ASH 2010 Conference Coverage

Virtual Reality Offers New Experiences to Patients in Hospice

A London hospice facility's experiment with virtual reality offers patients at the end of life the chance to explore the world beyond their bed.

Risk of Thyroid Cancer Increased With Fruit Juice Consumption, No Effect With Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

No correlation was found between fruit and vegetable consumption and the risk of differentiated thyroid cancer, but a positive trend may be associated with fruit juice intake.

Physical Activity Improves Cognitive Function for Breast Cancer Survivors

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was found to improve working memory and executive function in survivors of breast cancer.

Obesity in Adolescents Ups Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Overweight teens in Israel had about a 53 percent higher risk for colon cancer as adults, researchers found.

FDA Expands Ipilimumab Indication to Include Pediatric Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma

The FDA approved the indication expansion for ipilimumab based on evidence from 2 clinical trials evaluating its safety and efficacy in pediatric patients.

Deodorant, Antiperspirant Use During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Not Detrimental

Use of antiperspirant or deodorant does not adversely affect potential for dermal toxicity or surface concentrations of aluminum in the axilla in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Survival Predictions for NSCLC Accurate With the Lung Cancer Prognostic Index

The Lung Cancer Prognostic Index (LCPI) provides additional relevant prognostic data for patients with NSCL and may lead to better outcomes.

Rare Case of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis With Prior ITP Highlights Diagnostic Challenge for Clinicians

A rare case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) highlights the difficulty in diagnosing LCH.

Bilateral Mastectomy Without Proper Genetic Counseling

Many women with breast cancer with genetic variants of uncertain significance (VUS) undergo testing and bilateral mastectomy without receiving genetic counseling.

Chemotherapy-associated Paronychia Treated With 2% Povidone-iodine: A Series of Cases

[Cancer Management and Research] This research examines cases of chemotherapy-induced nail changes in individuals treated with taxanes and EGFR inhibitors.

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