Survival

Low-fat Diet May Improve Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Low-fat Diet May Improve Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

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In a follow-up to the Women's Health Initiative study, researchers determined the effect of a low-fat diet on overall survival after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Primary Cytoreductive Surgery for HGSC Offers Better Survival Than Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Primary Cytoreductive Surgery for HGSC Offers Better Survival Than Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

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Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort analysis to examine patterns of clinical practice in the management of women with advanced HGSC.

Durable Response Achieved With Nivolumab in Untreated Melanoma Brain Metastases

Durable Response Achieved With Nivolumab in Untreated Melanoma Brain Metastases

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In this phase 2 study, researchers randomly assigned 79 patients with immunotherapy-naive melanoma with brain metastases to receive either nivolumab plus ipilimumab or nivolumab alone.

Long-term Survival Improving Over Time in Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma

Long-term Survival Improving Over Time in Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma

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A review of SEER data revealed trends in incidence of advanced Hodgkin lymphoma, discrepancies among subgroups, and survival over 3 decades.

Venetoclax Found Effective in Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Venetoclax Found Effective in Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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A group of Australian researchers report study findings that demonstrate a significant improvement in PFS in patients with relapsed/refractory CLL treated with venetoclax plus rituximab compared with the standard care.

Insurance Type Influences Colon Cancer Survival

Insurance Type Influences Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers evaluated survival in patients with colon cancer, according to the type of insurance the patients held.

Redefining Prognosis for Hematologic Cancers in Older Adults by Age

Redefining Prognosis for Hematologic Cancers in Older Adults by Age

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A report on how variations in the effects of geriatric syndromes and aging can affect treatment modality choices and outcomes for the eldest older adults with hematologic cancers.

Venetoclax plus rituximab increases progression-free survival in relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia

1. Patients with relapsed or remitting chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) treated with venetoclax-rituximab had a greater 2-year progression-free survival rate compared to bendamustine-rituximab treated patients. 2. Progression-free survival rates were greater for venetoclax-rituximab patients in almost all subgroup analysis, including patients with chromosome 17p deletion. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Curative treatment of relapsed []

Higher Socioeconomic Status Leads to Improved Survival Outcomes in Anal Cancer

Higher Socioeconomic Status Leads to Improved Survival Outcomes in Anal Cancer

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A multivariable analysis revealed how median household income influences cancer-specific and overall survival among patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus.

Obesity, Male Gender May Improve Survival Outcomes with Targeted and Immunotherapy in Melanoma

Obesity, Male Gender May Improve Survival Outcomes with Targeted and Immunotherapy in Melanoma

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A retrospective study evaluated the relationship of BMI with survival outcomes among patients with metastatic melanoma who received targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or chemotherapy.

Apalutamide Prolongs Time to Metastasis in Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

Apalutamide Prolongs Time to Metastasis in Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

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SPARTAN phase 3 study shows that apalutamide prolongs metastasis-free survival and time to symptomatic progression compared with placebo among men with nonmetastatic CRPC.

Antibiotics May Reduce Treatment-Related Issues in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Antibiotics May Reduce Treatment-Related Issues in Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Researchers evaluated the effect of antibiotics on treatment delays, interruptions, and dose reductions in patients with mRCC treated with a first-line VEGF-TKI and presented their results at the 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

Breast Cancer Therapies Associated With Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Breast Cancer Therapies Associated With Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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Advances in breast cancer treatment are improving outcomes for patients with the disease; however, treatments are increasing these patients' risk for cardiovascular diseases.

Depression Predictive of Poor Survival Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer

Depression Predictive of Poor Survival Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer

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In this study, researchers sought to determine the effect depressive symptoms during treatment planning had on immediate and long-term outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer.

OS Similar With Gemcitabine Plus S-1 vs Standard Therapy for Biliary Tract Cancer

OS Similar With Gemcitabine Plus S-1 vs Standard Therapy for Biliary Tract Cancer

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In a phase 3 study presented at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, researchers reported on OS outcomes with gemcitabine plus S-1 vs gemcitabine plus cisplatin in patients with advanced biliary tract cancer.

Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin as First and Second Line Treatment for Locally Advanced and Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin as First and Second Line Treatment for Locally Advanced and Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] This research evaluates the use of capecitabine and oxaliplatin (CAPOX) for first or second-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic PDAC.

Mortality Higher in Women With Breast Cancer and Comorbid Mental Illness

Mortality Higher in Women With Breast Cancer and Comorbid Mental Illness

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In a retrospective study of SEER-Medicare data, researchers determined the survival outcomes of women with breast cancer and comorbid mental illness vs those without mental illness.

Survival Benefit in Advanced Melanoma With Pembrolizumab Versus Ipilimumab

Survival Benefit in Advanced Melanoma With Pembrolizumab Versus Ipilimumab

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Fifty-five percent of patients treated with pembrolizumab survived through 24-months compared with 43% of patients treated with ipilimumab.

Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Benefits Younger Women With ER+ Breast Cancer

Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Benefits Younger Women With ER+ Breast Cancer

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A comparison of adjuvant endocrine therapies showed one option provided greater reduction in disease recurrence among premenopausal women with ER+ breast cancer.

Prolonging Survival in MM: Daratumumab vs Pomalidomide Plus Dexamethasone

Prolonging Survival in MM: Daratumumab vs Pomalidomide Plus Dexamethasone

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A head-to-head comparison investigated whether patients with multiple myeloma achieved greater prolongation in overall survival with daratumumab monotherapy or pomalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone.

Reduced Delayed Intensification Impacts Risk of Pediatric ALL Relapse

Reduced Delayed Intensification Impacts Risk of Pediatric ALL Relapse

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Improved survival in pediatric patients with standard-risk ALL has shifted the focus toward reducing treatment burden and toxicity; therefore, researchers sought to determine the effects of reduced DI chemotherapy on relapse and survival.

Drug Combination Does Not Extend Glioblastoma Survival

Drug Combination Does Not Extend Glioblastoma Survival

Lomustine plus bevacizumab may increase progression-free, but not overall, survival versus lomustine alone in progressive glioblastoma.

Challenging the Standard of Care in Advanced Melanoma: Focus on Pembrolizumab

Challenging the Standard of Care in Advanced Melanoma: Focus on Pembrolizumab

[Cancer Management and Research] This study examines the advances that pembrolizumab has made in melanoma and upcoming research that may further improve melanoma treatment.

Outcomes Best With Discharge to Home vs PAC or Hospice in Advanced Cancer

Outcomes Best With Discharge to Home vs PAC or Hospice in Advanced Cancer

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In a prospective study, researchers assessed survival and quality of life measures for patients with advanced cancer in relation to where they are discharged from hospital: postacute care (PAC), hospice, or home without hospice.

Oncologists, Patients Have Different Views on AML Treatment Outcomes, Prognosis

Oncologists, Patients Have Different Views on AML Treatment Outcomes, Prognosis

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Comparison study via questionnaires assessed patients' and oncologists' views on likelihood of dying as a result of treatment shortly after beginning intensive or nonintensive chemotherapy for AML, and their views on prognosis 1 month later.

Carfilzomib Administered Once Weekly Prolongs PFS in Multiple Myeloma

Carfilzomib Administered Once Weekly Prolongs PFS in Multiple Myeloma

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Researchers randomly assigned 478 patients with R/R MM to receive carfilzomib 70 mg/m2 once weekly plus dexamethasone or carfilzomib 27 mg/m2 twice weekly plus dexamethasone.

All-Cause Mortality Improved by Advances in Radiotherapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma

All-Cause Mortality Improved by Advances in Radiotherapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Investigators assessed the impact of advances over time in the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma on all-cause mortality in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma who received radiotherapy alone or with chemotherapy.

Dapsone, Danazol, Hydroxychloroquine Are Potential Second-line Options in ITP

Dapsone, Danazol, Hydroxychloroquine Are Potential Second-line Options in ITP

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A retrospective analysis of 28 studies determined that overall response rates for patients with ITP were similar treated with hydroxychloroquine, danazol, or dapsone in the second-line setting were similar.

Radiation Prior to Chemotherapy Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in NSCLC

Radiation Prior to Chemotherapy Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in NSCLC

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Researchers present findings of a phase 2 study that compared PFS when SBRT is administered prior to maintenance chemotherapy in patients with limited metastatic NSCLC vs chemotherapy alone. Data was presented at ASTRO 59th Annual Meeting.

Severe Mental Illness May Worsen Breast Cancer Survival Outcomes

Severe Mental Illness May Worsen Breast Cancer Survival Outcomes

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Retrospective analysis of data from more than 19,000 women revealed that all-cause mortality rates are higher in women with breast cancer who have a prior diagnosis of a mental illness.

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