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External-beam Radiation Therapy Underused For People With Liver Cancer Awaiting Transplant

People with liver cancer awaiting transplantation could benefit from non-invasive radiation treatments but are rarely given this therapy, according to a new analysis of U.S. national data. Findings will be presented today at the American Society for...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Astro Backs Bipartisan Congressional Bills To Reduce Prior Authorization Burdens And Treatment...

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) expressed strong support for today's Senate introduction of bipartisan federal legislation that would rein in restrictive prior authorization practices that delay patient access to critical cancer...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Sedentary Lifestyle, High-fat Diet, Being Male Increase Risk Of Colon Cancer

A new study in mice teases out the nuances of sex differences and lifestyle influences on colon cancer risk. The research will be presented virtually at the American Physiological Society's New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine conference.
Related topics: Diet, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Migos Rapper Offset Helps Pay For Late ‘friday’ Star Aj Johnson Funeral

The Migos’ rapper's good deed mirrors a similar act he pulled off in 2020, donating $500,000 to the American Cancer Society in honor of his grandmother.

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Roswell Park Experts Share Insights On Diagnosis And Treatment Of Head & Neck Cancers At Ahns...

As the international community of experts in head-and-neck cancers gathered virtually last week to share new ideas and treatment strategies at the just-ended American Head & Neck Society (AHNS) 10th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer,...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Radiation Oncologists Urge Congress To Reverse Proposed Cms Cuts And Create More Equity In Access...

A record number of radiation oncologists met with Congressional leaders and staff last week as part of the largest American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Advocacy Day in the Society's history. The physicians urged Congressional leaders to...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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American Society For Colposcopy And Cervical Pathology Discusses Updated American Cancer Society...

Last year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued an updated set of guidelines for cervical cancer screening - emphasizing the shift toward screening with primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. While the ACS recommendation accounts for a...
Related topics: Cervical Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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'reassuring' New Breast Cancer Survival Data On Fulvestrant Plus Cdk4/6 Inhibitors

(MedPage Today) -- At the recent virtual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, investigators updated overall survival (OS) data from the phase III PALOMA-3 and MONALEESA-3 trials, showing that the CDK 4/6 inhibitors...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Trials

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Addressing Social Needs May Help Mitigate Distress And Improve The Health Of Women With Cancer

A new study published by Wiley early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, has identified unmet social needs in women with gynecologic cancer that could be addressed to improve care for patients and lessen...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Emerging Therapies For Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- At the 2021 virtual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, a broad variety of new studies were presented on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), including the evolving role of EGFR inhibitors and...
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Cancer Death Rates Fall Amid Warnings About Obesity

Overall cancer death rates have dropped in the past two decades amid improvements in medical research and treatments, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report, though researchers warn that obesity poses a risk factor that could...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Obesity, Medical Research

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New Developments In Triple-negative Breast Cancer Therapies

(MedPage Today) -- The recent virtual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting featured several breast cancer clinical trials, including GeparNuevo, which looked at the addition of durvalumab (Imfinzi) to anthracycline- and...
Related topics: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Trials

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Adjuvant Checkpoint Inhibition In Urothelial Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Several studies at the 2021 virtual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting were focused on the increased use of immune checkpoint inhibitors across various settings in urothelial bladder cancer. In this...
Related topics: Bladder Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Diving Deeper Into Benefit Of Avelumab Maintenance In Bladder Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Post hoc analyses presented at the 2021 virtual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting showed that the overall survival benefit with frontline avelumab (Bavencio) maintenance was sustained across multiple...
Related topics: Bladder Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Targeting Myeloid-derived Suppressor Cells In Advanced Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Targeting myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) has become a promising area of cancer research, with a goal toward improving the efficacy of immunotherapies. At the recent virtual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Biomarker Uncovered By Roswell Park Team Identifies Net Patients Likely To Have Blood Side Effects...

New work from a team at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will help guide the care of patients with neuroendocrine tumors, or NETs. In a poster presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) virtual Annual Meeting 2021,...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Breast Cancer Risk Up With Inflammatory Potential Of Diet

WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021 -- The inflammatory potential of diet is associated with breast cancer risk overall, according to a study presented during Nutrition 2021, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held virtually from June 7...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Diet, Medical Research

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Asco 2021 Roundup: Follow-up Treatments Paving The Way

One of the biggest meetings of the world’s cancer specialists took place this weekend. Usually located in Chicago, researchers and clinicians around the world met virtually this year to present the latest in cancer research at the American Society...
Related topics: American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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7 Studies At American Society Of Clinical Oncology (asco) Annual Meeting Presented By Atlantic...

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care physicians are lead or co-authors of seven original studies to be presented and published at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting, held virtually June 4-8. The ASCO annual meeting is the world's leading venue for...
Related topics: American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, Oncology

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To Train A Scientist

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is using a grant from the American Cancer Society to introduce more underrepresented minority undergraduate students to cancer research

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