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27 August 2015
Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma receive significant progression-free and overall survival benefits from continuous treatment compared with fixed-duration therapy, suggests a pooled analysis.
25 August 2015
Obesity increases the risk of colorectal cancer in patients with Lynch syndrome, research indicates, but daily aspirin use may combat this excess risk.
20 August 2015
Low to moderate alcohol consumption is linked to an increased risk of alcohol-related cancers in women, but not men, who have never smoked, research suggests.
20 August 2015
The variation in mortality rates among patients undergoing lung cancer resection in US hospitals has been attributed by a cohort study to differences in failure-to-rescue rates after the development of complications.
17 August 2015
A Norwegian population-based study reported in the Annals of Oncology has found a rise in the incidence of chronic fatigue a decade or more after treatment in testicular cancer survivors.
14 August 2015
Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation can be considered for chronic- and accelerated-phase chronic myeloid leukaemia patients with prior exposure to second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors, say Polish researchers.
14 August 2015
Adolescent and young adult patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia may have an unfavourable outcome on tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy compared with their older counterparts, suggests a study of Japanese patients.
14 August 2015
Survey results suggest that chronic myeloid leukaemia patients using tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy have good adherence to treatment but might benefit from counselling regarding their illness.
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