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

AACR report: Sustained federal commitment required to accelerate cancer research progress
September 20, 2016

Read the Perspective from Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD

Extraordinary therapeutic advances, a renewed bipartisan commitment to medical research and the launch of the national cancer moonshot initiative have reinforced the importance of scientific investigation in the fight against cancer.

However, a coordinated effort to accelerate the pace of these advances must remain a priority, according to the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2016.

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…

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 report from the…
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Genomic variants, genetic testing may identify ‘sarcoma families’

September 13, 2016
More than one-half of patients with sarcoma harbored putatively pathogenic monogenic and polygenic mutations to known cancer genes, according to study results published…
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Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

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Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Eighty-five percent of lung cancers are non-small…
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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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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…

In the Journals Plus

Genomic variants, genetic testing may identify ‘sarcoma families’

September 13, 2016
More than one-half of patients with sarcoma harbored putatively pathogenic monogenic and polygenic mutations to known cancer genes, according to…

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…

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…

ASTRO Annual Meeting to reflect theme of ‘enhancing value, improving outcomes’

August 18, 2016
The American Society for Radiation Oncology will hold its annual meeting from Sept. 25 to 28 in Boston. More than 10,000 people are expected to…

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Cancer survivors report similar sexual activity, function as others their age

August 17, 2016
Sexual activity and function appeared no different in cancer survivors than in cancer-free adults aged 50 years or older, according to results of a…

Initiative fuels advancement, access of immuno-oncology in community setting

August 17, 2016
The approval and availability of new immunotherapy treatments sparked the need for dissemination of these therapies to patients throughout the cancer…

In the Journals Plus now live on Healio.com/HemOnc

August 17, 2016
Healio.com/HemOnc has launched In the Journals Plus, a new feature that will provide busy physicians with summaries of the top articles from leading…

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