Topics :: cancer treatment

Syndax Pharma Starts Phase III Trials for Breast Cancer Drug

By EDGE | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., have begun clinical trial of Syndax’s entinostat in treatment of patients with advanced breast cancer.

Sloan Kettering Holds One-Day Conference on LGBT Cancer

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 17, 2014
The National LGBT Cancer Network, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are presenting a one-day conference on Cancer in the LGBT Communities on January 18 in NYC.

Colon Cancer Testing May Be Leveling Off in US

By Mike Stobbe | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
After years of steady increases, testing for colon cancer may be leveling off, a federal report suggests.

Obese Cancer Patients Often Shorted on Chemo Doses

By Marilynn Marchione | Thursday Sep 19, 2013
Doctors often short the obese on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, capping the dose out of fear about how much treatment an obese patient can bear.

Woman Featured in Stark CDC Anti-Smoking Ads Dies

By Mike Stobbe | Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
Terrie Hall, a North Carolina woman featured prominently in a graphic government ad campaign to get people to stop smoking died Monday of cancer.

Roche Drug Works in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

By Matthew Perrone | Thursday Sep 12, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a positive review of a breast cancer drug from Roche that could soon become the first pharmaceutical option approved for treating early-stage disease before surgery.

Report Finds Aging US Faces Crisis in Cancer Care

By Lauran Neergaard | Thursday Sep 12, 2013
The U.S. is facing a crisis in how to deliver cancer care, as the baby boomers reach their tumor-prone years and doctors have a hard time keeping up with complex new treatments.

Treating Cancer with HIV

Thursday Jun 27, 2013
A team of doctors at the University of Pennsylvania are giving the deadline HIV virus new meaning: they are using it to save lives.

National LGBT Cancer Network Works to End Discrimination

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 20, 2013
A recently released report by the National LGBT Cancer Network uses the direct experiences of cancer survivors to paint a stark picture on the effect of discrimination on LGBT health -- and how to remedy it.

2(x)ist Menswear Helps Fight Breast Cancer

Sunday Sep 30, 2012
Usually women band together to support the fight against breast cancer, but this year, the men’s fashion brand, 2(x)ist, wants to change things up a bit.