In the Journals Plus

Belief in fake causes of cancer appears widespread

May 25, 2018
The general population demonstrated poor knowledge of actual and mythical causes of cancer, according to survey results conducted in England and…

Imfinzi improves survival for unresectable non-small cell lung cancer

May 25, 2018
Durvalumab appeared associated with improved OS compared with placebo among patients with unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer whose…
In the Journals Plus

Cabozantinib improved time to deterioration, but not quality of life for renal cell carcinoma

May 25, 2018
Cabozantinib appeared associated with improved time to deterioration compared with chemotherapy among patients with renal cell carcinoma, according…

Imbruvica plus Gazyva extends PFS for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

May 25, 2018
The phase 3 trial of ibrutinib in combination with obinutuzumab met its primary endpoint of PFS for the treatment of patients with chronic…

‘Right to try’ impact on patients uncertain

May 25, 2018
On May 22, the House of Representatives voted 250-169 to pass the “right to try” legislation which was previously approved by the Senate…
Meeting News

Significant weight gain during puberty tied to colon cancer in men

May 25, 2018
Overweight boys who had an above-average increase in BMI during puberty showed a higher risk for developing colon cancer in adulthood, according to…
In the Journals

NIH primary supporter of systematic reviews behind USPSTF recommendations

May 24, 2018
The NIH was the single largest financial contributor to the systematic reviews that led to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations…

Opioid prescriptions decline nearly 30% but remain ‘mainstay treatment’ for cancer-related pain

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2018
Prescription opioid volumes in the United States declined by 29% from their peak in 2011, according to a report on medicine use in the United States…
Advanced Practice

A team empowers a patient, and an empowered patient inspires the team

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2018
S. Scott Balderson, PA-C
Editor’s note:HemOnc Today’s regular columns for advanced practice providers (APPs) tackle common issues APPs face, discuss day-to-day
Feature

Immunotherapy provides ‘paradigm shift’ for treatment of head and neck cancer

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2018
Immunotherapy agents have had a dramatic impact on a variety of cancer types. Research shows this impact extends to some patients with metastatic…
Editorial

Cure and the shopping CAR T: Just pay millions at the cash register!

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2018
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
One of the truths about life in the United States is that lobbyists lobby. I imagine the reason that government has shown so little interest in the…
Point/Counter

Should there be a mandatory retirement age for surgical oncologists?

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2018
POINT There are several arguments proffered for why a mandatory retirement age for practice should be considered. First, concerns have been raised that…
Cover Story

As oncology workforce ages, need for objective assessment of competency increases

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2018
Although members of some professions — including pilots, air traffic controllers and certain judges — face mandatory retirement ages…
In the Journals Plus

Low-fat diet improves breast cancer survival

May 24, 2018
Women diagnosed with breast cancer while eating a low-fat diet had better OS than those who ate a usual diet, according to a secondary analysis of a…
In the Journals PlusPerspective

Smoking during prostate cancer treatment increases risk for metastases, mortality

May 24, 2018
Patients who smoked during treatment for localized prostate cancer faced an increased risk for biochemical recurrence, metastasis and cancer-specific…

Obesity linked to 12 cancer types

May 24, 2018
Overweight and obesity appeared associated with an increased risk for 12 cancer types, according to World Cancer Research Fund’s new report. …
Meeting NewsPerspective

Blood test superior to PSA for detecting high-grade prostate cancer

May 24, 2018
A novel blood test was more accurate than PSA screening for identifying patients with high-risk prostate cancer, according to findings presented at…
In the Journals

Doptelet reduces procedural bleeding risk in patients with chronic liver disease

May 23, 2018
Results of two phase 3 trials showed that Doptelet significantly reduced the need for platelet transfusions or rescue procedures for bleeding…
In the Journals Plus

Incidence of lung cancer greater among young women

May 23, 2018
Age-specific incidence of lung cancer decreased among both men and women aged 30 to 54 years across all races and ethnicities, according to results…
FDA News

FDA approves Yonsa for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

May 23, 2018
The FDA approved a novel formulation of abiraterone acetate in combination with methylprednisolone for the treatment of patients with