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Oncology/Hematology

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Fertility Treatment Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors With BRCA Mutations

— No significant increased risk of recurrence or pregnancy complications

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More Evidence Supports Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Papillary Thyroid Cancer

No difference in surgical, oncologic outcomes with immediate versus delayed surgery

May 17, 2024
Cancer and Intimate-Care Products; Boost for CRC Stool Tests; Biopsy by Ultrasound?

News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues

May 17, 2024
FDA OKs Novel BiTE Agent for Small Cell Lung Cancer

First-in-class tarlatamab achieved a 40% ORR in previously treated extensive-stage SCLC

May 16, 2024
Atezolizumab Plus Chemo Falters in Rapidly Relapsing TNBC

No difference in survival versus chemotherapy alone in patients with PD-L1-positive disease

May 16, 2024
FDA OKs Novel BiTE Agent for Small Cell Lung Cancer

First-in-class tarlatamab achieved a 40% ORR in previously treated extensive-stage SCLC

Atezolizumab Plus Chemo Falters in Rapidly Relapsing TNBC

No difference in survival versus chemotherapy alone in patients with PD-L1-positive disease

Oncology/Hematology Case Studies

Significant Left Nasal Obstruction Finally Diagnosed After 2 Years

Nonspecific presentation impedes early diagnosis of rare indolent tumor in older man

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After Chemo, Breast Cancer Patient Develops Two Malignant Neoplasms

Be aware of the potential for secondary malignancy in relation to LCH diagnosis, researchers urge

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Patient's Colonoscopy Refusal Highlights Value of CRC Screening

Man with a first-degree relative with CRC initially only agreed to stool-based testing

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HPV Vaccination Program in England Was Effective Across Socioeconomic Groups

"It is vitally important to achieve high coverage in all sectors of society," researcher says

May 16, 2024
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Slovakian PM's Prognosis; Kate Middleton's Treatment; Drug Test Cheating

Health news and commentary gathered by app staff

May 16, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Perioperative Nivolumab Boosts EFS in Resectable Lung Cancer

CheckMate 77T trial shows 42% reduction in risk of tumor recurrence, progression, or death

May 15, 2024
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FDA Approves New Self-Collection Option for HPV Testing

Provides women a way to privately collect their own samples, says maker Roche

May 15, 2024
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Resection for Early Liver Cancer Tied to Improved Survival

5-year OS rate nearly doubled vs nonsurgical approaches for early HCC, retrospective study finds

May 15, 2024
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Donepezil Flunks Test for Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment

No improvement versus placebo in immediate recall or other outcomes in breast cancer survivors

May 14, 2024
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Will AI Replace Radiologists, or Just Make Them Better Than Ever?

Opinions differ on how much physicians should be embracing the technology

May 14, 2024
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More Patients Participate in Cancer Treatment Trials Than Previously Estimated

Study calculates rate at 7.1%, higher than historical estimate of less than 5%

May 13, 2024
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Illness Took Away Her Voice. AI Created a Replica She Carries in Her Phone.

OpenAI's new AI voice generator was able to replicate her voice using only a 15-second voice clip

May 13, 2024
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Pig-Kidney Recipient Dies; Colon Cancers Surge in Teens; CRISPR Fails to Cure HIV

Health news and commentary gathered by app staff

May 13, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Mortality in U.S. Youth; Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Also in TTHealthWatch: updated breast cancer screening guidelines

May 11, 2024
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Extended Imatinib Maintenance Boosts Disease-Free Survival in High-Risk GIST

Three-year DFS of 87% with 6 years versus 55% with 3 years, but with increased toxicity

May 10, 2024
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Cancer Vaccines' Emergence; More Focus on Side Effects; A Nudge for Exercise

News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues

May 10, 2024
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Opinion
Ending Oncology's Toxic Relationship With High Chemotherapy Doses

Optimizing doses can improve patient outcomes and lower costs

May 10, 2024
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