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Video: Highlights in cancer and HIV treatments at CROI 2015

February 27, 2015

Infectious Disease News Chief Medical Editor Paul Volberding, MD, reviews HIV and cancer treatment data presented here at CROI 2015. Highlights include cervical cancer screening in Africa and low-cost diagnostics to determine whether antiretrovial therapy alone could treat HIV patients with Kaposi sarcoma.

 

In the Journals

Boosted PIs lower Kaposi sarcoma incidence

February 10, 2015
Recent data suggest longer duration of treatment with protease inhibitors boosted with Norvir was associated with a reduced incidence of Kaposi sarcoma among veterans…
Maintaining public awareness is critical to solving the problem of drug shortages, according to J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. “If we don’t constantly revisit this and make people aware of it, then this will become the status quo,” he said. Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

Expectation of drug shortages has become ‘new norm’ for cancer care

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2015
More than 230 drugs appeared on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ drug shortage list as of mid-January.The list — primarily comprised of generic…
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FDA grants priority review to Yondelis for treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcoma

February 3, 2015
The FDA has granted priority review to Yondelis for the treatment of patients with advanced soft tissue liposarcoma and leiomyosarcoma who have received prior…
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Video: Highlights in cancer and HIV treatments at CROI 2015

February 27, 2015
Infectious Disease News Chief Medical Editor Paul Volberding, MD, reviews HIV and cancer treatment data presented here at CROI 2015. Highlights…
In the Journals

Boosted PIs lower Kaposi sarcoma incidence

February 10, 2015
Recent data suggest longer duration of treatment with protease inhibitors boosted with Norvir was associated with a reduced incidence of Kaposi…
Maintaining public awareness is critical to solving the problem of drug shortages, according to J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. “If we don’t constantly revisit this and make people aware of it, then this will become the status quo,” he said. Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

Expectation of drug shortages has become ‘new norm’ for cancer care

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2015
More than 230 drugs appeared on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ drug shortage list as of mid-January.The list — primarily…
FDA NewsDrug Pipeline

FDA grants priority review to Yondelis for treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcoma

February 3, 2015
The FDA has granted priority review to Yondelis for the treatment of patients with advanced soft tissue liposarcoma and leiomyosarcoma who have…
In the Journals

IG-IMRT showed favorable outcomes in skull base chordoma, chondrosarcoma

January 19, 2015
Patients with chordomas or chondrosarcomas of the skull base had favorable 5-year OS and local control after high-dose image-guided…
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Preoperative transcutaneous oximetry predicted complications in sarcoma radiation

November 21, 2014
The use of preoperative transcutaneous oximetry may be useful in predicting wound-healing complications in patients undergoing surgery for soft…
FDA News

FDA grants fast track designation to TH-302 for metastatic soft tissue sarcoma

November 11, 2014
The FDA granted fast track designation to TH-302 as a potential treatment for previously untreated patients with metastatic or locally advanced…
In the Journals

Shorter therapy did not compromise outcomes in low-risk embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma

October 30, 2014
Shorter-duration therapy with vincristine, dactinomycin and lower-dose cyclophosphamide with radiation therapy did not compromise failure-free…
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IMRT reduced recurrence rates in primary soft tissue sarcoma

September 26, 2014
Patients with primary soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity who underwent intensity-modulated radiation therapy experienced significantly reduced…
In the Journals

TH-302 demonstrates encouraging activity in soft tissue sarcoma

September 23, 2014
The investigational hypoxia-targeted drug TH-302 was associated with PFS, OS and tumor response rates that compared favorably with other first-line…
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