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Thawing Frozen Cancer Drug Labels

As medical care rapidly evolves, there’s really no debate over the potential for drug labels to become outdated, particularly in the high stakes world of cancer treatment. The question is how best to ameliorate the problem, while still protecting the process from financial and other conflicts. Off-label prescribing of cancer drugs is common, occurring 30%…

Predictive biomarkers may be the key to unlock the success of anti-angiogenic agents for a subset of

Phthalates and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer

Phthalate biomarker concentrations did not result in an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer, according to results from a prospective subgroup analysis of women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).1  Although the study authors didn’t observe a large increase in invasive breast cancer risk as concentrations of phthalate biomarkers increased, they also “weren’t able…

Tumor Hypoxia and Breast Cancer Risk

A well-known means to differentiate between normal and malignant tumors is tissue hypoxia, and a recent study confirmed “extensive intertumor- and intratumor-type heterogeneity in tumor hypoxia” in 8006 tumors across 19 tumor types.The study authors noted “subsets of patients with a range of solid tumors with genetic instability may benefit from hypoxia-targeting therapy.”For community oncologists, study…

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