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Lung cancer clinical trials routinely exclude cancer survivors

October 31, 2014

Many patients are automatically excluded from lung cancer clinical trials due to previous cancer, according to findings.

Additionally, this criterion appears to be used in trials with a variety of characteristics, including more than two-thirds of trials with non-survival endpoints, the researchers wrote.

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BRAF mutation linked to recurrence in differentiated thyroid cancer

October 31, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — The incidence of the BRAF V600E mutation, in the absence of other somatic mutations, was significantly associated with locoregional recurrence…
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Differentiated thyroid carcinoma benefitted from total/near-total thyroidectomy followed by RAI

October 31, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — A survival benefit was found among patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma who underwent total/near-total thyroidectomy followed by…
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Treatment, biliary drainage improved survival in HCC, obstructive jaundice

October 31, 2014
Chemotherapy, transarterial chemoembolization and successful biliary drainage were effective in improving overall survival among patients with unresectable…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances…
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CTL019 therapy induced sustained remission in relapsed, refractory ALL

October 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — David L. Porter, MD, director of blood and marrow transplantation at Abramson Cancer Center at…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates - Monograph

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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