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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Do you need a second Opinion? Featured Article

When a patient receives news of what their biopsy showed, there may be several misconceptions. First, you as the the patient may assume that the surgeon who performed the biopsy was also the person who rendered the diagnosis. This misperception may be perpetuated when surgeons do not tell patients that diagnoses are made by someone other than themselves. In fact, when your tissue is biopsied, the samples taken are studied under the microscope by a specialized doctor with many years of training called a pathologist. The pathology report tells your treating doctor the diagnosis in each of the samples to help manage your care.   [more]


Novartis gets FDA approval for skin cancer drug combination
n">Novartis AG said on Friday it received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regular approval for a drug combination to treat an aggressive form of skin cancer.  [via Reuters]

Celldex vaccine improves long-term brain cancer survival in study
n">New data from a midstage trial show that Celldex Therapeutics Inc's experimental brain cancer vaccine, combined with standard therapy, continues to improve chances of survival for patients with   [via Reuters]

NovoCure's cancer therapy effective in late-stage study
n">NovoCure Ltd said its lead cancer therapy improved survival rate in brain cancer patients in combination with Avastin in a late-stage study, sending its shares up 23 percent in extended trading.  [via Reuters]

Immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer boosts survival by more than 75% in mice
Oct. 29, 2015 A new study in mice by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that a specialized type of immunotherapy even when used without chemotherapy or radiation can   [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

Novartis, Juno face production hurdles for new blood cancer drugs
NEW YORK As drugmakers including Novartis, Juno Therapeutics and Kite Pharma race to launch what may be the most effective treatments ever seen for leukemia and other blood cancers, they are   [via Reuters]

  Aspirin to Treat Breast Cancer?
“The epidemiological and preclinical evidence* linking aspirin with a positive effect on breast cancer recurrence is very strong, but we need a prospective trial like this one to definitively determin  [more]

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: New research reveals results of "watchful waiting"
The decision on how to treat prostate cancer is dependent on many factors. Many men choose "watchful waiting" over definitive surgery or radiation therapy.  [more]

Breast Cancer Surgery - Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
Invasive breast cancer can spread through the lymph ducts and blood vessels to other areas of the body. The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node(s) that the lymph ducts drain into.  [more]



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