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Caplacizumab induces rapid response for acquired TTP

February 10, 2016

Caplacizumab induced a faster response time than placebo among patients with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a rare blood-clotting disorder, according to phase 2 study results published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

However, caplacizumab (Ablynx) — an anti-von Willebrand factor humanized single-variable domain immunoglobulin — also appeared associated with an increased tendency toward bleeding.

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VIDEO: Physicians have ‘3 main opportunities’ to reduce colorectal cancer in younger patients

February 10, 2016
As the prevalence of colorectal cancer rises “slowly and steadily” among patients under the age of 50 years, clinicians have three major opportunities to…

Hereditary cancer foundation launches Lynch Syndrome patient registry

February 10, 2016
AliveAndKickn has announced the launch of the HEROIC Registry, a genetic database for people with Lynch Syndrome to share data and further research, according to a press…
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Obesity linked to poor outcomes in acute promyelocytic leukemia

February 10, 2016
Obesity appeared significantly associated with shorter DFS and OS among adult patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia, according to a pooled analysis of four clinical…
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FDA places full clinical hold on pacritinib

February 10, 2016
The FDA has placed a full clinical hold on studies that involve pacritinib, an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor in development for the treatment of patients with…
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Optimizing the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: Clinical Insights for Selecting First-line Therapy

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

The incidence of melanoma is continuing to increase worldwide. In recent years, the treatment landscape for this…
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VIDEO: Novel prediction model accurately determines survival in gastric cancer

February 5, 2016
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Updates in Immunotherapy – Philadelphia 2015

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

The promise of immunotherapy in oncology has become a reality with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval…
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