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AACR president: ‘Full spectrum’ of cancer research must remain priority

AACR president: ‘Full spectrum’ of cancer research must remain priority
June 29, 2016

Nancy E. Davidson, MD, director of University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, took over as president of the American Association for Cancer Research this spring.

Davidson — an active member of AACR since 1988 — specializes in clinical and translational breast cancer research, cancer biology and treatment, and the role of apoptosis and mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of gene expression of the ER-alpha gene in breast cancer treatment.

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Palliative care associated with negative stigma, impending death

June 17, 2016
Patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers perceived palliative care negatively and associated it with end-of-life care, according to the results of a secondary…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Many patients with terminal cancer receive aggressive end-of-life treatment

June 7, 2016
CHICAGO — Many patients aged 65 years or younger with metastatic cancer underwent aggressive treatments and invasive procedures or were admitted to the hospital as…
Meeting News Coverage

Majority of providers support medical marijuana use in children with cancer

June 7, 2016
CHICAGO — More than 90% of pediatric oncology providers favored access to medical marijuana for children with cancer, according to results from a cross-sectional…
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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: Toxicities related to immune therapies ‘unpredictable’ but ‘manageable’

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2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

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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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AACR president: ‘Full spectrum’ of cancer research must remain priority

June 29, 2016
Nancy E. Davidson, MD, director of University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, took over as president of the American Association for Cancer Research…

In the Journals

Palliative care associated with negative stigma, impending death

June 17, 2016
Patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers perceived palliative care negatively and associated it with end-of-life care, according to the…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Many patients with terminal cancer receive aggressive end-of-life treatment

June 7, 2016
CHICAGO — Many patients aged 65 years or younger with metastatic cancer underwent aggressive treatments and invasive procedures or were…

Meeting News Coverage

Majority of providers support medical marijuana use in children with cancer

June 7, 2016
CHICAGO — More than 90% of pediatric oncology providers favored access to medical marijuana for children with cancer, according to results from…

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…

In the JournalsPerspective

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…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

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…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Early palliative care may improve quality of life for family caregivers

May 18, 2016
The introduction of palliative care early after a diagnosis of incurable cancer improved the quality of life of the patients’ family…

Congressional subcommittee debates Medicare Part B demonstration project

May 17, 2016
The U.S. House Energy Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to offer doctor and patient perspectives on planned changes to the Medicare Part B…

In the Journals

Supportive care medications, palliative services underused by black women with breast cancer

May 17, 2016
Non-Hispanic black women with stage IV breast cancer used nonopioid supportive medications and hospice care at a lower rate than white women…

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