Overall death rates from cancer declined from 2000 through 2009 in the United States, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Among men, the overall rate of cancer incidence fell by an average of 0.6 percent annually from 2000 through 2009. Cancer incidence rates were stable among women during the same time period and rose by 0.6 percent per year among children.
A short film about a technology invented by the UW, Fred Hutch, and Children’s Hospital is a semi-finalist at the Sundance Film Festival. The technology, called Tumor Pain, uses a scorpion toxin to cause cancer cells in the brain light up so that they can be seen and removed during surgery, protecting nearby normal brain tissue
What do you do when you’ve finished treatment?How do you coordinate your ongoing care with your primary care doc? How do you keep track of your medical records and get the right information to the right people about what you’ve been through? Gilda’s Club has some answers.
Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center will open a new cancer center that will provide services tailored specifically for women — next Tuesday, June 5th. The 23,600-square-foot True Family Women’s Cancer Center will occupy the fifth and sixth floor of the medical center’s Arnold Pavilion at 1221 Madison on Swedish’s First Hill campus. The goal is to [...]
Deaths from cancer in the U.S. declined from 1999 to 2008, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Mortality fell for most cancer types, including the four most common types of cancer in the United States — lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate –, although the rate of decline varied by cancer type and across racial and ethnic groups.
Although not definitive, the World Health Organization study, the largest of its kind, found little or no risk of brain tumors for most long-term users of cell phone.
The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy from glioblastoma has called attention to the challenge of developing better treatment for brain cancers. Below is column by Dr. Greg Foltz on brain cancer research that LocalHealthGuide published last May to call attention to the Annual Seattle Brain Cancer Walk to raise funds for brain cancer research..
While there has been great progress in the fight against many common cancers, progress against brain cancers, some of the deadliest cancers known, has been agonizingly slow. Over the past 25 years, for example, only three new drug have been approved for the treatment of brain cancers, and survival rates remain essentially the same as [...]