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22 May 2015
Patients who undergo haematopoietic cell transplantation should be educated on the risk of skin cancer and the need for regular self-examination, US researchers say.
22 May 2015
Treatment with a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor prevents progression to blast crisis in chronic myeloid leukaemia patients with high levels of cancerous inhibitor of PP2A, research suggests.
22 May 2015
The likelihood of complications associated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia may be reduced by considering patient factors and differences in the toxicity profiles of the different drug options, a review suggests.
22 May 2015
Research has confirmed that single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes related to the processing of sunitinib influence the outcome of treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
22 May 2015
Results of postmarketing follow-up in Japanese patients confirm the efficacy and safety profile of sunitinib in advanced renal cell carcinoma.
21 May 2015
A Japanese single-institution study suggests that axitinib may be a feasible first-line option for patients with locally advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
08 May 2015
Addition of chemotherapy to radiotherapy significantly improves outcomes in patients with nonmetastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma, shows a meta-analysis.
01 May 2015
Ultrasound has only limited value for diagnosing thyroid cancer in children, say the authors of a meta-analysis.
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