ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

Education program helps with side effects of ovary removal for cancer prevention

Many women are having ovary-removing surgery as a cancer prevention measure, but many are often unaware of the possible side effects of the procedure.

Link found between duration of smoking habit and risk for breast cancer

A recent study has found a modest association between smoking and breast cancer risk in women.

Patients under 21 with breast or colorectal cancer more likely to have aggressive disease

When breast and colorectal cancers occur in children, the diseases are aggressive.

Androgen deprivation therapy may increase risk of cardiac-related death in patients with cardiac issues

Men who were treated with androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer have a three times increased risk of cardiac problems.

New combination treatment for diabetes supports a more personalized approach to disease management

Xigduo XR combines two antihyperglycemic agents with complementary mechanisms for diabetes.

Blocking STAT3 may increase antitumor immune response

Blocking STAT3 in cells of the immune system actually leads to increased antitumor immunity, according to new research.

Studies find cancer medicines may cure facilities' bottom line as well as patients' cancer

Studies examined oral cancer drug spending and the effectiveness of the federal 340B program.

Flavonoid consumption may decrease risk of ovarian cancer

Consuming foods containing flavonols and flavanones associated with reduced risk for developing epithelial ovarian cancer.

Pain intensity at presentation is a survival predictor in head and neck cancer

Researchers assessed the extent to which pain severity influenced prognosis in patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer.

Generic aromatase inhibitors improve adherence by 50%

Generic aromatase inhibitors improved treatment adherence by 50% in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

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