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FDA News, December 2007:

New Safety Concerns On ESAs Prompt FDA To Consult ODAC

By Paul Goldberg

The Cancer Letter, volume 34, no 1

Two studies pointing to increased mortality and disease progression from erythropoiesis-stimulating agents will cause FDA to seek guidance from an advisory committee, the agency announced. Initially, the agency communicated its plans to the sponsors, who are obligated to share such development with the public (The Cancer Letter, Dec. 7, 2007).

Then, on Jan. 3, FDA issued a press release stating that the most recent studies amplify the safety concerns observed in six studies now listed on the ESA label. “Taken together, all eight studies show more rapid tumor growth or shortened survival when patients with breast, non-small cell lung, head and neck, lymphoid or cervical cancers received ESAs compared to patients who did not receive this treatment.

In all of these recent studies, ESAs were administered in an attempt to achieve a hemoglobin level of 12 g/dL or greater, although many patients did not reach that level,” the agency said in a statement.

November 13, 2003, Press Release Contact: CDC Press Office

770-488-5131

NCI Press Office

301-496-6641

Latest Cancer Incidence Report Shows Prostate Leading Cancer Among Men, Breast Cancer Leads for Women

The most comprehensive federal report available on state-specific cancer incidence rates for the first time includes information on Asians/Pacific Islanders as well as a new section on childhood cancers. U.S. Cancer Statistics: 2000 Incidence - released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - also shows prostate cancer is the leading cancer overall in men in the United States and breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in U.S. women.

The latest report marks the second time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, have combined data to produce official federal statistics on cancer incidence.

The report includes data from 41 states, six metropolitan areas, and the District of Columbia, covering 84 percent of the U.S. population - up from the coverage rate of 78 percent for the 1999 report issued last year.

"The increase in the coverage rate can be attributed to more statewide registries meeting data quality criteria for inclusion in this report. Our goal is to continue to provide detailed information from population-based central cancer registries to better conduct research and guide effective cancer prevention and control programs," said HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.

The race categories for national data were expanded this year to include cancer incidence for Asians/Pacific Islanders in addition to whites and blacks. A new section describing cancer incidence among children and adolescents also is included in this year's publication.

Some major findings of the report include

* Prostate cancer is the leading cancer affecting men of all races in the United States, followed by lung cancer and colorectal cancer;

* The fourth most common cancer was urinary bladder cancer for white men; cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx for black men; and stomach cancer for Asian/Pacific Islander men.

* Breast cancer is the leading cancer among women of all races in the United States;

* Among white women, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and colorectal is the third most common cancer. Among black and Asian/Pacific Islander women, colorectal cancer and lung cancer are the second and third most common cancers, respectively;

* The fourth leading cancer among women of all races in the United States is cancer of the uterus, not including cervical cancer;

* The most common childhood cancers are leukemias, followed by cancer of the central nervous system, and lymphomas and reticuloendothelial neoplasms (specific white blood cell cancers).

Racial and ethnic differences in cancer incidence

* Overall, cancer incidence rates are higher for whites and blacks than for Asians/Pacific Islanders;

* Among the leading cancers, prostate cancer among black men is 1.5 times higher than among white men, and 2.7 times higher than among Asians/Pacific Islanders;

* Breast cancer among white women is about 1.2 times higher than among black women, and 1.7 times higher than among Asians/Pacific Islanders.

Geographic differences in cancer incidence**

* The District of Columbia has the highest incidence rate of prostate cancer, and Arizona has the lowest;

* Washington state has the highest incidence of female breast cancer; New Mexico has the lowest;

* Kentucky has the highest incidence rate of lung cancer for men, and Nevada has the highest rate for women. Utah has the lowest incidence rate of lung cancer for both men and women;

* Rhode Island has the highest incidence rate of colorectal cancer among men, and Alaska has the highest incidence rate among women. New Mexico has the lowest incidence rate of colorectal cancer for both men and women.

**The following points should be kept in mind when interpreting geographic incidence rates: 1.) States in which a high percentage of the population receive cancer screenings will have more diagnosed cancer cases than states in which a low percentage of the population is screened; and 2.) Relative rankings based on incidence rates do not reflect important factors such as mortality rates that contribute to cancer burden.

United States Cancer Statistics: 2000 Incidence provides a basis for individual states and researchers to describe the variability in cancer incidence rates across different populations and to target certain populations for evidence-based cancer control programs. Future United States Cancer Statistics reports will include data for other racial and ethnic populations.

Cancer rates usually have some uncertainty associated with them and are updated as more information becomes available from registries and as better estimates of state and regional populations become available from the U.S. Census Bureau. The process of recalculating cancer rates is a standard practice.

The full report is available at www.cdc.gov/cancer/ and www.seer.cancer.gov/statistics.


Information by Cancer Types

Some pertinent information by type but check out vitamins and more

Bladder Cancer
Brain Cancer & Brain Metastases
Cachexia Syndrome
Carcinoid Tumors
Colon and Rectal Cancer Issues/Studies
Esophageal & Gastric Cancers
Gall Bladder Cancer (Biliary Tract)
Head/Neck (Oral) Cancer
Kidney Cancer (Renal)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Issues
Liver (Hepatocellular)Cancer Issues
Lung Cancer Information (including Mesothelioma )
Multiple Myeloma
Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Occular Cancer (of the Eye)
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Corner
Sarcoma/Angiosarcoma
Skin Cancer (including Melanoma)
Testicular Carcinoma
Thyroid Cancer
YOUNG Adults
Diet, Phys Activ & Sup AFTER Diagnosis
Non toxic ways to deal with unwanted/adverse(side [sic])effects

Nausea, vomiting, EXERCISE,neuropathy, insomnia, bone loss,'distress',SEXUALITY, Marijuana/aromatherapy, acupuncture

Things that may Stop Hair Loss
Relaxation/Recovery Techniques
Acupuncture, Acupressure
Wound Healing/ Infection
REIKI
Nausea Relief
Aromatherapy
For Neuropathy: Possibilities
CONSTIPATION Articles & Links
L-Carnitine:Left Ventricle Fraction Problms
YOGA
Protection for Radiation Therapy
Patient Perspective/Lois
EXERCISE
Insomnia
Mucositis & Stomatitis Treatments
Bone Loss Reversible w/Weight Lifting
Homeopathic Med for Stomatitis
Hypnosis
Acupuncture & Pain:Breast Surgery
TCM and Pears-RTx/Chemo
Studies support Natural Meds and Nature
Kava Kava
Music as Stress Reliever
Optimism and Longevity
Pressure Sores/Bed Sores & Maggots
Sexuality, Intimacy & Cancer Issues
Chronic Diarrhea: Saccharomyces boulardi
Honey Kills Antibiotic-resistant bugs
Healthcare Workers MUST Wash Hands
Female Responses to Stress:Friendship
Foot Reflexology & Pain:Metastatic Cancer
Virtual Reality Helps Cope w/Chemo
Brain Aerobics
Sdm Bicarb Prevents Contrast-induced Nephropathy
Frozen Glove Reduced Skin/Nail Damage - Docetaxel
Retreats/Spas/Healing Places
Benefits of complementary therapies - Overview 12/07
Hands-on Healing, many types
Cancer Care, Inc. ONLINE Support Groups

info@cancercare.or (800)813-4673 updated 1/07

Divorce/Widowhood on Cancer Risk

Cancer Epi Bio & Prev,9/03

Mourners' Rights
Other Cancer organizations

Cancer organizations offering various types of assistance.

Breast Cancer Organizations
Ovarian Groups w/ Links
Canadian Cancer Resources
Sites outside the USA &Other Languages
Brain Cancer & Brain Metastases
Organizations for Mesothelioma
Lung Cancer Advocacy/Support Groups
Pancreatic Cancer Groups
Colorectal Cancer Groups
Leukemia and Lymphoma Groups
Children's CHARITABLE, Support, Education Orgs
PROSTATE Cancer Groups Links
Retreats/Spas/Healing Places
Testicular Cancer Links
Head and Neck Organizations
General/Support Cancer Links
Carcinoid Organizations
Sarcoma Organizations
Young Adult Patient/Survivor Groups
Bladder Cancer Patient Organizations
Skin Cancer & Melanoma Organizations
Health Links for LGBT Community
Teens Cancer Group Links
Studies on Conventional Therapy

Information to help make difficult decisions -different cancers (includes BONE mets) Cardiotoxicity/others, RTx downsides, cognition,blood clots, other ADVERSE EFFECTS long and short, etc.

Bone Mets/Bone Density/Loss
Adj Therapy & Cognitive Function - Chemo Brain
Radiation Issues
Chemotherapy Issues
Are Clinical Trials Really The Answer
Thrombotic Complications
Decision-making on Adj Chemo
Low-Dose "Metronomic" Chemo
Lung Cancer: Studies and Issues
Liposome vs Standard Doxorubicin
External Beam Radiation Impairs Arteries
Accelerated Chemo/Standard Doses
Chemo in Animals
Liver/Kidney Problems Caused by Chemotherapy
Noncardiogenic Pulm Edema-Chemo Complic
Food Intake/Bioavail & Efficacy
PhotoDynamic Therapy
Prostate Treatment Issues/Studies
Scans
Campath Approval Deaths in Trial
Cardiac Damage
Toxic Drug: Camptosar (irinotecan)
Radiotherapy Problems:Brain Cancer Pts
Survival Patterns
Women and Anesthesia
Liver Metastases & Liver Tumors
QOL & Anterior Resection Rectal Ca
Thalidomide Label Warns of Seizure Risk
Pre-Op Chemo-Survival No Better
DNA Much More Important than Ethnicity
Natural Protein Helps Prevent Spread of Ca
Pancreatoduodenectomy Study
Duodenal Disease & Prophylactic Colectomy
Ralph Moss comments on Gleevec
Lacrimal Duct & Ocular Toxicity from CMF
Bca & Meningioma
Survey of Toxicity Assess & Reporting
Value of Cancer Screening
Surgical & Node Issues
Second Opinion A Necessity
Prozac Linked To Cancer Growth
Ways to Prevent Medical Errors
Endostatin-Phase I Success
Tumorigenesis: Clockwork
Help w/Prescriptions-Convtl Meds
Crysosurgery
Understanding the Language of Cancer
Patients May Overestimate Unwanted Effect Risks
Cancer Discovery Would By-Pass Chemo
Alleviating Anemia: Pts Receiving Chemo
Radiofrequency to Ablate Solid Tumors
Hospitalized Ca Pts w/ Severe Sepsis - Analysis
Gel-based Drug Delivery May Avoid Injections
Circadian Rhythm, Lung Function & Exercise
Anti Cancer Virotherapy - natural virus used
Meta-analysis: Statins & Cancer Risk - NO REDUCTION
Blood Test Detects Cancers
MUSHROOM Phellinus linteus works w/Doxorubicin
Future Cancer Risk for Stem Cell Transplant Patients
Vaccines
Pharmacogenomics/Pharmacogenetics
Cancer Survivorship

November, 2003 Value of Nutrition

After Cancer - Other Issues & Struggles
No Difference in Five-year Survival Rates  - Ctrs of Excellence

Cancer, 2/05

Hand-Held Scanner Detects Cancer

Univ of Bologna, Italy

Dental Health Issues BEFORE Radiation

Academy of General Dentistry,12/03

Office of Cancer Survivorship

LINK to National Cancer Institute section, funding, information, studies

The Noble Circle Project

LINK: " healing physically, emotionally and spiritually. It's about women coming together to form a community of healing and support for each other. And it's about empowering ourselves with self-healing tools to aid in our cancer recovery."

Medicaid Matters 2005

LINK for information, advice, advocacy around Medicaid (50 Million strong)

Boxelder Basin Wellness Retreat

LINK to ovarian survivor (credentialed survivor counseling) Sally Miller's week-long 'journey to wellness'

Smith Farm Ctr For Healing and the Arts

LINK to Washington, DC-based nonprofit health, education & creative arts organization that serves individuals, families & communities affected by cancer and other serious illness.

Heavenly Hats

LINK to foundation giving hats away to cancer patients worldwide

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Posted April, 2005

Psychosocial Health Needs of Ca Pts Not  Met

Institute of Medicine, October 2007

Press Release: Most Cancer Patients Eating Wrong

Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, September 2008

Taste disorders, dietary behaviors, cancer pts,chemo
Patient Resource Cancer Guide - publication

LINK: "Our trusted patient education publications are the most comprehensive, nationally distributed cancer resources in the United States. We distribute, free of charge, more than 500,000 copies of our guides annually, primarily through physician offices, cancer treatment facilities and patient advocacy organizations".

Tips: Preventing Denied Insurance Claims

LINK to article by Linda Winkler Garvin, R.N., M.S.N. But nothing about CAM coverage. Advocate - ask your State and Federal Representatives to help change insurance rules.

Nursing Home Abuse

LINK:"Dedicating to preventing the causes and repairing the consequences of nursing home abuse"

"Nursing Home Abuse was founded by the National Association to Stop Nursing Home Abuse (NASNHA), an NGO. NursingHomeAbuse.net exists to raise awareness of the nursing home abuse epidemic, educate the public about its causes, help residents & families prevent abuse, and help victims cope with the consequences of nursing home abuse".


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