ASH 2010 Conference Coverage

New combination is a winning strategy against glioblastoma

A combination approach utilizing three differing anticancer drug classes could hold the key to besting glioblastoma.

Unique characteristics of informal hospice cancer caregiving

Unique characteristics of informal caregivers of patients with cancer that will ultimately help hospice providers.

Nutrition support may prolong survival in high risk patients with gastric cancer

Nutrition support might be helpful to improve the prognosis of patients with stage IV gastric cancer.

Imprecise information on significance of gene variants diminishes value of genetic panel testing

Advances in technology provide people with the option of undergoing multigene testing determine their risk for developing cancer.

Breast cancer survivors can lose weight through modest lifestyle changes

Female breast cancer survivors may be able to lose weight through modest lifestyle changes.

Men with high estrogen levels could be at greater risk of breast cancer

New research indicates that men with naturally high levels of the female hormone estrogen may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer.

A positive family history alone may not affect breast cancer outcomes

No difference seen in distant disease-free intervals for those with versus those without a positive family history, say researchers.

Patients older than 60 years on hormone therapy for luminal A breast cancer may not need radiation

Women with luminal A subtype breast cancer, especially those older than 60 years, may not need radiation treatment if they are already taking hormone therapy.

Why do some prostate cancer patients experience more hot flashes?

Researchers are examining what factors might make patients with prostate cancer more likely to experience hot flashes during and after therapy.

Women can reduce their risk for womb cancer by eating a Mediterranean diet

Women who eat a Mediterranean diet reduce their risk of womb cancer (endometrial cancer) by more than half.

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