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Study examines medical professional liability claims related to esophageal cancer screening

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 30, 2014 - 20:00
An analysis of liability claims related to esophageal cancer screening finds that the risks of claims arising from acts of commission (complications from screening procedure) as well as acts of...

Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) survival data in chemotherapy-naïve men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) revealed

Medical News Today: Prostate News - September 30, 2014 - 09:00
Data from the final analysis of the Phase 3 study COU-AA-302 have shown that Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) plus low dose prednisolone significantly prolongs overall survival (OS) with a median...

IMPRESS trial data on continuing tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy after resistance development in lung cancer reported

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 30, 2014 - 09:00
Patients whose lung cancer has developed resistance to the drug gefitinib experience no statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival from continued treatment with the drug in...

Studies report new findings on treatment options for mesothelioma

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 30, 2014 - 09:00
Treating patients with high-dose radiotherapy after chemotherapy and surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma does not achieve improvements in local relapse and overall survival, according to...

Promising results shown with targeted approaches in subsets of non-small cell lung cancer

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 30, 2014 - 09:00
The BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib has significant anti-tumour activity in patients with advanced BRAF V600E mutant non-small cell lung cancer whose disease has progressed after chemotherapy, according...

AZD9291 shows durable clinical response in patients with advanced EGFR mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 30, 2014 - 09:00
Updated data from the ongoing AURA study of AZD9291 shows encouraging, although still immature, median progression free survival of 9.6 months (95% CI 8.

Many patients lack information about the use of targeted therapies, oncologists say

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 30, 2014 - 09:00
More than three quarters of oncology specialists in Europe, South America and Asia believe their patients are not always well enough informed about the treatment options available to them, survey...

Significant presence of women in oncology, but still under-representation in leadership positions, Greek survey shows

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 30, 2014 - 09:00
A growing number of oncologists in Greece are female, but women continue to be under-represented in leadership positions, according to a survey reported at the ESMO 2014 Congress.

Crizotinib treatment led to significant tumor shrinkage in 72 percent of ROS1-positive lung cancer patients

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 30, 2014 - 08:00
Treatment with the targeted therapy drug crizotinib effectively halts the growth of lung tumors driven by rearrangements of the ROS1 gene.

Scan may identify lung cancer patients who will benefit from folate-targeted drug

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 30, 2014 - 08:00
Study using thymidylate synthase as a predictive and prospective biomarker; Report on a trial with a drug that targets the folate receptorMeasuring the expression levels of an enzyme involved in...

Cancer survivors excluded from lung cancer clinical trials

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 30, 2014 - 07:00
Lung cancer clinical trials exclude a substantial proportion of patients due to a history of prior cancer, as shown in an analysis by cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Helping breast cancer patients make choices about reconstruction

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - September 30, 2014 - 07:00
Information plus patient preferences can help in sorting through reconstruction options, according to plastic and reconstructive surgeryDecision analysis techniques can help surgeons and patients...

What are the top 10 leading causes of death in the US?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 30, 2014 - 07:00
The leading top 10 causes of death in the US account for nearly 75% of all deaths in the country. How many of these causes could be prevented and how? MNT takes a look.

Potent new cancer drugs likely with new protein 'map'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 30, 2014 - 07:00
Imperial chemists have gained fresh insights into how a disease-causing enzyme makes changes to proteins and how it can be stopped.

Survey reveals emotional exhaustion affects many cancer specialists

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 30, 2014 - 07:00
Across Europe, more than 70% of young cancer specialists are showing signs of burnout, the largest survey of its kind has revealed.

New estrogen-related breast cancer mechanism detected

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - September 29, 2014 - 15:00
Estrogen prepares cells to divide and even resist drugs for estrogen-positive breast cancers, according to new research investigating the role of the unfolded-protein response.

New estrogen-related breast cancer mechanism detected

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 29, 2014 - 15:00
Estrogen prepares cells to divide and even resist drugs for estrogen-positive breast cancers, according to new research investigating the role of the unfolded-protein response.

Docetaxel or pemetrexed with cisplatin achieve comparable outcomes in non-squamous lung cancer

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 29, 2014 - 10:00
The first direct comparison of treating non-squamous lung cancer with either pemetrexed or docetaxel in addition to cisplatin has shown that the two combinations achieve similar progression-free...

Customising chemotherapy in lung cancer

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 29, 2014 - 10:00
Measuring the expression levels of an enzyme involved in DNA synthesis can help predict the response of lung cancers to certain treatments, a Korean study has shown at the ESMO 2014 Congress in...

French studies measure benefits of colorectal cancer screening

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - September 29, 2014 - 10:00
The introduction of biennial colorectal cancer screening in a region of France increased the rate of diagnosis of high risk pre-cancerous adenomas (sometimes called polyps) by 89%, researchers have...