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Survey: Americans consider cancer nation's top health care challenge

Survey: Americans consider cancer nation's top health care challenge
September 30, 2016

Americans consider cancer the most significant health care challenge in the United States, according to results of the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup survey.

The Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup — designed to gauge consumers’ health opinions and behaviors — surveyed 1,008 adults in the United States via telephone from July 28 to 31.

BRAF/MEK inhibitor combination extends PFS in melanoma

September 27, 2016
A phase 3 study designed to evaluate combined BRAF and MEK inhibition in patients with BRAF–mutant advanced, unresectable or metastatic melanoma met its primary…
Meeting News Coverage

Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery improves local control of brain metastases

September 27, 2016
Stereotactic radiosurgery provided better local control than observation in patients with resected brain metastases, according to randomized study results presented at…
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AACR report: Sustained federal commitment required to accelerate cancer research progress

September 20, 2016
Extraordinary therapeutic advances, a renewed bipartisan commitment to medical research and the launch of the national cancer moonshot initiative have reinforced the…
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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: Combination of anti-PD-1 inhibitors with new immune-modulators produces ‘exciting’ results in solid tumors

August 31, 2016
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The Patient with Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

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Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is a heterogeneous condition that encompasses a continuum of disease…
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Survey: Americans consider cancer nation's top health care challenge

September 30, 2016
Americans consider cancer the most significant health care challenge in the United States, according to results of the Mayo Clinic National Health…

BRAF/MEK inhibitor combination extends PFS in melanoma

September 27, 2016
A phase 3 study designed to evaluate combined BRAF and MEK inhibition in patients with BRAF–mutant advanced, unresectable or metastatic…

Meeting News Coverage

Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery improves local control of brain metastases

September 27, 2016
Stereotactic radiosurgery provided better local control than observation in patients with resected brain metastases, according to randomized study…

Perspective

AACR report: Sustained federal commitment required to accelerate cancer research progress

September 20, 2016
Extraordinary therapeutic advances, a renewed bipartisan commitment to medical research and the launch of the national cancer moonshot initiative…

Biden announces steps to improve clinical trials under cancer moonshot

September 19, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden outlined a plan to improve the efficiency and transparency of the U.S. clinical research system as part of the national…

In the Journals

Minority, immigrant populations face barriers to skin cancer prevention

September 16, 2016
Minority, immigrant and uninsured patients indicated barriers to skin cancer prevention including lack of knowledge and the belief that dark skin was…

FDA News

FDA changes dosing regimen for Opdivo in three approved indications

September 15, 2016
The FDA modified the dosing regimen for nivolumab in its currently approved indications for renal cell carcinoma, metastatic melanoma and…

In the Journals

Mohs micrographic surgery may be used for melanoma in situ beyond excision margins

September 14, 2016
Mohs micrographic surgery was used effectively to treat melanoma in situ exceeding traditional excision margins of 5 mm, according to published study…

In the Journals

Risk factors identified for lymph node metastasis from head and neck cutaneous SCC

September 9, 2016
Independent risk factors, including moderate differentiation, were identified for lymph node metastasis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the…

Blue ribbon panel presents research road map for cancer moonshot initiative

September 7, 2016
The national cancer moonshot initiative’s blue ribbon panel delivered 10 recommendations to form a 5-year research blueprint to accelerate…

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