Tag Archives: Cancer

Proposed Treatment Guidelines for the COVID-19 Era

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — In light of the rapid changes affecting cancer clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Drs David Kerr and Rachel Kerr, both specialists in gastrointestinal cancers at the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom, drafted these guidelines for …

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — I was supposed to be at a conference in Las Vegas, attending the meeting of the National Consortium of Breast Centers. My spring, typically filled with travel to give lectures to both oncology colleagues and men and women …

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Fruits, Vegetables And Other Fibre-Rich Foods May Lower Breast Cancer Risks – Study

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Breast cancer, as per the World Health Organisation (WHO), is one of the most common diseases among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year. It is a form of cancer that is developed from the breast tissues. WHO also stated that while the breast cancer rates are higher among women …

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Financial Toxicity Is Common With Gynecologic Cancers

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — More than one-fifth of patients being treated for gynecologic malignancies experience financial toxicity, results of a single-center study suggest. Among 5,188 patients treated for gynecologic cancers, 1,155 (22%) experienced financial toxicity, measured by bills sent to …

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No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — No staff members or patients were diagnosed with COVID-19 after “strict protective measures” for screening and managing patients were implemented at the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing, according to a report published online April …

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Survival & NAC Use Continue to Increase

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 —  Uptake of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer has increased dramatically since 2006 in the United States, but importantly, the median survival has also continued to increase, new research shows. These trends confirm …

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Maintaining Cancer Care in the Face of COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 31, 2020 —  Medical oncologist Anne Chiang, MD, PhD, is scrambling to maintain cancer care in New Haven, Connecticut, while COVID-19 advances unrelentingly. As deputy chief medical officer of the Smilow Cancer Network, the largest cancer care delivery system in …

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FDA Requests Zantac Be Pulled From the Market

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April 1, 2020 — Six months after independent testing first raised the possibility that popular heartburn drug ranitidine (Zantac) might break down into the powerful carcinogen n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), the FDA has asked for the removal of all ranitidine products from the market. If you’re taking it now, stop. “The …

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EPA Didn’t Tell Residents About Gas Risks: Report

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Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. April 1, 2020 — A new government report has rebuked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to tell residents about the health risks they face by living near …

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More Than 60 Doctors in Italy Have Died in COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

In addition, “all patients should undergo lung CT examination to evaluate for imaging features typical of COVID-19…. Chest X-ray is not recommended because of a high rate of false negative diagnosis,” the authors write. Intervene With Caution Medical therapy should be optimized in patients with emergent cardiovascular …

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