Excess Body Weight Responsible For 3.9 Percent Cancer Worldwide: 5 Tips To Manage Obesity

Obesity is emerging to be one of the top health concerns around the world. If the findings of a latest study are to be believed, excess body weight is said to be responsible for 3.9 percent of cancer globally. The study, published in the journal Cancer, spoke about association between obesity and the risk of […]

EIRMC honoring cancer patients with tree lighting ceremony

Courtesy Coleen Niemann, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center IDAHO FALLS – Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is holding their second annual Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6 starting at 5 p.m. at the Idaho Cancer Center. The event is meant to celebrate the lives of people who have suffered from cancer and […]

GI Cancer Treatment Continues to Evolve, But Unmet Needs Remain

Cathy Eng, MD A number of unmet needs have been addressed in the gastrointestinal (GI) cancer space, but there are still large patient populations who rely on traditional treatment regimens, said Cathy Eng, MD. For example, in colorectal cancer (CRC), immunotherapy has had a significant impact in patients who have microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) tumors. However, […]

Immunotherapy keeps some advanced head and neck cancer patients alive for over three years

A new immunotherapy can greatly extend the lives of a proportion of people with advanced head and neck cancer, with some living for three years or more, a major new clinical trial reports. Overall, the drug pembrolizumab had significant benefits for patients, with 37 per cent of patients who received it surviving for a year […]