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Immunotherapy Expands Treatment Options for Metastatic Bladder Cancer

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

By: Danielle Ternyila From: targetedonc.com Several recent updates from clinical trials are transforming the treatment landscape for urothelial carcinoma across a variety of subtypes. The use of immunotherapy, in particular, provides patients who progress after standard platinum-based chemotherapy with new hope and a plethora of options. In the metastatic setting, there have been 5 immune checkpoint inhibitors approved by the …

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Cancer Patients Can Now Read a Molecular Analysis of Their Cancer That They Can Understand

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: PR Newswire Perthera, Inc., a full-service precision medicine company, has developed a report empowering cancer patients to make informed decisions regarding their treatment options. Perthera began distributing this innovative report to patients, which it believes to be the first of its kind, on February 10, 2017. “The whole point of precision medicine is to tailor treatment to the specific …

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Cancer Experience Survey Reveals Gap in Educating Patients on Latest Diagnostic and Treatment Advancements

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: PR Newswire More than two-thirds of cancer patients and their caregivers have limited knowledge about the latest advancements in diagnostic and treatment options to help inform their treatment decisions, according to the results of the 2017 Cancer Experience Survey, released today by Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). While cancer patients and caregivers are generally satisfied with the quality …

Types of Traveling Cancer: Mestastic Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy Shared by: Vera Viner One of the most frustrating things about treating cancer is that even when the treatment is working, the cells find a way to resist. Breast cancer begins, of course, in the breast, but it may not stay contained. Metastatic breast cancer can travel to different sites in the body and contaminate the …