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Diagnostic lineage test differentiated independent primary NSCLC tumors from metastatic disease

December 17, 2014

An analysis of genomic rearrangements detected by a diagnostic lineage test helped determine whether multiple non–small cell lung cancer tumors were independent primary tumors or sites of metastatic disease, according to study results.

“Unfortunately, distinguishing between independent primary tumors and metastasis is a frequent dilemma for pathologists,” researcher Marie-Christine Aubry, MD, a pathologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said in a press release. “We need better tests to help the clinician match the treatment approach to the patient’s individual needs.”

FDA approvals

FDA expands approval of Cyramza to include aggressive NSCLC

December 17, 2014
The FDA expanded the approved use of ramucirumab to include use in combination with docetaxel for second-line treatment of patients with metastatic non–small cell…
Jean M. Weigert, MD, FACR Meeting News Coverage

Ultrasound improved cancer detection in women with dense breasts

December 17, 2014
SAN ANTONIO — Women with dense breasts who underwent ultrasound had cancers detected that were missed during screening mammography, according to results of a…
In the Journals

Entecavir decreased HBV incidence, reactivation in patients undergoing R-CHOP for lymphoma

December 16, 2014
In a new phase 3 study, patients seropositive for the hepatitis B surface antigen with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who underwent chemotherapy with rituximab plus CHOP…
FDA approvals

FDA approves Somatuline Depot for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

December 16, 2014
The FDA today approved lanreotide for treatment of patients with unresectable, well- or moderately differentiated, locally advanced or metastatic gastroenteropancreatic…
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Low Risk AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 1 Low Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain MDS…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
WINS: Lower dietary fat intake reduced mortality in patients with early-stage breast cancer

WINS: Lower dietary fat intake reduced mortality in patients with early-stage breast cancer

December 12, 2014
SAN ANTONIO — Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MPH, MA, FRCS(C), FACS, director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer…
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Hot melanoma

Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates - Monograph

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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