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Docetaxel and 5-Fluorouracil: Promising Novel Regimen for Advanced Gastric Cancer

Docetaxel and 5-Fluorouracil: Promising Novel Regimen for Advanced Gastric Cancer

Docetaxel and 5-fluorouracil as first-line treatment for patients with advanced gastric cancer.

Addition of Veliparib to Cyclophosphamide Ineffective for Ovarian Cancer

Addition of Veliparib to Cyclophosphamide Ineffective for Ovarian Cancer

Veliparib combined with oral cyclophosphamide showed promising clinical activity in BRCA-mutant solid tumors.

FDA Approves Imbruvica for Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia

FDA Approves Imbruvica for Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia

The FDA has approved Imbruvica (ibrutinib) for the treatment of previously treated patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia.

Multidisciplinary Cancer Teams Lack Information on Patients' Comborbidity

Multidisciplinary Cancer Teams Lack Information on Patients' Comborbidity

Multidisciplinary cancer team meetings need to systematically consider treatment of patients with comorbidity.

Nimotuzumab Not Clinically Efficacious in Glioblastoma

Nimotuzumab Not Clinically Efficacious in Glioblastoma

Nimotuzumab has shown promising efficacy for high grade glioma.

Increase in Biopsies with DCIS, Invasive Cancer Post-Mammogram

Increase in Biopsies with DCIS, Invasive Cancer Post-Mammogram

For mammography, there has been an increase in biopsies with diagnoses of invasive carcinoma and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Prognostic Factors for Survival in Ewing's Sarcoma Identified

Prognostic Factors for Survival in Ewing's Sarcoma Identified

Researchers have identified certain prognostic factors for survival in patients with Ewing's sarcoma.

In Pancreatic Cancer, Blood Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Survival

In Pancreatic Cancer, Blood Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Survival

Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) change is a potential biomarker for survival in advanced pancreatic cancer.

Utilizing MRI/Ultrasound in Prostate Biopsy May Yield Better Results

Utilizing MRI/Ultrasound in Prostate Biopsy May Yield Better Results

Prostate biopsies that combine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with ultrasound give men better information.

Many Women with Breast Cancer Lack Knowledge of Their Condition

Many Women with Breast Cancer Lack Knowledge of Their Condition

Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, such as their cancer stage and other characteristics

Smoking Increases Risk of Side Effects, Recurrence in Prostate Cancer

Smoking Increases Risk of Side Effects, Recurrence in Prostate Cancer

Smoking increases risks for side effects and recurrence in patients being treated for prostate cancer.

No Non-Inferiority in Standard Regimen vs. Capecitabine for Breast Cancer

No Non-Inferiority in Standard Regimen vs. Capecitabine for Breast Cancer

Capecitabine is not noninferior to approved intermittent capecitabine regimen for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

Panitumumab Plus Radiotherapy Ineffective in Head and Neck Cancer

Panitumumab Plus Radiotherapy Ineffective in Head and Neck Cancer

Effect of panitumumab and radiotherapy in unresected locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

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.

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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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