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Participation in a training program increased levels of self-confidence for both patients and their partners in performing skin self-examinations to detect melanoma.

The addition of clofarabine to standard induction therapy for newly diagnosed acute myeloblastic leukemia reduced the probably of relapse but increased toxicity and had no effect on survival.

Presentation with musculoskeletal manifestations as the only symptom in pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia was significantly associated with diagnostic delay. However, this delay did not affect patient prognosis.

The use of minimal residual disease provided a more objective measure of induction failure in patients with pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia than did morphology.

The use of mammography, but not colonoscopy, has increased in the post–Affordable Care Act years, which eliminated out-of-pocket expenditures for these recommended services, according to the results of a new study.

An early study looking at the combination of the ALK1 inhibitor dalantercept plus axitinib showed clinical activity in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

The use of acellular dermal matrices in implant-based breast reconstruction after mastectomy was associated with an increased rate of adverse events compared with a two-stage procedure.

Complete response at 30 months (CR30) may be a useful surrogate endpoint for progression-free survival in trials of first-line follicular lymphoma treatments.

The FDA has approved a new device that allows for the expansion of soft tissue in two-stage breast reconstruction surgery conducted after mastectomy.

Although the use of sorafenib in patients with treatment-naive metastatic renal cell carcinoma demonstrated clinical benefit, a phase IIb study did not support the use of dose escalation in these patients.

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