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Men who are uneducated about their prostate cancer have difficulty making treatment decisions

Researchers have discovered that men who are not well educated about their prostate cancer have a much more difficult time deciding on treatment options.

For Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be effective

Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be effective for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

For advanced pancreatic cancer, simtuzumab not significantly more effective than placebo

Gemcitabine in combination with simtuzumab 200 mg or 700 mg did not significantly increase progression-free survival.

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the evidence that tea consumption may aid cancer prevention.

Wild berry may up chemotherapy effectiveness for pancreatic cancer

Chokeberry extract enhances cytotoxicity of gemcitabine on a single cancer cell line, according to research.

Indeterminate melanoma cases reduced by three-quarters by diagnostic test

Malignant melanoma was differentiated from benign skin lesions with high accuracy in a pivotal clinical utility study of the Myriad myPath Melanoma test.

High-risk leukemia subtype becomes more common with age

Many young adults with the most common form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a high-risk subtype with a poor prognosis and could benefit from drugs used to treat other types of leukemia.

For cancer patients, e-cigarettes not helpful for smoking cessation

Patients with cancer who use e-cigarettes as a form of smoking cessation are equally or less likely to quit smoking.

Managing venous irritation from fosaprepitant

What are the best practices to reduce venous irritation and delayed irritation?

For prostate cancer screening, guidelines have little effect on clinical practice

Guidelines recommending clinicians not routinely screen elderly men for prostate cancer have had a minimal effect on practice.

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