ASH 2010 Conference Coverage

St. John's wort: natural does not necessarily mean safe

Adverse reactions to St. John's Wort were similar to those reported for fluoxetine.

No association between opioids, breast cancer recurrence

There is no clinically relevant evidence of an association between opioid prescriptions and breast cancer recurrence.

Researchers, providers need to address cancer health care disparities in LGBTQ community

Adults in the LGBTQ community tend to be lower economic status and seek health care less often.

New combination could make cancer more sensitive to chemotherapy

Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells withstand chemotherapy could improve treatment.

New approach to treating B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia shows promise

New compound that locks a disease-related protein into an inactive position stifled the growth of an aggressive form of leukemia.

Arthritis drug shows potential for blood cancer treatment

Scientists have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers.

Likelihood of lung cancer screening update

What is the likelihood we will soon see an update to the recommendations for lung cancer screening?

Omega-3 fatty acids improve quality of life, outcomes in cancer

Addition of omega-3 fatty acids to anti-cancer medications may improve quality of life and treatment outcomes in patients with cancer.

ASCO: More Cancer Trials to Include More Seniors

ASCO has called on the U.S. government and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults.

In breast cancer survivors, lidocaine may relieve pain during intercourse

Breast cancer survivors who experience pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse may benefit from applying liquid lidocaine to the vulvar area.

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