TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 -- The Cancer Moonshot Initiative now has a detailed road map designed to cram a decade's worth of medical advancement into half that time.
A new report, authored by more than 50 leading U.S. cancer doctors, highlights 13 priority areas for improving the medical response to cancer, along with measurable goals and a specific timeline for meeting each of those objectives.
THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 -- A diet rich in fiber may lessen the chances of dying from colon cancer, a new study suggests.
Among people treated for non-metastatic colon cancer, every 5 grams of fiber added to their diet reduced their odds of dying by nearly 25 percent, said lead researcher Dr. Andrew Chan. He is an associate professor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 -- Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy has substantially extended survival for many people with lung cancer, two new studies report.
About 32 percent of non-small cell lung cancer patients who received chemoradiation therapy were still alive five years following treatment, a survival rate double that of previous estimates, according to results from a long-term clinical trial.