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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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In this news roundup for November 2015 we highlight some of the top stories of the month, including several FDA approvals, new breast cancer guidelines, and more.

A program implemented in New York City successfully increased colorectal cancer screening rates and diminished racial and ethnic disparities in screening.

Innovative “adaptive” clinical trial designs are using molecular tools and biomarkers in ways that will streamline research efforts and bring new treatments more quickly to regulatory approval and clinical use.

Today the FDA approved the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab (Opdivo) as a single-agent frontline treatment for patients with BRAF wild-type advanced melanoma.

The novel immunotherapy combination of epacadostat plus pembrolizumab shows promising clinical activity in advanced melanoma patients.

A case study of a 15-year-old CML patient suggests that a reduced intensity conditioning regimen following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation could be a good treatment option for young CML patients. The patient went on to have two pregnancies with no neonatal complications.

A retrospective cohort study showed that socioeconomic variables including race, marital status, insurance status, and geography are associated with rates of resection for early-stage pancreatic cancer. Most of these factors, however, were not associated with survival following resection.

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