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Unprovoked VTE may increase risk for subsequent cancer diagnosis

February 9, 2016

Unprovoked venous thromboembolism appeared associated with a consistently high risk for subsequent cancer diagnosis, according to results of a population-based cohort study.

The risk for cancer appeared greatest in the first 6 months after VTE.

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Experts reveal ‘troubling’ industry-employed strategies to delay availability of generic cancer drugs

February 8, 2016
Pharmaceutical companies have employed several strategies — including reverse payment, patent settlements and “product hopping” — to prevent…
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World Cancer Day: ‘We can’ reduce global cancer burden

February 4, 2016
Today marks the annual observation of World Cancer Day, founded by the Union for International Cancer Control to raise awareness of cancer and emphasize the importance…
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HSCT may improve DFS, OS in older patients with AML

February 1, 2016
Reduced-intensity conditioning hematopoietic stem cell transplantation appeared well tolerated and associated with favorable outcomes in selected older patients with…
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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VIDEO: Effort to systematize approach to medicine has ‘taken on a life of its own’

January 20, 2016
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The Patient with Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis is caused by abnormal stem cells in the bone marrow that cause the uncontrolled production of mature…
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Unprovoked VTE may increase risk for subsequent cancer diagnosis

February 9, 2016
Unprovoked venous thromboembolism appeared associated with a consistently high risk for subsequent cancer diagnosis, according to results of a…
In the Journals

Experts reveal ‘troubling’ industry-employed strategies to delay availability of generic cancer drugs

February 8, 2016
Pharmaceutical companies have employed several strategies — including reverse payment, patent settlements and “product hopping”…
In the Journals

World Cancer Day: ‘We can’ reduce global cancer burden

February 4, 2016
Today marks the annual observation of World Cancer Day, founded by the Union for International Cancer Control to raise awareness of cancer and…
In the Journals

HSCT may improve DFS, OS in older patients with AML

February 1, 2016
Reduced-intensity conditioning hematopoietic stem cell transplantation appeared well tolerated and associated with favorable outcomes in selected…

ORIEN precision cancer initiative designed to do what no single center can achieve alone

January 26, 2016
The Oncology Research Information Exchange Network precision cancer research collaboration has added three new partners to the team: Rutgers Cancer…

Breast cancer surgeon joins Henry Ford Health System

January 21, 2016
Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, has been named director of the breast cancer program at Henry Ford Health System.Newman will lead the system’s new…
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Nonrecommended breast, prostate cancer screening varies by state

January 21, 2016
More than 15% of U.S. residents aged older than 65 years have received nonrecommended screenings for breast and prostate cancers, according to a…
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Y-90 resin microspheres appear safe for elderly with metastatic CRC

January 20, 2016
In the MORE clinical trial, the use of SIR-Spheres ytrrium-90 resin microspheres for radioembolization was safe and effective among elderly patients…
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VIDEO: Effort to systematize approach to medicine has ‘taken on a life of its own’

January 20, 2016
HemOnc Today’s Chief Medical Editors — Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, and John Sweetenham, MD — discuss the proliferation of guidelines…
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Hospital expenditures among dying patients with cancer highest in US, Canada, Norway

January 19, 2016
Hospital expenditures near the end of life among older patients with cancer appeared higher in the U.S., Canada and Norway than other Western…
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