More than 90 medical societies have called on the US government to reverse a policy allowing step therapy under Medicare Advantage.
There is a push to create innovative adaptive trial designs that include more patients and, subsequently, more generalizable data.
Interest in these bioengineered antibodies has been rekindled by the striking success seen in the treatment of some cancers with immunotherapies.
Approximately half of patients with advanced cancer who are enrolled in phase 1 clinical trials do not know the ultimate goal of the study.
Some studies suggest triclosan could have oncogenic properties, but more research is needed to confirm a causal link.
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.
Adult survivors of childhood cancer demonstrate significantly higher mortality compared to the general population, out of proportion to the rate of recurrence for their primary cancer.
Liquid Biopsies and Cancer Detection: New Test Assesses Levels of Circulating Proteins for Early-Stage DiagnosisJune 19, 2018
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.
Researchers report on a retrospective cohort analysis that evaluated the long-term effects of vigorous exercise for survivors of childhood cancer.
Understanding Telomerase: Higher Quality Images Give Insight Into Developing New Agents for InhibitionJune 18, 2018
Telomerase plays a crucial role in tumor proliferation, and a better understanding of its structure will pave the way for new drug development.
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.
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.
Survivorship plans for adolescent and young adult survivors need to consider the relative long-term survival for AYAs with certain cancers. Those with certain cancers may have excess long-term mortality.
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.
Because of the drug's promising safety and efficacy, the first child was treated on trial only 9 months after the first adult with a TRK fusion was treated.
Researchers are hotly pursuing 2 distinct biological paths that show remarkable promise in the hunt for an effective anticancer vaccine.
Many HIV-associated cancers develop with the help of oncoviruses — some of which are sexually transmitted.
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 should be considered therapeutic options for some patients.
The risk should not discourage patients with cancer from taking these potentially life-extending therapies.
To help curb drug prices, a consortium of hospital groups recently announced plans to form their own nonprofit drug company.
Larotrectinib may have durable antitumor activity in patients with TRK fusion-positive cancers, regardless of tumor type.
The #MeToo movement has inspired many women to relate stories of harassment, and medicine is no exception.
The adjusted OR for receiving any treatment was 0.33 among patients living in an area where at least 20% of the population was below the poverty line.
The novelty of immunotherapies means that physicians and patients lack extensive experience dealing with them.
A recent study is the first to demonstrate the cumulative effect of a large number of lifestyle behaviors.
As oncologists learn to target the immune response to "self and non-self," a delicate therapy balance will eventually be achieved with predictable outcomes, benefits, and toxicity in the fight against cancer.
Short-term incidence of leukemia, lymphoma, and brain cancer may be higher in children who were hospitalized with pneumonia.
Careful research is needed to ensure that immunotherapies activating T cells do not inadvertently fuel progression of T cell malignancies.
While some researchers are attempting to determine whether cannabis has any anti-tumor activity, the FDA recommends that patients do not listen to websites touting the benefits of cannabidiol.
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