ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

Likelihood of lung cancer screening update

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

Activated T cell therapy developed for advanced melanoma

T cells from patients with melanoma can trigger a protective immune response against the disease.

Abnormal prenatal testing, subsequent diagnosis of maternal cancer examined

Small number of occult malignancies subsequently diagnosed among pregnant women whose results showed chromosomal abnormalities.

Inquiry before advocacy

Despite the experience of the oncology care team, it is important to remember to ask before acting when it comes to patient care.

Sensor technology can improve accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis

A sensor chip, able to pick up on differences in glycoprotein molecules, can improve accuracy and efficiency of prostate cancer diagnosis.

Many young patients with cancer may not be informed of fertility preservation options

Many young patients with cancer may have limited knowledge of fertility preservation options.

For patients with terminal cancer, chemotherapy does not improve quality of life

Chemotherapy administered to patients with cancer who are near death does not improve quality of life.

Generic meds may boost survival in some early breast cancers

More evidence that two classes of generic drugs (aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates) reduce the risk of death in early breast cancer.

Preclinical data shows promise for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

A recently developed drug holds great promise for some children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Potential treatment option identified for incurable lymphoma

A new potential treatment for a rare but previously incurable form of lymphoma that is observed primarily in patients with HIV/AIDS.

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