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Washington: Cancer Patients More Prone to Bankruptcy - New York Times

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Washington: Cancer Patients More Prone to Bankruptcy
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A study of cancer patients in Washington State has found they were twice as likely to file for bankruptcy as people without cancer.
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Boehringer files afatinib in Europe for NSCLC

Boehringer Ingelheim says it has submitted its first oncology compound, afatinib, to regulators in Europe. The German firm has filed a marketing authorisation application to the European Medicines Agency for approval of afatinib as a treatment for patients with EGFR (ErbB1) mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer. The drug has demonstrated "unprecedented efficacy versus chemotherapy" in the Phase III LUX-Lung 3 study, which provides the basis for the submission, the company says.


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Smoking Raises Asbestos Workers' Cancer Risk, Study Says: MedlinePlus

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Smoking Raises Asbestos Workers' Cancer Risk, Study Says (RT @TobaccofreeSC: #Smoking raises #asbestos workers' cancer risk.
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Governance | Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Information about the governance and trustees of Marie Curie Cancer care. (Are 'CHARITIES' corporations?
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New iGR Study Finds That Consumers Who Use Their Smartphones for Many ... - Marketwire (press release)

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New iGR Study Finds That Consumers Who Use Their Smartphones for Many ...
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LOOK: One Survivor's Incredible Self-Portraits

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An incredibly brave breast cancer survivor has decided to share images of her post-mastectomy body with the world.

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Susan Zager's curator insight, April 20, 2013 1:56 PM

Kelly Davidson made a beautiful choice to have a tatto placed on her chest after a bilateral mastectomy. She put her photo on her Facebook page calling it "How we Ink". It brought her a tremendous amount of likes. This article also includes links and mentions David Jay's photographs of young women breast cancer survivors in the "Scar Project", Angelo Merendino's beautiful photos of his wife Jen who had stage IV MBC, and the beautiful movie of Jill Brzezinski who has stage IV MBC.

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Depeche Mode | Dave Gahan Feared Death During Cancer Battle | Contactmusic.com

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Depeche Mode star Dave Gahan has opened up about his frightening cancer battle and recalled how he told his wife he feared he was dying at the height of the health scare.The singer fell ill in May, 2009 in the...
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Impact of EGFR Inhibitor in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer on Progression-Free and Overall Survival: A Meta-Analysis

We examined the impact of epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with and without EGFR mutations.

 

EGFR-TKIs therapy statistically significantly delays disease progression in EGFR mutation-positive (EGFRmut+) patients but has no demonstrable impact on OS. EGFR mutation is a predictive biomarker of PFS benefit with EGFR-TKIs treatment in all settings. These findings support EGFR mutation assessment before initiation of treatment. EGFR-TKIs should be considered as front-line therapy in EGFRmut+ advanced NSCLC patients.

 


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Cancer Commons's curator insight, April 19, 2013 4:43 PM

Lee CK, Brown C, Gralla RJ, Hirsh V, et al. J Natl Cancer Inst. Apr 17, 2013

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Macmillan's Online Community

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Cancer is one of the most challenging fights
a person can face. What people don’t often realise is that at this difficult
time cancer patients can also struggle financially. Macmillan's
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Médecine personnalisée et cancer : organiser et financer l’accès à l’innovation - presse Institut Gustave Roussy

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CureToday.com: News Archives - Acupuncture eases lymphedema in breast cancer patients: pilot study

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"Acupuncture significantly reduced limb circumference in patients with breast-cancer-related lymphedema, in a new pilot study published in Cancer.

"We now have an intervention that will actually control lymphedema," lead author Dr. Barrie Cassileth of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer in New York City told Reuters Health. "There isn't any other intervention at this point in time that reduces arm circumference in a safe, inexpensive way.""


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Susan Zager's curator insight, April 20, 2013 11:21 AM

Acupuncture can help with lymhadema. It works to help patients with many side effects, depending on the patient. It's a great tool to have.

Shaftesbury Clinic's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:11 AM

Acupuncture can be a very helpful treatment alongside conventional care, which may help patients to cope with and manage their symptoms.

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Researchers Identify Genetic Profile That Predicts Cancer Survival After Chemotherapy | TIME.com

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While more effective chemotherapy agents have improved cancer survival, not all patients benefit from the drugs.

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Susan Zager's curator insight, April 21, 2013 12:19 PM

Study author Ker-Chau Li, a professor from Academia Sinica and University of California Los Angeles explained in a statement: "Our study found eight genes which were involved in invasion, and the relative activation of these genes correlated to chemotherapy outcome, including the receptor for growth factor EGF. We also found that some invasion genes had unique patterns of expression that reflect the differential cell responses to each of the chemotherapy agents – [and] five drugs (paclitaxel, docetaxel, erlotinib, everolimus and dasatinib) had the greatest effect."

Learning about the genes involved that chemotherapy responds to is key to understanding what chemotherapy agents are effective in reducing or eliminating tumors.