Oncology and Hematology News and Journal Articles
Women younger than 40 may be more likely to frequent indoor tanning, and those who do are between two and six times more likely to develop melanoma, according to a new study.
Young breast cancer patients increasingly undergo genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. Testing also appears to influence surgical treatment decisions.
High expression levels of EGFR ligands epiregulin and amphiregulin are associated with increased benefit from panitumumab in patients with RAS wildtype advanced colorectal cancer.
A number of clinical and sociodemographic factors, including age and gender, were found to be independently associated with fatigue and depression among cancer patients who were treated with hematopoietic cell transplantation.
The 2012 change in guidelines regarding PSAtesting for prostate cancer had a different effect on testing rates depending on which physician specialty was doing the testing.
Some adult-onset cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life compared to noncancer controls.
Five-year results of the randomized phase III ENESTnd trial show a positive risk-benefit profile for nilotinib in patients with CML, as compared to imatinib.
In this video, Dr. Paz-Ares discusses a phase III study that showed that nivolumab improved survival and response rates in previously treated patients with metastatic non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
In this video, Steven I. Sherman, MD, discusses the final overall survival analysis of the EXAM study, a randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trial of cabozantinib in medullary thyroid carcinoma patients.
In this video, Dr. El-Khoueiry discusses results from a phase I/II study that suggest the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab is safe and effective in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.
In this video, Dr. Tap discusses a randomized phase Ib/II trial that found that adding olaratumab to doxorubicin dramatically improved survival in patients with advanced soft-tissue sarcoma.
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