Biden Community Cancer Summit unites physicians, advocates fighting for ‘urgency of now’

September 21, 2018
Jill Biden, PhD, along with several physicians and patient advocates, gathered at a Biden Community Cancer Summit today in Philadelphia to discuss…
In the Journals Plus

High-dose chemotherapy improves survival in Ewing sarcoma

September 21, 2018
A high-dose combination of busulfan and melphalan with autologous stem cell transplant improved survival compared with standard-of-care vincristine…
Feature

NHLBI grant to fund research toward prevention of cancer-related venous thromboembolism

September 21, 2018
A $4.7 million grant from the NHLBI will support a Cleveland Clinic-led research consortium’s effort to develop a better risk-prediction tool…
In the Journals Plus

Brentuximab vedotin plus gemcitabine safe, active for young patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

September 21, 2018
Salvage treatment with the combination of brentuximab vedotin and gemcitabine showed antitumor activity among children and young adults with…
In the Journals Plus

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…

Ovarian cancer: Where we are today

September 20, 2018
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, an educational and fundraising campaign targeting the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths. …
In the Journals PlusPerspective

Immediate compression offers 'clear benefit' following blood clot

September 20, 2018
Patients with deep vein thrombosis who underwent immediate compression therapy had significantly lower rates of residual vein obstruction and…
In the JournalsPerspective

Organized colorectal cancer screening program significantly increases screening rates

September 20, 2018
The implementation of an organized screening program of annual fecal immunochemical tests combined with colonoscopy demonstrated a significant, and…
In the Journals

Few early career family physicians feel prepared to provide buprenorphine treatment

September 20, 2018
Just 10% of early career certified family physicians felt ready to provide buprenorphine treatment for opioid use, according to 2016 National Family…
In the Journals

Personalized predictions improve patients’ understanding of their prostate cancer risk

September 20, 2018
Providing individualized predictions to men on active surveillance for prostate cancer helped them better comprehend their risk for the disease…
Feature

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…
In the Journals

Recalled valsartan products may not increase cancer risk

September 19, 2018
Valsartan products that were contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine, an impurity that has been classified as a probable human carcinogen that led…
FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to OBI-3424 for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

September 19, 2018
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to OBI-3424 for treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to the agent’s manufacturer…
Feature

Experts discuss potential benefits, disadvantages to Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna mergers

September 19, 2018
The Department of Justice approved the Cigna-Express Scripts merger on Sept. 17, according to Business Insider and The Wall Street Journal
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Men less likely than women to accept palliative care

September 19, 2018
Men with cancer appeared three times less likely than women with cancer to consider palliative care, according to study results. Fahad

UK panel rejects Kymriah for adults with lymphoma due to cost

September 19, 2018
An independent body that offers guidance to improve health and social care in England recommended against the use of tisagenlecleucel, a chimeric…
Meeting News

Association of Community Cancer Centers conference to highlight proven strategies for quality care delivery

September 19, 2018
Hundreds of oncology professionals are expected to gather at the Association of Community Cancer Centers 35th National Oncology Conference, scheduled…
Feature

UCLA researchers receive grant to study combination therapy for lung cancer

September 18, 2018
Researchers at UCLA received $12 million to conduct a study of pembrolizumab in combination with patients’ genetically modified immune cells…