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New educational modules harness power of e-learning for pancreatic cancer education

New educational modules harness power of e-learning for pancreatic cancer education

How can healthcare professionals stay on top of the ever-evolving field of pancreatic cancer? The e POSSOM ( e cancer POst Graduate School of Surgery Surgical Oncology Modules) project has launched a series of innovative educational modules to meet the educational needs of post-graduate surgical trainees looking to extend their knowledge on pancreatic cancer Continue reading

Most breast cancer patients who had healthy breast removed at peace with decision

Most breast cancer patients who had healthy breast removed at peace with decision

More women with cancer in one breast are opting to have both breasts removed to reduce their risk of future cancer. New research shows that in the long term, most have no regrets. Continue reading

Novel immunotherapy vaccine decreases recurrence in HER2 positive breast cancer patients

Novel immunotherapy vaccine decreases recurrence in HER2 positive breast cancer patients

A new breast cancer vaccine candidate, (GP2), provides further evidence of the potential of immunotherapy in preventing disease recurrence. This is especially the case for high-risk patients when it is combined with a powerful immunotherapy drug. These findings are being presented by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco Continue reading

Short nanotubes target pancreatic cancer

Short nanotubes target pancreatic cancer

Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Pristine nanotubes produced through a new process developed at Rice can be modified to carry drugs to tumors through gaps in blood-vessel walls that larger particles cannot fit through Continue reading

Patient-centered educational, behavioral program to reduce lymphedema risk trialed

Patient-centered educational, behavioral program to reduce lymphedema risk trialed

Viewed as one of the most unfortunate outcomes of breast cancer treatment, lymphedema is characterized by an accumulation of lymph fluid in the interstitial spaces of the affected limb, leading to chronic ipsilateral limb swelling causing psychosocial distress and physical challenges for patients. Even conservative estimates suggest that 3% of women who have had sentinel lymph node biopsy and 20% of those who have had axillary lymph node dissection may develop lymphedema a year after breast cancer surgery. Continue reading

Cognitive behavioral or relaxation training helps women reduce distress during breast cancer treatment

Cognitive behavioral or relaxation training helps women reduce distress during breast cancer treatment

Can psychological intervention help women adapt to the stresses of breast cancer? It appears that a brief, five-week psychological intervention can have beneficial effects for women who are dealing with the stresses of breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. Continue reading

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology , clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer. A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published. Continue reading

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology , clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer. A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published Continue reading

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology , clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer. A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published. Continue reading

Targeted therapy proves effective against brain tumors in preclinical studies

Targeted therapy proves effective against brain tumors in preclinical studies

Dec. 21, 2012 — Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have published findings from a preclinical study assessing the effectiveness of a small-molecule inhibitor, CFAK-Y15, in treating some brain cancers Continue reading