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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.

The immunotherapy pembrolizumab was active in patients with advanced mucosal melanoma enrolled in a series of the KEYNOTE clinical trials, according to data presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017.

The use of the thrombopoietin receptor agonist eltrombopag was clinically effective at raising platelet counts in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes with severe thrombocytopenia.

Upfront treatment with melphalan and ASCT should be the standard treatment approach for younger patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

The onset of diabetes or the rapid deterioration of existing diabetes may be an early signal for pancreatic cancer for some patients, according to the results of a study presented at the European Cancer Congress.


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