Cancer News

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks (03/04/2016)

Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of exam that a doctor uses to check the lining of the large intestine (colon) for signs of cancer, abnormal areas that could turn into cancer, … Continue reading "Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks"

Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents (02/11/2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the treatment of life-threatening toxicities caused by the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil or capecitabine. The approved indication is for the “emergency treatment of adults and children who receive an overdose of the cancer treatment fluorouracil or Xeloda (capecitabine), or who develop certain severe … Continue reading "Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents"