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A 50-year-old male is receiving capecitabine with concurrent radiation therapy for stage III rectal cancer. For the past 7 days, the patient has been taking ciprofloxacin for a urinary tract infection.

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Men who used sildenafil (Viagra) had an 84% increased risk for developing melanoma, even after adjusting for known risk factors, according to the results of a prospective study.

A 52-year-old man presents with inguinal lymphadenopathy. Surgical resection of the lymph node is performed. What is your diagnosis?

A study of patient preference revealed that patients who participated in a crossover trial of pazopanib and sunitinib for metastatic renal cell carcinoma preferred treatment with pazopanib.

Living alone increased a man’s risk for being diagnosed with later stage melanoma by more than 40%, according to the results of a recent Swedish study.

A high body mass index prior to a colorectal cancer diagnosis is linked to a higher risk of death, even when the patient’s tumor type is generally associated with a better prognosis.

The new ALK inhibitor certinib showed strong antitumor activity in a phase I expansion study of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Two early trials studying CDK inhibitors in metastatic breast cancer have shown impressive activity in HR-positive disease, according to data presented at the AACR annual meeting.

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