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Screening colonoscopy provided modest benefit for prevention of cancer in older adults

September 26, 2016

Colonoscopy screening was mostly effective in preventing colorectal cancer in patients aged 70 years to 74 years, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Xabier García-Albéniz, MD, PhD, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues noted these benefits decreased in patients aged 75 years and older.

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Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery may represent new standard of care for brain metastases

September 26, 2016
Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery conferred equivalent OS as whole-brain radiation therapy but improved preservation of cognitive functioning and quality of life…
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Physicians debate ACGME's Milestones initiative

September 26, 2016
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Milestones initiative and its role in internal medicine are a source of debate for physicians. …

Trial of MST-188 in sickle cell disease fails to meet primary endpoint

September 26, 2016
A randomized phase 3 trial designed to evaluate the investigational drug vepoloxamer failed to meet its primary endpoint of significantly reducing the mean duration of…
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Patients may have unrealistic expectations of phase 1 oncology trials

September 26, 2016
Nearly half of patients with cancer expected that their tumors would shrink while on a phase 1 study, although the typical response rate observed in early-phase trials…
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Management of Multiple Myeloma: Using Emerging Therapies with ASCT

This activity is supported by educational grants from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Takeda Oncology.

Multiple myeloma management has undergone profound changes in the past few decades, this is largely due to advances in…
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VIDEO: William J. Gradishar, MD, FASCO, FACP, reviews benefits, role of CDK 4/6 inhibitors

August 28, 2016
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Updates from Vienna 2015 – Highlights in Hematologic Malignancies

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

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