How Many Years of Aromatase Inhibitor Tx in Breast Cancer? How Many Years of Aromatase Inhibitor Tx in Breast Cancer?
There was no disease-free or overall survival benefit with 5 additional years of aromatase inhibitor therapy vs 2 years for women with hormone receptor –positive breast cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Higher Death Risk With Pepaxto in Multiple Myeloma FDA Warns of Higher Death Risk With Pepaxto in Multiple Myeloma
Following an accelerated approval earlier this year, analysis of data from an ongoing confirmatory trial has shown an increased risk of death with melphalan flufenamide (Pepaxto).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Neoadjuvant Pembro for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer FDA Approves Neoadjuvant Pembro for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
The approval is based on phase 3 trial data showing prolonged event-free survival with the pembrolizumab regimen vs neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone for previously untreated stage II or III TNBC.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Never Too Late: Cancer Centers Push Patients to Quit Smoking Never Too Late: Cancer Centers Push Patients to Quit Smoking
In lung cancer, quitting smoking is'as necessary as the treatments,'says an expert.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Groups, States Push Back on Legal Challenges to PBM Regulation Groups, States Push Back on Legal Challenges to PBM Regulation
Physician and pharmacy groups and state attorneys general unite against efforts by pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) groups to derail regulation of the industry's practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Cancer Misinformation: An Oncologist's Viewpoint COVID-19 and Cancer Misinformation: An Oncologist's Viewpoint
An oncologist reflects on the endemic of cancer misinformation in our society and the parallels with COVID-19 pandemic misinformation, and where we may have gone wrong in our public health messaging.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Blog Source Type: news

Many Pandemic-Driven Changes to Cancer CTs Should Remain Many Pandemic-Driven Changes to Cancer CTs Should Remain
Many of the changes made in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have made cancer clinical trials more patient centered and efficient, and should remain, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Monotherapy Indication for Nivolumab Withdrawn Liver Cancer Monotherapy Indication for Nivolumab Withdrawn
This indication had received an accelerated approval, but after a confirmatory trial failed to show a survival benefit, the indication has been voluntarily withdrawn by the manufacturer.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Should Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors? Should Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors?
Researchers are trying to determine if assessing personal risk for gay men -- instead of ordering a blanket deferral -- would keep the blood supply just as safe.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

More Children With High-Risk Brain Cancer Now Surviving More Children With High-Risk Brain Cancer Now Surviving
A practice-changing study shows that molecular testing to distinguish medulloblastoma subtypes has significantly improved survival for children with a high-risk subtype.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hematologic Cancer Increases Risk for Delivery Complications Hematologic Cancer Increases Risk for Delivery Complications
The risk of in-hospital complications and poor birth outcomes were greater in pregnant women with current or historical cancer diagnoses, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Sharp Decrease in Opioid Access for Dying US Cancer Patients Sharp Decrease in Opioid Access for Dying US Cancer Patients
There was a substantial decline in opioid use among patients over a 10-year period; during that period, patients increasingly sought pain relief in hospital emergency departments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pfizer Expands Recall of Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix Pfizer Expands Recall of Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix
The FDA says the health benefits of stopping smoking outweigh the cancer risk from the nitrosamine impurity potentially contained in the recalled varenicline lots.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lack of After Care Leaves Cancer Patients in'Survivorship Abyss'Lack of After Care Leaves Cancer Patients in'Survivorship Abyss '
Ten years after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, 98% of men are still alive – but many report ongoing adverse effects that make life a struggle.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sharp Turn in Career Path: Leaving Academic Medicine Behind Sharp Turn in Career Path: Leaving Academic Medicine Behind
Dr David Schenkein had aspired to, and achieved, a career in academic medicine and envisaged staying"until they take me out in a box." So why did this physician move to industry?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Diagnostic Technology Is Great...Until It Isn't Diagnostic Technology Is Great...Until It Isn't
Cutting-edge diagnostics are miracles of modern medicine, but their help can come at a high price.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Blog Source Type: news

Florida Oncologist Fired by Health System, Files Lawsuit Florida Oncologist Fired by Health System, Files Lawsuit
Simon Vinarsky, MD, argues that allegations of aggressive behavior toward other employees and negative feedback from patients are untrue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Roadmap for High-Quality Cancer Care Delivery New Roadmap for High-Quality Cancer Care Delivery
' Oncology Medical Home'acts as a comprehensive guide for how oncology practices can deliver high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Groundbreaking' Law Erases Some Barriers to Medical Aid to Dying'Groundbreaking' Law Erases Some Barriers to Medical Aid to Dying
New Mexico's law eases some of the barriers to accessing this option: it cuts the waiting period to 48 hours and allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to participate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Urine Test Differentiates Kidney Cancer From Benign Lesions Urine Test Differentiates Kidney Cancer From Benign Lesions
For patients with kidney lesions, urine tests under development can differentiate renal cell cancer from benign masses, say investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Metformin Use May Curb BCC Risk Metformin Use May Curb BCC Risk
The decrease in basal cell carcinoma (BCC) risk was seen across all metformin dosing levels, but the reason for this remains unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

ASCO 2021's Best Trials Proved We Can Do More With Less ASCO 2021's Best Trials Proved We Can Do More With Less
Dr Mark Lewis celebrates this year's annual meeting, which showed the positives of subtracting chemotherapy.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Screening Could Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths by One Quarter Screening Could Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths by One Quarter
Screening with low-dose computed tomography to detect lung cancer could reduce deaths by a quarter, argues a new report from the Lung Ambition Alliance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Reduced-Dose CT Detects Cancer Without Missing Nodules Reduced-Dose CT Detects Cancer Without Missing Nodules
Reduced-dose computed tomography can safely be used to detect lung metastasis in pediatric patients without sacrificing diagnostic accuracy, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

ctDNA Identifies Patients Who Benefit From Immunotherapy in MIUC ctDNA Identifies Patients Who Benefit From Immunotherapy in MIUC
For patients with muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma (MIUC), detectable ctDNA after surgery is a marker of poor prognosis and of response to the immunotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Many Years Between Beasts Many Years Between Beasts
Her original armor is too small for her now, but her heart knows how to join the battle.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Blog Source Type: news

NSCLC and Melanoma Lead Continuing Fall in US Cancer Death Rates NSCLC and Melanoma Lead Continuing Fall in US Cancer Death Rates
Cancer death rates in the US continue to decline overall for many common cancers in both men and women, especially non –small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and melanoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Alcohol Accounts for 4% of Newly Diagnosed Cancers Worldwide Alcohol Accounts for 4% of Newly Diagnosed Cancers Worldwide
Worldwide data suggest that alcohol accounts for 4% of all cancers diagnosed in 2020, with three quarters of cases occurring in men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Talking About Guns: Website Helps Docs Follow Through on Pledge Talking About Guns: Website Helps Docs Follow Through on Pledge
A team of clinicians and analysts at UC Davis developed the BulletPoints resource to guide clinicians in how to have the conversations and what they can do if what they hear requires action.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Do Patients With Cancer Need a Third Shot of COVID Vaccine? Do Patients With Cancer Need a Third Shot of COVID Vaccine?
No consensus has yet been reached, but patients with blood cancers may be candidates for a third shot, as they have shown reduced antibody responses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASCO Data Confirm Standard of Care for Cervical, Ovarian Cancer ASCO Data Confirm Standard of Care for Cervical, Ovarian Cancer
Dr Maurie Markman describes two large phase 3 trials that'clearly establish'the existing standard of care for cervical and ovarian cancer.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

What Do You Do to Blow Off Steam? What Do You Do to Blow Off Steam?
David Kerr plays drums in a'rock and roll'ceilidh band.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

MRI Plus New Score Halves Biopsy Rate for Prostate Cancer MRI Plus New Score Halves Biopsy Rate for Prostate Cancer
Using MRI targeting of lesions along with the Stockholm 3 risk score cut the number of biopsies by 52% compared with the systematic approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer Center Is Saving Patients About $60 Million Each Year Cancer Center Is Saving Patients About $60 Million Each Year
A major US cancer center is saving patients about $60 million each year by having a board that brainstorms solutions to overwhelming medical bills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oncologist Accused of Inappropriate Treatment'Provided Exceptional Care'Oncologist Accused of Inappropriate Treatment'Provided Exceptional Care '
Professor Justin Stebbing's MPTS hearing is continuing in Manchester.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Prices of Cancer Drugs Much Higher in US Than Europe Prices of Cancer Drugs Much Higher in US Than Europe
Both the launch prices and price increases of new cancer drugs are substantially higher in the US than in European countries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oncology Care Model at 4 Years: No Savings, Practices Leaving Oncology Care Model at 4 Years: No Savings, Practices Leaving
During its first 4 years, the oncology care model led to a $155 million net loss to Medicare and more than a quarter of participating practices dropped out.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tislelizumab Benefit in HCC Undimmed by Prior Therapies Tislelizumab Benefit in HCC Undimmed by Prior Therapies
Patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can achieve durable responses, and overall survival is"encouraging" with the novel immunotherapy, even after multiple prior therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oncology Social Workers'Just as Important' as Chemo Oncology Social Workers'Just as Important' as Chemo
Social workers are trained to help patients and their families cope with the physical, emotional, and social disruptions of cancer in ways that doctors cannot.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Infusion Centers May Best EDs for Treating Sickle Cell Crises Infusion Centers May Best EDs for Treating Sickle Cell Crises
At infusion centers, patients with vaso-occlusive crises received pain medication an average of 70 minutes faster compared with patients treated in emergency departments, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Is'Most Patriotic Thing,' Biden Says Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Is'Most Patriotic Thing,' Biden Says
During July 4th celebrations at the White House, President Joe Biden has called for unvaccinated people to get a shot, calling it the'most patriotic thing'Americans can do.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Poorer Survival in CRC With Obesity: Is Chemo Dose Too Low? Poorer Survival in CRC With Obesity: Is Chemo Dose Too Low?
Could poorer survival outcomes seen in patients with colorectal cancer and obesity be partially explained by lower cumulative doses of adjuvant chemotherapy?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Linked to Rise in Early-Onset Colon Cancer? Antibiotic Linked to Rise in Early-Onset Colon Cancer?
Any antibiotic exposure appears to increase the risk of colon cancer by almost 50% in people aged under 50 years, say UK researchers, although experts warn more work is needed to show causality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Link to Rise in Early Onset Colon Cancer? Antibiotic Link to Rise in Early Onset Colon Cancer?
Any antibiotic exposure appears to increase the risk of colon cancer by almost 50% in people aged under 50 years, say UK researchers, although experts warn more work is needed to show causality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health Policy Expert Peter Bach, MD, Goes to Biotech Company Health Policy Expert Peter Bach, MD, Goes to Biotech Company
A fierce critic of drug costs, Peter Bach, MD, has left academia for a small biotech company working on liquid biopsy for lung cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Persist in Endometrial Cancer Care Racial Disparities Persist in Endometrial Cancer Care
Women who were Black, Latina, American Indian, or Alaska Native were less likely than White women to receive guidelines-adherent treatment for endometrial cancer, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Ex-Pentagon Chief Rumsfeld Dies of Multiple Myeloma Ex-Pentagon Chief Rumsfeld Dies of Multiple Myeloma
Rumsfeld, 88, led the Pentagon for presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush and was one of most influential government leaders of the first decade of the 21st century. He died at his home in Taos, NM.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Data Support De-escalating Chemotherapy in Colorectal Cancer New Data Support De-escalating Chemotherapy in Colorectal Cancer
KEYNOTE-177 reaffirms pembro in mismatch repair-deficient colorectal cancer, and two other studies support easing off chemo to improve PFS in advanced disease.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Early-Onset CRC Associated With Longer Survival Early-Onset CRC Associated With Longer Survival
Individuals who are younger than 50 years when diagnosed with primary colorectal cancer have better survival outcomes than individuals diagnosed at age 51-55 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

EMA Panel OKs Two New Drugs for Blood Cancers EMA Panel OKs Two New Drugs for Blood Cancers
The CHMP has recommended conditional marketing authorization for idecabtagene vicleucel for multiple myeloma and tafasitamab for lymphoma.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news