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Which breast cancer patients benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy?

The results of a new study show that for many women with breast cancer, endocrine therapy alone will bring about excellent health outcomes and there is no need for adjuvant chemotherapy.

Denosumab Shows Improved Outcomes & Quality of Life for Certain Breast Cancer Patients

For post-menopausal women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer, the standard of care has been adjuvant hormone therapy with a group of drugs called Aromatase inhibitors, including Letrozole and Anastrazole. Unfortunately, a side effect of these drugs is compromised bone health that can lead to osteopenia, osteoporosis, and bone fractures.

Some Animals Have Developed Effective Anti-Cancer Strategies

Elephants can live to be 70 years old, and have 100 times as many cells as humans, but very rarely get cancer. Researchers are looking into what genetic differences may be the cause of this.

Radiation Therapy: Where We Started & How Far We’ve Come

The use of radiation therapy to treat cancer has been practiced since the early 1900's, and continuing advancements in the field make radiation therapy one of the most effective treatment options for many types of cancer.

American Cancer Society Addresses Rising Colon Cancer Rates Among Younger Adults

Colorectal cancer rates have climbed among Gen Xers and Millennials, according to a study published earlier this year in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Study Confirms Denser Breasts Linked to Higher Cancer Rates

A team of scientists in Norway has confirmed previous research that links breast density with increased breast cancer risk.

Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a relatively rare – but aggressive – cancer that often remains undetected until it reaches an advanced stage. Although there are no clear-cut ways of identifying pancreatic cancer, recognizing possible symptoms can aid in diagnosis of the disease.

Overcoming the Emotional Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer diagnosis can be very overwhelming and can cause a lot of emotions. This article can help you understand the best ways to cope.

Nutrition & Regular Activity Boosts Colorectal Cancer Survival Rates

Colon cancer patients who follow the American Cancer Society's Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Survivors upon diagnosis saw improved disease-free survival and overall survival, according to a recent publication in the journal JAMA Oncology.

Limiting Alcohol Consumption May Boost Life Expectancy

Limiting alcohol intake to one drink a day may increase longevity, according to a large international study that recently appeared in The Lancet medical journal.

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