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5044 Articles Matching "cancer"

Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss

May 20, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00...
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Obamacare tied to earlier cancer detection in young women

May 19, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision allowing adult children to stay on their parents' health insurance policy until age 26, young women with gynecological cancers were diagnosed and treated sooner, researchers say....
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The Big Risks And Rewards Of Artificial Intelligence Playing A Role In Doctors’ Visits

May 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The technology could improve care and revolutionize burdensome record-keeping practices, but it also carries thorny questions about who owns the data and how it’s used. In other public health news: strokes, emergency contacts, suicide, labor, acupuncture, cancer, the E. coli outbreak, and...
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Life-Saving Cancer Meds Tied to Vision Loss

May 19, 2018 , WebMD
New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening eye condition called uveal effusion that patients developed after taking cancer...
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Head and neck cancer patients report lessened symptoms when monitored remotely

May 19, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Head and neck cancer patients who were given smartphone and sensor technology as a way to remotely monitor their symptoms reported less severe symptoms from their cancer and treatment than their counterparts who did receive the technology, according to a recent study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual...
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Study Shows Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Cut In Half: There’s No Longer A ‘Need To Throw The Kitchen Sink At It’

May 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Typically, Herceptin is used for a year to treat breast cancer patients, but a new study finds it is effective with six months of use. The drug can damage the heart, and so a shorter amount of time taking it can improve patients' long-term health outcomes....
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Shorter breast cancer treatment could hurt providers' pockets

May 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Women who use the breast cancer drug Herceptin for six months did just as well as those who took it for a year, according to a new study that could ultimately benefit value-based providers and harm those still based on fee-for-service...
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Diagnosing Breast Cancer With An Imaging Pill

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For women, mammograms are a sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary, annual ritual. But this procedure doesn't always provide accurate results, and it exposes women to X-rays. In a study appearing in ACS' journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, scientists report that they have developed a non-invasive "dise......
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There’s Still Little Proof To Back Up Hype Over Combination Cancer Immunotherapies

May 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
All the buzz over combining experimental immune-boosting drugs with checkpoint inhibitors could fizzle into disappointment. In other public health news: eye treatments, aging athletes, the E. coli outbreak, hearing aids, and Ebola....
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Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

May 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer TestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00...
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CMS considers paying all Medicare providers for cancer gene therapies

May 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS is considering reimbursing all Medicare providers for one-time cancer treatments that genetically alter patients' cells to fight the disease. The move could increase revenue by millions at each hospital offering the...
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Men May Gain More From Cancer Immunotherapy

May 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Men May Gain More From Cancer ImmunotherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00...
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Men May Gain More From Cancer Immunotherapy

May 18, 2018 , WebMD
Researchers found that all the patients fared better on immunotherapy treatment than they would have on another treatment (or no treatment at all). But following treatment, male cancer patients saw their survival extended by twice as much as female...
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City of Hope picks Walker to head Orange County campus

May 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Annette Walker, a top Providence St. Joseph Health executive, is leaving the health system to serve as president of City of Hope, Orange County, a cancer research and treatment center in Irvine,...
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Breast Cancer Patients May Shorten Herceptin Regimen: Study

May 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Breast Cancer Patients May Shorten Herceptin Regimen: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00...
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Screening Rates For Lung Cancer ‘Truly Abysmal,’ Study Finds

May 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The rates for other screenings are usually between 60 to 80 percent, while less than 2 percent of patients are taking advantage of lung screenings which can catch cancer while its still curable....
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Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

May 18, 2018 , WebMD
Still, guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2013 say smokers between the ages of 55 and 80 -- whose habit amounts to a pack-a-day for 30 years and otherwise show no symptoms of disease -- should get new low-dose computed tomography (LDCT)...
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Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk

May 17, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2018 12:00:00...
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Prescribe Exercise to All Cancer Patients, Says New Guideline

May 17, 2018 , RxList
Exercise should now be a part of the standard of care in treating all patients with cancer, according to a new position statement from the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), the country's leading organization for cancer professionals....
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Roche breast cancer drug treatment time can be halved - study

May 17, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - Treating early stage breast cancer patients for just six months with Roche's Herceptin works as well as the current 12-month regimen, researchers who conducted a large clinical trial said on Wednesday....
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