Free counseling from CancerCare

tiny people in huge auditorium  Patients newly diagnosed with cancer can feel alone and isolated--completely changed by one word. CancerCare helps patients and families cope with practical and emotional worries that come hand in hand with a diagnosis of cancer.

What on earth do those words mean?

cat and joy of cooking book  Finally understanding an idea is cause for great happiness! Unfortunately, words and use of language is very complicated in hospitals today and it may not get much better.

Yervoy (ipilimumab) approved for melanoma by the FDA

sears tower  A medicine which first received notariety at the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) this summer was approved by the FDA today. This drug is the first in a new family of medicines called anti-CTLA 4 inhibitors.

Approval Date: 
Fri, 03/25/2011
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Yervoy (ipilimumab) melanoma immune-based therapy at FDA Feb 9, 2011

firework explosion Activatng the immune system is a relatively new model for attacking cancer, but it appears to be coming of age. While "true breakthrough" is a term rarely applied in most treatments, ipilimumab (proposed brand-Yervoy) may be just that for patients with melanoma.

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