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Pfizer Discontinues One Sunitinib Phase 3 Trial In Advanced Breast Cancer; Other Advanced Breast Cancer Trials Continue

Pfizer Inc announced the discontinuation of one of its Phase 3 studies based on statistical assessment for futility: the SUN 1107 Phase 3 study of Sutent® (sunitinib malate) in advanced breast cancer. SUN 1107 evaluated single-agent sunitinib versus single-agent capecitabine for the treatment of a broad...
April 6th, 2009 | News | Read More

Recognizing False Biochemical Failure Calls After Radiation With Or Without Neo-Adjuvant Androgen Deprivation For Prostate Cancer – This recent article explains why false positive American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and Phoenix definition failures occur after radiation with or without neo-adjuvant androgen suppression. It provides support for the use of the Phoenix definition and...
April 5th, 2009 | News | Read More

Women With Family History Of Breast Cancer May Cut Their Risk Through Regular Workouts

A new federally funded University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study aims to learn whether women at high risk of breast cancer can use exercise to meaningfully reduce their risk of getting the disease. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.
April 5th, 2009 | News | Read More

Computer Based Model Helps Radiologists Diagnose Breast Cancer

Radiologists have developed a computer based model that aids them in discriminating between benign and malignant breast lesions, according to a study performed at the University Of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI. The model was developed by a multidisciplinary group, including radiologists...
April 4th, 2009 | News | Read More

Does Your Shift At Work Put You At A Greater Risk For Developing Cancer?

Does your shift at work put you at a greater risk for developing cancer? The answer may surprise you in that studies are finding that late-night exposure to light may diminish levels of a natural cancer-fighting hormone. Dr. David Blask, professor of the practice in the Tulane University School of...
April 4th, 2009 | News | Read More

Developing New Treatments For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Brian Rowan, Ph.D., professor of Cancer Research for the Tulane Cancer Center, is studying treatment options for an aggressive type of breast cancer that is prevalent in New Orleans among African-American women triple-negative breast cancer. The term triple-negative refers to the fact that these tumors...
April 4th, 2009 | News | Read More

The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Cancer Tip Sheet

Thermal heat therapy for patients with recurrent brain tumors Neuro-oncologists at The Methodist Hospital in Houston are studying a relatively new thermal therapy technology for patients with recurrent brain tumors. The investigational device uses heat therapy for recurrent metastatic tumors without...
April 4th, 2009 | News | Read More

Researcher Details Role Of Apples In Inhibiting Breast Cancer

Six studies published in the past year by a prominent Cornell researcher add to growing evidence that an apple a day — as well as daily helpings of other fruits and vegetables — can help keep the breast-cancer doctor away. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.
April 4th, 2009 | News | Read More

Identification Of A Protein That May Help Breast Cancer Spread And Beat Cancer Drugs

New research from UC Davis Cancer Center shows that a protein called Muc4 may be the essential ingredient that allows breast cancer to spread to other organs and resist therapeutic treatment. The study, which appears in the April 1 issue of Cancer Research, is one of the first to characterize the role...
April 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More

To Screen Or Not To Screen For Breast Cancer

Women are often told that mammography saves lives. But rarely is the question asked, ‘how often?’ Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, set out to examine how often this life-saving event occurs. Unrealistic expectations may influence...
April 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More