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Long Term Follow Up Shows Durability of Jakafi® Response in Patients with Polycythemia Vera (12/27/2017)

CancerConnect News: Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) was initially reported to help patients with polycythemia vera (PV) maintain hematocrit control more effectively than the best available therapy at the 56th American Hematology Society Annual Meeting in 2014.1,2 Now with a full 4 years of follow-up from this trial the benefit of Jakafi® continues to be confirmed. Results recently presented …

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Oral Contraceptive Use Still Linked to Breast Cancer (12/27/2017)

Women who rely on birth control pills or contraceptive devices that release hormones face a small but significant increase in the risk for breast cancer, according to a large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.1 This study is the first to examine the risks associated with current formulations of birth control pills …

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Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (12/26/2017)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with pancreatic cancer and often work in collaboration. Pick your primary oncologist carefully, rely on people you trust including nurses and other health care professionals who make help with recommendations.  Make sure your doctor is someone you feel comfortable …

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Diagnosed with Gastric Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (12/21/2017)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with gastric cancer and often work in collaboration. Pick your primary oncologist carefully, rely on people you trust including nurses and other health care professionals who make help with recommendations.  Make sure your doctor is someone you feel comfortable …

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What to Tell Children when Facing a Diagnosis of Cancer (12/14/2017)

If you have children in your life, you already know that they tend to be creatures of habit who rely on their daily routine. There may be unexpected changes in their routine with your fight against cancer, and you may be concerned about the best way to talk to them about it. Whether you’re a …

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Acupuncture Reduces Aromatase Inhibitor Joint Pain in Women with Breast Cancer (12/14/2017)

According to a well designed study presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium acupuncture is effective in reducing pain and stiffness associated with aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy in women with early-stage breast cancer.1 Stiffness and joint pain is a well documented concern of women undergoing AI therapy for the treatment and prevention of …

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Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer (12/13/2017)

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. Doctors who specialize in treating cancers with radiation are known as radiation oncologists. During radiation therapy, high-energy x-rays are used to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy can be given by a machine that aims x-rays at the body (external beam radiation) or by …

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Addition of Darzalex™ Improves Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma (12/13/2017)

The addition of Darzalex™ (daratumumab) to the standard treatment combination consisting of Velcade (bortezomib), melphalan, and prednisone (VMP) reduces disease progression or death by 50%, among patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are not eligible to undergo a stem cell transplant. These results were presented as a late-breaking abstract at the 2017 annual meeting …

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Mogamulizumab Superior to Vorinostat in Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma (12/13/2017)

Results were recently presented at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta from a international comparative clinical trail evaluating mogamulizumab in patients with previously treated cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Precision cancer medicine utilizes molecular diagnostic testing, including DNA sequencing, to identify cancer-driving abnormalities in a cancer’s genome. Once a …

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Kisqali® Improves Outcomes of Premenopausal Women with HR+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer (12/12/2017)

It was announced today that results from the Phase III MONALEESA-7 trial evaluating Kisqali® (ribociclib) in combination endocrine-based therapy in premenopausal or perimenopausal women with hormone-receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer will be presented as a late-breaking oral presentation at the 2017 Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer …

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