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End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent... Continue Reading

Anal Cancer Rates Appear to Be On the Rise in the U.S. (May 6, 2013)

The number of people in the United States with anal cancer has tripled since the 1970s, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal, the opening... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (February 11, 2013)

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence... Continue Reading

Anal Cancer on the Rise in Men with HIV (October 15, 2012)

Nearly one-third of men with anal cancer have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal,... Continue Reading

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections (May 17, 2012)

Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according to the results of a study published in The Lancet... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Do Complementary Therapies Work? – Ask the expert about herbs, acupuncture, and other complementary therapies (November 4, 2011)

Live Web Chat with Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service; Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair Integrative Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), click here for Dr. Cassileth’s bio Dr. Cassileth is a world-renowned... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccine Recommended for Boys (November 1, 2011)

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that boys be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). Human papillomaviruses (HPV) consist of more than 100 different viruses.... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy During Pregnancy Not Linked with Developmental Problems in Kids (October 4, 2011)

According to a study presented at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, children born to women who received chemotherapy during pregnancy do not appear to have an increased risk of heart or cognitive problems. Since relatively few women... Continue Reading

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Recurrent Anal Cancer

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

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Screening/Prevention Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer Rates Appear to Be On the Rise in the U.S. (May 6, 2013)

The number of people in the United States with anal cancer has tripled since the 1970s, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal, the opening... Continue Reading

Anal Cancer on the Rise in Men with HIV (October 15, 2012)

Nearly one-third of men with anal cancer have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal,... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccine Reducing Infection among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated (July 16, 2012)

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is reducing infections of virus strains associated with genital warts and cancer, even among those who remain unvaccinated, according to the results of a study published in Pediatrics. HPV is the most common sexually... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Anal Cancer (September 14, 2011)

Cervarix® (human papillomavirus bivalent [types 16 and 18] recombinant vaccine), an FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of cervical cancer, may also help prevent anal cancer. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Human papillomaviruses... Continue Reading

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Stage IV Anal Cancer

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

No Benefit with Addition of Platinol® to Treatment for Anal Cancer (May 1, 2008)

No Benefit with Addition of Platinol® to Treatment for Anal Cancer Addition of the drug Platinol® (cisplatin) to 5-FU (5-flourouracil), mitomycin, and radiation may not improve outcomes for patients with anal cancer. These findings were recently published... Continue Reading

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Stages I-II Anal Cancer

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Reduces Side Effects for Patients with Anal Cancer (January 31, 2011)

Treatment of anal cancer with chemotherapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) may be as effective as treatment with conventional radiation and chemotherapy but with fewer side effects. These findings were presented at the eighth annual Gastrointestinal... Continue Reading

No Benefit with Addition of Platinol® to Treatment for Anal Cancer (May 1, 2008)

No Benefit with Addition of Platinol® to Treatment for Anal Cancer Addition of the drug Platinol® (cisplatin) to 5-FU (5-flourouracil), mitomycin, and radiation may not improve outcomes for patients with anal cancer. These findings were recently published... Continue Reading

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