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Five updates for World Blood Cancer Day

May 28, 2016

DKMS, an international nonprofit organization, founded World Blood Cancer Day in 2014.

World Blood Cancer Day — observed on May 28 — is designed to raise awareness about hematologic malignancies and the importance of stem cell donation to benefit the estimated 14,000 people seeking bone marrow donors outside their families.

In the Journals

Economic crisis, unemployment rates drive excess cancer deaths

May 27, 2016
The 2008 to 2010 global economic crisis appeared associated with 260,000 excess cancer deaths in member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and…
In the Journals

OS comparable between Dovitinib, Nexavar for advanced HCC

May 27, 2016
The overall survival and safety rates were similar between patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma treated with Dovitinib vs. Nexavar, according to published…
In the Journals

Refined dosing strategies may improve perioperative treatment of patients with hemophilia A

May 27, 2016
Efforts to refine perioperative Factor VIII dosing for patients with hemophilia A based on blood group, age and other individual characteristics may improve quality of…
FDA News

FDA approves Axumin to detect recurrent prostate cancer

May 27, 2016
The FDA today approved Axumin, an injectable radioactive diagnostic agent used to detect recurrent prostate cancer.The agent is indicated for PET imaging in men who have…
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The Patient with Severe Leukocytosis

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Currently five tyrosine kinase inhibitors are available for use in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)…
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VIDEO: Wide array of therapeutic options in myeloma a ‘wonderful problem’ for hematologists

May 19, 2016
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Optimizing the Use of Targeted Therapy in Advanced Melanoma: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Historically, treatment options have been limited for patients with…
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