Environmental Causes Contribute to Lung Cancer More Than Previously Thought

The presence of environmental toxins, such as carcinogens, creates a higher risk for cancer than previously thought, according to a recent report from a presidential cancer panel. In an unrelated 2009 review performed by the American Cancer Society, it was reported that environmental pollutants cause no more than five percent of all cases of cancer.… Continue reading Environmental Causes Contribute to Lung Cancer More Than Previously Thought

AACR, FDA and NCI Stress Importance of Biomarkers in Cancer Drug Development

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) joined forces in 2007 to form the Cancer Biomakers Collaboration. According to a recent report filed by the AACR in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, this collaboration seeks “to modernize the drug development process by incorporating new techniques… Continue reading AACR, FDA and NCI Stress Importance of Biomarkers in Cancer Drug Development

Face-to-Face Diagnosis Favored by Cancer Patients

Reported satisfaction of medical care for cancer patients improves when a diagnosis is provided in person and in a personal setting, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Institutes for Heath (NIH). The survey also suggests that patient satisfaction improves when the doctor takes substantial time to discuss the diagnosis, as well as… Continue reading Face-to-Face Diagnosis Favored by Cancer Patients

Cancer Advocacy – Helping Yourself and Others

Cancer Advocacy – Helping Yourself and Others Cancer advocacy is an activity that can positively affect both your own experience with cancer and the cancer experiences of others. Whether you have already gone through treatment or are just getting started, taking the time to become a cancer advocate can be rewarding on many levels. Learn… Continue reading Cancer Advocacy – Helping Yourself and Others