Topic: Cancer

Personalized medicine delivers more effective cancer treatment
May 21 2014

Personalized medicine delivers more effective cancer treatment

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Cancer research is advancing with each passing year, and though no cure has been found yet, the odds of survival increase as more efficient and accurate treatment options are developed. Determining which treatment is most likely to be effective for an individual patient, however, can prove difficult. Read More

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Dec 2 2013

Should you get a yearly lung cancer screening?

Preventive Care  •  By Robert Conners

Lung cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States and it’s also the most deadly. It’s the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and accounts for approximately 28 percent of all cancer deaths. When lung cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stages, the cure rate is 50 percent... Read More

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Nov 12 2013

Pre-surgery drug may help women battle aggressive breast cancer

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted fast track approval for the biologic, targeted cancer drug pertuzumab, known by the brand name PerjetaR, to treat HER2-positive breast cancer before surgery. The drug had previously been approved last year to treat late stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. Additional larger clinical trials to confirm the results... Read More

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Sep 20 2013

Personalized therapy for cancer: New hope for patients

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

For decades, certain cancers were difficult or impossible to battle, meaning that patients frequently lived only months after diagnosis. A recent Wall Street Journal article and video  highlights the significant progress that’s being made in developing drugs that target the specific genetic mutations linked to the development of certain cancers and the impact this is... Read More

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Sep 3 2013

Five Changes that Could Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk

Preventive Care  •  By Michael Scott

By proactively making changes to what you eat, your activity level, and other lifestyle factors, you may be able to decrease your risk of prostate cancer, the second most common cancer in American men. The potential benefits of these lifestyle changes are supported by evidence from a range of clinical studies, an important factor to... Read More

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Aug 2 2013

Do you need a routine PSA test to screen for prostate cancer?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

At its annual meeting in May 2013, the American Urological Association (AUA) announced updated recommendations about when and for which men prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing was appropriate. The blood test measures levels of prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by cells in the prostate gland. Higher levels of PSA can indicate the presence of... Read More

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