Patrick Hwu, M.D., chair of Melanoma Medical Oncology and Sarcoma Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has been named division head of Cancer Medicine effective March 4....
Robert Benmosche, the former president and chief executive of AIG who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182-billion government bailout, died of lung cancer Friday at NYU Langone Medical Center, the company said. He was 70.
WHAT: On Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, HBO will air a documentary from VICE Media entitled Killing Cancer, which follows pioneering cancer researchers including those at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The broadcast will conclude with the announcement of a matching gift campaign established by the documentary’s host and producer Shane Smith […]
Infusion Center treats cancer and blood disorders and now features private infusion bays, a nutrition station, and a totally renovated state-of-the-art interior
Gastroenterologists at NYU Langone Medical Center provide tips for when, who, and how to get screened for colorectal cancer.
A surgical algorithm developed and implemented by ovarian cancer specialists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center dramatically increases the frequency of complete removal of all visible tumor - a milestone strongly tied to improved survival.
Glioblastomas are a highly aggressive type of brain tumor, with few effective treatment options. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are one step closer to understanding glioblastoma development following the identification of a key protein signaling pathway involved in brain tumor stem cell growth and survival. Show More Summary
21-year-old Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo was four months pregnant when she arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in Texas. She had also just discovered she was facing aggressive liver cancer; and in September 2014, doctors gave Ruiz-Rojo the grim news that she had only four to six months to live. However, miraculously, on January 10th she […]
The characteristic blue glow from a nuclear reactor is present in radiation therapy, too. Investigators from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center, led by Brian W. Pogue, PhD, and PhD candidates Adam K. Glaser and Rongxiao Zhang, published...Show More Summary
This week’s resource post lists some of the projects I managed or contributed to while working at MD Anderson Cancer Center. CRMSimulator is used to design CRM trials, dose-finding based only on toxicity outcomes. BMA-CRMSimulator is a variation on CRMSimulator using Bayesian model averaging. EffTox is used for dose-finding based on toxicity and efficacy outcomes. TTEConduct […]
A new film, Surviving Terminal Cancer (www.survivingterminalcancer.com) by director/writer Dominic Hill, had its premiere at Lincoln Center February 18, 2015. Through the personal stories of Ben Williams and a remarkable wave of other...Show More Summary
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has designated the Rush Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery a three-star program for lobectomy, a surgical procedure commonly used to treat lung cancer. It is the society's highest rating and only is bestowed on the top five percent of thoracic surgery programs in the United States.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has received more than $22 million in research grants this week from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
A pivotal international phase 2/3 clinical trial involving Moffitt Cancer Center faculty demonstrated that vaccination with Gardasil 9 protects against nine HPV types, seven of which cause most cases of cervical, vulvar, and vaginal disease. Show More Summary
Julia Roberts’ mother has died. According to Wicked Local Harvard, the actress’ mom, Betty Lou Motes, had been battling lung cancer for the past two years. She passed away on Thursday at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. Show More Summary
Tumors require blood to emerge and spread. That is why scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center believe that targeting blood vessel cells known as pericytes may offer a potential new therapeutic approach when combined with vascular growth factors responsible for cell death.
Julia Roberts' mother, Betty Lou Motes, died Thursday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., In Touch reports. She was 80. Remembering stars we've lost in 2015 Motes was reportedly battling lung cancer, and was living in Los Angeles with Roberts, her husband Danny Moder, and their three... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Julia Roberts
The co-owner of a now defunct California slaughterhouse at the center of a February 2014 recall that involved 8.7 million pounds of beef found “unfit for human food” has pleaded guilty in the federal case, acknowledging that he processed cancerous cattle. He’s the last defendant of four in the case against Rancho Feeding Corp. to plead guilty after federal prosecutors … [More]
UT Southwestern's Moncrief Cancer Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center debuted the Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic ? a custom, fully equipped 18-wheeler that can deliver follow-up and screening services to cancer survivors.
A study by researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center has found that the common practice of excluding patients with a prior cancer diagnosis from lung cancer clinical trials may not be medically justifiable. Having previously had cancer did not impact clinical outcomes in advanced lung cancer patients and these patients therefore should be considered for […]