ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma with prominent bone involvement in a 13-year-old boy

[OncoTargets and Therapy] Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) frequently involves the bone marrow, but primary or secondary involvement to the bone is rare. This article examines a case of anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive ALCL with prominent bone involvement in a young boy.

Inferior Outcomes for African Americans With Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma

African-American pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma still display a considerable survival disparity when compared to their white and Hispanic peers.

First-line Afatinib Benefits Lung Cancer Patients With Brain Metastases

For patients with non-small cell lung cancer who have EGFR mutations and brain metastases, progression-free survival was improved with afatinib compared to chemotherapy.

Basic Research Data Pivotal for First FDA Approval of Immunotherapy for Pediatric Cancer

New research has helped influence the FDA's decision to approve the first immunotherapy for pediatric patients.

Risk of Breast Cancer or Thyroid Cancer Higher Following a Diagnosis of the Other Cancer Type

Review found increased odds for developing thyroid or breast cancer as secondary malignancy after the other cancer type was diagnosed.

HIV and Cancer: Dual Diagnosis Compounds Challenges in Coping

Each of these diagnoses has many implications for both nurses and patients. When combined, nurses need to anticipate that these patients may have greater psychosocial challenges.

Cola Consumption May Increase Erlotinib Absorption in Patients Taking PPIs

Cola consumption resulted in a clinically relevant increase in the absorption of the kinase inhibitor erlotinib in patients also taking the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) esomeprazole, according to study data.

Proton Beam Therapy Treats Childhood Brain Cancer as Effectively as Standard Radiation

Treating medulloblastoma with proton beam therapy results in survival rates in line with other proton therapies, according to recent study data.

Risk of Ovarian Cancer Predicted With Fine-tuned Test

A recent study fine-tuned the popular Simple Rules ultrasound test for ovarian cancer.

More Precise Cancer Predictions Are the Goal of New Guidelines for Precision Medicine

Given to the importance of improved cancer predictors, the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) has established first-of-its-kind guidelines for the practice of precision medicine.

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