An early-phase study of filanesib, the highly selective inhibitor of kinesin spindle protein, showed that the drug had clinical activity and manageable toxicity when combined with prophylactic filgrastim in patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma.
People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but still smoke cigarettes are substantially more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes, according to the results of a new study.
A combination of modified vaccinia Ankara-5T4 (MVA-5T4) and low-dose cyclophosphamide, or either treatment given alone, demonstrated significant survival benefit in a small group of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer compared with no treatment.
The FDA has approved the first cancer therapy biosimilar in the United States, a biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of multiple types of cancer, including colorectal, lung, brain, kidney, and cervical cancers.
Children covered by Medicaid when diagnosed with cancer have similar survival rates compared with children with private insurance, according to a new study. Evidence shows a slightly increased risk of cancer death among uninsured children, which may be related to a more advanced stage at diagnosis.
Delirium is frequently encountered when caring for cancer patients, from initial diagnosis to the advanced stages of the disease; however, it is often missed. Oncologists need to be familiar with the various defining features of the condition, and should be able to identify common underlying causes.
A 35-year-old African-American man was referred to our urology clinic by his primary care physician for consultation about a large left scrotal mass. The patient reported a 3-month history of left scrotal swelling that had progressively increased in size and was associated with mild left scrotal pain.