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Fox Chase Cancer Center announces faculty appointments

January 5, 2020
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced two faculty appointments. Dylan R. Sherry, MD, will join the pain and palliative care program in the…
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Levofloxacin reduces febrile episodes, death early in therapy for newly diagnosed myeloma

December 3, 2019
Levofloxacin prophylaxis during the first few months of active myeloma treatment significantly reduced febrile episodes and mortality compared with…
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Supplemental MRI screening reduces interval cancer diagnosis rate among women with dense breasts

November 27, 2019
Supplemental MRI screening appeared associated with significantly fewer interval cancer diagnoses compared with mammography alone among women with
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Secondary surgery does not prolong survival in recurrent ovarian cancer

November 13, 2019
Secondary surgical cytoreduction followed by chemotherapy did not extend OS compared with chemotherapy alone among women with platinum-sensitive…
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Trifluridine and tipiracil safe, effective for pretreated metastatic gastric cancer regardless of prior gastrectomy

November 7, 2019
Trifluridine and tipiracil significantly extended PFS and OS compared with placebo among patients with previously treated metastatic gastric or…
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Delayed surgery linked to progression, worse outcomes in ductal carcinoma in situ

October 28, 2019
Delays to surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ appeared associated with increased risk for progression to invasive disease and worse survival…

Deadliest cancers receive less research funding from patient advocacy groups

October 23, 2019
Cancer-related nonprofit organizations play a crucial role in supporting medical research and patient advocacy, generating nearly $6 billion in…

Neoadjuvant therapy may alter biliary microbiome in patients with pancreatic cancer

September 24, 2019
Patients with pancreatic cancer who received neoadjuvant therapy before pancreatoduodenectomy exhibited biliary microbiome alterations, according to…
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Breast cancer survivors who smoke, use hormones face higher lung cancer risk

September 20, 2019
BARCELONA — Use of hormone replacement therapy may increase risk for lung cancer as a second primary malignancy among patients with breast…
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High-dose radiation effective in oligometastatic prostate cancer

September 18, 2019
Stereotactic ablative radiation appeared to be an effective and safe treatment for men with oligometastatic prostate cancer, with significant…
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High-volume, NCI-designated centers not associated with greater value in pancreatic cancer care

August 23, 2019
High-value care appeared associated with important patient, tumor and treatment characteristics among patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer who…
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Despite promising new regimens, search for cure is ‘highest priority’ in advanced renal cell carcinoma

HemOnc Today, June 25, 2019
With approximately 73,820 diagnoses and 14,770 deaths expected this year in the U.S., renal cell carcinoma remains a cancer in need of new treatment…
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Checkpoint inhibitor rechallenge appears safe, with monitoring, after immune-related adverse events

June 19, 2019
Readministration of anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 inhibitors after mild or severe immune-related adverse events appeared to carry acceptable risks vs…
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Maintenance olaparib significantly delays progression of BRCA-mutated pancreatic cancer

June 3, 2019
CHICAGO — Maintenance therapy with olaparib significantly improved PFS among patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who harbor germline…

Fox Chase Cancer Center announces appointments

May 26, 2019
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced several faculty appointments and promotions. Michael Hall, MD, has been named chair of the department of…

Understanding breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2019
Sameer A. Patel, MD, FACS
Cosmetic breast augmentation and implant-based breast reconstruction after mastectomy remain two of the most commonly performed surgeries by plastic…

Will heparin eventually be phased out with expanded use of DOACs for VTE?

HemOnc Today, May 10, 2019
POINT Unfractionated heparin has been in use as an anticoagulant for nearly a century and LMWH for more than 3 decades. Over the last decade, we have seen…
In the Journals

Delays in radical cystectomy linked to shorter bladder cancer survival

May 8, 2019
Delays in radical cystectomy appeared associated with increased mortality among patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, regardless of whether…
In the Journals

Transfers of breast cancer care lead to treatment delays that may impact outcomes

April 26, 2019
Women with newly diagnosed breast cancer who transferred care between institutions risked delays in surgery or other forms of treatment, which could…
In the Journals

Autologous HSCT extends PFS among young patients with mantle cell lymphoma

March 11, 2019
Consolidative autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after induction chemotherapy significantly improved PFS among younger patients with…