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Three courses of clofarabine combined with cytarabine may improve relapse-free survival in patients with acute myeloid leukemia in first remission.

Patients participating in cancer clinical trials were willing and able to report symptomatic adverse events and reported more events than investigators did.

Many non-elderly cancer survivors may change their use of prescription drugs, such as skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications, for financial reasons.

Adolescents and young adults with leukemia experienced inferior outcomes compared with children, especially if they were treated outside of a specialized cancer center.

The identification of ugly duckling nevi using a whole-body skin examination for intrapatient comparative analysis improves accuracy of melanoma detection.

The addition of an autologous tumor derived–heat shock protein vaccination to standard therapy may improve outcomes for patients with glioblastoma.

Suspicious pathology from kidney tumors was significantly associated with testing positive for fumarate hydratase mutations, which may aid in the early diagnosis of hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma.

Overweight individuals in early adulthood who gained additional weight to become obese later in life are at an increased risk for esophageal and gastric cardia adenocarcinomas.

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who discontinue treatment with ibrutinib due to disease progression or transformation had significantly worse survival compared with patients who discontinued therapy because of intolerance.

There was no association between conventional response outcomes, such as complete response or very good partial response, and survival in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

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