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Comorbid conditions associated with worse lung cancer survival

Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or diabetes, had a greater risk of death than lung cancer patients without these conditions.

Benefits found for screening colonoscopies of higher quality

Higher adenoma detection rates may be associated with much lower lifetime colorectal cancer incidence and death without higher overall costs, research indicates.

High-grade cervical lesions declining in young women

A decrease in cervical lesions among young women in the United States has been observed, but the cause for this drop is not proven.

Early relapse of follicular lymphoma may increase risk of death

Early relapse of follicular lymphoma may increase risk of death

Early relapse of follicular lymphoma could be carefully considered when making decisions about treatment for these patients.

Study identifies perception gap in incidence, impact of CINV/RINV

Study identifies perception gap in incidence, impact of CINV/RINV

There is a perpetual gap between healthcare professionals and patient perceptions of incidence and impact on patients' daily life of CINV/RINV.

Survival in adult patients with low-grade brain tumors has improved

Survival in adult patients with low-grade brain tumors has improved

Outcomes for patients with low-grade gliomas have improved significantly in recent years, according to an analysis of clinical data collected from a US cancer registry over the past decade.

Blood antibodies may predict survival of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

The presence of certain human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 antibodies in the blood is associated with improved survival rates for patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma.

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia

Can molecules derived from avocados be used as a tool to combat leukemia?

Obesity associated with increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Clinical trial data suggests that postmenopausal women of above-average weight have an increased risk of breast cancer.

Low dose radiation from medical imaging may not raise cancer risk

Low dose radiation from medical imaging may not raise cancer risk

Low-dose radiation from X-rays, CT scans, and other medical imaging devices may not cause cancer, despite widespread belief to the contrary.

Conference Coverage

Managing oral oncology/hematology treatments in your practice

An increasing number of oncology/hematology treatments will consist of oral oncolytics, and oncology programs are needed to manage the treatment of patients following these regimens.

Follow-up PET/CT more than 95% sensitive for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

BALTIMORE, MD—For more aggressive cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), posttreatment surveillance with molecular imaging could mean the early start of a new, life-saving treatment. This was presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2015 Annual Meeting.

Distinct triple-positive subtypes identified in breast cancer

CHICAGO, IL—Functional subtyping with a multigene classifier resulted in 1 in 5 tumors being reclassified compared with conventional immunohistochemistry/fluorescent in situ hybridization (IHC/FISH) analysis. This study was presented at the 2015 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

Removing more breast tissue reduces the need for a second cancer surgery

Expanded surgical margins during a partial mastectomy could be beneficial for patients, preventing further surgery.

Next-generation ALK-inhibitor brigatinib promising against NSCLC

Clinical trial results showed good performance employing the investigational drug brigatinib against ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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