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Proton chemoradiotherapy associated with reduced acute adverse events in locally advanced cancer

January 7, 2020
Proton chemoradiotherapy appeared associated with a substantial reduction in acute adverse events that caused unplanned hospitalizations compared…

An emerging industry looks to take T cells to the cryobank

December 30, 2019
An increasing body of evidence shows that using younger, less heavily pretreated T cells results in more effective chimeric antigen receptor T-cell…
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Early action required for prevention, management of fatty liver in type 2 diabetes

Endocrine Today, December 2019
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, a condition traditionally treated by hepatologists, is widespread and frequently associated with obesity…
Clinical Trials Update

Specific Peptide-Enhanced Affinity Receptor MAGE-A4 T Cells for Synovial Sarcoma

Cell Therapy Next, November/December 2019
Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that affects the body’s soft tissues, such as muscles, fat and ligaments. There are more than 50…

ASH presents bridge grants to 19 investigators

October 7, 2019
ASH awarded $150,000 each to 19 investigators through the society’s bridge grant program, designed to sustain promising hematologic research…
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Novel KRAS inhibitor induces disease control in 96% of treated patients with non-small cell lung cancer

September 8, 2019
BARCELONA — AMG 510 appeared well-tolerated and showed promising antitumor activity among patients with locally advanced or metastatic…
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New research, recent controversies question vitamin D benefits in CVD

Cardiology Today, September 2019
The idea of “sunshine in a bottle” — vitamin D supplementation — has been promoted as a possible fix for everything from bone…
In the Journals

Palbociclib plus cetuximab shows antitumor activity among head and neck cancer subset

August 20, 2019
A combination of palbociclib and cetuximab demonstrated substantial antitumor activity among patients with platinum- or cetuximab-resistant…
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Leukemia Research Foundation awards grants to 12 investigators

July 29, 2019
The Leukemia Research Foundation awarded $1.2 million in research grants. The money — awarded through the Hollis Brownstein Research Grants…
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High-intensity statin therapy confers improved outcomes in older patients with ACS

July 17, 2019
High-intensity therapy with simvastatin and ezetimibe contributed to a greater benefit compared with monotherapy with simvastatin in patients…
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High-intensity statin therapy confers improved outcomes in older patients with ACS

Cardiology Today, October 2019
High-intensity therapy with simvastatin and ezetimibe contributed to a greater benefit compared with monotherapy with simvastatin in patients…
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VIDEO: More evidence highlights importance of healthy diet for breast cancer survival

June 17, 2019
CHICAGO — At the ASCO Annual Meeting, Lindsay Peterson, MD, breast medical oncologist at the Washington University School of Medicine, spoke…
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Surgeons should educate each other on the hip-spine connection

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
The belief that the spine moves independently of the pelvis and hip has been disproved in recent years as researchers repeatedly identified important…
Meeting News

Proton therapy maintains efficacy, reduces toxicity of radiotherapy for locally advanced cancer

June 1, 2019
CHICAGO — Proton chemoradiotherapy significantly reduced incidence of adverse events associated with unplanned hospitalizations compared with…
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Probiotics: An Unproven Answer to Prevent C. difficile Infection

Healio Gastroenterology, May 2019
Although guidelines do not recommend probiotics for the prevention of Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, researchers continue to study them…

American Society of Breast Surgeons screening mammography guidelines recommend early assessment

May 13, 2019
New guidelines from the American Society of Breast Surgeons recommend women with average risk for breast cancer begin annual screening mammography at…
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Younger cancer survivors face higher mortality from noncancer causes

May 10, 2019
Adolescents and young adults who are cancer survivors have a significantly higher rate of mortality from noncancer causes compared with the general…
In the Journals

Ischemic heart disease driver of cardiovascular hospitalizations after early-stage breast cancer

April 17, 2019
Women with early-stage breast cancer had a significantly greater risk for cardiovascular disease hospitalizations than women without cancer, with…

Is ibrutinib-based therapy the preferred initial treatment for all patients with CLL?

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2019
POINT CLL is the most common leukemia among adults. Standard treatment is combination chemoimmunotherapy with regimens such as chlorambucil plus…
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Advances in chronic lymphocytic leukemia suggest progress is ‘visible on the horizon’

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2019
The transition from primarily chemotherapy-based approaches to targeted therapies revolutionized treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most…