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ASCO: Biomarker assays demonstrate utility for early-stage invasive breast cancer

February 8, 2016

ASCO has issued a new clinical practice guideline that endorses the use of several biomarker assays to guide decisions on adjuvant systemic therapy for women with early-stage invasive breast cancer and known hormone receptor and HER-2 status.

However, the guidance states no biomarker test other than ER, PR and HER-2 should be used to make choices of specific drugs or treatment regimens.

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FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to IMMU-132 for triple-negative breast cancer

February 8, 2016
The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to sacituzumab govitecan for the treatment of patients with triple-negative breast cancer who have failed at least two…
In the Journals

Experts reveal ‘troubling’ industry-employed strategies to delay availability of generic cancer drugs

February 8, 2016
Pharmaceutical companies have employed several strategies — including reverse payment, patent settlements and “product hopping” — to prevent…
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Senate health committee considers seven biomedical innovation bills

February 8, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will consider seven bipartisan bills on biomedical innovation tomorrow, Feb. 9, at the first of three…
In the Journals

PSA testing rates differ among urologists, PCPs

February 8, 2016
PSA testing rates have declined overall since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force made a recommendation against the test, but these declines were greater among…
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The Patient with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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The management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has evolved in the past decade, as advances are made in diagnosis…
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VIDEO: Combination immunotherapy promising, but questions remain

February 2, 2016
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Updates from Vienna 2015 – Highlights in Hematologic Malignancies

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The management of patients with hematologic malignancies—from diagnosis to treatment decisions—can represent a…
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