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Long-term central venous catheter use increased infection risk in older patients with cancer

August 12, 2014

Older adult patients with cancer who experienced long-term exposure to central venous catheters demonstrated an increased risk for infection, according to results of a retrospective study.

The association persisted regardless of other risk factors.

In the Journals

Herpes zoster vaccine continued to protect after chemotherapy

August 8, 2014
The herpes zoster vaccine remained effective among recipients who later underwent chemotherapy, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.“The…

Top 8 lessons learned at ASCO 2014

June 25, 2014
The theme of this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting, “Science and Society,” emphasized patient-centered focus — looking at the full implications of a…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Obesity linked to mortality in premenopausal, ER-positive early breast cancer

May 15, 2014
Obesity was an independent risk factor for breast cancer mortality among premenopausal women with ER-positive disease, according to results of a…
CME

Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

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

8/16/2014
Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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CME CNE

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 1 Low Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

8/20/2014
MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain MDS…
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Long-term central venous catheter use increased infection risk in older patients with cancer

August 12, 2014
Older adult patients with cancer who experienced long-term exposure to central venous catheters demonstrated an increased risk for infection…
In the Journals

Herpes zoster vaccine continued to protect after chemotherapy

August 8, 2014
The herpes zoster vaccine remained effective among recipients who later underwent chemotherapy, according to data published in Clinical Infectious

Top 8 lessons learned at ASCO 2014

June 25, 2014
The theme of this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting, “Science and Society,” emphasized patient-centered focus — looking at the full…
Meeting News Coverage Perspective

Obesity linked to mortality in premenopausal, ER-positive early breast cancer

May 15, 2014
Obesity was an independent risk factor for breast cancer mortality among premenopausal women with ER-positive disease, according to results of a…
Meeting News Coverage

Study: Routine biopsy during vertebroplasty helps reveal cancer in older patients with VCF

April 9, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients not suspected of having cancer in the spine or thought to be in remission were readily identified through routine…
Case Challenges

A 72-year-old man develops engraftment syndrome after autologous HSCT

HemOnc Today, January 25, 2014
Tim McCarthy, MD
This case focuses on a 72-year-old man with a medical history significant for multiple myeloma, diagnosed 2 years prior.
Meeting News Coverage

Alternating, sequential combination drug administration feasible in elderly with multiple myeloma

December 11, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — The combination of bortezomib, melphalan and prednisone alternately or sequentially added to lenalidomide plus dexamethasone was…
In the Journals Perspective

Trastuzumab increased heart failure risk in older patients with breast cancer

November 25, 2013
Older patients with breast cancer treated with trastuzumab were at increased risk for congestive heart failure, according to study results. This risk…
In the Journals

Four-cycle ABVD unsuitable for older patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

April 24, 2013
Four cycles of treatment with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine led to a significant dose reduction, delay in treatment, toxicity…
In the Journals

Four-cycle ABVD unsuitable for older patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2013
Four cycles of treatment with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine led to a significant dose reduction, delay in treatment, toxicity…
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