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AFP/ultrasound ameliorates surveillance of HCC

April 16, 2015

In a new study, alpha-fetoprotein measurement in combination with ultrasound improved surveillance effectiveness in patients with cirrhosis, according to published data in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

“Surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma in high-risk patients can improve their outcomes and is recommended by all HCC guidelines,” the researchers wrote. “Ultrasound has been the most widely accepted tool for HCC surveillance. The role of [alpha-fetoprotein] in the surveillance of HCC remains controversial.”

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Two-thirds of patients with invasive cancer likely to survive 5 years

April 15, 2015
Two out of three people diagnosed with invasive cancer survive at least 5 years, according to data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
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No link between statin use, increased OS in colorectal cancer

April 14, 2015
Statin use was not linked to a greater survival rate in patients with colorectal cancer, according to study results.Previous studies that have demonstrated an…

Insurance providers expand access to Cologuard colon cancer screening test

April 13, 2015
Cologuard, a noninvasive colon cancer screening test, is now covered for more than 90 million Medicare and commercially insured individuals as a result of several…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia

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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Calcium, magnesium ineffective at preventing or decreasing neuropathy in colorectal cancer

Calcium, magnesium ineffective at preventing or decreasing neuropathy in colorectal cancer

June 26, 2013
CHICAGO – David H. Ilson, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist with Memorial Sloan Kettering’s…
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High Risk AAMDS

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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In the Journals

AFP/ultrasound ameliorates surveillance of HCC

April 16, 2015
In a new study, alpha-fetoprotein measurement in combination with ultrasound improved surveillance effectiveness in patients with cirrhosis…
In the Journals

Two-thirds of patients with invasive cancer likely to survive 5 years

April 15, 2015
Two out of three people diagnosed with invasive cancer survive at least 5 years, according to data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality
In the Journals

No link between statin use, increased OS in colorectal cancer

April 14, 2015
Statin use was not linked to a greater survival rate in patients with colorectal cancer, according to study results.Previous studies that have…

Insurance providers expand access to Cologuard colon cancer screening test

April 13, 2015
Cologuard, a noninvasive colon cancer screening test, is now covered for more than 90 million Medicare and commercially insured individuals as a…
In the Journals

Screening colonoscopy improves prevention, early detection of colorectal cancer in Germany

April 10, 2015
Screening colonoscopy has significantly improved prevention and early detection of colorectal cancers in Germany since it was introduced in October…
Laurent Beaugerie, MD, PhD In the Journals

IBD-related cancer risks attributed to chronic inflammation, immunosuppressive drugs

April 9, 2015
The risk for a variety of cancers in patients with inflammatory bowel disease can be linked to chronic intestinal inflammation or immunosuppressive…
Bavituximab/Nexavar found to be effective for advanced HCC Meeting News Coverage

Bavituximab/Nexavar found to be effective for advanced HCC

April 9, 2015
In a phase 2 clinical study, patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma displayed improved progression-free survival and time to progression…
In the Journals

MRI-based screening effective for pancreatic cancer detection

April 9, 2015
MRI screening effectively detected pancreatic lesions in patients at an elevated risk for pancreatic cancer, according to results of a prospective…
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Nomograms predict risk for tumor progression, death in imatinib-treated patients with GIST

April 6, 2015
Nomograms effectively predicted the risks for gastrointestinal stromal tumor progression and death and may be valuable for risk stratification and…
PHP may increase survival in patients with liver metastases Meeting News Coverage

PHP may increase survival in patients with liver metastases

April 6, 2015
Percutaneous hepatic perfusion increased hepatic progression free and overall survival rates in patients with liver metastases from melanoma vs…
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