ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

Screening for Lynch syndrome improves health outcomes at an acceptable cost

Screening families of patients with colorectal cancer for a genetic condition would reduce their risk of developing related cancers, new research has determined.

Stem cell abnormalities in esophagus may lead to Barrett's esophagus or esophageal cancer

The esophagus has its own pool of stem cells despite previous findings that suggest the opposite.

HPV infection found to increase risk of lung cancer

Researchers have found that there is a strong association between lung tissue with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.

Overdetection of PSA recurrence after radical prostatectomy more likely in older patients

For some men, prostate cancer recurrence may be overdetected, especially in those aged over 70.

Outcomes in nonsquamous lung cancer comparable with docetaxel or pemetrexed

The first direct comparison of treating nonsquamous lung cancer with either pemetrexed or docetaxel in addition to cisplatin has shown that the two combinations achieve similar progression-free survival.

Medicare subsidy program helps breast cancer patients afford treatment

'Extra Help' program allows more women of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds to continue their hormone therapy.

Importance of sequence in chemotherapy administration

Is sequencing important when administering chemotherapy on the same day?

JAK inhibitors promising in colorectal cancer

JAK inhibitors have been found to halt tumor growth in colorectal cancer with a certain genetic mutation, according to a new study.

Nearly 5 percent of cancer patients die a month after surgery

In a study of more than 1.1 million cancer patients who had surgery, almost 5 percent died within one month of their operation. Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say.

Pertuzumab adds survival benefit for HER2-positive breast cancer

Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer that has metastasized demonstrate longer survival outcomes if treated with a combination of pertuzumab, trastuzumab, and chemotherapy.

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