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Gynecologic Cancers

ASCO and SGO Release Clinical Practice Guideline on Neoadjuvant Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Advanced Ovarian Cancer

As reported by Alexi A. Wright, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, ASCO and...

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Issues in Oncology

Safety Concerns Weigh Heavily in Elderly Patients With Cancer

Active pharmacovigilance in detecting and assessing the safety signals related to drugs and devices, and disseminating those findings to relevant...

Hematologic Malignancies

Bone Marrow–Derived Stem Cells May Offer Blood Transplant Recipients Better Quality of Life

A large, nationwide study published by Lee et al in the journal JAMA Oncology found that patients who received transplants of cells collected...


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New Preclinical Study Shows Esophageal Cancers Driven by 'Marginal Gain' Rather Than Speed

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists have shown that unexpectedly, esophageal cancer cells do not divide faster than their normal neighbors. Unlike normal cells, however, the tumor cells produce slightly more dividing daughter cells than nondividing cells, forming a tumor. The study,...

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Integrating Early Palliative Medicine Into Oncology Care to Improve Patients’ Quality of Life

At the 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in Boston, Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, Chief in the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, Co-Director of the Harvard Center for Palliative Care, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School,...

The Building Block of Life, Brick by Brick

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Title: The Gene: An Intimate History
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: May 2016
Price: $32.00; hardcover, 608 pages

On February 28, 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick entered The Eagle, a favorite watering hole for researchers working at the University of ...






ASCO and SGO Release Clinical Practice Guideline on Neoadjuvant Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Advanced Ovarian Cancer

As reported by Alexi A. Wright, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, ASCO and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) have released a clinical practice guideline on neoadjuvant therapy for patients with newly diagnosed stage IIIC or IV...

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Phase III RESORCE Study Data Show Regorafenib Improves Overall Survival in Previously Treated Patients With Unresectable Liver Cancer

Results from the phase III RESORCE trial show that regorafenib (Stivarga) tablets achieved a median overall survival improvement in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma that progressed after treatment with sorafenib (Nexavar) tablets. The study, presented by Jordi Bruix, MD, et al...

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Genomic Sequencing

As scientists learn more about which genetic mutations are driving different types of cancer, they're targeting treatments to small numbers of patients, with the potential for big payoffs in improved outcomes. But even as we learn more about these driver mutations, a new study published by Spratt...