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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...

Geriatric Oncology
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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Breast Cancer

Nikhil Wagle, MD, on The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project: Progress Report

ASH Commits $3 Million Annually to Help Preserve Critical Blood Disease Research

With a $3 million annual commitment to support promising blood disease research amid limited National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) has announced the formal establishment of the ASH Bridge Grant program after an extended 4-year pilot study.

ASH also...

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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,...

Kidney Cancer

David F. McDermott, MD, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Advanced RCC: Nivolumab in Previously Treated Patients

Gynecologic Cancers

FDA Approves First HPV Test for Use With SurePath Preservative Fluid

On July 7, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Roche cobas HPV Test as the first test for human papillomavirus (HPV) that can be used with cervical cells obtained for a Papanicolau (Pap) test and collected in SurePath Preservative Fluid.

The FDA approves HPV tests to be...

Spotlight on Women Who Conquer Cancer

Women Who Conquer Cancer is a group dedicated to advancing cancer research by supporting young women researchers early in their careers through Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Awards (YIAs). These 1-year grants give promising researchers the boost they need to get started on...

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...

Multiple Myeloma

Antonio Palumbo, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Results From the CASTOR Trial (Italian Language Version)

Supportive Care
Symptom Management

More Focus Needed on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea as a Cluster of Symptoms

Management of chemotherapy-induced vomiting has improved with the use of antiemetics, but chemotherapy-induced nausea remains a major clinical problem, according to Alex Molassiotis, RN, PhD, Professor and Head of the School of Nursing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. And, he added, the...

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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...