Endocrine Cancer

Oncology Community Expresses Concern About Medicare Advantage Step-Therapy Policy

Oncology Community Expresses Concern About Medicare Advantage Step-Therapy Policy

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More than 90 medical societies have called on the US government to reverse a policy allowing step therapy under Medicare Advantage.

FDA Guidance: Expansion Cohort Trials Expected to Modernize Oncology Trials

FDA Guidance: Expansion Cohort Trials Expected to Modernize Oncology Trials

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There is a push to create innovative adaptive trial designs that include more patients and, subsequently, more generalizable data.

Bispecific Antibodies in Cancer

Bispecific Antibodies in Cancer

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Interest in these bioengineered antibodies has been rekindled by the striking success seen in the treatment of some cancers with immunotherapies.

Cognitive Functioning Affects the Ability of Patients With Advanced Cancer to Give Informed Consent

Cognitive Functioning Affects the Ability of Patients With Advanced Cancer to Give Informed Consent

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Approximately half of patients with advanced cancer who are enrolled in phase 1 clinical trials do not know the ultimate goal of the study.

Iobenguane I 131 First FDA-Approved Drug For Pheochromocytoma or Paraganglioma

Iobenguane I 131 First FDA-Approved Drug For Pheochromocytoma or Paraganglioma

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The FDA based its approval on findings from a single-arm phase 2 study, in which researchers treated 68 patients with iobenguane I 131 intravenous injection.

Triclosan and Cancer Risk: Is There a Link?

Triclosan and Cancer Risk: Is There a Link?

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Some studies suggest triclosan could have oncogenic properties, but more research is needed to confirm a causal link.

Is Genomic Medicine Failing Minority Patients?

Is Genomic Medicine Failing Minority Patients?

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Racial minorities are poorly represented in genomic research databases, raising important questions about whether or not all patients will benefit equally from advances in precision oncology.

Young Adult, Adolescent Survivors of Cancer May Have Increased Long-Term Risk for Endocrine Disease

Young Adult, Adolescent Survivors of Cancer May Have Increased Long-Term Risk for Endocrine Disease

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There is a paucity of data regarding the long-term endocrine effects of cancer in adolescent and young adult survivors.

Postoperative Radioactive Iodine Ablation Effective in Reducing Disease Recurrence in Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer

Postoperative Radioactive Iodine Ablation Effective in Reducing Disease Recurrence in Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer

For patients with low-risk thyroid cancer, ablation when indicated could be achieved with 1.1 GBq radioactive iodine after recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (rhTSH) injections, as this combination reduces whole body irradiation and maintains quality of life.

<i>ARID1A</i> Mutations Might Predict Tumor Response to Immunotherapy

ARID1A Mutations Might Predict Tumor Response to Immunotherapy

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New findings bolster the case for the predictive utility of ARID1A mutations.

Liquid Biopsies and Cancer Detection: New Test Assesses Levels of Circulating Proteins for Early-Stage Diagnosis

Liquid Biopsies and Cancer Detection: New Test Assesses Levels of Circulating Proteins for Early-Stage Diagnosis

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A new test has been shown to be capable of identifying eight different cancers by assessing levels of circulating proteins along with mutations in cell-free DNA.

Understanding Telomerase: Higher Quality Images Give Insight Into Developing New Agents for Inhibition

Understanding Telomerase: Higher Quality Images Give Insight Into Developing New Agents for Inhibition

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Telomerase plays a crucial role in tumor proliferation, and a better understanding of its structure will pave the way for new drug development.

Efficacy and Hyperemesis Syndrome Associated With Cannabinoid Use in Cancers ― In the Clinic

Efficacy and Hyperemesis Syndrome Associated With Cannabinoid Use in Cancers ― In the Clinic

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Many clinical trials and systematic reviews note that the use of cannabinoids also comes with adverse events, including a clinical entity that has been gaining evidence in the literature over the last decade called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Chemoradiotherapy Before Surgery May Improve Outcomes in Resectable Pancreatic Cancer

Chemoradiotherapy Before Surgery May Improve Outcomes in Resectable Pancreatic Cancer

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Evidence suggests that neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy may afford benefit, but this hypothesis requires further validation.

mFOLFIRINOX After Resection May Lead to Improved Outcomes in Pancreatic Carcinoma

mFOLFIRINOX After Resection May Lead to Improved Outcomes in Pancreatic Carcinoma

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Previous studies demonstrated that FOLFIRINOX is more effective than gemcitabine as first-line treatment for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer with good performance status.

Can Oncolytic Viruses Improve Immunotherapies?

Can Oncolytic Viruses Improve Immunotherapies?

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Emerging evidence shows that injecting tumors directly into one tumor can trigger systemic antitumor immunity and immune attacks on untreated tumors elsewhere in the body.

Clonally Transmissible Cancers in Nature

Clonally Transmissible Cancers in Nature

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While a recent discovery of a series of communicable cancers has raised concerns, there has been no sign of readily transmittable cancer in people that could spread through a population the way the ones found in other species do.

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Preoperative Chemotherapy May Improve Margin-negative Resection Rates, Survival Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer

Preoperative Chemotherapy May Improve Margin-negative Resection Rates, Survival Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer

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Researchers enrolled 50 previously untreated patients with newly diagnosed and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer.

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The Hunt for Effective Anticancer Vaccines

The Hunt for Effective Anticancer Vaccines

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Researchers are hotly pursuing 2 distinct biological paths that show remarkable promise in the hunt for an effective anticancer vaccine.

Pancreatic Cancer and the Microbiome — In the Clinic

Pancreatic Cancer and the Microbiome — In the Clinic

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In the future, targets of drug development may be within the microbiome.

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

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Many HIV-associated cancers develop with the help of oncoviruses — some of which are sexually transmitted.

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy May Confer Benefit in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy May Confer Benefit in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

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The addition of preoperative chemotherapy may eradicate micrometastatic disease and direct postoperative therapy in the case of resistance.

Anticancer Immunotherapy to Circumvent Tumor Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Anticancer Immunotherapy to Circumvent Tumor Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

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Most tumors do not respond, or evolve resistance, to immune checkpoint inhibition. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins have engineered a new class of cancer immunotherapy agents designed to short-circuit key mechanisms of tumors' disruption and evasion of immune system attack.

Phase 1 Trials: Therapy, Not Just Science

Phase 1 Trials: Therapy, Not Just Science

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Phase 1 trials should be considered therapeutic options for some patients.

Immunotherapy and the Risk of Myocarditis

Immunotherapy and the Risk of Myocarditis

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The risk should not discourage patients with cancer from taking these potentially life-extending therapies.

Can A Consortium of Hospitals Help To Reduce Drug Prices?

Can A Consortium of Hospitals Help To Reduce Drug Prices?

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To help curb drug prices, a consortium of hospital groups recently announced plans to form their own nonprofit drug company.

Larotrectinib: Promising for All TRK-Positive Tumors

Larotrectinib: Promising for All TRK-Positive Tumors

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Larotrectinib may have durable antitumor activity in patients with TRK fusion-positive cancers, regardless of tumor type.

Diagnosing Medicine's Intractable Gender Pay Gap

Diagnosing Medicine's Intractable Gender Pay Gap

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The #MeToo movement has inspired many women to relate stories of harassment, and medicine is no exception.

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