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Prasugrel fails to ease vaso-occlusion burden in sickle cell disease

May 24, 2016

Treatment with prasugrel did not significantly reduce the rate of vaso-occlusive crisis in children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia, according to the results of a phase 3 trial.

Safety outcomes appeared similar among children and adolescents assigned prasugrel (Effient; Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly) and those assigned placebo, results showed.

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Granisetron patch prevents CINV for patients with hematologic malignancies

May 24, 2016
Granisetron transdermal system patch prevented chemotherapy-induced nausea…
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Overweight patients less likely to die of colorectal cancer

May 24, 2016
BMI at the time of colorectal cancer diagnosis is associated with mortality risk, according to results of a retrospective observational study.Patients categorized as…
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Geriatric events increase morbidity, costs among older patients who undergo cancer surgery

May 24, 2016
Older individuals who underwent cancer surgery appeared likely to experience geriatric events, such as falls and fractures, delirium and dehydration.These events —…
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Top Takeaways from ASH: Oral anticoagulants shift cancer-related thrombosis treatment paradigm

May 24, 2016
With a range of questions lingering unanswered in the arena of cancer-related thrombosis, new research presented at the ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition armed…
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The Patient with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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The management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has evolved in the past decade, as advances are made in diagnosis…
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VIDEO: Midostaurin, other agents represent therapeutic advances for AML

May 9, 2016
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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