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2009-11-24 15:51:00

DALLAS, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center has become a full member of one of the largest cancer clinical trials cooperative groups in the United States. Funded by research grants from the National Cancer Institute, Southwest Oncology Group conducts clinical trials to prevent and treat cancer in adults, and to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors. "Joining this prestigious group will allow us to offer additional, important clinical...

2009-11-20 10:39:00

NCCN program on Discovery Health Channel profiles patients undergoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer and their physicians' use of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Breast Cancer to determine an individualized treatment regimen. The program, which provides free CME credits, premieres on Sunday, November 22 at 7:00 am EST. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) is behind us, it...

2009-11-10 08:12:00

NCCN recently received a research grant from Allos Therapeutics, Inc. to evaluate the role of pralatrexate in the treatment of select hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Pralatrexate is the only agent currently approved by the FDA to treat patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Investigators from NCCN Member Institutions are eligible to apply for the research funding. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive...

2009-11-04 08:38:16

Treating limited stage small cell lung cancer(LSCL) with a combination of accelerated high-dose radiotherapy and chemotherapy has shown encouraging results, opening the door to larger scale investigation, according to new research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The Phase II study was presented Nov. 3 in an oral session at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), by Ritsuko Komaki, M.D., professor and program director of Lung Cancer...

2009-10-19 07:31:00

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the most common acute leukemia affecting adults. Noteworthy updates include the incorporation of risk stratification based on white blood cell count, the alternative to use cord blood in allogeneic stem cell transplants, and new treatment options for adults over the age of 60 with AML FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive...

2009-10-16 09:38:00

NCCN program on Discovery Health Channel profiles patients battling advanced non-small cell lung cancer and highlights their physicians' use of the NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in determining the best treatment regimen. The program, which provides free CME credits, premieres on Sunday, October 18 at 7:00 am EDT. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and...

2009-09-14 07:00:00

NCCN is holding the NCCN Oncology Research Best Practices Conference(TM), an interactive forum to discuss the regulatory and operational aspects of research and help identify areas in the clinical trial process where improvements can be made. Scheduled for October 26 - 27 in Bethesda, MD, the conference will include lectures, interactive workshops, and panel discussions on topics that challenge the conduct of oncology research as well as topics related to ethical considerations. FORT...

2009-05-21 10:59:00

PatientRM interactive software collects, manages and analyzes patient cases from across the country to advance cancer care in America HOUSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the innovative healthcare company supporting the nation's foremost cancer treatment and research network has been recognized as a Laureate by the International Data Group (IDG) Computerworld Honors Program for its interactive patient management software program, PatientRM. Working with Deloitte Consulting,...

2009-04-29 08:00:00

The NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP) nears the $20 million mark in total funding and enhances its current model to include funding for therapeutics in development as well as those already FDA-approved. The ORP draws on the expertise of investigators at 21 of the world's leading cancer centers (NCCN Member Institutions) in order to advance therapeutic options for patients with cancer FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)...

2009-04-01 20:44:58

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may alter taste and odor perception, leading to malnutrition in cancer patients, U.S. researchers say. The review of studies, published in the Journal of Supportive Oncology, included ways that help improve taste and odor abnormalities for cancer patients. Among the suggestions are eating less of foods that may have a metallic or bitter taste such as red meat, coffee or tea; eating more high-protein foods; enhancing flavors with seasonings and spices;...


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