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New ACS Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening

New breast cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend pushing the start of screening back by 5 years and screening every other year rather than annually starting at age 55.

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The combination of the attenuated oncolytic virus talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) and the immune checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab shows activity and is well-tolerated by advanced melanoma patients.

Chemotherapy plus lenalidomide was shown to be inferior to high-dose melphalan and ASCT in transplant-eligible patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

Adding elotuzumab to lenalidomide and dexamethasone for the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma appears to result in better efficacy and safety.

A 68-year-old man presents with a cough and chest pain. Chest imaging shows a lung mass in the right upper lobe. What is your diagnosis?

The ALK inhibitor alectinib was highly active and well-tolerated in patients with ALK-rearranged, crizotinib-refractory, advanced non–small-cell lung cancer.

Women with chemotherapy-naive advanced ovarian cancer gained significant delays in the progression of their disease when adding nintedanib to carboplatin/paclitaxel.

In this November news roundup we highlight some of the top stories of the month, including several FDA approvals, new breast cancer guidelines, and more.

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