Top News: #Cancer

Here are the top read news for #cancer:

Cancer Navigators: Guiding You to Good Care:

Staying busy is the M.O. for Patricia Vitelli, 57, chief financial officer at a Yonkers, New York-based nonprofit. In October, Vitelli learned she had breast cancer. Accustomed to being healthy and in control, in some ways the sheer disruption of cancer care was nearly as upsetting for her as the diagnosis itself. Read more



The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New YorkU.S. FDA approves Pfizer’s high profile breast cancer drug:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Pfizer Inc’s Ibrance, a potential new standard of care for advanced breast cancer, in a regulatory decision that came more than two months earlier than expected. Read more



T-cellsThere’s A Serious Problem With Some Of The Most Promising New Cancer Treatments:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new wave of experimental cancer drugs that directly recruit the immune system’s powerful T cells are proving to be immensely effective weapons against tumors, potentially transforming the $100 billion global market for drugs that fight the disease. But top oncology researchers are concerned about the two emerging technologies, citing dangers seen repeatedly in clinical trials including the potentially fatal buildup of toxic debris from killed tumor cells and damage to healthy tissue. Read more



Sarah CannonPutting Precision Medicine For Cancer At Work In America’s Largest Hospital:

In one of the largest initiatives of its kind, the for-profit hospital chain Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has embarked on a plan to molecularly profile the tumor of cancer patients, marry the genomic information to clinical data from a patient’s electronic health record, and recommend targeted therapies. Read more



Breast cancer survivor Megan Schanie of LouisvilleBreast cancer deaths have dropped dramatically in the past two decades — the result of better treatment, greater awareness and more women getting mammograms. The latest government statistics show deaths declined 34% between 1990 and 2011, from 33 to 22 per 100,000 women, and experts expect that the downward trend has continued in the four years since. The American Cancer Society says this translates into more than 200,000 deaths averted. Read more