In the Journals

Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status associated with increased risk for death among young cancer survivors

July 17, 2019
Non-Latino white adolescents and young adults who are cancer survivors have a lower risk for subsequent death compared with survivors of other races…
In the Journals

Sugary drinks may ‘represent a modifiable risk factor for cancer prevention’

July 16, 2019
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages appeared associated with a significantly increased risk for cancer, according to results of a large…
In the Journals

Hurricane disaster declarations associated with shorter survival for patients receiving radiotherapy for lung cancer

July 16, 2019
Patients undergoing radiation for non-small cell lung cancer at the time of a hurricane disaster declaration demonstrated shorter OS than patients…
FDA News

FDA grants priority review to crizanlizumab for pain crises in sickle cell disease

July 16, 2019
The FDA granted priority review to crizanlizumab for prevention of vaso-occlusive crises among patients with sickle cell disease. Crizanlizumab…
Feature

BRCA testing underutilized despite access, coverage

July 16, 2019
Many women with newly diagnosed breast cancer did not receive BRCA testing, despite having insurance coverage and access to specialty genetic…
In the JournalsPerspective

Survival advantage suggested in responders to immunotherapy for uveal melanoma

July 15, 2019
A possible survival advantage in patients with metastatic uveal melanoma who respond to treatment with pembrolizumab is suggested in a study of the…
In the Journals

Reduced chemotherapy safe, effective for certain children with hepatoblastoma

July 15, 2019
Children with hepatoblastoma resected at diagnosis demonstrated disease control with a minimal postoperative chemotherapy regimen, according to…

Anal precancerous lesions common in women with HIV

July 15, 2019
The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, or HSILs, is 27% among women with HIV in the Unites States, and researchers said…
In the Journals

Pembrolizumab after radiotherapy appears safe, induces encouraging responses in lung cancer subset

July 15, 2019
Combining radiotherapy and pembrolizumab appeared safe and induced promising responses among patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer…
Meeting News

ASH announces award recipients

July 15, 2019
Several distinguished leaders in hematology will be honored with awards and special lectures at this year’s ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition…
Feature

TAPUR study fulfilling need to better understand targeted therapies, ASCO’s Schilsky says

July 15, 2019
The Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry , or TAPUR, study is fulfilling a need in clinical research across the United States for…
Meeting News

Opioids’ negative consequences extend to patients with migraine, expert says

July 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The benefits of prescribing opioids to patients with migraines usually do not outweigh the risk, a past president of the…
Meeting News

Breast cancer researcher to receive memorial lecture award

July 14, 2019
Joseph A. Sparano, MD, associate director for clinical research at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care at Albert Einstein Cancer Center, will…
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VIDEO: Early steroids may reduce severe side effects among patients who receive CAR T-cell therapy

July 13, 2019
CHICAGO — Max S. Topp, MD, head of hematology at University Hospital of Wuerzburg, Germany, spoke with HemOnc Today at ASCO Annual…
FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to Imfinzi for small cell lung cancer

July 12, 2019
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to durvalumab for the treatment of small cell lung cancer. Durvalumab (Imfinzi, AstraZeneca) — a human…

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital physician-scientist receives award

July 12, 2019
Esther Obeng, MD, PhD, received the 2019 Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award from American Association for Cancer Research. The award supports…
In the Journals

Reach of court-ordered antismoking ads ‘suboptimal’ in US population

July 12, 2019
Approximately half of current smokers in a recent survey reported seeing federal court-ordered antismoking advertisements, but exposure to these…
Feature

Mouthwash reduces radiation-induced oral mucositis pain among patients with head and neck cancer

July 12, 2019
A mouthwash consisting of diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis among patients receiving radiation…

$1.4 billion lawsuit, largest against opioid manufacturer, settles before trial

July 12, 2019
A lawsuit filed against London-based Reckitt Benckiser Group plc was recently settled for $1.4 billion, the largest settlement to date against an…
In the JournalsPerspective

Next-generation hypomethylating agent shows promise for intermediate-, high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome

July 11, 2019
Guadecitabine demonstrated clinical activity with acceptable toxicity among patients with intermediate- and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome…