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Vinblastine shows promise as first-line treatment for pediatric gliomas

September 29, 2016

Vinblastine appeared well-tolerated in children with pediatric low-grade glioma, and it conferred OS and PFS outcomes similar to those of other treatments, according to data from a single-arm phase 2 study.

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Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery may represent new standard of care for brain metastases

September 26, 2016
Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery conferred equivalent OS as whole-brain radiation therapy but improved preservation of cognitive functioning and quality of life…
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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…

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 cancer moonshot…
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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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VIDEO: Diabetes, obesity associated with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

June 22, 2016
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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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Vinblastine shows promise as first-line treatment for pediatric gliomas

September 29, 2016
Vinblastine appeared well-tolerated in children with pediatric low-grade glioma, and it conferred OS and PFS outcomes similar to those of other…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery may represent new standard of care for brain metastases

September 26, 2016
Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery conferred equivalent OS as whole-brain radiation therapy but improved preservation of cognitive functioning…

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…

NCHS data brief: 20% decline in children’s cancer death rate ‘builds upon 3 decades of progress’

September 16, 2016
The U.S. death rate of children and adolescents with cancer continues to decline with a 20% drop over a 15-year span, according to a data brief…

Investigators receive grants for bavituximab research

September 11, 2016
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology Research Program awarded grants to three investigators who are studying bavituximab as part of…

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Proton beam therapy at ‘tipping point’ due to inconsistent reimbursement, lack of comparative data

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2016
The FDA approved the first generation of proton beam therapy nearly 30 years ago. Despite tremendous enthusiasm about the modality’s potential…

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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Whole-brain radiotherapy provides little benefit for NSCLC with brain metastases

September 6, 2016
Whole-brain radiotherapy failed to extend OS and improve quality of life among patients with non–small cell lung cancer and brain metastases…

Seven updates in pediatric oncology

September 2, 2016
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is observed in September. In conjunction with the observance, HemOnc Today presents seven updates in pediatric…

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