Posts in the “Education Education” category:

Second opinion changes diagnosis from incurable to curable cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 12th, 2014 |

Date: 5/12/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: N/A http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-05-opinion-diagnosis-incurable-curable-cancer.html The Journal of Clinical Oncology reports the case of a woman diagnosed with advanced, incurable lung cancer, whose disease was in fact early stage, curable lung cancer with additional lung lesions due to a rare antibiotic side effect. When her primary lung tumor was surgically […]

Lung and Pancreatic Cancer on the Rise

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 2nd, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung and Pancreatic Cancer on the Rise Date: 5/2/14 Outlet Full Name: Nursing Times Author: No author http://www.nursingtimes.net/home/behind-the-headlines/-lung-and-pancreatic-cancers-may-be-on-the-rise/5070307.article?blocktitle=Behind-the-Headlines&contentID=4530 “Lung cancer will soon become the biggest cancer killer among women,” the Mail Online reports, while ITV News reveals that pancreatic cancer “poses [a] growing threat”. Both headlines are prompted by a study that has […]

Managing Bone Health In Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 13th, 2014 |

Date: 3/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Oncology Live Author: No author http://www.onclive.com/peer-exchange/bone-health/Managing-Bone-Health-in-Lung-Cancer Panelists: Mark G. Kris, MD, MSKCC; Corey J. Langer, MD, Penn; Benjamin P. Levy, MD, Mount Sinai; Mark A. Socinski, MD, UPMC; Heather A. Wakelee, MD, Stanford The current NCCN Guidelines recommend the addition of zoledronic acid or denosumab to upfront treatment for the […]

Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces Charitable Donation of $1 Million to Support Immuno-Oncology Education for Patients and Caregivers

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 3rd, 2014 |

News Headline: Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces Charitable Donation of $1 Million to Support Immuno-Oncology Education for Patients and Caregivers Date: 3/3/14 Outlet Full Name: Wall Street Journal Author: No author http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140303-905003.html Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced donations totaling $1 million in 2013 to four nonprofit organizations that support patients with cancer. The donations will fund the […]

How Can You Know If Your Lung Cancer Has Spread?

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 26th, 2014 |

News Headline: How Can You Know If Your Lung Cancer Has Spread? Date: 2/26/14 Outlet Full Name: About.com Author: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2014/02/26/how-can-you-know-if-your-lung-cancer-has-spread.htm I was recently asked a very important question – and one that I’m sure many of you have entertained. How can you know if your lung cancer has spread? Unfortunately the spread of […]

Hot Topics 2014: Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 30th, 2014 |

News Headline: Hot Topics 2014: Lung Cancer Date: 1/30/14 Outlet Full Name: MedPage Today Author: Peter Mazzone, Mary Reid, Marcelo DaSilva, Edward Kim http://www.medpagetoday.com/HOTTOPICS2014/special-reports/SpecialReports-Videos/388 WATCH VIDEO What will be the most important issues to watch in lung cancer in 2014? We asked four experts in the field for their views: Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, of […]

The Past, Present, and Future of Lung Cancer Treatments

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 25th, 2014 |

Date: 1/25/14 Outlet Full Name: The Motley Fool Author: Leo Sun http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/25/the-past-present-and-future-of-lung-cancer-treatme.aspx Lung cancer, which accounts for 14% of all new cancers, remains one of the deadliest cancers in the United States, causing nearly 160,000 deaths in 2013. Over the past few decades, lung cancer treatments have improved, and smoking rates have dropped from 42% […]

Helping Lung Cancer Patients Beat Insomnia

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 9th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Helping Lung Cancer Patients Beat Insomnia Date:  12/9/13 Outlet Full Name:  Medical Xpress Author:  Sara Saldi http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-12-lung-cancer-patients-insomnia.html (Medical Xpress)—It is estimated that anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of persons diagnosed with lung cancer experience severe insomnia that may persist for an average of eight years after the initial diagnosis. Sleeplessness in lung cancer patients is […]

How Can You Make Sense of Your Lung Cancer Pathology Report?

Posted by Samantha Powell on November 29th, 2013 |

News Headline:  How Can You Make Sense of Your Lung Cancer Pathology Report? Date:  11/29/13 Outlet Full Name:  About.com – Lung Cancer Author: Lynne Eldridge MD http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2013/11/29/how-can-you-make-sense-of-your-lung-cancer-pathology-report.htm In years past it was usually doctors alone that looked at pathology reports after a biopsy or surgery. But increasingly people are requesting copies of their medical records or […]

Extreme Nutrition: Can It Beat Cancer?

Posted by Samantha Powell on November 20th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Extreme Nutrition: Can It Beat Cancer? Date:  11/20/13 Outlet Full Name:  Medscape Author: Laura A. Stokowski, RN, MS http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/814583 Editor’s Note: In this 2-part series, Medscape looks at diet as an essential therapeutic strategy for cancer patients. Part 1 focuses on the nutritional assessment of cancer patients, foods that help patients cope with side […]