HPV vaccine doesn’t provide herd immunity or crossprotection
WASHINGTON – The prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 has significantly decreased, but only among... More
ASCT still a player for multiple myeloma
Even in this era of novel therapies for multiple myeloma, for patients with newly diagnosed disease, autologous stem... More
Dr. Bradley Greenhaw
ORLANDO – A commercially available melanoma gene expression test had a negative predictive value of 98% for metastasis,... More
Statins, but not aspirin, linked to lower pancreatic cancer risk
SAN DIEGO – Statin use, but not aspirin use, showed a protective effect against pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in a... More
Dr. Claire Blanchard
BALTIMORE – Patients who have recurrent adrenocortical carcinoma appear to have one option to increase their survival:... More
Dr. Jeremy Sugrue
LOS ANGELES – A multicenter of patients who had low anterior resection with stapled anastomosis for rectal cancer found... More
Dr. Mouad Edderkaoui
SAN DIEGO – The experimental drug Metavert was effective in a mouse model of aggressive pancreatic cancer, and phase I... More
Dr. Prasad G. Iyer
SAN DIEGO – A quick, inexpensive, and well-tolerated sponge-on-a-string esophageal biopsy, combined with methylated DNA... More
Shown is a 3D illustration of the thyroid gland.
BALTIMORE – Biopsy results from a commercially available genetic test for ruling out malignancy of thyroid nodules may... More
Dr. Veroushka Ballester-Vargas
SAN DIEGO – It has been challenging to identify reliable biomarkers for Lynch syndrome colorectal neoplasms, but that... More
This is a micrograph of a diffuse large B cell lymphoma.
Maintenance therapy with enzastaurin, an experimental agent directed against B-cell malignancies, did not improve... More
Dr. Bradley J. Monk
A novel strategy of knocking down tumor vasculature and keeping it from getting back up significantly reduced the risk... More
Dasatinib bests imatinib on molecular, cytogenic response rates in CML
Overall survival and progression-free survival were similar at 5 years in chronic myeloid leukemia patients receiving... More
High ER expression + high RS spells high risk for late distant recurrence
The combination of a 21-gene recurrence score and quantitative estrogen receptor expression may help clinicians... More
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued its first clinical practice guidelines on treating invasive cervical cancer, the first of its kind linking recommendations to resource availability. “Access to cervical cancer care varie... More »
Venetoclax monotherapy was active, and even elicited minimal residual disease negativity in a proportion of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that was resistant or refractory to ibrutinib or idelalisib, Dr. Jeffrey Alan Jones of the Oh... More »
Abemaciclib, a CDK4/6 inhibitor, showed durable clinical activity when given as continuous single-agent therapy to patients with advanced cancer, including breast cancer and non–small-cell lung cancer, according to investigators. Neutropenia was r... More »
WASHINGTON – The prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 has significantly decreased, but only among vaccinated women; national data show no evidence that the vaccine targeting them has conferred herd immunity or encouraged a shift... More »
Sofia F Garcia et al
Cancer survivorship care plans (SCPs) have been recommended to improve clinical care and patient outcomes. Research is needed to establish their efficacy and identify best practices. Starting in 2015, centers accredited by the American College of Sur... More »
How much influence do local care standards have in medical liability cases?... More »
Management of malignant germ cell neoplasms generally includes fertility-sparing surgery – with or without neoadjuvant combination bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (BEP) – and is typically associated with a favorable prognosis.... More »
Do patient plaintiffs need expert witnesses to prove medical negligence in malpractice lawsuits?... More »
Felicia Schanche Hodge et al
Background Caregivers play a special role in the management and control of cancer-related pain. For American Indians with cancer, caregivers can contribute to patient education, medication compliance, and can facilitate communication between the pati... More »
Matthew H Bertke et al
Background There are limited data on the prognostic significance of human papillomavirus (HPV) status in relation to traditional risk factors for head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in the postoperative setting. Objective To clarify the im... More »
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