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AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation awards grants to cancer researchers

January 2, 2020
American Association for Cancer Research and MPM Capital awarded two grants that will provide a combined $800,000 for cancer research. These are the…

ASH presents Scholar Awards to fellows, junior faculty

December 22, 2019
ASH announced the recipients of its 2019 Scholar Awards. The awards — presented to hematologists in the United States and Canada who conduct…
Cover Story

Bad flu seasons test US hospitals

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2019
Hospitals in the United States implemented new policies based on the severe 2017-2018 influenza season, but experts agree that America’s health…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Anastrozole provides long-term preventive effect for postmenopausal women at high risk for breast cancer

December 16, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Anastrozole reduced breast cancer risk by 49% compared with placebo for postmenopausal women at high risk for the disease…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Accelerated partial breast irradiation effectively prevents recurrence in early breast cancer

December 13, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Accelerated partial breast irradiation after surgery appeared as effective as whole breast irradiation for preventing recurrence…
Meeting NewsPerspective

High-dose post-transplant cyclophosphamide reduces severe GVHD without affecting relapse

December 9, 2019
ORLANDO — The use of high-dose post-transplant cyclophosphamide reduced the incidence of severe acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease…
In the Journals

Pembrolizumab plus radiotherapy safe, active in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer

December 5, 2019
Pembrolizumab plus radiotherapy appeared safe and demonstrated encouraging clinical activity among a small cohort of women with poor-prognosis…
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Financial disclosure in oncology leaves ‘room for standardization’

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2019
Reporting of financial ties to industry has become an increasingly contentious, ethically murky area in both oncologic research and clinical…

Hematologists, oncologists elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 30, 2019
The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members. Election to the academy —…
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Catheter ablation for AF: Debate continues over benefit

Cardiology Today, October 2019
The debate on the use of catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation has intensified among cardiologists after results of the anticipated…
FDA News

FDA awards $15 million to fund trials of treatments for rare diseases

October 8, 2019
The FDA awarded 12 grants worth more than $15 million to fund clinical trials of medical products intended to treat patients with rare diseases. The…
In the Journals

Proton beam radiation therapy safe, effective for certain patients with breast cancer

October 2, 2019
Proton beam radiation therapy for breast cancer appeared safe and conferred similar rates of disease control compared with historical data of…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Addition of veliparib to platinum chemotherapy extends PFS in BRCA-mutated breast cancer

September 30, 2019
The addition of veliparib to carboplatin and paclitaxel significantly improved PFS for patients with metastatic breast cancer who have germline…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Apalutamide improves OS in nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer

September 27, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain — Apalutamide with ongoing androgen deprivation therapy significantly improved OS compared with placebo among men with…
In the Journals

Palliative care linked to survival benefit in advanced lung cancer

September 19, 2019
Palliative care appeared associated with survival benefits among patients with advanced lung cancer, according to results of a retrospective study…
In the Journals

USPSTF recommends preventive drugs for women at high breast cancer risk

September 3, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force today recommended that clinicians offer breast cancer risk-reducing medications such as tamoxifen, raloxifene…
Cover Story

AI an emerging tool, not substitute, for oncologists

HemOnc Today, August 25, 2019
Advances in artificial intelligence technology and deep learning algorithms are leading the way to more timely and accurate cancer diagnoses, with…
In the Journals

Smoking intervention at pediatrician’s office helps parents quit

August 16, 2019
Pediatricians can help parents quit smoking by routinely screening them for tobacco use and offering them cessation assistance during their…
In the Journals

Olaparib-temozolomide combination active in relapsed small cell lung cancer

August 15, 2019
Olaparib in combination with temozolomide demonstrated promising clinical activity among patients with relapsed small cell lung cancer, according to…

American Society for Radiation Oncology members receive fellow designation

August 8, 2019
American Society for Radiation Oncology designated 26 members to receive ASTRO fellow designation. The honorees will be recognized during the…