Oncology

Adjuvant Anti-cdk Thwarts Early Breast Cancer Recurrence

(MedPage Today) -- Including a CDK4/6 inhibitor in adjuvant therapy significantly increased invasive disease-free survival (iDFS) in patients with high-risk early, hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer, a large randomized trial showed....
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Oncology, Hormones

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Neoadjuvant Io Yields Deep Responses In Head And Neck Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Preoperative checkpoint inhibition led to deep responses in select patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with mostly human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative disease, a small, single-arm study found. Among 29...
Related topics: Oncology, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Medical Research

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Newly Approved Drug Boosts Survival In Metastatic Tnbc

(MedPage Today) -- Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients saw a significant survival benefit when treated with third-line sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy) rather than chemotherapy, phase III findings from the ASCENT trial showed. The trial...
Related topics: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Post-operative Rt Fails In Stage Iii Lung Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Modern post-operative radiotherapy (PORT) failed to improve survival outcomes in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with completely resected tumors and mediastinal lymph node involvement, the randomized LungART trial...
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Oncology, Lymph Nodes

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Randy Brain: Frequent Sex Has Benefits For Cognitive Ability And Improves Health

It relieves stress, reduces the risk of heart disease both in men and women, and lowers the risk of prostate cancer in men – but most importantly it is incredibly satisfying. However, these are not the only benefits of sex.
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Stress, Cardiovascular Disease, Prostate Cancer, Oncology

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Ginsburg To Be Remembered With Statue In Her Native Brooklyn 

A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. A legal trailblazer...
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology

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This Is What A Good Death Could Be

Recently, a neighbor and friend of mine died. After her cancer was diagnosed as incurable, she was referred to hospice care, and family members traveled long distances to spend quality time with her during her last month of life. Her neighbors in...
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When Ai In Healthcare Goes Wrong, Who Is Responsible?

Artificial intelligence can be used to diagnose cancer, predict suicide, and assist in surgery. In all these cases, studies suggest AI outperforms human doctors in set tasks. But when something does go wrong, who is responsible?There’s no easy...
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Which Drink Might Improve Colorectal Cancer Outcomes?

(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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Cdk4/6 Inhibition Boosts Pfs In Endometrial Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Women with advanced, hormone receptor (HR)-positive cervical cancer lived more than twice as long without disease progression if they received the CDK inhibitor palbociclib in addition to hormonal therapy, a small randomized...
Related topics: Endometrial Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Oncology, Hormones

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Another First-line Combo Succeeds In Advanced Rcc

(MedPage Today) -- Advanced or metastatic kidney cancer patients treated with the PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab (Opdivo) plus cabozantinib (Cabometyx) lived twice as long without disease progression compared to patients receiving an older...
Related topics: Kidney Cancer, Kidney Disease, Oncology

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10 Things You Need To Know Today: September 19, 2020

1. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at age 87, the court announced. She died of metastatic pancreatic cancer, after previously beating cancer four times. Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, the second-ever...
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology

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Ginsburg Fought Long Battle With Cancer

The pancreatic cancer that claimed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday at the age of 87 was the final chapter in a long battle with the disease.Her final year on the bench was punctuated with medical issues, but she publicly remained...
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology

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Skip Chemo For Older Patients With Her2+ Breast Cancer?

(MedPage Today) -- Adjuvant trastuzumab (Herceptin) failed to demonstrate noninferiority versus trastuzumab plus chemotherapy for older patients with early HER2-positive breast cancer, but trastuzumab alone still warrants consideration for...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Medicare Will Test Pay Models For Radiation Oncology, Dialysis

CMS unveiled a final rule allowing Medicare to next year begin a test of bundled payment for radiation therapy. The rule also approves a kidney care model that encourages use of home-based treatments. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medicare, Oncology, Dialysis

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Astrazeneca's Lynparza Delivers Progression-free Survival Of Over 4 Years In Advanced Ovarian Cancer

AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) and Merck's (NYSE: MRK) drug Lynparza was approved for use as maintenance therapy in BRCA-positive, advanced ovarian cancer patients in 2018; on Friday, the healthcare companies unveiled long-term trial data that could...
Related topics: Astrazeneca, Ovarian Cancer, Oncology, Merck & Co

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Cancer Is On The Rise Among Young People

Over the past decade, cancers associated with obesity show some of the most troubling increases affecting young adults and adolescents.
Related topics: Oncology, Obesity

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Lung Cancer Treatment Plans Changed Due To Pandemic

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- More than half of patients have experienced changes in their lung cancer treatment plan as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online Sept. 17 in JAMA Oncology. Arielle Elkrief,...
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Almost 90,000 Young American Adults Will Get Cancer This Year: Report

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Nearly 90,000 Americans between 15 and 39 years of age will be diagnosed with cancer this year and more than 9,200 will die, a new report projects. One hematologist who deals with younger cancer patients said the shock of...
Related topics: Oncology, Hematology

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Many High-risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-up Colonoscopy

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Many Americans at high risk for colon cancer don't know how often they need to have a screening colonoscopy, researchers say. The report follows the recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Aug. 28 at age 43 after...
Related topics: Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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