EXPERT SUMMARIES of the top 30 journals in hematology & oncology
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Minimally invasive surgery associated with worse survival among women with cervical cancer

November 12, 2018
Women with early-stage cervical cancer who underwent minimally invasive radical hysterectomy had higher rates of recurrence and worse survival…
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Elotuzumab combination extends PFS for certain patients with relapsed, refractory multiple myeloma

November 7, 2018
The addition of the elotuzumab to pomalidomide and dexamethasone conferred a significant PFS benefit among certain patients with relapsed or…
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Black women more likely to skip breast cancer treatment

Wheeler SB, et al. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018;doi:10.1093/jnci/djy136.
Black women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer appeared 2.5 times more likely than white women to be nonadherent to their endocrine therapy…
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Dabrafenib-trametinib combination shows durable RFS benefit in BRAF V600-mutant melanoma

Hauschild A, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2018;doi:10.1200/JCO.18.01219.
Adjuvant treatment with dabrafenib plus trametinib demonstrated a durable RFS benefit compared with placebo for patients with resected stage III BRAF…
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Combination shows promise in relapsed, refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma

October 31, 2018
The combination of Hu5F9-G4 and rituximab demonstrated promising activity among patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according…
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Invasive lung cancer surgery may increase risk for long-term opioid use

Tuminello S, et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.4387.
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer who underwent open resection surgery appeared more likely to become long-term opioid users than those who…
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Prolonged ADT may improve survival in high-Gleason grade prostate cancer

Kishan AU, et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.3732.
Prolonged androgen deprivation therapy was associated with improved survival among men with Gleason grade groups 4 and 5 prostate cancer, but optimal…
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Vaccine, nivolumab combination appears promising in recurrent HPV-related cancer

Massarelli E, et al. JAMA Oncol.2018;doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.4051.
Treatment with a novel, synthetic, long-peptide HPV-16 vaccine plus nivolumab yielded promising response rates and survival outcomes among a small…
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Variant reclassifications ‘common’ after hereditary cancer genetic testing

Mersch J, et al. JAMA. 2018;doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13152.
About 25% of genetic variants of uncertain significance detected in testing for hereditary cancer risk were later reclassified as benign or…
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High-risk HPV prevalent in American Indian women

Lee NR, et al. J Infect Dis. 2018:doi:10.1093/infdis/jiy600.
A study conducted on one of the largest American Indian reservations in the United States found that women from the tribal community had a high…
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Low-risk thyroid cancer diagnoses increasing as ultrasound use rises

Haymart MR, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018;doi:10.1210/jc.2018-01933.
The use of thyroid ultrasound as initial imaging for older adults increased by more than 20% per year between 2002 and 2013, corresponding with an…
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Phone-based weight-loss intervention may be effective for breast cancer survivors

Greenlee H, et al. Obesity. 2018;doi:10.1002/oby.22269.
Female breast cancer survivors who adhered to a 12-month weight-loss intervention program that used telephone-based counseling were able to lose an…
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Increase in mortality with daily aspirin attributable to cancer

McNeil JJ, et al. N Engl J Med. 2018;doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1803955.
Healthy older adults who used aspirin daily had higher mortality rates, primarily driven by cancer-related death, than those who took placebo…
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Vitamin D deficiency may increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Machado MRM, et al. Menopause. 2018;doi:10.1097/GME.0000000000001203.
Postmenopausal women with recently diagnosed breast cancer had a higher risk for developing vitamin D deficiency vs. similar women without the…
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Routine genomic screening could help identify otherwise undetected cancer risk

Manickam A, et al. JAMA Network Open. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.2140.
Most carriers of genetic mutations known to increase the risk for breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancers appeared unaware of their mutation…
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