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 […]

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 […]

Four out of five prostate cancer patients in Ireland showed no symptoms when they were diagnosed, new research shows

Four out of five Irish men with prostate cancer showed no symptoms when they were diagnosed with the disease, according to new research. The research funded by the health charity, The Movember Foundation, looked at 4,800 patients who were diagnosed with the disease in 2016 and 2017. The study, carried out by the Irish Prostate […]

Patients with cancer are more at risk of complications following heart procedure

Research led by Keele University suggests that patients with cancer who undergo a common heart procedure have worse short-term clinical outcomes compared to non-cancer patients, in the largest study undertaken to date. The study, published today in the European Heart Journal, looked at 6.6 million hospital admissions in the USA over an 11-year period, in […]