ASH 2010 Conference Coverage

Prehabilitation Program Improves Preoperative Fitness in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Study results demonstrate effectiveness of 4 weeks of prehabilitation on the physical fitness of older patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer.

Latina Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Gaps in Survivorship Care

A study using focus groups identifies barriers that impact the quality of survivorship care for Latina women with breast cancer.

Biosimilar Promising for Treatment of ERBB2+ Breast Cancer

Equivalent response rate for women with ERBB2-positive metastatic breast cancer receiving taxanes

Combination of Gemcitabine and New CHK1 Inhibitor Is Effective in Soft Tissue Sarcomas

In a phase 1 clinical trial, the combination produces a significant and long-lasting response in patients with advanced disease including metastases to the peritoneum and lung.

Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

The effects of a 2-treatment course of acupuncture on pain, nausea, and anxiety and ability to cope among women undergoing mastectomy was compared with usual care.

CDC: Fewer U.S. Families Struggling With Medical Costs

More Americans are experiencing relief with medical bills, but there is still room for improvement.

Smoking Cessation at Any Age Beneficial

Even patients that quit smoking in their 60s can add years to their lives, researchers find.

Alternating Pazopanib and Everolimus Treatment Schedule Not Effective for RCC

Alternating treatment with pazopanib and everolimus failed to prolong progression-free survival compared with continuous pazopanib.

Adding Onartuzumab to Chemo Not Effective for HER2-, MET+ Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma

Adding the mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) antibody onartuzumab did not significantly improve clinical outcomes.

Rasburicase More Effective Than Allopurinol for Tumor Lysis Syndrome

In patients with tumor lysis syndrome, rasburicase was significantly more effective in treating hyperuricemia and was associated with significantly shorter ICU stay.

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