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Cranial radiotherapy linked to subsequent meningiomas in childhood cancer survivors

April 27, 2017

The diagnosis of meningioma in childhood cancer survivors exposed to cranial radiotherapy increased risk for neurologic morbidity, according to a cohort study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Diagnosis of subsequent meningiomas appeared linked to higher doses of cranial radiotherapy (CRT), and female survivors diagnosed with cancer at a younger age or exposed to higher radiotherapy doses of were found to be at especially high risk, results showed.

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FDA issues warnings about fraudulent cancer treatments

April 25, 2017
The FDA issued warning letters to 14 U.S. companies that the agency contends are selling products fraudulently claimed to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. The…

Medical groups support March for Science

April 19, 2017
More than two dozen of the world’s leading medical and scientific organizations pledged their support for this weekend’s March for Science. The march will be…
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Ten takeaways from the AACR Annual Meeting

April 14, 2017
This year’s American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting — titled “Research Propelling Cancer Prevention and Cures” — featured…
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The Identification and Management of Immune-related Adverse Events in Patients with Cancer: Practice Essentials for Emergency Medicine Providers

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

The incorporation of immunotherapies, especially the immune checkpoint inhibitors, into treatment regimens for patients…
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VIDEO: Effort to systematize approach to medicine has ‘taken on a life of its own’

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American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

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Combination Strategies in Melanoma Management: What’s New and What’s Next

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Although it is…
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Cranial radiotherapy linked to subsequent meningiomas in childhood cancer survivors

April 27, 2017
The diagnosis of meningioma in childhood cancer survivors exposed to cranial radiotherapy increased risk for neurologic morbidity, according to a…

FDA News

FDA issues warnings about fraudulent cancer treatments

April 25, 2017
The FDA issued warning letters to 14 U.S. companies that the agency contends are selling products fraudulently claimed to prevent, diagnose, treat or…

Medical groups support March for Science

April 19, 2017
More than two dozen of the world’s leading medical and scientific organizations pledged their support for this weekend’s March for…

Meeting News

Ten takeaways from the AACR Annual Meeting

April 14, 2017
This year’s American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting — titled “Research Propelling Cancer Prevention and…

Researchers hope trial of CPX-351 produces ‘huge win’ for children with AML

April 13, 2017
A clinical trial is underway within the Children’s Oncology Group to assess the efficacy of CPX-351 in children and adolescents with relapsed…

Patient education pivotal when recommending palliative care

April 12, 2017
Patients with cancer who are educated about the benefits of palliative care are more likely to consider incorporating it into their treatment…

FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to ganitumab for Ewing sarcoma

April 10, 2017
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to ganitumab for the treatment of Ewing sarcoma, according to the drug’s manufacturer. “We are…

Meeting News

Genetic predisposition for subsequent neoplasms common in pediatric cancer survivors

April 7, 2017
Twelve percent of childhood cancer survivors harbored mutations that significantly increased their risk for developing subsequent neoplasms…

In the Journals Plus

Physician-aided deaths continue to rise in Oregon

April 6, 2017
The number of prescriptions written for physician-aided deaths in Oregon has increased annually since it became the first state to enact the Death…

In the Journals Plus

ASCO: Coordinated effort needed to provide high-quality care to sexual and gender minorities

April 5, 2017
Sexual and gender minorities diagnosed with cancer may encounter specific challenges, including discrimination and greater risks for anxiety and…

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