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Acupuncture May Reduce Treatment-Related Joint Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

| January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acupuncture May Reduce Treatment-Related Joint Pain for Breast Cancer Patients Joint pain caused by aromatase inhibitors in postmenopausal women with breast cancer can cause some women to stop taking the drugs. Reducing their symptoms may translate into better adherence to therapy.See Original Article

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Drug Combination Improves Outlook for Some Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

| January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Drug Combination Improves Outlook for Some Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Interim results from an ongoing clinical trial show that patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia treated with rituximab plus venetoclax have longer progression-free survival compared with patients treated with chemotherapy.See Original Article

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Levels of Immune Cells within Ovarian Tumors Linked to Survival for Some Patients

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Levels of Immune Cells within Ovarian Tumors Linked to Survival for Some Patients A large international study suggests that the presence of certain immune cells within the tumors of some patients with ovarian cancer are associated with improved survival.See Original Article Study Tracks the Evolution of Treatment Resistance in Metastatic Breast Cancer A new study […]

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Genetic Ablation of KRAS in Pancreas Cancer: When an Essential Oncogene Isn’t

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Genetic Ablation of KRAS in Pancreas Cancer: When an Essential Oncogene Isn’t Of all cancers, pancreatic cancers are most dependent on mutant KRAS. However, many pancreatic cancer cell lines survive loss of their mutant KRAS genes. The adaptations these lines make provide opportunities for treating these deadly cancers.See Original Article What Do We Mean By […]

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Unique Trial Aims to Decrease Early Deaths in Patients with Rare Leukemia

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unique Trial Aims to Decrease Early Deaths in Patients with Rare Leukemia In a unique clinical trial, a group of oncologists with experience treating acute promyelocytic leukemia are making themselves available around the clock to help clinicians at hospitals across the country treat their APL patients.See Original Article

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Fusobacterium May Help Colorectal Cancer Grow and Spread

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fusobacterium May Help Colorectal Cancer Grow and Spread Fusobacterium, found in the stomach and intestines, may help fuel the growth of colorectal cancer and metastases. In a mouse model of colorectal cancer, using antibiotics to kill these bacteria slowed tumor growth.See Original Article

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New on NCI’s Websites for December 2017

| December 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

New on NCI’s Websites for December 2017 NCI periodically provides updates on new websites and other online content of interest to the cancer community.See Original Article

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Genomic Profiling Tests Cleared by FDA Can Help Guide Cancer Treatment, Clinical Trial Enrollment

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Genomic Profiling Tests Cleared by FDA Can Help Guide Cancer Treatment, Clinical Trial Enrollment The FDA has recently approved two tests to identify genetic alterations in tumors. One of the tests can be used to identify patients who may be candidates to receive specific targeted therapies.See Original Article

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Brentuximab Vedotin Approved for Two Rare Lymphomas

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brentuximab Vedotin Approved for Two Rare Lymphomas FDA has approved brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®) for the treatment of adults who have been treated previously for either primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma or CD30-expressing mycosis fungoides, two rare lymphomas that start as rashes on the skin.See Original Article NCI: Taking Risks to Advance Science Norman Sharpless, […]

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Acalabrutinib Receives FDA Approval for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

| December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Acalabrutinib Receives FDA Approval for Mantle Cell Lymphoma The FDA has granted accelerated approval to acalabrutinib (Calquence®) for the treatment of adults with mantle cell lymphoma whose cancer has progressed after receiving at least one prior therapy.See Original Article

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