ASH 2010 Conference Coverage

Topical Skin Creams Are Effective in Treatment of Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma

Results from a clinical trial indicate that 2 topical creams compared favorably to photodynamic therapy for primary, low-risk superficial basal cell carcinoma.

Imaging Technique Is Predictive of Immunotherapy Response in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Results from phase II trial on the use of FDG-PET to evaluate the efficacy of an immunotherapy drug in the treatment of NSCLC.

Intensive Protocol Improves Survival for Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Event-free survival for adult patients with ALL has improved from 40% to 73% with the implementation of the NOPHO ALL 2008 protocol in July 2008.

Baseline PSA Levels in Midlife Could Predict Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer

Screening PSA levels at midlife could identify men who are at greater risk of developing prostate cancer later in life and who should be monitored more closely.

High Remission Rates Achieved With SGN-CD33A Combination in Older Patients With AML

Deep and durable remissions were produced by the combination of SGN-CD33A and hypomethylating agents among patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Blinatumomab Improves Overall Survival in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Overall survival for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) was nearly doubled to 7.8 months from 4.0 months by treating patients with blinatumomab compared with standard of care.

Dronabinol for Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting Unresponsive to Antiemetics

[Cancer Management and Research] This review focuses on dronabinol and its role in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).

Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice

Consumption of walnuts reduced the growth of colon cancer. Researchers saw a reduction in tumor growth in mice that ate the equivalent of approximately 1 ounce of walnuts a day.

Up to One-Quarter of Patients With Lung Cancer Ineligible for Immunotherapy

Fourteen percent to 25% of patients with lung cancer also have autoimmune disease. This comorbidity could make them unsuitable candidates for immunotherapy.

Exercise May Protect Against Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Chronic inactivity has been linked to greater risk for ovarian cancer.

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