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Gene Signature Predicts Breast Cancer Response to Tamoxifen

Gene Signature Predicts Breast Cancer Response to Tamoxifen

Gene signature may be used to guide therapy for patients with ER-positive breast cancer.

FDA Approves Zydelig for Three Hematologic Cancers

FDA Approves Zydelig for Three Hematologic Cancers

The FDA has approved Zydelig for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia, follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and small lymphocytic lymphoma.

Metabolite Hinders Kidney Cancer Progression

Metabolite Hinders Kidney Cancer Progression

Researchers have identified an enzyme key to stopping tumor growth in renal cell carcinoma.

Early Stem-Cell Transplantation, Ongoing Therapy Increase Survival in Multiple Myeloma

Early Stem-Cell Transplantation, Ongoing Therapy Increase Survival in Multiple Myeloma

Patients with multiple myeloma experienced survival benefits when treated autologous stem-cell transplantation after induction therapy.

Phase III Trial of Daratumumab to Begin

Phase III Trial of Daratumumab to Begin

Janssen Biotech, Inc. will begin a new phase III trial of daratumumab, which will treat patients with multiple myeloma.

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Health Care Expenditure Slowed in US

Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S. and other high-spending countries.

States Concerned About Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment

Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law.

EHR Use More Than Doubles

Almost 80% of doctors in the United States have switched from paper to electronic health records.

Many Docs Order Unnecessary Medical Tests

Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, yet half admit to doing so themselves in response to a patient who insists, a new survey shows.

Reducing Six Risk Factors May Prevent 37 Million Deaths

Several modifiable risk factors can cut chronic disease deaths over the next 15 years.

Majority of Women Lack Accurate Knowledge of Their Own Breast Cancer Risk

Caucasian women overestimate their risk of breast cancer while African American and Hispanic women underestimate their risk, according to research presented at BCS 2013.

Survey Identifies Modifiable Barriers to Mammography Screening Among Rural US Women

A survey presented at BCS 2013 has found a number of factors that cause rural US women to avoid breast cancer screening.

Perioperative MRI of Uncertain Benefit for Women with DCIS

The benefit of perioperative MRI for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is "uncertain," found a study presented during BCS 2013.

Dr. Edith Perez's Recommended Abstracts at BCS 2013 Editorial Board member Dr. Edith Perez of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, recommends high impact abstracts at the Breast Cancer Symposium 2013.

Radiotherapy for DCIS Is Not Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Disease

Women who underwent radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ do not face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, found a study presented at BCS 2013.

Visceral Fat Area Predicts Kidney Cancer Subtype

Increased abdominal adiposity is associated with a greater likelihood of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma.

Substance Abuse May Worsen Advanced Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Patients with substance use disorder are more likely to be hospitalized and to make emergency department visits.

Biking Tied to PCa, But Not Reproductive Health

Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal.

Bladder Cancer Prognosis Unaffected by Smoking Status

Current smoking and smoking cessation prior to diagnosis does not alter risk of recurrence or progression of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Lethal Prostate Cancer Linked to Vasectomy

Study finds a 19% increased risk of distant metastases or death from the cancer.

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