Histopathological image of multiple myoloma. Smear preparation of bone marrow aspirate stained with May-Grünwald-Giemsa procedure.
Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma or smoldering multiple myeloma experienced good responses and few severe... More
Citrus consumption linked to risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma
Health professionals from two cohort studies who consumed citrus products more than 1.6 times a day had a 36% higher... More
Dr. Richard L. Schilsky
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology has initiated an ambitious campaign designed to wring order... More
Dr. Owen O'Connor
VIENNA – The investigational P13K-delta inhibitor TGR-1202 was clinically active in relapsed or refractory chronic... More
Robert Medairos
SEATTLE – Metformin use before surgery for stage I and II non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was associated with... More
Dr. Thierry Facon
VIENNA – Elderly patients over age 75 with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma derive the same survival benefits from... More
Dr. Nichole T. Tanner
One in four intermediate-sized (8-20 mm) pulmonary nodules were found to be malignant, based on results from a... More
Supreme Court upholds use of federal subsidies under ACA
In a decision that keeps the Affordable Care Act intact, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the use of federal subsidies... More
House passes IPAB repeal bill
WASHINGTON – House Republicans have made good on their promise to kill the Independent Payment Advisory Board with the... More
Dr. James X. Wu
In patients with indeterminate thyroid nodules, routine gene expression classifier testing may not meet standard... More
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Improvements to the Open Payments reporting system are welcome, but don’t go far enough. That was the message from the American Medical Association upon the July 1 release of another round of data in the financial disclosure system created by the... More »
 
MARY ANN MOON
Patients with follicular lymphoma who relapse within 2 years of receiving R-CHOP chemoimmunotherapy are at high risk of death, unlike those who do not relapse early, according to a report published online in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Survival i... More »
 
NEIL OSTERWEIL
Body mass index should not be a major determinant of whether women with ovarian cancer receive reduced-dose chemotherapy, investigators say. Because body surface area calculations are used to determine the dose of paclitaxel in the standard paclitax... More »
 
JENNIFER KELLY SHEPPHIRD
Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma or smoldering multiple myeloma experienced good responses and few severe adverse events from carfilzomib-lenalidomide-dexamethasone with lenalidomide extension (CRd-R), according to a report published on... More »
 
BRUCE JANCIN
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Naloxone lotion appears to be a safe and effective treatment for the severe chronic itching that occurs in most patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Dr. Madeleine Duvic reported at the World Congress of Dermatology. A major ... More »
 
DOUG BRUNK
Health professionals from two cohort studies who consumed citrus products more than 1.6 times a day had a 36% higher risk of developing cutaneous malignant melanoma, compared with those who consumed citrus less than twice a week, a large prospective ... More »
 
MATTHEW L. ZERDEN, M.D., M.P.H.
Patient choice, contraceptive effectiveness, and medical eligibility all need to be incorporated into the contraceptive counseling for reproductive-age women who have cancer or are in remission. Based on these principles, women can minimize the risk ... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Driving home after a demanding 24 hours on call, the sleepy and fatigued first-year medical resident momentarily dozed off at the wheel, ran a stop sign, and struck an oncoming car, injuring its driver. In a lawsuit by the injured victim, w... More »
 
MATTHEW L. ZERDEN, M.D., M.P.H.
Approximately 740,000 women are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States, and because of improved screening, diagnosis, and treatment, women of reproductive age have an 80%-90% 5-year survival rate. The most common cancers in reproductiv... More »
 
KEMI M. DOLL, M.D., AND PAOLA A. GEHRIG, M.D.
Negative pressure wound therapy is a wound management system for chronic open subcutaneous or intra-abdominal wounds. Some popular commercial systems include V.A.C. therapy (KCI, San Antonio) and the Chariker-Jeter wound-sealing kit (Smith and Nephew... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Grandma finally checked into a skilled nursing facility (SNF), a member of a national chain of for-profit SNFs, after her progressive dementia prevented her from performing the basic activities of daily living. Unfortunately, the staffing w... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: A patient who is a school bus driver is also an alcoholic, but he continues to drive despite his physician’s warning against drinking and driving. He already has had one prior driving under the influence (DUI) conviction. Fearing a potent... More »