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Leukemia

New Upfront Treatment Algorithm Emerges for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

According to Susan M. O’Brien, MD, an expert in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, novel agents and new data on patient subsets...

Breast Cancer

ASCO Adapts CCO Guideline on Selection of Optimal Adjuvant Therapies for HER2-Negative and HER2-Positive Breast Cancers

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Neelima Denduluri, MD, and colleagues, ASCO has adapted a Cancer Care Ontario...

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Symptom Management

Scalp Cooling for Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia Becoming Mainstream

Hair loss can be a devastating side effect of chemotherapy, but the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the DigniCap...


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Lung Cancer

Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD, on SCLC: Findings on Rovalpituzumab Tesirine

Rajeswari Nagarathinam, MD, Joins Department of Pathology at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Rajeswari Nagarathinam, MD, has joined the Department of Pathology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, focusing on both surgical pathology and cytopathology. Dr. Nagarathinam is currently completing a surgical oncologic pathology fellowship at Fox Chase.

Dr. Nagarathinam is a licensed, board-certified...

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Melanoma MicroRNA Trafficking May Control Tumor Primary Niche Formation

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) may have unraveled the metastatic mechanism of melanoma. According to a paper published by Dror et al in Nature Cell Biology, scientists discovered that before spreading to other organs, a melanoma tumor sends out tiny vesicles containing molecules of...

Global Cancer Care

Nagi S. El-Saghir, MD, PhD, and Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, on The Middle Eastern Perspective of Cancer Research

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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...

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...

Study Finds More Nodes Should Be Examined to Rule Out Node-Negative Disease in Papillary Thyroid Cancer

The proportion of patients with papillary thyroid cancer identified as having node-negative disease decreased substantially with an increased number of lymph nodes examined, according to an analysis of data from the National Cancer Database. Robinson and colleagues, of Duke University, reported...

Lung Cancer

Luis G. Paz-Ares, MD, PhD, on NSCLC: Results From the SQUIRE Trial

Issues in Oncology

Economic Crisis Associated With Increased Cancer Mortality

The global economic crisis has been associated with increased unemployment and reduced public-sector expenditure on health care. In a study reported in The Lancet, Mahiben Maruthappu, MA, of Imperial College London, and colleagues found that the global economic crisis beginning in 2008 was...

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Influence of Patients’ Side-Effect Expectations on Outcome of Endocrine Treatment for Breast Cancer

A study of women receiving hormone therapies such as tamoxifen as part of their treatment for breast cancer found that the number and seriousness of side effects they experienced were influenced by their expectations. The study, published by Nestoriuc et al in Annals of Oncology, found that women...


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