your diagnosis. Read More


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