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Cancer diagnosis may encourage smoking cessation

May 27, 2015

The receipt of a cancer diagnosis was associated with sustained smoking cessation regardless of the cancer’s prognosis or relation to smoking, according to study results.

 “This is the first study to our knowledge to show that a cancer diagnosis, even for cancers not strongly related to smoking, can lead to higher quit rates,” J. Lee Westmaas, PhD, of the Behavioral Research Center at the American Cancer Society, said in a press release. “It appears a cancer diagnosis acts as a sort of ‘cue-to-action’ that leads smokers to quit.”

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Despite promise, ‘maximum potential’ of precision medicine yet to be reached

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Radical nephrectomy confers low risk for renal dysfunction in Wilms’ tumor survivors In the Journals

Radical nephrectomy confers low risk for renal dysfunction in Wilms’ tumor survivors

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AGS-003 plus sunitinib shows promise for advanced renal cell carcinoma

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Diagnosis and Management of Hemophilia

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Cancer diagnosis may encourage smoking cessation

May 27, 2015
The receipt of a cancer diagnosis was associated with sustained smoking cessation regardless of the cancer’s prognosis or relation to smoking…
Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

Despite promise, ‘maximum potential’ of precision medicine yet to be reached

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2015
Precision medicine has garnered tremendous public attention since President Barack Obama established it as a national priority during his State of…
Radical nephrectomy confers low risk for renal dysfunction in Wilms’ tumor survivors In the Journals

Radical nephrectomy confers low risk for renal dysfunction in Wilms’ tumor survivors

May 22, 2015
Patients with nonsyndromic unilateral Wilms’ tumor who underwent a unilateral radical nephrectomy without additional nephrotoxic chemotherapy…
Robert Figlin, MD, FACP In the Journals

AGS-003 plus sunitinib shows promise for advanced renal cell carcinoma

May 21, 2015
The combination of AGS-003 and sunitinib yielded supportive immunologic responses and extended survival in intermediate- or poor-risk patients with…
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FDA grants fast track status to TRC105 for metastatic renal cell carcinoma

May 15, 2015
The FDA granted fast track status to TRC105 for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, according to a press release from the drug’s…
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Augmented therapy improves outcomes for children with high-risk Wilms' tumor

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Augmenting standard therapy with additional agents prolonged EFS for children with favorable histology Wilms’ tumor who had loss of…

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Patients with muscle-invasive or high-risk bladder cancer experienced favorable RFS, OS and cancer-specific survival outcomes after undergoing…
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FDA grants fast track status to CRLX101 for mRCC

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FDA grants fast track status to Cometriq for advanced renal cell carcinoma

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