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Model used to estimate link between radiation, cancer must be re-evaluated

Model used to estimate link between radiation, cancer must be re-evaluated
May 29, 2016

Previous investigations conducted by the founders of the linear no-threshold model with respect to genetic effects and carcinogenesis represent “one of the greatest misapprehensions and oversight failures within the scientific research community,” according to authors of a study review published in American Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Assessment tool may identify older patients at risk for chemotherapy toxicity

May 27, 2016
An assessment tool comprised of clinically relevant questions and specific treatment information accurately predicted risk for chemotherapy toxicity in a majority of…
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Value in cancer care must ‘start with patients, not dollars’

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
The skyrocketing cost of cancer care has come under intense criticism from patients and health care providers.Several promising treatments — including traditional…
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Refocusing public narrative necessary to raise ‘alarmingly low’ HPV vaccination rates

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
Greater uptake of HPV vaccination should be a priority to reduce the worldwide cancer burden, according to an ASCO policy statement.The statement aims to increase…
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The Patient with Severe Leukocytosis

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Currently five tyrosine kinase inhibitors are available for use in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)…
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VIDEO: New approaches demonstrate potential to exploit immune system to treat cancer

April 30, 2016
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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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Model used to estimate link between radiation, cancer must be re-evaluated

May 29, 2016
Previous investigations conducted by the founders of the linear no-threshold model with respect to genetic effects and carcinogenesis represent…

In the Journals

Assessment tool may identify older patients at risk for chemotherapy toxicity

May 27, 2016
An assessment tool comprised of clinically relevant questions and specific treatment information accurately predicted risk for chemotherapy toxicity…

Cover Story

Value in cancer care must ‘start with patients, not dollars’

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
The skyrocketing cost of cancer care has come under intense criticism from patients and health care providers.Several promising treatments —…

In the JournalsPerspective

Refocusing public narrative necessary to raise ‘alarmingly low’ HPV vaccination rates

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
Greater uptake of HPV vaccination should be a priority to reduce the worldwide cancer burden, according to an ASCO policy statement.The statement…

‘Surge’ in unnecessary CT scans significantly increases cancer risks

May 23, 2016
A single standard CT scan may increase the risk for fatal cancer in one of every 2,000 patients, according to FDA data.Repeat or excessive exposure…

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Modified staging system appears more prognostic for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer

May 23, 2016
A new staging system for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer appears to more accurately predict patient outcomes and identify appropriate treatments…

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Cetuximab benefits patients with oropharyngeal cancer, regardless of HPV, p16 status

May 22, 2016
The addition of cetuximab to radiotherapy appeared to improve clinical outcomes for patients with locoregionally advanced oropharyngeal cancer…

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Lifestyle changes can reduce cancer incidence, mortality

May 20, 2016
The adoption of healthy lifestyle practices may prevent a large proportion of cancers and reduce cancer mortality in the United States, according to…

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Precision medicine approach improves outcomes in phase 1 trials

May 19, 2016
Patients treated in phase 1 trials designed with a biomarker-based approach for treatment selection demonstrated higher response rates and longer…

Six recent studies highlight continued disparities in cancer care

May 18, 2016
Despite significant advances in cancer prevention, screening and treatment, considerable disparities remain.These disparities can be based on several…

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