Oncology & Cancer

'Idling' cancer cells may return

About half of all melanomas have mutations in the BRAF gene that accelerate tumor cell growth and spread. While most patients benefit from targeted anti-BRAF therapy, resistance to treatment and tumor progression is almost ...

Oncology & Cancer

Blincyto approval expanded for specific leukemia

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has expanded approval for Blincyto (blinatumomab) to include adults and children with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are in remission but who ...

Oncology & Cancer

Molecular minimal disease in remission predicts AML relapse

(HealthDay)—The detection of molecular minimal residual disease is associated with increased relapse rates in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to a study published in the March 29 issue of the New England Journal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Flow cytometry assesses minimal residual disease in myeloma

(HealthDay)—Data on methods used for assessing minimal residual disease (MRD) in multiple myeloma (MM) are presented in a report published online Oct. 23 in the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology.

Oncology & Cancer

Combo Rx plus stem-cell tx ups PFS in multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—Combination therapy with lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (RVD) plus stem-cell transplantation is associated with longer progression-free survival than RVD alone for adults with multiple myeloma, ...

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