ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

E-cigarettes and Replacement Nicotine Therapy Safer Than Tobacco Use

E-cigarettes and replacement nicotine therapy deposit fewer harmful chemicals in the body that smoking.

National Health Care Spending Expected to Grow Five Percent Annually

Researchers estimate that from 2016 to 2025, national health expenditures will grow at an annual rate of 5.6 percent yearly.

Patients With Urologic Cancer Need Psycho-oncologic Support to Manage High Stress

Patients with urologic cancer should be offered psycho-oncologic support to manage effects of emotional stressors.

1 Year of Adjuvant Trastuzumab Improves Long-Term DFS in Early Breast Cancer

Adjuvant trastuzumab following chemotherapy significantly improves long-term disease-free survival in women with HER2-positive early breast cancer, according to study data.

Lenalidomide Maintenance Appears Efficacious for Relapsed DLBCL

Lenalidomide maintenance appears efficacious for relapsed diffuse large B cell lymphoma.

Single Chemotherapy Dose Informs Treatment Strategy for Advanced Laryngeal Cancer

A new approach in which patients receive a single dose of chemotherapy may greatly improve the laryngeal cancer survival rate.

Use of Checkpoint Inhibitors in Urothelial Carcinoma

Studies presented in the last year demonstrated a revolutionary role for immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of urothelial carcinoma.

Chemo + Radiotherapy Efficacious in Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer

Adding chemotherapy with fluorouracil and mitomycin to radiotherapy improves locoregional control.

Elderly with NSCLC Can Tolerate Aggressive Radiation Therapy Treatments

Elderly with NSCLC have lower incidence of esophagitis, can tolerate aggressive radiation therapy.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

Women with poor metabolic health have a greater risk of colorectal cancer than those with increased weight.

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