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Daratumumab-based triplet highly effective in relapsed, refractory myeloma

August 24, 2016

The addition of daratumumab to bortezomib and dexamethasone significantly improved PFS in patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma, according to phase 3 trial results published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

However, more patients treated with the triplet regimen experienced infusion-related reactions, thrombocytopenia and neutropenia than patients treated with bortezomib (Velcade; Takeda/Millennium) and dexamethasone alone.

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Advanced cutaneous head and neck melanoma more often diagnosed on posterior locations

August 24, 2016
Advanced cutaneous head and neck melanomas were diagnosed more often on the scalp or back of the neck compared with anterior locations, according to recently published…
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Eight additional cancer types associated with excess body fatness

August 24, 2016
The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer working group identified an additional eight types of cancer associated with excess body fatness, including…
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Breast cancer risk, breast density useful in guiding mammogram frequency

August 24, 2016
Tailoring mammography screening intervals to each patient will help in maximizing benefits and minimizing harms, according to findings published in the Annals of

Bayer awards grants for research into hemophilia, bleeding disorders

August 24, 2016
Bayer awarded six grants to U.S. clinicians and investigators for research and educational initiatives in hemophilia and related bleeding disorders. The recipients are…
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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: Adverse events less common with immuno-therapy, still require patient, provider education and early recognition and treatment

August 1, 2016
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Discoveries from ASCO 2016: Breast Cancer

Discoveries from ASCO 2016: Breast Cancer

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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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