American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

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Meeting News

Crizotinib induces disease control in ALK-positive inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

April 15, 2018
CHICAGO — Crizotinib induced partial or complete tumor shrinkage among half of patients with inoperable, advanced or metastatic ALK-positive…
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Lorlatinib exhibits antitumor activity in ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer

April 15, 2018
CHICAGO — Lorlatinib demonstrated antitumor activity among patients with non-small cell lung cancer and ALK kinase domain mutations, according…
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Nonchromosomal birth defects linked to higher risk for some childhood cancers

April 15, 2018
CHICAGO — Children with nonchromosomal birth defects such as congenital heart disease and central nervous system defects demonstrated…
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Pembrolizumab reduces recurrence risk in stage III melanoma

April 15, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with stage III melanoma at high risk for recurrence after surgery demonstrated significantly reduced risk for recurrence…
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BLU-667 shows antitumor activity in RET-altered cancers

April 15, 2018
CHICAGO — BLU-667, a next-generation oncogenic RET inhibitor, demonstrated antitumor activity among patients with RET-altered tumors…

American Association for Cancer Research presents scientific awards

April 15, 2018
The American Association for Cancer Research will present several scientific awards during its annual meeting, scheduled for April 14-18 in Chicago…

American Association for Cancer Research names academy fellows

April 14, 2018
The American Association for Cancer Research announced the newly elected fellows of the AACR Academy. The 2018 class will be inducted during the AACR…
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Chemotherapy may limit ability to develop effective CAR T cells

March 16, 2018
Pediatric patients with solid tumors may have poor-quality T cells compared with patients with leukemia, and certain prior chemotherapies…
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HER-2 mutations linked to hormone therapy resistance in breast cancer subtype

March 16, 2018
HER-2 mutations appeared associated with resistance to hormone therapy among women with ER-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to a study…
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Chlamydia infection may double risk for ovarian cancer

March 15, 2018
An antibody present in the blood of women previously infected with chlamydia appeared to double the person’s risk for ovarian cancer, according…