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HSCT improves survival for older patients with multiple myeloma

June 30, 2015

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation improved OS for elderly patients with multiple myeloma in the real-world setting, according to results of a SEER analysis.

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is considered the standard of care for younger patients with multiple myeloma, but there was limited evidence of its efficacy for older patients, according to study background. There has been some debate over the use of HSCT in elderly patients in the medical community as some European clinical guidelines do not recommend HSCT for anyone aged older than 65 years, whereas U.S. guidelines are less restrictive.

Steven A. Narod, MD, FRCPC In the Journals

PALB2 mutations may increase risk for breast cancer mortality

June 29, 2015
Women harboring a PALB2 mutation face an increased risk for breast cancer and a potentially increased risk for breast cancer mortality compared with non-carriers…
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Incidence of in situ, invasive melanoma increasing

June 29, 2015
Recent study results from Denmark showed an increase in melanoma incidence, and emphasized the importance of primary prevention in children and young adults and…
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TE accurate in diagnosing subclinical cirrhosis in patients at risk for HBV-related HCC

June 29, 2015
Researchers in Korea used transient elastography and found it to be useful in identifying subclinical cirrhosis among patients at risk for hepatitis B virus…
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Rates of insurance coverage increase due to same-sex marriage laws

June 29, 2015
Marriage equality laws were associated with increases in employer-sponsored health insurance and reductions in state-funded Medicaid assistance for both men and women in…
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Diagnosis and Management of Hemophilia

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VIDEO: Complete lymph node dissection does not improve outcomes in SLNB-positive melanoma

VIDEO: Complete lymph node dissection does not improve outcomes in SLNB-positive melanoma

June 19, 2015
CHICAGO — Vernon K. Sondak, MD, chair of the department of cutaneous oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and a…
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The Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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