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Voriconazole may increase squamous cell carcinoma risk in hematopoietic transplant setting

August 21, 2017

Voriconazole was associated with a statistically significant increase in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma risk in a cohort of individuals who underwent hematopoietic cell transplantation.

For the retrospective cohort study, researchers assessed 1,220 patients who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation and 1,418 who underwent autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation to determine nonmelanoma skin cancer risk. In addition to squamous cell carcinoma, the investigators also evaluated basal cell carcinoma risk.

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Melanoma immunotherapy trials may not capture all toxicity data

August 17, 2017
Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events may not appropriately reflect immune-related adverse event severity, duration or timing, according to study results. …
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FDA grants priority review to Adcetris for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

August 16, 2017
The FDA granted priority review to brentuximab vedotin for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, according to the drug’s manufacturer. The agency set a…
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Older patients with cancer may burden caregivers by overestimating physical abilities

August 14, 2017
Older patients with cancer often reported having better physical function, mental health and social support than their caregivers’ assessments, according to study…
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibition for Melanoma Management: When, What, How, and in Whom?

This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck & Co., Inc.

It is estimated that 76,380 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the United Stated in 2017, with approximately…
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VIDEO: Gene mutation analysis an ‘important piece’ of melanoma diagnosis

April 3, 2017
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The Patient with Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis is caused by abnormal stem cells in the bone marrow that cause the uncontrolled production of mature…
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