American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

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Meeting News Coverage

Prolonged overnight fasting may reduce breast cancer risk

April 28, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Prolonged nighttime fasting may reduce glycemic markers that are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer, according…
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Metformin may not improve survival in pancreatic cancer

April 24, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The diabetes drug metformin was not associated with improved survival outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer, according to…
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Certain gene mutations linked to olaparib response in prostate cancer

April 23, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer who harbored gene mutations associated with the repair of damaged DNA…
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Long-term aspirin use may reduce gastrointestinal cancer risk

April 22, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Regular, long-term aspirin use was associated with a reduced risk for cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, according to…
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Black women demonstrate denser breast tissue than white women

April 22, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Black women exhibited significantly higher breast density than white women in an association that was not explained by BMI and…
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'Liquid biopsy' leads to earlier detection of NSCLC treatment resistance

April 22, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — A novel regular blood test, known as a “liquid biopsy,” can monitor the presence of EML4-ALK gene fusion…
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HPV vaccine offers multisite protection, even among previously exposed women

April 21, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — HPV vaccination of women aged 18 to 25 years provides strong combined protection against HPV 16/18 infection at three anatomical…
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Breast cancer incidence will increase by 50% by 2030

April 21, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The total number of invasive and in-situ breast cancer cases in the United States likely will increase 50% by 2030, according to…
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MPDL3280A shows promise in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer

April 20, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The investigational immunotherapy MPDL3280A appeared well tolerated and demonstrated favorable efficacy in patients with…
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Simultaneous treatment with ipilimumab, nivolumab improves outcomes in advanced melanoma

April 20, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with treatment-naive advanced melanoma who underwent simultaneous treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab demonstrated…