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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]


For high-risk leukemia patients, umbilical cord blood transplant associated with lower risk of relapse
Sept. 7, 2016 Umbilical cord blood transplants may have advantages beyond offering an alternative stem cell source for leukemia patients without a traditional donor match, according to a study   [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

JCAR014 clinical data published in Science Translational Medicine: Patients with advanced lymphoma in remission after T-cell therapy
Sept. 7, 2016 In a paper published today in Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center shared data from an early-phase study of patients with advanced   [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

Testing for inherited mutations could benefit men with advanced prostate cancer
July 6, 2016 Inherited mutations in genes that function to repair DNA may contribute to metastatic prostate cancer more than previously recognized, according to a study out today in The New England   [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

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]

Cabozantinib Improves Upon the Standard of Care for Advanced Kidney Cancer | ASCO.org
New analyses from a phase III clinical trial of patients with previously treated advanced kidney cancer demonstrated that patients of all risk levels experience more benefit from cabozantinib than   [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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