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Guidelines for Human Papilloma Virus Testing in Head and Neck Carcinomas (02-6-2018)

CancerConnect News:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in the United States, there are more than 16,000 individuals diagnosed with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-positive OroPharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OPSCC) each year and there has been a significant increase over the past several decades.  Patients with HPV-positive OPSCC [...]


FDA Approves Lutathera for Treatment for Certain Digestive Tract Cancers (02-6-2018)

CancerConnect News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Lutathera (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate) for the treatment of a type of cancer that affects the pancreas or gastrointestinal tract called gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). This is the first time a radioactive drug, or radiopharmaceutical, has been approved for the [...]


Breast Cancer Treatments May Increase Risk of Heart Disease (02-5-2018)

American Heart Association Scientific Statement Statement Highlights: Some breast cancer therapies can damage the heart and healthcare providers should carefully monitor breast cancer treatment effects on the heart. Breast cancer survivors, especially older women, are more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure rather than breast cancer. [...]


PD-1 Antibody Cemiplimab Appears Promising for Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin (02-2-2018)

Cemiplimab an investigational human antibody targeting PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1), is yet another “checkpoint inhibitor” that was evaluated in 82 patients with advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC).  Early trial results suggest that cemiplimab may represent a viable treatment option for individuals diagnosed with CSCC. About Cutaneous Squamous [...]


E-cigarettes May Help Adults Switch From Cigarettes but Encourage Smoking in Teens (02-1-2018)

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS CancerConnect News: E-cigarettes can be highly addictive, and kids who use them are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes, concluded a panel of public health experts. A report released this week by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is one of the [...]


Depressive Symptoms Linked to Shorter Survival in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer (01-31-2018)

CancerConnect News:  In a study of patients with head and neck cancer, even mild depressive symptoms were associated with poorer overall survival according to a team of doctors from the University of Louisville who published their findings in Cancer the peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Globally, head and [...]


U.S. FDA Approves Trisenox® Injection for First Line Treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (01-31-2018)

CancerConnect News: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Trisenox® (arsenic trioxide) injection in combination with tretinoin for the treatment of adults with newly-diagnosed low-risk acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) whose APL is characterized by the presence of the (15;17) translocation or PML/RAR-alpha gene expression. The approval was based [...]


Uterine Cancer: The Next Immunotherapy Frontier? (01-30-2018)

CancerConnect News: All gynecologic cancers are challenging to treat. They can be hard to find and are usually diagnosed when they are advanced. Although these cancers can be held at bay with surgery or chemotherapy, they often return and become difficult to control. Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering are exploring [...]


Roswell Park Research Identifies Link between Smoking, Sex Hormones and Lung Cancer (01-29-2018)

CancerConnect News:  The risk of developing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is higher for women and smokers according to the results of a recent study published by a team of doctors led by Christine Ambrosone, PhD, Chair of Cancer Prevention and Control from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Researchers have [...]


Breakthrough Therapy Designation Awarded by FDA for Lenvima and Keytruda Combination Treatment for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (01-25-2018)

CancerConnect News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced “Breakthrough Therapy Designation” for the multiple receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor Lenvima® (lenvatinib) in combination with Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for the potential treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). About Renal Cell Carcinoma Each year in the United States, [...]


FDA Broadens Gilotrif Indication to Previously Untreated, Metastatic NSCLC with Other Non-Resistant EGFR Mutations (01-24-2018)

CancerConnect News: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to Gilotrif®  (afatinib) for a broadened indication in first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have non-resistant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test. Lung cancer remains the [...]


Keytruda Effective in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Lymphoma (01-23-2018)

CancerConnect News: Findings from the KEYNOTE-170 clinical trial Presented at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting suggest that the novel immunotherapy medication keytruda® (pembrolizumab) represents a new treatment option for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. About Keytruda Keytruda is a monoclonal antibody that helps to restore the body’s immune system [...]


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