Health News

Overcoming Thyroid Cancer Resistance
Thyroid cancer is usually successfully treated with surgery. The problem is - this is one of the cancers that tends to reappear. New research has uncovered a means for overcoming a common obstacle in treating thyroid cancer.
NASCAR Provides Answers to Reduce Smoking
One of the major risks factors for head and neck cancers is smoking. New studies show community-based screenings may reduce smoking habits and reduce the risk of head and neck cancer.
FDA approves Erbitux to treat late-stage head and neck cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Erbitux ( cetuximab ) for use with chemotherapy to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) head and neck cancer.
Detecting Thyroid Cancer Faster Than Ever
Just because something is fast does not mean it may be worthwhile. A new imaging technique for thyroid cancer is not only fast but accurate and cost-effective.
Diabetes Drug's Dark Side
There have been huge strides in the fight against diabetes over the past decade. Patients now have more treatment and drug options than they ever did before. Yet, some of these drugs may not be entirely safe.
Erratic Cancer Treatment Patterns
Physicians don't always follow recommended guidelines for screenings, diagnostic testing or treatment. Apparently, this sort of confusion is being seen in thyroid cancer treatment.
AstraZeneca announces trade name Caprelsa for vandetanib
AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the trade name Caprelsa for the recently approved orphan drug vandetanib, a treatment for medullary thyroid cancer that cannot be removed by surgery or that has spread to other parts of the body.
FDA Approves New Treatment for Rare Form of Thyroid Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved vandetanib to treat adult patients with late-stage (metastatic) medullary thyroid cancer who are ineligible for surgery and who have disease that is growing or causing symptoms.
Five Thousand Mile Dilution
The radiation risk is clearly defined for Japan, but is there a risk for the rest of the world, including the west coast of the United States? Fortunately for the United States, its distance from Japan will dilute most radiation coming from the Japanese nuclear power plants. Even if the radiation was caught up in the fast moving jet stream, your thyroid is safe.
Gene Expression and Metastasis in Head and Neck Cancer
A study of 222 cases of oral or oropharyngeal cancer has yielded startling results about the role of gene expression in metastasis.