Oncology & Cancer

Interim scan during prostate cancer therapy helps guide treatment

New prostate cancer research shows that adding an interim scan during therapy can help guide a patient's treatment. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of patients with metastatic ...

Oncology & Cancer

More women in US receive 3-D mammography but disparities remain

Use of 3-D mammography, an advanced form of breast cancer screening, has risen rapidly in recent years, according to Yale researchers in a new study. But adoption of the technology varies widely, reflecting emerging disparities ...

Oncology & Cancer

Transfusion dose density affects myelodysplastic syndrome survival

(HealthDay)—Transfusion dose density is an independent prognostic factor for progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes treated with red blood cell transfusions (RBCTs), according to a study ...

Oncology & Cancer

Drug combo slows progression in advanced breast cancer

(HealthDay)—Treatment with a combination of alpelisib and fulvestrant prolongs progression-free survival among patients with PIK3CA-mutated, hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study reveals lower predictive ability for renal cancer models

(HealthDay)—Prospective validation of existing renal cell carcinoma (RCC) prediction models demonstrates a decrease in their predictive ability, according to a study published online June 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Oncology & Cancer

Immunotherapy and HDAC inhibition are anti-cancer besties

Immunotherapies have revolutionized the care of many cancers, teaching the body's own immune cells to recognize and attack tumor cells. Leading the way are drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors, which block a kind of "white ...

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