ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

Treatment guidelines for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma issued by the International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG)

The International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG) has issued a guideline outlining use of 3-D computed tomography (CT)-based radiation therapy planning.

Joint statement offers new recommendations for treating cardiovascular conditions

New statement addresses treatment goals for patients with high blood pressure who also have vascular diseases.

Physicians who review patients' meds more likely to achieve health goals

Physicians who routinely review their patients' medications are more likely to improve their adherence to their medications.

Prevalence of childhood cancer survivors increasing

Prevalence of childhood cancer survivors is increasing, and those who survived at least 5 years beyond diagnosis have at least one comorbidity.

Patients expect more information regarding radiation-related tests

A gap exists between patient expectations and current practices for provision of information about radiation use.

Genetically engineered immunotoxin shows early promise for B-cell malignancies

DT2219, a new bispecific ligand-directed diphtheria toxin, was found to be effective in a small group of patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell malignancies, according to clinical trial results.

Scent-trained dog detects thyroid cancer in human urine samples

A canine trained to identify cancer in urine samples by scent was able to differentiate thyroid cancer from benign status nearly 90 percent of the time.

Report shows U.S. cancer deaths on the decline

According to a new report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, there has been a continuing decline in cancer deaths in the United States between 2002 and 2011.

Male nurses still earn more than female nurses in the United States

Female RNs are "shortchanged: more than 5,000 a year when compared to their male counterparts, researchers say.

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