Archive: 01/15/2013

Researchers identify new genetic mutation for ALS

Researchers at Western University in London, Canada, have identified a new genetic mutation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), opening the door to future targeted therapies. Dr. Michael Strong, a scientist ...

Jan 15, 2013
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Surgery doesn't up pediatric neuroblastoma outcomes

(HealthDay)—For pediatric patients with stage 4 neuroblastoma, surgery of the primary tumor site has no impact on outcomes, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Jan 15, 2013
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Alkylating agent linked to therapy-related leukemia

(HealthDay)—For patients treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), cumulative doses of alkylating agent (AA) is associated with the risk of therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome (t-AML/MDS), ...

Jan 15, 2013
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ASCO issues guideline for febrile neutropenia in adults

(HealthDay)—The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued updated recommendations for both the prevention and management of febrile episodes in neutropenic oncology outpatients; the recommendations ...

Jan 15, 2013
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