Tag Archives: Cancers

HIV is an independent risk factor for smoking-related cancers, especially in women

New research provides compelling evidence that infection with HIV is an independent risk factor for developing smoking-related cancers. Published in AIDS, the study’s findings are especially important because they compared cancer-risk between closely-matched individuals with and without HIV who were enrolled in long-standing cohort studies. Women with HIV appeared to have an especially high risk… Read More »

Risk Factor: For Patients With a Genetic Syndrome That Predisposes Them to Many Cancers, a New Vaccine Could Be a Lifesaver

One of the most common causes of hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome affects some 1.1 million Americans, who face a lifetime risk of colorectal cancer as high as 80 percent as well as elevated rates of many other cancers, including of the endometrium, kidneys, ovaries and prostate. Patients seldom learn they carry the mutations associated with… Read More »

Older adults with blood cancers: How they fare

Although the majority of patients who have blood cancers are older adults, they make up only a small percentage of participants in the clinical trials that lead to new therapies. That’s because the standard research methods used in oncology (cancer medicine) are not ideal for identifying certain vulnerabilities linked to aging, such as having multiple… Read More »

FDA Approves Herceptin Hylecta for Subcutaneous Injection in Certain HER2-Positive Breast Cancers

FDA Approves Herceptin Hylecta for Subcutaneous Injection in Certain HER2-Positive Breast Cancers Print this page South San Francisco, CA — February 28, 2019 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Herceptin Hylecta (trastuzumab and hyaluronidase-oysk) for subcutaneous (under… Read More »

Learn Some Skills to Prevent Cancers

Through the past 20 years of clinical trials with cancer patient care experience, I summed up a few unexpected anticancer habits. Do not wear high heels. Inflammation is the body’s healing process, but long-term inflammation may lead to heart disease, autoimmune diseases, diabetes and increased risk of cancer. Wear some uncomfortable and inappropriate shoes can… Read More »