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Clinically diagnosed tumors linked to improvements in cancer-specific survival

May 6, 2016

A clinical diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer was associated with improvements in cancer-specific survival compared with only receiving a pathological diagnosis, according to results of a SEER analysis presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference.

Talha Shaikh, MD, radiation oncology resident at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and colleagues sought to examine trends in the use of clinical diagnosis and the effect on treatment outcomes in 7,050 patients receiving radiotherapy for early-stage lung cancer.

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VIDEO: Liquid biopsy technology a ‘major advance’ but still requires validation

May 5, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — David Polsky, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology and pathology at NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center, offers insights into…
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Nucleos(t)ide therapy for HBV does not increase risk for all cancers

May 3, 2016
BARCELONA — New data presented at the International Liver Congress showed patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection who receive long-term treatment with…
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VIDEO: Entrectinib safely, effectively treats gene-mutated cancers

May 2, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Alexander Drilon, MD, assistant attending physician with the developmental therapeutics clinic and thoracic oncology service at Memorial Sloan…
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NSCLC Treatment on Target: Examining New Evidence and Advances

This activity is supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Eighty-five percent of lung cancers are non-small…
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VIDEO: Immunotherapies show promise in NSCLC, mesothelioma

May 1, 2015
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NSCLC Treatment on Target: Examining New Evidence and Advances

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

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Eighty five percent of lung cancers are non-small…
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Clinically diagnosed tumors linked to improvements in cancer-specific survival

May 6, 2016
A clinical diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer was associated with improvements in cancer-specific survival compared with only receiving a…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Liquid biopsy technology a ‘major advance’ but still requires validation

May 5, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — David Polsky, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology and pathology at NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center, offers…

Meeting News Coverage

Nucleos(t)ide therapy for HBV does not increase risk for all cancers

May 3, 2016
BARCELONA — New data presented at the International Liver Congress showed patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection who receive…

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VIDEO: Entrectinib safely, effectively treats gene-mutated cancers

May 2, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Alexander Drilon, MD, assistant attending physician with the developmental therapeutics clinic and thoracic oncology service at…

Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center yoga program eases stress associated with diagnosis, treatment

May 2, 2016
Yoga therapy is an integrative medicine technique that supplements the traditional treatment regimens patients with cancer undergo.A patient’s…

FDA News

FDA initiates anti-tobacco campaign aimed at LGBT young adults

May 2, 2016
The FDA today announced the launch of a public education campaign aimed at preventing and curbing tobacco use among young adults who identify as…

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VIDEO: New approaches demonstrate potential to exploit immune system to treat cancer

April 30, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, deputy director of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and executive director of the…

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Monthly cost of oral cancer drugs rises steadily over time

April 28, 2016
The cost of oral cancer drugs in their first year on the market has increased significantly since the year 2000, according to a research letter…

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Cancer diagnosis increases risk for mental disorders, psychiatric medication use

April 28, 2016
Patients diagnosed with cancer faced an increased risk for common mental disorders — such as depression, anxiety and stress reaction/adjustment…

High glycemic index diet may increase lung cancer risk

April 27, 2016
A study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed an association between a high glycemic index diet and…

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