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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]


FDA staff casts doubt on Clovis' lung cancer drug
U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff members on Friday questioned whether Clovis Oncology Inc's lung cancer drug was superior to existing treatments and also raised concerns about its safety   [via Reuters]

FDA approves Pfizer's lung cancer drug for expanded use
The United States Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the expanded use of Pfizer Inc's drug to treat a type of lung cancer.  [via Reuters]

Study Suggests Many Women with Early Breast Cancer Receive Unnecessary Imaging Tests | ASCO.org
A new study suggests that up to 60% of the computed tomography scans, bone scans, and positron emission tomography scans performed for more than 29,000 Michigan women diagnosed with early breast   [via ASCO]

Fred Hutch joins nation's cancer centers in endorsing HPV vaccination
Jan. 27, 2016 In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has joined with the 68 other U.S.  [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

ASCO Issues New Guideline on Use of Biomarkers to Guide Early Breast Cancer Therapy Decisions | ASCO.org
-The American Society of Clinical Oncology today issued a new clinical practice guideline for women with early-stage invasive breast cancer and known hormone receptor and human epidermal growth   [via ASCO]

  Personal Digital Currency can be used as a tool to increase awareness of fund raising campaigns
A patent pending personal digital currency created by Conjectural Technologies, LLC (BitsofKoin.com) can be used as a tool to increase awareness of fund raising campaigns and also to reward donors.  [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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