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Anti-PD-L1 Antibody Demonstrates Antitumor Activity in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Anti-PD-L1 Antibody Demonstrates Antitumor Activity in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Report from a phase 1 trial presented at the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting.

Prostate Cancer Role of Genetic Mutations in Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treatment

Role of Genetic Mutations in Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treatment

A summary of sessions related to genetic mutations in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer at the 2014 AACR annual meeting.

Lung Cancer Sunitinib Showing Promise for Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Sunitinib Showing Promise for Small-Cell Lung Cancer

A phase II trial shows promise for patients with extensive small cell lung cancer who currently have limited treatment options.

Breast Cancer After Breast Cancer, Many Women Express Desire for Genetic Testing

After Breast Cancer, Many Women Express Desire for Genetic Testing

A survey of ethnically diverse women treated for breast cancer has identified a "complete failure" among health care professionals to address concerns about genetic risk.

Breast Cancer Internalization: Acute apoptosis of breast cancer cells using herceptin-immobilized gold nanoparticles

Internalization: Acute apoptosis of breast cancer cells using herceptin-immobilized gold nanoparticles

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) can be used in the imaging of tumors, as delivery agents for antitumor drugs, and for nonaggressive amputation treatments.

Skin Cancer Adjuvant Ipilimumab Improves Recurrence-Free Survival of High-Risk Stage 3 Melanoma

Adjuvant Ipilimumab Improves Recurrence-Free Survival of High-Risk Stage 3 Melanoma

In patients with completely resected high-risk stage 3 melanoma, adjuvant ipilimumab significantly improved recurrence-free survival.

Breast Cancer Too Many Axillary Lymph Node Evaluations for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, Researchers Report

Too Many Axillary Lymph Node Evaluations for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, Researchers Report

Too many patients are undergoing axillary lymph node evaluation with breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

General Oncology Myth: Oncology Patients Demand Inappropriate Interventions

Myth: Oncology Patients Demand Inappropriate Interventions

According to a JAMA study, only 8.7% of patients with cancer requested medical interventions and only 11.4% of those were deemed inappropriate.

Prostate Cancer Early Radiation Postprostatectomy May Not Affect Erectile Function

Early Radiation Postprostatectomy May Not Affect Erectile Function

Research indicates the addition of the time from prostatectomy to radiation therapy was not significant for adverse events.

General Oncology Platelet Transfusion for Patients with Cancer

Platelet Transfusion for Patients with Cancer

[Cancer Control] Platelet transfusion can often be a vital aspect aspect of managing cancer, as treatment courses can weaken the function of the cells requires to stop bleeding.

Prostate Cancer Cardiovascular Risk in Men with Prostate Cancer on GnRH Agonist Therapy

Cardiovascular Risk in Men with Prostate Cancer on GnRH Agonist Therapy

Study of prostate cancer patients finds that treatment with GnRH agonists, but not antiandrogens, increases risk of cardiovascular events and mortality.

Gastrointestinal Cancers Treatment Options for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Associated with Colorectal Cancer

Treatment Options for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Associated with Colorectal Cancer

As newer treatment options for peritoneal carcinomatosis are developed, more clinical data is needed to support use in patients with colorectal cancer.

General Oncology Study Shows Inappropriate Medication Use Among Older Patients with Cancer

Study Shows Inappropriate Medication Use Among Older Patients with Cancer

A pharmacist-led medication assessment demonstrated a high prevalence of polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication use in seniors.

Gynecologic Cancer IP Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer, But Questions Remain

IP Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer, But Questions Remain

Treatment of ovarian cancer with IP chemo resulted in significant improvement in survival, but benefit could be explained by clinical factors.

General Oncology Cancer Patients Should Avoid Fish, Fish Oil During Chemo, Researchers Warn

Cancer Patients Should Avoid Fish, Fish Oil During Chemo, Researchers Warn

Researchers warn patients to temporarily avoid fish oil from the day before chemotherapy until the day thereafter based on research results.

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