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Immune perturbations may increase melanoma risk among certain non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors

September 4, 2015

Certain chemotherapeutic agents and immune-related medical conditions appeared to contribute to increased melanoma risk among older survivors of a specific non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma subtype, according to results of a retrospective study.

Although treatment advances in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have increased survival considerably during the past 4 decades, survivors — specifically those with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) — continue to demonstrate an increased risk for melanoma. The explanation for this elevated risk remains unknown.

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FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to ACE910 for hemophilia A

September 4, 2015
The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to ACE910 for the prophylactic treatment of patients aged at least 12 years who have hemophilia A with factor VIII…
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Advanced care planning rates increase modestly among patients with cancer

September 4, 2015
The use of advanced care planning among patients with cancer increased modestly between 2000 and 2012, according to an analysis of prospectively collected survey data.A…

New ACA rule aims to protect patients from sex, disability discrimination

September 4, 2015
The HHS has announced a proposed rule to modify discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which would help provide equal access to health care and coverage…
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Bisphosphonates improve breast cancer survival in postmenopausal women

September 4, 2015
Adjuvant treatment with bisphosphonates reduced the rate of breast cancer recurrence in the bone and improved breast-cancer survival among women who were postmenopausal…
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The Patient with Pancreatic Cancer

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Pancreatic cancer only accounts for 3% of cancer cases, but it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death…
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VIDEO: PALOMA-3 trial represents 'enormous gain' for patients with hormone-positive breast cancer

VIDEO: PALOMA-3 trial represents 'enormous gain' for patients with hormone-positive breast cancer

August 20, 2015
CHICAGO — The PALOMA-3 trial, which evaluated the addition of palbociclib to fulvestrant, demonstrated…
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Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

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Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a group of myeloid clonal hemopathies with heterogeneous clinical…
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