ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

PARP inhibitors plus chemotherapy may be effective for Ewing sarcoma

A combination of experimental drugs caused Ewing sarcoma tumors to disappear in mice.

Improved tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) selectively activates in tumor tissue, minimizing side effects in patients

A new strategy developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers aims to reduce the side effects connected to use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs).

Prior cancer exclusion criteria may stymie potential of lung cancer clinical trials

A history of prior cancer can exclude many individuals from participation in clinical trails related to lung cancer, even when the prior cancer is unlikely to interfere with treatment outcomes.

Nearly two-thirds of patients with colorectal cancer indicate financial burdens

About 62% of patients with colorectal cancer report some form of financial burden as a result of their treatment.

Better adherence to guidelines for safe handling of antineoplastic drugs is needed

Recommended safe handling practices for workers who administer antineoplastic drugs in health care settings are not always followed, according to a new study.

Closing the empathy gap in your nursing practice

A question posed at a recent conference prompts a self-examination of how unintentionally—and easily—bias can impact the care nurses provide.

Ten portions of tomatoes per week decreases risk of prostate cancer

Consuming 10 portions of tomatoes a week can reduce risk for developing prostate cancer by 18%.

For patients with localized prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy may be harmful

Primary androgen deprivation therapy (PADT) was linked with increased all-cause mortality and prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Unplanned hospitalizations among gastrointestinal cancer patients common

Among elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer, unplanned hospitalizations are common, according to online research.

Immunotherapy added to radiotherapy may help overcome resistance to treatments

Coupling immunotherapy to radiotherapy treatment could help prevent cancers from becoming resistant to treatment, according to a new study.

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