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Cancer treatment costs cause financial toxicity, warrant discussion

September 24, 2018
Women with breast cancer faced significant financial hardships and wished their doctors had discussed and considered costs before initiating…

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey names breast surgery chief

September 22, 2018
M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, has been named chief of breast surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute. Blackwood will work with the surgical team at…

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Study data reveal ‘complexity’ of evaluating benefit of breast cancer screening

September 20, 2018
Inviting women to mammography screenings may reduce breast cancer mortality by up to 20%, according to retrospective study of Danish national…

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Novel laser-sonic scanner shows potential for tumor detection

September 20, 2018
A laser-sonic scanner developed by researchers at California Institute of Technology detected tumors in a small cohort of patients in as little as 15…

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Tool predicts risk for late breast cancer recurrence

September 19, 2018
An online prognostic tool accurately determined the risk for late distant recurrence among women with ER-positive breast cancer, according to a…

Journalist, breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden to speak at Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association conference

September 19, 2018
Joan Lunden, an award-winning journalist and breast cancer survivor, will serve as keynote speaker at Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy…

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Low-cost genetic test spurs ‘cascade testing’ among relatives

September 18, 2018
Nearly half of people closely related to carriers of cancer-associated genes accepted invitations to undergo low-cost genetic testing to assess their…

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Neoadjuvant PARP inhibitor yields ‘profound results’ in BRCA-positive breast cancer

September 17, 2018
More than half of a small cohort of women with early-stage, BRCA-positive breast cancer who received talazoparib once daily before surgery exhibited…

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center names breast surgery chief

September 16, 2018
Lisa A. Newman, MD, has been appointed chief of the section of breast surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center…

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Supportive therapy alleviates depression associated with advanced cancer

September 14, 2018
Patients with advanced cancer experienced alleviated

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center official resigns, takes ‘full responsibility’ for disclosure lapses

September 14, 2018
José Baselga, MD, PhD, has resigned as chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Earlier this week, The New York

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Mortality risk after breast cancer greater among those who survived childhood cancers

September 14, 2018
Female childhood cancer survivors who developed breast cancer later in life appeared more than twice as likely to die of any cause than women with…

More than 18 million new cancer cases expected worldwide this year

September 12, 2018
An estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed worldwide in 2018, according to a report released today by International Agency for…

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Translating an explosion of knowledge in molecular oncology

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2018
Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP
There have been many advances in the molecular analysis of cancer in recent years, with an explosion of knowledge that can be daunting and rapid…

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Accountable care organizations offer no significant reduction in cancer treatment costs

September 7, 2018
Patients with cancer did not have significant reductions in treatment costs or health care use when treated by physicians at accountable care…

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Harvard initiative aims to determine why certain patients are ’exceptional responders’

September 6, 2018
A Harvard Medical School project will mine multiple data sources to try to determine why some patients are more likely to have exceptional responses…

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Inherited breast cancer more common among Nigerian women

September 6, 2018
Approximately one in 150 Nigerian women harbored inherited mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2 or TP53, and one of eight invasive breast cancers in…

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Physicians hesitant to prescribe vulvar atrophy treatment to breast cancer survivors

September 4, 2018
OB-GYNs and primary care physicians reported similar attitudes toward treatment for vulvar and vaginal atrophy, or VVA, including a low comfort level…

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Filgrastim biosimilars show ‘substantial uptake’ among Medicare beneficiaries

September 4, 2018
The use of biosimilar biologics filgrastim-sndz and tbo-filgrastim increased substantially among Medicare beneficiaries between 2014 and 2016…

Association of Community Cancer Centers announces award recipients

September 1, 2018
The Association of Community Cancer Centers will recognize three individuals for significant achievements in oncology care. The awards will be…