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Data on antithrombotic therapy for essential thrombocythemia ‘imprecise, inconsistent’

Data on antithrombotic therapy for essential thrombocythemia ‘imprecise, inconsistent’
June 26, 2017

Whether the benefits of antithrombotic therapy outweigh the risks in patients with essential thrombocythemia is unclear based on insufficient evidence, according to a systematic review published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“The available evidence is imprecise, inconsistent and at high risk [for] bias,” Deborah M. Siegal, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the department of medicine at McMaster University, and colleagues wrote. “Adequately powered randomized trials are needed to clarify the net clinical benefit of antithrombotic therapy in essential thrombocythemia and the subgroups that will derive the most benefit.”

Biden Cancer Initiative seeks to inject urgency into cancer research, foster hope for patients

June 26, 2017
Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, PhD, launched the Biden Cancer Initiative today. The venture is intended to further progress in cancer…
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Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential increases CHD risk

June 26, 2017
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Seattle Genetics halts trial of vadastuximab talirine for acute myeloid leukemia

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Seattle Genetics discontinued a randomized phase 3 trial designed to evaluate vadastuximab talirine for frontline treatment of elderly patients with acute myeloid…
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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Von Willebrand Disease

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

With the significant variability in the subtypes and clinical manifestations of von Willebrand disease (VWD), diagnosis…
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Melanoma: Clinical Updates and Multidisciplinary Strategies

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Incidence rates of melanoma in the United States continue to rise, with an estimated 87,110 new cases being diagnosed…
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Data on antithrombotic therapy for essential thrombocythemia ‘imprecise, inconsistent’

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In the Journals

Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential increases CHD risk

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Geneticist to lead Vanderbilt cancer center’s health disparities program

June 19, 2017
Tuya Pal, MD, has been appointed associate director of cancer health disparities at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Pal, a clinical geneticist…

10 highlights from the ASCO Annual Meeting

June 16, 2017
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UT Health cancer center names director

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Oral contraceptive use does not increase long-term cancer risk

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Momelotinib noninferior to ruxolitinib for spleen response in myelofibrosis

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