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Bevacizumab Plus Temozolomide Produces Low Response in Newly-Diagnosed Glioblastoma

Bevacizumab Plus Temozolomide Produces Low Response in Newly-Diagnosed Glioblastoma

Combination bevacizumab with radiotherapy and temozolomide is safe in glioblastoma, but low response rates do not favor a neoadjuvant approach.

Contraceptive Use Linked to Higher Risk of Glioma

Contraceptive Use Linked to Higher Risk of Glioma

The risk for developing a glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives.

Standard-Dose vs. High-Dose Chemoradiotherapy With, Without Cetuximab for Lung Cancer

Standard-Dose vs. High-Dose Chemoradiotherapy With, Without Cetuximab for Lung Cancer

High-dose radiotherapy was not better than standard-dose for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Abiraterone Acetate Prolongs Survival in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Abiraterone Acetate Prolongs Survival in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Abiraterone acetate improved overall survival in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer after chemotherapy.

Treating HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer with Combination Lapatinib, Trastuzumab

Treating HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer with Combination Lapatinib, Trastuzumab

Assessment of dual human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) blockade has produced encouraging results in metastatic breast cancer.

For Adverse Cytogenetic Multiple Myeloma, Pom-Dex Active, Well-Tolerated

For Adverse Cytogenetic Multiple Myeloma, Pom-Dex Active, Well-Tolerated

Pomalidomide plus low dose dexamethasone is active and well tolerated in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

LDVP Regimen Following Radiotherapy Effective for Stage III/IV T-Cell Lymphoma

LDVP Regimen Following Radiotherapy Effective for Stage III/IV T-Cell Lymphoma

Extranodal natural killer/ T cell lymphoma (ENKL) is a rare, but aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Radiation Therapists Face More Stressors Compared to Oncology Nurses

Radiation Therapists Face More Stressors Compared to Oncology Nurses

Radiation therapists also have high coping strategy frequency; no difference in anxiety, depression, burnout, well-being compared to oncology nurses.

Data Collection Improves Patient Outcomes in Hospice, Palliative Care

Data Collection Improves Patient Outcomes in Hospice, Palliative Care

Routine data collection and feedback at point-of-care improves most patient outcomes in hospice and palliative care.

Therapy Dogs May Help Patients with Cancer Persevere

Therapy Dogs May Help Patients with Cancer Persevere

People undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer may get an emotional lift from dogs.

Coffee May Decrease Risk of Malignant Melanoma

Coffee May Decrease Risk of Malignant Melanoma

Drinking coffee may decrease a person's risk for developing malignant melanoma.

Bevacizumab Alone Effective for Recurrent Glioblastoma

Bevacizumab Alone Effective for Recurrent Glioblastoma

Single-agent bevacizumab is an effective and safe treatment for patients with recurrent glioblastoma.

Physicians Face Obstacles in Making Cancer Referrals

Physicians Face Obstacles in Making Cancer Referrals

Many physicians report encountering barriers when referring cancer patients to specialty care.

Ifosfamide for Treatment of Osteosarcoma Improves Limb Salvage Rate

Ifosfamide for Treatment of Osteosarcoma Improves Limb Salvage Rate

Osteosarcoma is a bone malignancy that occurs commonly in children and young adolescents.

Brentuximab Vedotin Demonstrates Significant Activity in B-Cell Lymphoma

Brentuximab Vedotin Demonstrates Significant Activity in B-Cell Lymphoma

Brentuximab vedotin has significant activity in patients with refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

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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

ChemotherapyAdvisor.com 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.

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