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week in cancer news

  • January 24: The Week in Cancer News

    A study shows that the rate of death following bone marrow transplant has decreased, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a new treatment for patients with a rare form of sarcoma.

    by Kate Yandell

  • January 17: The Week in Cancer News

    A study shows that eating more vegetables does not reduce risk of progression for patients with early-stage prostate cancer, and a new website provides information on cancer survival rates.

    by Kate Yandell

  • January 10: The Week in Cancer News

    The rate of cancer deaths in the U.S. has continued to decline, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a new treatment for a rare cancer type.

    by Kate Yandell

  • January 3: The Week in Cancer News

    When reading mammograms, an artificial intelligence system yields fewer false-positive and false-negative results than radiologists, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a targeted therapy for pancreatic cancer.

    by Kate Yandell

  • December 20: The Week in Cancer News

    Stool-based colorectal cancer screening may come with unexpected costs, and losing weight is associated with reduced breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.

    by Kate Yandell

  • December 13: The Week in Cancer News

    Hispanics living in the U.S. are at increased risk of being diagnosed with and dying from cervical cancer, and a cancer researcher and survivor writes about the problem with focusing on one universal cancer cure.

    by Kate Yandell

  • December 6: The Week in Cancer News

    A study suggests an association between hair dye use and breast cancer, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration adds a new indication for an immunotherapy-chemotherapy combination.

    by Kate Yandell

  • November 22: The Week in Cancer News

    Data from Northern Ireland suggest a fifth of cancer diagnoses are made in the emergency department, and a study investigates how the nervous system might be harnessed for cancer treatment.

    by Bradley Jones

  • November 15: The Week in Cancer News

    A study suggests the rate of melanoma diagnoses in adolescents and young adults is falling, and a health care reporter writes about the many difficult decisions she had to make after her cancer diagnosis.

    by Kate Yandell

  • November 8: The Week in Cancer News

    Some oncologists do not discuss the costs of genomic testing and resulting treatments with their patients, and preliminary results indicate that a cancer therapy using the CRISPR gene-editing technique is safe.

    by Kate Yandell

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From the AACR

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    Cervical cancer now accounts for less than 1% of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States.

  • New FDA Approvals

    The first new anti-cancer therapeutics approved in 2020 are for the treatment of two different types of soft tissue sarcoma.

  • Imaging and Immunotherapy

    Imaging a patient’s cancer—and the responses generated by the immune system—can provide information that may guide treatment decisions.

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