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Imatinib confers long-term survival in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

March 27, 2017

Imatinib treatment conferred a “durable, long-term” OS in nearly a quarter of patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GIST, according to findings published in JAMA Oncology.

Seven updates in colorectal cancer

March 24, 2017
In February 2000, former president Bill Clinton dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer…
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Cancer survivors more likely to have preterm birth, cesarean delivery

March 23, 2017
Adult survivors of adolescent and young adult cancers were more likely to experience preterm birth, low birth weight and cesarean delivery compared with births by women…
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Meeting Update: Clinicians discuss findings, practice implications from Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2017
The Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium brought together clinicians in oncology, gastroenterology and surgery to discuss recent research and treatment trends in…
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Combination Strategies in Melanoma Management: What’s New and What’s Next

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Although it is…
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VIDEO: Studies address how to better use genetic testing

June 15, 2016
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Toward Precision Medicine for Advanced Melanoma Management: Making the Most of Targeted Agents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis.

The identification and utilization of melanoma specific biomarkers continues to be of importance for diagnosis and…
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Imatinib confers long-term survival in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

March 27, 2017
Imatinib treatment conferred a “durable, long-term” OS in nearly a quarter of patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Seven updates in colorectal cancer

March 24, 2017
In February 2000, former president Bill Clinton dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading…

In the Journals Plus

Cancer survivors more likely to have preterm birth, cesarean delivery

March 23, 2017
Adult survivors of adolescent and young adult cancers were more likely to experience preterm birth, low birth weight and cesarean delivery compared…

Supplement

Meeting Update: Clinicians discuss findings, practice implications from Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2017
The Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium brought together clinicians in oncology, gastroenterology and surgery to discuss recent research and…

‘We can do better’: ASCO report outlines persistent health care disparities, need for funding

March 22, 2017
Over the next 10 years, the number of cancer survivors in the United States is expected to grow from 15.5 million to 20.3 million, according to…

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7 news updates to mark National Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day

March 22, 2017
March 22 is National Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day, and aims to draw attention to hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes. Lynch syndrome is the most…

In the Journals Plus

Delaying postradiotherapy surgery provides ‘useful alternative’ for rectal cancer

March 21, 2017
Delaying surgery for 4 to 8 weeks after short-course radiotherapy conferred similar oncologic outcomes as immediate surgery among patients with…

In the Journals

Cancer surveillance guidelines lack specificity, consistency

March 20, 2017
Recommendations for surveillance after cancer treatment in survivors across guidelines are often nonspecific and inconsistent; therefore…

In the Journals

Sulfidogenic bacteria linked to higher colorectal cancer risk in black patients

March 20, 2017
Sulfidogenic bacteria are more abundant in the colonic mucosa of black patients vs. non-Hispanic white patients, and these bacteria may be linked to…

Leading cancer organizations: Trump’s proposed NIH budget cuts will threaten research, patient care

March 17, 2017
Many of the nation’s leading research organizations and cancer centers have voiced their opposition to President Donald J. Trump’s…

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