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Actinium partners with UC Davis on gene therapy for HIV-related lymphoma

January 28, 2020
Actinium Pharmaceuticals has forged an agreement with University of California, Davis for the use of its proprietary CD45 antibody…
In the Journals

Peripherally inserted central catheters significantly increase blood clot, infection risks among children

January 28, 2020
Children with peripherally inserted central catheters demonstrated a significantly higher risk for venous thromboembolism, central line-associated…
Feature

New child care offerings put oncology meetings at the forefront of work-life balance

January 28, 2020
Taking time from work and personal obligations to attend professional meetings can be a hassle, but it is that much and more for working moms in the…
Feature

Interactive tool clarifies breast density risks without causing ‘undue anxiety’ after mammogram

January 28, 2020
Dense breast tissue is a common phenomenon, apparent in half of women who undergo screening mammography. Most states require that mammogram reports…
Editorial

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests attempt to capture the zeitgeist of personalized medicine

January 28, 2020
In this Editorial, Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of
In the Journals

Cannabinoids ineffective for cancer pain

January 27, 2020
Cannabinoids did not appear to reduce cancer-associated pain among adults with cancer, according to results of a systemic review and meta-analysis…

Phase 3 trial of atezolizumab for urothelial cancer misses primary endpoint

January 27, 2020
Adjuvant atezolizumab failed to extend DFS compared with observation among patients with muscle-invasive urothelial cancer, according to topline…
Meeting News

Gut bacteria may be factor in rising colorectal cancer incidence among younger adults

January 27, 2020
Fusobacterium nucleatum may be partially responsible for the sharp increase in colorectal cancer incidence among individuals aged younger than 45…
Feature

Researchers aim to personalize chemotherapy for black patients with breast cancer

January 27, 2020
Racial disparities in cancer care and outcomes have been well-documented. However, not all challenges black patients with breast cancer face stem…

Hematopoietic stem cell researcher to receive lecture award

January 26, 2020
The International Society for Stem Cell Research will honor Margaret A. “Peggy” Goodell, PhD, with the Tobias Lecture Award. Goodell…
Meeting News

Expert advises continued sunscreen use with ‘total photoprotection package’

January 25, 2020
MAUI, HAWAII — New developments in photoprotection should prompt dermatologists to remind patients that photoprotection involves more than just…

Cedars-Sinai names lung cancer specialist head of medical oncology

January 25, 2020
Karen L. Reckamp, MD, MS, has been named director of the division of medical oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer. Reckamp also will serve as associate…
Meeting News

Blood test could lead to earlier detection of gastrointestinal cancers

January 24, 2020
An investigational blood-based assay demonstrated efficacy in detecting multiple types of cancer, including gastrointestinal cancers, at various…
FDA News

FDA approves Tazverik for advanced epithelioid sarcoma

January 24, 2020
The FDA granted accelerated approval to tazemetostat for patients aged 16 years or older with metastatic or locally advanced epithelioid sarcoma…
In the Journals

Ruxolitinib shows efficacy for certain patients with chronic neutrophilic leukemia, atypical CML

January 24, 2020
Ruxolitinib induced responses in about one-third of a cohort of patients with chronic neutrophilic leukemia and atypical chronic myeloid leukemia…
Advanced Practice

CAR T-cell therapy for children: Meeting patient and family needs

HemOnc Today, January 25, 2020
Amy Barry, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC; Colleen Callahan, MSN, RN, CRNP; Diane Baniewicz, MSN, RN, CRNP
Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy is a promising immunotherapy for children with refractory or relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia who…
Editorial

Genetic anticipation and mentorship

HemOnc Today, January 25, 2020
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
It has been exactly 40 years since Richard M. Fox, MB, PhD, FRACP; Tatiana Jelihovsky, MBBS, DCP, FRCPA, FRCPath; and I published our paper on…
Point/Counter

Will liquid biopsies be used routinely to screen for cancer?

HemOnc Today, January 25, 2020
POINT Genomic analysis of plasma cfDNA has been adopted widely in the care of patients with cancer. Indeed, the rapid and widespread adoption is striking…
Cover Story

Oncologists must be ‘very cautious’ as liquid biopsy use expands

HemOnc Today, January 25, 2020
So-called “liquid biopsies” — noninvasive tests used to evaluate blood for cancer cells or DNA — have been refined…
Feature

Collaboration to ease clinical trial search process for patients with blood cancers

January 24, 2020
Patients with cancer often feel overwhelmed by the reality of their disease and may struggle simply to maintain the course of treatment set forth by…