In 2015, an estimated 21,000 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and over 14,000 women will die from the disease. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths
Many breast cancer patients have a limited understand of their disease. In her new study, Dr. Rachel Freedman and colleagues of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston surveyed 500
A new study published in JAMA reports that although they meet the guidelines, most women with early-stage breast cancer do not receive radiation treatment that is shorter and less costly.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has taken issue with a recent 60 Minutes piece about the high price of new oncology drugs. The BIO response was It is unfortunate that CBS has chosen to attack the price of specialty cancer medications while ignoring the value created by these drugs for patients and the health care system. Cancer patients today are able to live longer and enjoy a higher quality of life than ever before thanks to medicines made by biopharmaceutical research companies."
Cancer treatment and cures are the elusive goals of millions of people, including patients, familial caregivers, medical providers, and researchers. Although certain cancers are indeed curable, many of
It's not [yet] a solution, but certainly a clever idea aimed to minimize hair loss and perhaps lessen the emotional struggles among some patients undergoing chemotherapy