Study suggests improvements needed for patient-reported outcome data in genitourinary cancer clinical studies
Oncology News Australia
by ONA Editor
15h ago
Patient-reported outcomes are important indicators of how cancer drugs impact patients’ lives. By assessing the benefits and risks of drugs from a patient’s perspective, scientists and physicians can improve the development of patient-centered drugs and care. In a recent study published in eClinicalMedicine, part of The Lancet Discovery Science, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers demonstrate that there is a significant unmet ..read more
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Immune networks in tumours prime responses to a personalised immunotherapy
Oncology News Australia
by ONA Editor
15h ago
Through an analysis of tumour samples collected over time from patients with advanced melanoma, a Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified a set of preexisting conditions in tumours that predict whether such patients are likely to respond to a personalised immunotherapy known as adoptive T cell therapy (ACT) using tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL). Led by Ludwig ..read more
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Chemoradiotherapy patients are more likely to have multiple infections and encouraged to start antibiotic therapy immediately for early intervention
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by ONA Editor
15h ago
Pulmonary malignancy is one of the most frequent and fatal cancers in older patients. Studies have shown that lung cancer patients have a high incidence of lower respiratory tract infections. This is due to the fact that these patients usually have airway obstruction, sticky sputum that is not easy to cough up, destruction of mucosal ..read more
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Pancreatic cancer: Scientists found out how the tumour escapes therapies
Oncology News Australia
by ONA Editor
15h ago
Scientists from Università Cattolica at Rome, Italy, discovered an important genetic mechanism that pancreatic cancer cells employ to evade therapies, paving the way to new drugs for a killer disease. The tumour evades treatments by implementing a ‘favourable genetic reshuffling,’ strategically playing its best cards to thwart cures. This finding is the result of a ..read more
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Episode 8: Words That Matter
Oncology News Australia
by ONA Editor
1d ago
Welcome to the eighth episode of Supportive Care Matters, a podcast Hosted by Medical Oncologist Professor Bogda Koczwara AM from Adelaide, Australia. Bogda is joined by Professor Tom J. Smith to discuss the meaning of “supportive” versus “palliative” care and how to use these terms to overcome fear and stigma, and put patient’s needs first. Tom is Director of Palliative Medicine for Johns Hopkins Medicine, a cancer survivor and proponent of Scrambler Therapy ..read more
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Patients with cancer who suffered a major adverse financial event more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage disease
Oncology News Australia
by ONA Editor
2d ago
New findings led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) show more than one-third of cancer patients had a major adverse financial event – bankruptcy, lien, or eviction – before their cancer diagnosis. These patients with adverse financial events (AFEs) had a later-stage diagnosis compared with patients with no events ..read more
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Artificially intelligent software provides a detailed look at jets of plasma used to treat cancer
Oncology News Australia
by ONA Editor
2d ago
Artificially intelligent software has been developed to enhance medical treatments that use jets of electrified gas known as plasma. The computer code predicts the chemicals emitted by plasma devices, which can be used to treat cancer, promote healthy tissue growth and sterilise surfaces. The software learned to predict the cocktail of chemicals coming out of the jet ..read more
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Improving survival rates for deadly lung diseases
Oncology News Australia
by ONA Editor
2d ago
The latest discovery of asbestos in contaminated mulch around schools and playgrounds in Sydney highlights the ongoing dangerous issues that Australia faces from this potentially deadly material which remains prevalent in the built environment says Professor Sonja Klebe, from Flinders University, South Australia. “Whilst the extent of the risks associated with the contaminated mulch are ..read more
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Advancing the cardiovascular care of the oncology patient course fosters progression of patient-centered CV and cancer care
Oncology News Australia
by ONA Editor
2d ago
Kicking off on February 9-11 in Washington, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient course is an interdisciplinary course that highlights emerging strategies and best practices for managing the heart health of cancer patients. While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, cancer ..read more
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Chronic jet lag leads to human liver cancer in a mouse model
Oncology News Australia
by ONA Editor
2d ago
When asked about what could cause cancer, people most likely think of chemicals like tobacco or radiation such as U.V. light in sunshine, but chronic jet lag probably does not come to mind. Human epidemiological studies have linked chronic jet lag, also known as chronic circadian dysfunction, to increased liver cancer risk. However direct evidence ..read more
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