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Study Assesses Risk of Secondary AML in Patients With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Study Assesses Risk of Secondary AML in Patients With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

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Among patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, men with primary myelofibrosis diagnosed after 2006 are at the highest risk of developing secondary acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

ASCO Updates the Development Process for Its Clinical Practice Guidelines

ASCO Updates the Development Process for Its Clinical Practice Guidelines

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ASCO has laid out a game plan to set the stage for incorporating new therapies and approaches into clinical guidelines as quickly and accurately as possible.

ASCO: Smartphone App May Help Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer

ASCO: Smartphone App May Help Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer

Researchers found tracking symptoms and alerting doctors to problems early led to longer survival for patients with lung cancer.

ASCO Releases Resource-Stratified Guidelines for Management of Invasive Cervical Cancer

ASCO Releases Resource-Stratified Guidelines for Management of Invasive Cervical Cancer

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ASCO has published its first clinical practice guideline on invasive cervical cancer, and the guidelines are the first to offer treatment recommendations tailored to resource availability.

ASCO: Aggressive Treatment Common in Terminal Cancer Patients

ASCO: Aggressive Treatment Common in Terminal Cancer Patients

Three in four of young or middle-aged patients with terminal cancer receive aggressive therapies in their last months of life.

ASCO Develops Care Recommendations for Invasive Cervical Cancer

ASCO Develops Care Recommendations for Invasive Cervical Cancer

The American Society for Clinical Oncology has developed guidelines for the management and palliative care of women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer.

ASCO Statement Seeks to Balance Prescription Opioids for Patients With Cancer and Misuse and Abuse Prevention

ASCO Statement Seeks to Balance Prescription Opioids for Patients With Cancer and Misuse and Abuse Prevention

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ASCO addresses the complex issues surrounding prescription opioids in a new policy statement. ASCO supports the efforts of multiple federal offices and agencies to prevent and respond to prescription drug abuse, and is also working to protect access to appropriate medical opioid therapy for patients with cancer.

ASCO Offers Guidelines for Increasing HPV Vaccine Uptake

ASCO Offers Guidelines for Increasing HPV Vaccine Uptake

Oncologists should raise awareness of HPV-related cancers and role of vaccinations

ASCO Endorses European Association of Urology Guideline on Bladder Cancer

ASCO Endorses European Association of Urology Guideline on Bladder Cancer

Guideline on muscle-invasive and metastatic bladder cancer, with qualifying statements

New Guideline from ASCO Addresses Use of Biomarkers for Early Breast Cancer

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A new clinical practice guideline on the appropriate use of tests for breast tumor biomarkers was issued by ASCO.

ASTRO guidelines for endometrial cancer endorsed by ASCO

ASTRO guidelines for endometrial cancer endorsed by ASCO

Qualifications to guidelines include stronger statements in favor of chemotherapy in some cases.

Immunotherapy combination increases progression-free survival (PFS) in advanced melanoma patients

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Treating advanced melanoma patients with either a combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab, or nivolumab alone, significantly increases progression-free survival (PFS) when compared with ipilimumab alone.

ASCO: Elotuzumab demonstrates benefit in multiple myeloma

ASCO: Elotuzumab demonstrates benefit in multiple myeloma

Survival gains observed when elotuzumab was added to treatment.

ASCO: Additional tissue removal reduces further breast cancer surgery

ASCO: Additional tissue removal reduces further breast cancer surgery

Removing extra tissue can halve the chances of requiring a second surgery in breast cancer.

ASCO: Lymph node surgery not best option for all melanoma patients

ASCO: Lymph node surgery not best option for all melanoma patients

For some patients with advanced melanoma, surgical removal of the lymph nodes surrounding their tumor may not be needed.

ASCO: PD-1 immunotherapy beneficial for patients with NSCLC

ASCO: PD-1 immunotherapy beneficial for patients with NSCLC

Fewer side effects, longer survival for nivolumab versus docetaxel seen in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Hepatitis virus variations responsible for variations in liver cancer

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Significant clinical variations have been identified among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

ASCO: Nicotinamide could help prevent non-melanoma skin cancer

ASCO: Nicotinamide could help prevent non-melanoma skin cancer

A preliminary Australian study saw association between nicotinamide and lower rates of non-melanoma skin cancers.

ASCO: High-risk prostate cancer diagnosis up since new PSA recommendations

ASCO: High-risk prostate cancer diagnosis up since new PSA recommendations

Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases

ASCO: Active surveillance for prostate cancer may decrease survival odds for some

ASCO: Active surveillance for prostate cancer may decrease survival odds for some

When active surveillance is chosen, survival for intermediate-risk disease may be decreased.

ASCO: Testicular cancer history may indicate greater risk of developing prostate cancer

ASCO: Testicular cancer history may indicate greater risk of developing prostate cancer

Individuals who've had testicular cancer may be at increased risk for prostate cancer, but the overall risk is low, according to a study.

ASCO endorses ACS recommendations for prostate cancer survivor care

ASCO endorses ACS recommendations for prostate cancer survivor care

Guideline outlines recommended follow-up care for prostate cancer survivors

ASCO: Vitamin D associated with progression of colon cancer

ASCO: Vitamin D associated with progression of colon cancer

Certain types of cancer patients tended to have lower vitamin D levels

ASCO endorses guideline for adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy

ASCO endorses guideline for adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy

The endorsed guideline outlines use of adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after surgery for prostate cancer.

ASCO: Burnout prevalent among palliative care clinicians

ASCO: Burnout prevalent among palliative care clinicians

A majority of of palliative care clinicians report burnout, according to a study, with the greatest risk of burnout for younger clinicians and those working more than 50 hours per week

ASCO: Coping strategies typically employed for cancer-related financial distress

ASCO: Coping strategies typically employed for cancer-related financial distress

Most patients use lifestyle-altering strategies and about 40 percent adopt a care-altering strategy to manage financial distress associated with their cancer care.

Disparities persist in early stage breast cancer treatment

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Despite its acceptance as standard of care neary 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy (BCT), according to research presented at the ASCO 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium.

Novel immunotherapy vaccine decreases recurrence of HER2-positive breast cancer

Novel immunotherapy vaccine decreases recurrence of HER2-positive breast cancer

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A new immunotherapy vaccine candidate for breast cancer shows promise, having reduced recurrence rate by more than fifty percent.

Joint ASCO/CCO guidelines for advanced prostate cancer issued

Joint ASCO/CCO guidelines for advanced prostate cancer issued

Recommendations are for men whose tumors have grown resistant to hormonal therapies were issued jointly by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) in Canada.

ASCO: Family doctors can improve mammogram return rates

ASCO: Family doctors can improve mammogram return rates

Women overdue for mammogram respond better to postcard plus reminder letter from family physician.

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