ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

A Case of Immunotherapy-Induced Myocarditis Concomitant to MG in Lung Cancer

In this case, a female patient with advanced lung cancer experiences a rare episode of nivolumab-induced Herzmyasthenie, emphasizing the need to be aware of the potential for rapid myocarditis concomitant with MG in patients undergoing treatment with anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies.

Daily Aspirin Reduced Risk of HBV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Study presented at the AASLD The Liver Meeting 2017 demonstrated the effect of regular aspirin use on risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic HBV.

Lanreotide Effectively Controls Diarrhea, Flushing in Neuroendocrine Tumors

Results of the double-blinded and initial open-label phases of the ELECT Study demonstrate the effectiveness of lanreotide in controlling diarrhea and flushing in patients with NETs presenting with carcinoid syndrome.

Case Report of a KIT-mutated Melanoma Patient With an Excellent Response to Apatinib and Temozolomide Combination Therapy

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This article examines a case of metastatic melanoma in which the patient had an excellent response to apatinib/TMZ combination therapy with progression-free survival for more than one year.

Novel Predictive Model More Effectively Identifies Risk for Lung Cancer

PanCan study results demonstrate the effectiveness of a novel predictive model in identifying risk of lung cancer in patients who do not meet the screening criteria of other models, including those used in the NLST.

Long-Term Eltrombopag Increases Platelet Counts, Decreases Bleeding in ITP

Previous studies determined the effectiveness of 6 months of therapy with eltrombopag in patients with ITP. In this analysis, researchers extended 4 clinical trials to assess efficacy and safety of eltrombopag therapy for more than 6 months in patients with ITP.

Overall Survival Increase for Melanoma Brain Metastases

Median overall survival from time of diagnosis has increased from 7.5 to 22.7 months

Prophylactic Prochloperazine Ineffective for Opioid-induced Nausea/Vomiting in Cancer

A randomized study was conducted to determine the efficacy of prophylactic prochlorperazine in reducing opioid-induced nausea and vomiting in patients with cancer receiving opioids for pain management.

New Class of Clinical Trial Enhances Research on Cancer Care Delivery

What is a CCDR clinical trial and how does it differ from clinical trials that test new drugs?

Increase in Rate of Breast Reconstruction for Mastectomy

From 2009 to 2014, increases for all age groups, especially for women aged 65 years and older

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