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For high-risk leukemia patients, umbilical cord blood transplant associated with lower risk of relapse

Sept. 7, 2016 Umbilical cord blood transplants may have advantages beyond offering an alternative stem cell source for leukemia patients without a traditional donor match, according to a study ... [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

JCAR014 clinical data published in Science Translational Medicine: Patients with advanced lymphoma in remission after T-cell therapy

Sept. 7, 2016 In a paper published today in Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center shared data from an early-phase study of patients with advanced ... [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

Testing for inherited mutations could benefit men with advanced prostate cancer

July 6, 2016 Inherited mutations in genes that function to repair DNA may contribute to metastatic prostate cancer more than previously recognized, according to a study out today in The New England ... [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

FDA approves Pfizer's lung cancer drug for expanded use

The United States Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the expanded use of Pfizer Inc's drug to treat a type of lung cancer.... [via Reuters]

Cabozantinib Improves Upon the Standard of Care for Advanced Kidney Cancer | ASCO.org

New analyses from a phase III clinical trial of patients with previously treated advanced kidney cancer demonstrated that patients of all risk levels experience more benefit from cabozantinib than ... [via ASCO]

Gum disease linked to breast cancer risk in older women

Middle-aged and older women with gum disease are slightly more likely than those without gum problems to develop breast cancer, suggests a new study.... [via Reuters]

leukemia drug cuts death risk vs chemo in new patients: study

Johnson & Johnson's and AbbVie's cancer drug Imbruvica significantly reduced the risk of death and disease progression compared with chemotherapy in previously untreated patients with a type of ... [via Reuters]

Novartis trial shows drug improves survival for AML patients

ZURICH Novartis' phase III study for its acute myeloid leukemia drug showed it improved overall survival by 23 percent for patients with FLT3 mutations, the Swiss drugmaker said on Sunday.... [via Reuters]

Novartis gets FDA approval for skin cancer drug combination

n">Novartis AG said on Friday it received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regular approval for a drug combination to treat an aggressive form of skin cancer.... [via Reuters]

Celldex vaccine improves long-term brain cancer survival in study

New data from a midstage trial show that Celldex Therapeutics Inc's experimental brain cancer vaccine, combined with standard therapy, continues to improve chances of survival for patients with ... [via Reuters]

NovoCure's cancer therapy effective in late-stage study

n">NovoCure Ltd said its lead cancer therapy improved survival rate in brain cancer patients in combination with Avastin in a late-stage study, sending its shares up 23 percent in extended trading.... [via Reuters]

Immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer boosts survival by more than 75% in mice

Oct. 29, 2015 A new study in mice by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that a specialized type of immunotherapy even when used without chemotherapy or radiation can ... [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

Novartis, Juno face production hurdles for new blood cancer drugs

NEW YORK As drugmakers including Novartis, Juno Therapeutics and Kite Pharma race to launch what may be the most effective treatments ever seen for leukemia and other blood cancers, they are ... [via Reuters]

FDA expands lung cancer approval for Bristol-Myers' drug

n">The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday expanded its approval of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's immunotherapy drug Opdivo for patients with an additional form of advanced lung cancer.... [via Reuters]

Molecular 'Feedback Loop' May Explain Tamoxifen Resistance in Patients with Breast Cancer

Get the facts on diseases, conditions, tests and procedures. Find a doctor at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center or Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.... [via John Hopkins]

Featured Esophageal Cancer Articles

Esophageal Cancer Treatment: The Role of Combined Radiation and Chemotherapy  
 Esophageal cancer, including cancer arising from the gastro-esophageal junction, is a challenging disease worldwide. At diagnosis, approximately 50% of patients present with disease that extends beyon... [more]

Esophageal cancer rates climb with obesity; U-M study finds esophagectomy safe in obese patients 
 ANN ARBOR, Mich - The rapidly climbing obesity rates in the United States have created a higher risk of esophageal cancer linked to reflux disease.... [more]


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