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Causes of immunotherapy-related side effects in cancer require more research

Causes of immunotherapy-related side effects in cancer require more research
November 21, 2017

NEW YORK — Oncologists and researchers should be more concerned with the lack of available data on the mechanisms of action behind significant immunotherapy-related adverse events in patients with cancer, according to a speaker at Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium.

“We need better science to understand what goes on with these patients,” Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, deputy director of Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, told HemOnc Today.

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Majority of women prefer annual screening mammograms, despite potential ‘harms’

November 21, 2017
More than 70% of women would rather get screened for mammograms annually, despite the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that women at average…
In the Journals

Insurance disparities, tumor types drive lower colon cancer survival in blacks

November 21, 2017
Colon cancer incidence and mortality rates are higher in blacks compared with whites, and new research shows that differences in health insurance coverage and tumor…
In the Journals PlusPerspective

Thyroid cancer increases CVD morbidity risk

November 21, 2017
Adults treated for differentiated thyroid cancer have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease morbidity compared with those without cancer; and age, male sex and…
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The Role of the Inflammatory Cascade in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis: New and Emerging Therapies

This activity is supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

The workings of the inflammatory cascade are not fully defined, but recent findings have demonstrated roles for novel…
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GI Bookshelf

Question 26: Which Patients With Fatty Liver Disease On Ultrasound Require A Liver Biopsy?

From Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions
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VIDEO: Results of LATITUDE trial reinforce long-hypothesized theory in prostate cancer treatment

June 21, 2017
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