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Overall survival in advanced NSCLC increased with less toxic chemotherapy

A 10-year study shows that increased availability of better systemic chemotherapies and targeted therapies for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer coincides with increased usage of these therapies.

Genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women identified

A new study has identified three genetic changes in East Asian women linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

Pain and itch may indicate skin cancer

Pain and itch may indicate skin cancer

Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study.

New epigenetic test could eliminate unnecessary repeat biopsies for prostate cancer

Two independent trials have validated the performance of an epigenetic test that could provide physicians with a better tool to help eliminate unnecessary repeat prostate biopsies.

Repeat colonoscopies not always beneficial for some patients

Repeat colonoscopies not always beneficial for some patients

Little benefit seen for repeat colonoscopy within 10 years in patients with no polyps on initial exam.

Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth

Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth

Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study. The discovery could lead to new drugs to tackle melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Adolescent cancer patients risk heavy menstrual bleeding

Adolescent cancer patients risk heavy menstrual bleeding

Oncologist and gynecologist should collaborate to provide appropriate treatment

Natural plant products protect skin during radiotherapy

Natural plant products protect skin during radiotherapy

Three ubiquitous and well-studied natural products derived from plants can protect the skin against gamma radiation during radiotherapy, according to new research.

Survival equivalent with cetuximab or bevacizumab in metastatic colorectal cancer

For patients with KRAS wild-type untreated colorectal cancer, adding cetuximab or bevacizumab to combination chemotherapy offers equivalent survival.

Lymphoma treatment type affects sperm production

Lymphoma treatment type affects sperm production

Lymphoma treatment type and pretreatment spermatogenesis status are linked to recovery.

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Unique cancer mutations may be targets for effective melanoma immunotherapy

Adoptive T-cell therapy, a type of immunotherapy, appears to recognize unique cancer mutations that stimulate immune responses.

Same-day results increase community use of lung screening service

A new lung screening service for persons at high risk for lung cancer with incorporates a same-day visit by a nurse practitioner after the patient undergoes low-dose CT to discuss test results and recommendations.

Needs-assessment survey identifies knowledge gaps of novel therapeutics for CACS

Although nurses are familiar with palliative care guidelines related to cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome, a needs-assessment survey revealed they are less familiar with novel therapeutic interventions in development.

Weekly classes on healthy coping techniques reduces compassion fatigue

Burnout was reduced and secondary trauma improved by a 6-week initiative to prevent compassion fatigue.

Assessment process evaluation confirms nurse comprehension and improved completion time

Pre- and postimplementation surveys are effective tools to confirm staff understanding of and adherence to a new neurologic assessment process for patients receiving high-dose cytarabine.

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