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Obesity linked to worse psychosocial outcomes among patients with breast, prostate cancer

January 20, 2020
The physical symptoms of cancer often are accompanied by equally profound psychosocial struggles. Most patients with cancer grapple with some degree…
Trend Watch

Cytovia partners with UCSF, New York Stem Cell Foundation to develop novel CAR-NK cell therapies

January 17, 2020
Cytovia Therapeutics announced research partnerships with both The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute and University of California, San…

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…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Residual cancer burden predicts long-term outcomes across breast cancer subtypes

December 13, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Residual cancer burden after neoadjuvant chemotherapy accurately predicted long-term recurrence risk and survival across all…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Ado-trastuzumab emtansine extends DFS in early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer

December 12, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Ado-trastuzumab emtansine extended DFS compared with paclitaxel plus trastuzumab among patients with early-stage HER2-positive…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Margetuximab extends survival in relapsed HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer

December 12, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Margetuximab plus chemotherapy conferred a numerically small but statistically significant PFS and OS compared with trastuzumab…
FDA News

FDA approves Oxbryta for sickle cell disease

November 25, 2019
The FDA granted accelerated approval to voxelotor for the treatment of sickle cell disease. The approval applies to use of the therapy for patients…
Meeting News

Prevymis may be alternative to Valcyte for CMV-associated uveitis

November 20, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Prevymis safely resolved inflammation among patients with cytomegalovirus-associated uveitis, according to a presentation at…

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards $13.8 million for research into pediatric blood cancers

October 9, 2019
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awarded $13.8 million in new pediatric research grants designed to identify more effective and precise treatments…
Meeting News

Comprehensive cancer center second opinions benefit black patients with breast cancer

September 24, 2019
Black patients with breast cancer routinely experienced changes to their treatment plans after receiving second opinions from oncologists at…

UCSF, Stanford receive $35M to further research of microbiome

September 14, 2019
Marc Benioff, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce, and his wife, Lynne Benioff, are donating $35 million to the University of California, San…
Cover Story

Making lifestyle changes ‘part of the cancer treatment conversation’

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2019
Approximately 42% of cancer cases are linked to modifiable risk factors that are well-known to the general public, according to the American Cancer…
In the Journals

Short-course parenteral antibiotics effective for bacteremic UTI in infants

August 29, 2019
Research published in Pediatrics suggests that infants aged 60 days and younger with bacteremic UTI could receive shorter courses of parenteral…
Cover Story

BCG: a real-world example of health care rationing

HemOnc Today, August 10, 2019
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, is highly effective at treating and preventing recurrence of early-stage bladder cancer. BCG is a strain of…

Research initiative aims to better understand link between immunotherapy, type 1 diabetes

August 7, 2019
The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, in collaboration with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Helmsley Charitable Trust, have…
Cover Story

Defining the Roadmap to Success for Patients With Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

Healio Gastroenterology, July 2019
Humans have enjoyed the intoxicating effects of alcohol as early as the Neolithic period around 10,000 BC. Unfortunately, research also suggests that…
In the Journals

New guideline offers tips for diagnosis, treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia

July 18, 2019
A new multisociety guideline clarifies how to diagnose chronic limb-threatening ischemia, or CLTI, and emphasizes offering patients optimal medical…
Meeting News

Women with migraine at increased risk of having offspring with colic

July 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA Women with migraine were more likely to have an infant who is colicky, while fathers with migraine were not, according to study…
In the Journals

E-cigarette use increases risk for MI

July 6, 2019
Patients who smoked electronic cigarettes every day or some days had an increased risk for MI, according to a study published in the Journal of the
In the Journals

Educational status may affect CVD factors

June 25, 2019
Increased educational attainment was associated with reduced risk for CVD, according to findings published in PLOS Medicine. The researchers also…