ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

Early relapse of follicular lymphoma may increase risk of death

Early relapse of follicular lymphoma could be carefully considered when making decisions about treatment for these patients.

Study identifies perception gap in incidence, impact of CINV/RINV

There is a perpetual gap between healthcare professionals and patient perceptions of incidence and impact on patients' daily life of CINV/RINV.

Survival in adult patients with low-grade brain tumors has improved

Outcomes for patients with low-grade gliomas have improved significantly in recent years, according to an analysis of clinical data collected from a US cancer registry over the past decade.

Blood antibodies may predict survival of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

The presence of certain human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 antibodies in the blood is associated with improved survival rates for patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma.

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia

Can molecules derived from avocados be used as a tool to combat leukemia?

Obesity associated with increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Clinical trial data suggests that postmenopausal women of above-average weight have an increased risk of breast cancer.

Managing oral oncology/hematology treatments in your practice

An increasing number of oncology/hematology treatments will consist of oral oncolytics, and oncology programs are needed to manage the treatment of patients following these regimens.

Low dose radiation from medical imaging may not raise cancer risk

Low-dose radiation from X-rays, CT scans, and other medical imaging devices may not cause cancer, despite widespread belief to the contrary.

Age-adjusted comorbidity score stratifies mortality in prostate cancer

Age-adjusted prostate cancer-specific comorbidity index is strongly predictive of other-cause mortality, according to recent study data.

Addition of aprepitant may improve vomiting control in patients receiving oxaliplatin

A three-drug combination antiemetic therapy including aprepitant or fosaprepitant improved the prevention rate of nausea and vomiting.

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