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American Society for Radiation Oncology updates insurance coverage recommendations for proton therapy

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From: PR Newswire Proton beam therapy model policy recommends expanded access to advanced radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued an update to its recommendations for medical insurance coverage regarding the use of proton beam therapy to treat cancer. The updated Proton Beam Therapy Model Policy provides guidance to payers on clinical …

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Side Effects Not a Major Problem for New Class of Breast Cancer Drugs

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From: Wiley Research News A ground-breaking new class of oral drugs for treating breast cancer, known as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, are generally well-tolerated, with a manageable toxicity profile for most patients. This is the conclusion of a comprehensive review of toxicities and drug interactions related to this class of drugs, recently published in The Oncologist. The excitement surrounding CDK …

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AiRS Foundation Shines Light On One of the Least Talked About, But Important Topics, Surrounding Breast Cancer Awareness

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We live in a day and age where most people know someone who has been affected with breast cancer as nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. And while there are many causes and organizations that are dedicated to funding research and a cure, the Alliance in Reconstructive …

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Could the FLU virus kill cancer? It ‘invades tumours and shatters them’, says doc who’s trialling new treatment

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By Andrea Downey From: thesun.co.uk The hospital are hoping to recruit 500 participants for the study, which they say could be be “potentially game changing” for cancer treatments. THE common flu virus could be used to fight cancer, say scientists who believe it can “shatter” tumours from within. Doctors are set to trial the new treatment, using a lab-grown flu virus …

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NuView Life Sciences Developing Solution to Help Offset Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Costs

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As cancer rates continue to rise, patients increasingly bear the brunt of both the financial and emotional costs related to their diagnosis. In an effort to combat America’s cancer cost crisis, NuView Life Sciences is developing a new technology, NV-VPAC1, that can help ensure accurate diagnosis to lower costs for patients, families, insurance companies, and government-sponsored healthcare programs, like Medicare. …

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For Pituitary Tumors, Gamma Knife™ Radiosurgery Offers Better Tumor Control

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For many patients with pituitary tumors, initial surgical intervention is followed quickly by Gamma Knife™ radiosurgery. The benefits of using this radiosurgical intervention are many, and can offer better tumor control and a more positive long-term prognosis compared to surgery alone. Worldwide, up to 20% of all brain tumors (braintumor.org/brain-tumor-information/understanding-brain-tumors/)—those confined within the skull—are identified as pituitary adenomas.(1) Each year, almost …

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Novel cancer treatment wins endorsement of FDA advisers

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By: Laurie McGinley From: washingtonpost.com Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that uses patients’ revved-up immune cells to fight the disease, concluding that the therapy’s benefits for desperately ill children far outweigh its potentially dangerous side effects. The unanimous recommendation from the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee means the treatment could be approved by the FDA …

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FDA clears expanded use of cooling cap to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy

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From: PR Newswire Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the expanded use of a cooling cap, DigniCap Cooling System, to reduce hair loss (alopecia) during chemotherapy. This is the first cooling cap cleared by the agency for use in cancer patients with solid tumors. “We are pleased to expand the use of this product for cancer patients with …

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Study could find ways to block cancer growth

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By: Kathy Keatley Garvey From: record-bee.com Newly published UC Davis research characterizing specific mechanisms involved in blocking angiogenesis, or the formation new blood vessels, has the potential to block cancer growth and target other diseases, researchers said. Earlier research by the Judah Folkman laboratory of Harvard Medical School showed that cutting off blood vessels that feed a cancerous tumor can …