Types of Cancer


Melanoma Linked with CLL, Wilmot Recommends Close Monitoring (08-17-2018)

While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery — these patients had a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of... Continue Reading

What is The Optimal Duration of Adjuvant Hormone Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer? (07-25-2018)

Currently it is recommended that most postmenopausal women with hormone receptor–positive early stage breast cancer be treated with 5 additional years of aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy following completion of an initial 5 years of treatment. The optimal... Continue Reading

Tibsovo Approved for Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia and an IGH1 Mutation (07-23-2018)

Tibsovo® (ivosidenib) has been granted approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (R/R AML) with a susceptible isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) mutation... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Kisqali as Initial Endocrine Therapy for Advanced Breast Cancer (07-23-2018)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Kisqali (ribociclib) in combination with an aromatase inhibitor for the treatment of pre/perimenopausal or postmenopausal women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor... Continue Reading

Nimotuzumab in Combination With Concurrent Radiotherapy and Cisplatin Is Active in Locally Advanced SCCHN (07-19-2018)

Nimotuzumab in combination with concurrent radiotherapy and cisplatin provides significant clinical benefits in patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). About Head and Neck Cancer Head and neck cancers include... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Xtandi for Treatment of Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer (07-17-2018)

On July 13, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved Xtandi (enzalutamide) for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).  This approval broadens the indicated patient population to include patients with both non-metastatic CRPC... Continue Reading

Cyramza Improves Survival in Poor-Prognosis Liver Cancer (07-12-2018)

Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, director of Liver Cancer Research at Massachusetts General Hospital presented new data at the 2018 World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (WCGC) demonstrating that Cyramza (ramucirumab) significantly improves survival in a subset... Continue Reading

Overall Health, Not Just Age, is an Important Factor in Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (07-10-2018)

Two clinical studies highlight the importance of evaluating overall health instead of age in the management of lung cancer. In fact, younger patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are more likely to receive treatment than older patients, regardless... Continue Reading

Aromasin plus Ovarian Suppression Yields Benefit in High-risk Premenopausal Breast Cancer Patients (07-9-2018)

Premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer and a high risk of recurrence who are treated with an aromatase inhibitor plus ovarian function suppression may gain 10 to 15 percent improvement in freedom from distant recurrence... Continue Reading

Engineering the Common Cold Virus Appears to be Promising Treatment Approach for Some Brain Tumors (07-6-2018)

A “smart bomb” oncolytic adenovirus appears to induce dramatic responses with long-term survival in recurrent high-grade gliomas, according to the early results of a study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology. Glioblastoma is the... Continue Reading

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