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Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy Doesn't Help Everyone (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Benefits limited mainly to men with strong sexual function before surgery (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 25, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Macrocytic anemia: Symptoms and treatment
Macrocytic anemia is a type of anemia characterized by abnormally large red blood cells. The size of the red blood cells means there are fewer of them to help the body function. In this article, learn about the causes of macrocytic anemia, including folate and B-12 deficiencies, as well as how the condition is treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Palliative Care Questions to Ask Every Advanced Cancer Patient Palliative Care Questions to Ask Every Advanced Cancer Patient
Tips on making palliative care discussions a routine part of advanced breast cancer treatment.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Checkpoint Inhibitors Have a Role for'Virtually Every Patient'Checkpoint Inhibitors Have a Role for'Virtually Every Patient '
After an'extraordinary week'of advances in lung cancer, Dr Mark Kris explains why checkpoint inhibitors now play a major role in lung cancer therapy.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Do You Pray With Your Patients? Do You Pray With Your Patients?
Patients sometimes ask for spiritual comfort from their physicians and other clinicians.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sigmoidoscopy Curbs Colon Cancer Risk and Death for Men, Not Women Sigmoidoscopy Curbs Colon Cancer Risk and Death for Men, Not Women
Sigmoidoscopy screening in Norway reduced colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and death in men but had little effect in women, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Circulating Tumor Cell Count Predicts Early Breast Cancer Outcomes Circulating Tumor Cell Count Predicts Early Breast Cancer Outcomes
Circulating tumor cell (CTC) count independently predicts outcomes in women with early breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to a meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

QoL Data Support APBI for Early Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Early swelling, pain, and skin problems worse with whole-breast irradiation (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 24, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Low Risk for Ureteral Stricture From Cervical Ca Brachytherapy Low Risk for Ureteral Stricture From Cervical Ca Brachytherapy
Neither intracavitary nor interstitial brachytherapy increases the risk for ureteral stricture in locally advanced cervical cancer, except in the setting of hydronephrosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Interpreting KEYNOTE-189 and CheckMate-227 for Clinical Practice Interpreting KEYNOTE-189 and CheckMate-227 for Clinical Practice
Thoracic oncologist H. Jack West, MD, takes a close look at the clinical implications of two major lung cancer clinical trials presented at AACR.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Bundled Payments With Drug Costs Penalize Oncology Practices Bundled Payments With Drug Costs Penalize Oncology Practices
Bundled payments are being tested as a means of cutting costs, but owing to the mix of patient conditions, some oncology practices could see a decline in revenue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lorlatinib Addresses Resistance to ALK TKIs in NSCLC Lorlatinib Addresses Resistance to ALK TKIs in NSCLC
Lorlatinib, a selective third-generation ALK/ROS1 TKI, has a broad spectrum of activity against ALK kinase mutations that confer resistance to one or more ALK TKIs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hydronephrosis Ups Risk of Deadly Complication in Cervical Ca (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pronounced increase in risk for severe ureteral stricture post-brachytherapy (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 24, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Physical Activity Significantly Boosts Survival in Cancer Pts Physical Activity Significantly Boosts Survival in Cancer Pts
Physical activity both before and during treatment can significantly increase the likelihood of survival, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NCCN: Screen for Liver Cancer in Patients at Risk NCCN: Screen for Liver Cancer in Patients at Risk
Hepatocellular carcinoma is a'bad actor'with a growing death toll in the United States and Europe; when possible, patients with risk factors should be screened.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Oncology Done Right Is About Balance': Weighing IO Side Effects'Oncology Done Right Is About Balance': Weighing IO Side Effects
When discussing checkpoint inhibitor adverse effects, Dr Mark Kris argues that we have to consider their potentially outsize benefits.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Handgrip Strength Predicts Survival in Early Lung Cancer Handgrip Strength Predicts Survival in Early Lung Cancer
Measuring handgrip strength is a cheap, easy, and objective indicator of short- and longer-term survival in patients with inoperable stage I lung cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Screening Intervals for People With Family Histories of CRC Screening Intervals for People With Family Histories of CRC
A new model found that for individuals with family histories of colorectal cancer, it's cost effective to gradually increase the screening interval--under certain circumstances.Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

SSRI Use and Breast Cancer Survival: Cohort Study SSRI Use and Breast Cancer Survival: Cohort Study
Is SSRI use associated with breast cancer mortality?Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Concurrent Chemo/RT Reduces OS in Elderly NSCLC Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But median OS with sequential chemo/RT the same as in younger patients (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 22, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean if your RDW is high?
A red cell distribution width (RDW) blood test can help detect the presence of anemia, along with what could be causing it. The test identifies the size difference between the biggest and smallest red blood cells in a sample. In this article, we look at what to expect when having this test, and when it might be used. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes blood in sputum?
Seeing blood in sputum or mucus can be worrying, but it is usually not a cause for concern. If a person is young or generally healthy, these traces of blood are often caused by a mild infection or bronchitis. In serious cases, they can indicate a severe infection or lung cancer. Learn about causes and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Wins U.S. Approval for First-line Use of Lung Cancer Drug AstraZeneca Wins U.S. Approval for First-line Use of Lung Cancer Drug
U.S. regulators have expanded use of AstraZeneca's lung cancer drug Tagrisso to include initial treatment of patients with a specific genetic mutation, the company said on Wednesday.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Chemotherapy Induced Oral Mucositis: Prevention Is Possible Chemotherapy Induced Oral Mucositis: Prevention Is Possible
Does a mouthwash containing soluble prednisolone, nystatin, and salt reduce the rate of oral mucositis associated with chemotherapy?Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

CMS Should Have Required a Randomized Trial of F1CDx CMS Should Have Required a Randomized Trial of F1CDx
Authors give five reasons why CMS should have refrained from coverage of a 324-gene panel offered by Foundation Medicine in the absence of a randomized trial.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Treatment Shows Sustained Benefit in Larger Group of Beta Thalassemia Patients Treatment Shows Sustained Benefit in Larger Group of Beta Thalassemia Patients
New results for Bluebird Bio Inc.'s LentiGlobin treatment for beta thalassemia continue to look promising.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Venetoclax/Rituximab Found Superior to Chemotherapy in CLL
The combination of rituximab and the BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax significantly lengthened PFS among CLL patients in the phase III MURANO trial. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Hematologic Malignancies News Source Type: news

Duvelisib Granted Priority Review for R/R CLL/SLL and FL
In the DUO and DYNAMO trials, duvelisib improved clinical responses in patients with R/R CLL/SLL and FL, respectively. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Follicular Lymphoma Hematologic Malignancies News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Care of Breast Cancer Survivors Cardiovascular Care of Breast Cancer Survivors
Review the latest strategies for early detection and management of CV disease in patients with a history of breast cancer.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bedside art therapy decreases pain and anxiety in patients with cancer
(Wiley) A brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improved mood and reduced pain and anxiety in a study of inpatients with hematological cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Approach to Melanoma Treatment Identified New Approach to Melanoma Treatment Identified
Drugs that induce a self-inflicted cell-death process called ferroptosis could be used to target de-differentiated melanoma cells, thereby increasing the efficacy of both targeted and immune therapies, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Five-year Nutritional Interventions Do Not Affect Long-term Mortality Five-year Nutritional Interventions Do Not Affect Long-term Mortality
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Diet, Exercise Tied to Reduced Death Risk in Colon Cancer Diet, Exercise Tied to Reduced Death Risk in Colon Cancer
Good diet and exercise habits may improve survival rates for people who already have colon cancer, according to results of an observational studyMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASCO Issues New Metastatic Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide ASCO Issues New Metastatic Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide
Adding docetaxel or abiraterone to ADT improves metastatic prostate cancer survival, with patient and cost factors the most important considerations when choosing between them, say guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Prostate Drug Can Match Standard Dose, Cut Costs Low-Dose Prostate Drug Can Match Standard Dose, Cut Costs
Patients who cannot afford to take abiraterone acetate for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer could benefit just as much from taking just a quarter dose with food, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to increase hemoglobin: Home remedies
A variety of conditions and lifestyle factors can lead to a reduction in hemoglobin. Common causes include anemia, pregnancy, and thyroid conditions. One way to increase hemoglobin is to consume more iron and folate. Here, learn other ways to boost hemoglobin levels. We also describe normal ranges for men and women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Olaparib in Breast Cancer: PFS Is Significant but OS Is Not Olaparib in Breast Cancer: PFS Is Significant but OS Is Not
New results from the OlympiAD trial show that overall survival was not significant, but a breast cancer expert says that this will not affect uptake of olaparib for these patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Resistance to PD-1 Inhibition Overcome With a Combination Resistance to PD-1 Inhibition Overcome With a Combination
For metastatic melanoma that acquires resistance to PD-1 inhibition, that resistance may be overcome with a combination of the same PD-1 inhibitor and a toll-like receptor agonist, CMP-001.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oncologist Compensation Increase Last Year Among the Top Oncologist Compensation Increase Last Year Among the Top
Oncologists in the US had a double-digit increase in income during the past year, making them one of the top gainers among specialists, according to the Medscape Oncologist Compensation Report 2018.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

For young adults with blood cancer, pediatric centers may improve survival
(American Society of Hematology) Adolescents and young adults with acute leukemia have a survival advantage if they receive treatment at a pediatric cancer center versus an adult center, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Will You Change How You Treat Lung Cancer?
(MedPage Today) -- Experts break down findings from new studies (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 18, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

RURO Releases LimitLIS Version 3.2
New version features two additional modules: Clinical Chemistry/Hematology and Molecular Testing(PRWeb April 18, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15418746.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug Active in RET-Altered Tumors (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Objective response rate of 40%-50% in preliminary clinical trial (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 17, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Quiz: Transplant Considerations for Patients With Hematologic Cancers
What are appropriate sources of stem cells for HCT in patients without an HLA-matched, related donor? Is post-transplant cyclophosphamide –based haploidentical donor transplantation appropriate for racial and ethnic minority patients with hematologic cancers? Test your knowledge with this multiquestion quiz. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Quiz Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can I stabilize my blood pressure?
A wide range of factors influences blood pressure, including anxiety, stress, and medications. High blood pressure can have severe complications, such as a heart attack or stroke. A person can address fluctuating blood pressure with home remedies and lifestyle changes. Learn more about normalizing blood pressure here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

U.S. Public May Lack Understanding of Cancer Screening U.S. Public May Lack Understanding of Cancer Screening
Most people have inaccurate beliefs about what cancer screening tests can do and what they cannot, suggests a recent study from the U.S. National Cancer Institute.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Website Offers Inexpensive Aid to Breast Reconstruction Decisions Website Offers Inexpensive Aid to Breast Reconstruction Decisions
A web-based decision aid may be cost-effective as well as helpful to women making breast-reconstruction choices following mastectomy, according to Australian researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Novel Study of Endocrine Therapy-Induced Hair Loss Novel Study of Endocrine Therapy-Induced Hair Loss
Breast cancer patients are at risk for alopecia with endocrine therapy, but hair growth can often be restored with topical minoxidil.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Clear Role' for PARP Inhibitors in Advanced Ovarian Cancer'Clear Role' for PARP Inhibitors in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Recent approval of rucaparib gives patients with ovarian cancer another new option for maintenance therapy.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Morning Break: Human/Mouse Brains; Fecal Cosmetics; Charlie Gard Again
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 17, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news