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Shorter ADT regimen improved quality of life among men with high-risk prostate cancer

September 16, 2014

Men with high-risk prostate cancer who underwent treatment with radiotherapy plus 18 months of androgen deprivation therapy demonstrated improved testosterone recovery than those who underwent radiotherapy plus 36 months of androgen deprivation, according to results of a randomized phase 3 study presented at the ASTRO Annual Meeting.

“Those who recover normal testosterone value have better quality of life,” Abdenour Nabid, MD, radiation oncologist at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke and associate professor at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada, said during a press conference. “A higher proportion of patients [assigned 18 months of androgen deprivation therapy] recovered normal testosterone value, and they did so in a much shorter time. This was done without any apparent detriment to long-term outcomes.”

Report: Commitment to NIH, NCI funding only 'viable path' for continued success in cancer research

September 16, 2014
The scientific community’s continued quest to prevent and cure cancer has reached a crossroads, according to a report released today by the American Association…
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AR-V7 linked to treatment resistance in castration-resistant prostate cancer

September 16, 2014
Detectable androgen receptor splice variant-7 messenger RNA in circulating tumor cells was associated with resistance to enzalutamide and abiraterone in men with…
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Skin biopsy "bread-loafing" technique has high error probability

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In a retrospective study, researchers found skin biopsies processed through the “bread-loafing” technique were not reliable in detecting accurate…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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Physician-signed letters improved screening rates among women overdue for mammograms

September 15, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Carol H. Lee, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, reacts to…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 2 High Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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