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Second Cancers Common in Survivors, Especially Older AdultsSecond Cancers Common in Survivors, Especially Older Adults

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:00:37 EST

Second cancers affect about 25% of survivors 65 years and older, but patients with cancer who have had a prior malignancy are regularly excluded from clinical trials.
Medscape Medical News



Neratinib: Extended Adjuvant Therapy, But When to Prescribe?Neratinib: Extended Adjuvant Therapy, But When to Prescribe?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:11:47 EST

The ExteNET study led to the approval of neratinib for extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage HER2+ breast cancer. But when should it be prescribed?
Medscape Medical News



HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening?HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:45:45 EST

Cotesting with both Pap smear and HPV testing is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone, say researchers.
Medscape Medical News



Is Lung Cancer Incidence in Never-Smokers Increasing? Is Lung Cancer Incidence in Never-Smokers Increasing?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:37:25 EST

Australian researchers report finding that lung cancer rates among never-smokers are stable, after US researchers raised the alarm over an apparent doubling in incidence.
Medscape Medical News



In US, 4 out of 10 Cancers Could Be PreventedIn US, 4 out of 10 Cancers Could Be Prevented

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:39 EST

Potentially modifiable risk factors account for a large proportion of all cancer cases and cancer-related deaths in men and women living in the US.
Medscape Medical News



Prostate Cancer Care Is 'Changing Rapidly': ESMO 2017Prostate Cancer Care Is 'Changing Rapidly': ESMO 2017

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:24:08 EST

Exciting research presented at ESMO 2017 will likely affect clinical practice in metastatic prostate cancer, says Dr Johann de Bono.
Medscape Oncology



A Bill to 'Eliminate Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis'A Bill to 'Eliminate Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:10:48 EST

Who wouldn't want to eliminate the problem of men being wrongly told they had prostate cancer?
Medscape Medical News



Optimizing Treatment for Castration-Resistant Prostate CancerOptimizing Treatment for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:08:05 EST

Individualizing castration-resistant prostate cancer therapy depends not only on drug profiles but also on patient-related factors. Experts offer a way through the data to reach a clinical decision.
Medscape Oncology



FDA OKs First Adjuvant Treatment for Kidney Cancer FDA OKs First Adjuvant Treatment for Kidney Cancer

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:49:54 EST

Sunitinib is now approved for use after surgery in renal cell carcinoma patients who are at high risk for disease recurrence.
FDA Approvals



FDA Clears First-in-Class Emicizumab for Hemophilia AFDA Clears First-in-Class Emicizumab for Hemophilia A

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:31:23 EST

Hemlibra is a first-in-class bispecific monoclonal antibody that bridges activated factor IX and X to replace the missing factor VIII.
FDA Approvals



High-Value Cancer Care Keeps Costs Down? Yes, It's Possible!High-Value Cancer Care Keeps Costs Down? Yes, It's Possible!

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:12:32 EST

A preliminary but innovative study looked directly at oncology practices that deliver high-value care at a low cost and identified some of their attributes.
Medscape Medical News



FDA Clears Wire-Free Breast Tumor Locator for Long-term UseFDA Clears Wire-Free Breast Tumor Locator for Long-term Use

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:56:16 EST

The SAVI Scout surgical guidance system, a nonradioactive wire-free breast tumor localization device, is now cleared for long-term use.
FDA Approvals



Improved Insurance Access Increases Elective Colon Resection RatesImproved Insurance Access Increases Elective Colon Resection Rates

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:38:19 EST

A new analysis proves that the Massachusetts health insurance 'experiment' resulted in better cancer care.
Medscape Oncology



Stage III CRC: Which Patients Need 6 Months of Adjuvant Chemo?Stage III CRC: Which Patients Need 6 Months of Adjuvant Chemo?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:31:19 EST

At the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid, Drs Sobrero and Taieb discuss the optimal duration of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer.
Medscape Oncology



MSK-IMPACT Tumor Profiling Test Authorized by FDA MSK-IMPACT Tumor Profiling Test Authorized by FDA

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:00:56 EST

The MSK-IMPACT tumor profiling test is the first multiplex test to receive FDA authorization. The accreditation of the New York State Department of Health as a third-party reviewer provides a path forward for such tests to receive authorization.
FDA Approvals



Early Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer: Who and When?Early Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer: Who and When?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:17:19 EST

With mounting evidence of benefits from early outpatient specialty palliative care, an international consensus on referral criteria could help clinicians to decide who to refer and when.
Medscape Medical News



Newer Drugs Have Improved Survival in Prostate CancerNewer Drugs Have Improved Survival in Prostate Cancer

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:05:46 EST

Newer drugs approved for metastatic prostate cancer prolong both cancer-specific and overall survival relative to historical controls, according to the first population-based study of its kind.
Medscape Medical News



Researchers to Men With Prostate Cancer: Avoid Whole MilkResearchers to Men With Prostate Cancer: Avoid Whole Milk

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:47:43 EST

The unequivocal advice was offered in the conclusion of a new study of food and prostate cancer recurrence. Another expert disagreed.
Medscape Medical News