Well: After Physical Therapy, Why Not Cancer Therapy?
My family and I would have given anything for the house calls of a creature we never imagined: an oncological therapist. And it might be less expensive than recurrent emergency room visits.
Aeyung Kim, Jin Yeul Ma
Gilead Sciences Inc. landed former Roche executive Daniel O'Day as its new CEO, and Genentech Inc.'s current CEO will take O'Day's role with Genentech's parent company in a game of musical chairs disclosed Sunday. The job shuffling has implications up and down the employment ranks of the Bay Area's two largest drug makers during critical times for both companies. Gilead (NASDAQ: GILD), based in Foster City, is set up for deeper moves into next-generation cancer drugs while South San Francisco's…
Two people developed cancer after organ donations from a woman who had the undetected disease.
This study explores the prevalence of clonal hematopoiesis related to radioactive iodine exposure and how it impacts overall survival in patients with thyroid cancer.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &Metabolism
Training programs are needed to help employers improve communication with cancer survivors and facilitate workplace accommodations.Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Does long-term exposure to systemic immunomodulatory therapies increase the risk of cancer in patients with psoriasis?The British Journal of Dermatology
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) An updated guideline on screening for breast cancer emphasizes shared decision-making between women and their doctors, supporting women to make an informed decision based on personal preferences when the balance between benefits and harms is uncertain. The guideline, released by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
(Wiley) Researchers have uncovered an increased risk of cervical cancer in women whose cervical cells test positive for certain high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types but do not show any signs of cellular abnormalities. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help refine guidelines for cervical cancer screening.
AbstractPurposeThe aim of the present study was to assess the value of the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) as a prognostic tool for predicting post-relapse survival (PRS) in patients with recurrent cervical cancer.MethodsWe retrospectively evaluated the data of 116 patients with recurrent cervical cancer in whom serologic biomarkers had been assessed at the time of relapse. The GPS was calculated as follows: patients with elevated serum C-reactive protein levels and hypoalbuminemia were allocated a score of 2, and those with 1 or no abnormal value were allocated a score of 1 and 0, respectively. To assess the association...
ijl There have been many public health recommendations for avoiding UV radiation exposures. This is primarily due to concerns about skin cancer and especially melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. However, UV radiation is also known as the primary source of vitamin D and other compounds needed for good health. This brief commentary lists several of the many important recent studies of adverse health effects associated with low sun exposure, including some specific cancers, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Our con...