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Viagra Associated with Increased Risk of Melanoma (04-18-2014)

Men who take by Viagra (sildenafil) are 84 percent more likely to develop melanoma than men who do not, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Melanoma is a potentially fatal type of skin cancer that begins in the melanocytes,... Continue Reading

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Poor Health (04-17-2014)

A vegetarian diet may be linked to a lower body mass index (BMI) and less frequent alcohol consumption; however, it also appears to be associated with poorer health, a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life, according to the results of... Continue Reading

Jakafi Prolongs Survival in Primary Myelofibrosis (04-16-2014)

Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) prolongs survival in patients with intermediate- or high-risk primary myelofibrosis compared with patients who receive conventional therapy, according to the results of a study published in the journal Blood. Primary myelofibrosis... Continue Reading

Avastin Plus Chemotherapy Improves Progression-Free Survival in Platinum-Resistant Recurrent Ovarian Cancer (04-9-2014)

The addition of Avastin® (bevacizumab) to standard chemotherapy significantly improved progression-free survival and objective response rate among women with platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer, according to the results of a study published early... Continue Reading

Post-Mastectomy Radiation Beneficial for Cancer That Has Spread to Only a Few Lymph Nodes (04-8-2014)

Women whose breast cancer has spread to just a few lymph nodes are less likely to experience recurrence or die from their disease if they undergo radiation therapy after mastectomy, according to the results of a study published in The Lancet. Post-mastectomy... Continue Reading

Updated Guidelines for Sentinel Node Biopsy in Early Stage Breast Cancer (04-2-2014)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued new recommendations for the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with early stage breast cancer. The guidelines were published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. For women... Continue Reading

Ceritinib Highly Active in Advanced ALK-Positive NSCLC (04-1-2014)

The investigational compound ceritinib (LDK378) was highly active in patients with advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lung cancer is the leading cause... Continue Reading

T-VEC Vaccine Promotes Tumor Shrinkage in Advanced Melanoma (03-28-2014)

The experimental cancer vaccine talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) promoted tumor shrinkage and triggered a systemic immune response in patients with advanced melanoma, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014 Society of Surgical Oncology... Continue Reading

New Guidelines Could Add 12.8 Million New Statin Users (03-26-2014)

The new American College of Cardiology–American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) guidelines for managing cholesterol—if adhered to strictly—would increase the number of adults eligible for statin therapy by 12.8 million, according to the results of a... Continue Reading

Fertility Concerns Affect Treatment Decisions in Younger Women with Breast Cancer (03-26-2014)

Fertility concerns affect treatment decisions in a substantial proportion of young women with breast cancer; however, few women pursue available fertility preservation strategies, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

No Significant Bone Density Differences Between Aromasin and Arimidex (03-20-2014)

There was no significant difference in bone mineral density loss among women with early breast cancer treated with adjuvant Aromasin® (exemestane) or Arimidex® (anastrozole), according to the results of a study published in The Lancet Oncology. Aromatase... Continue Reading

Radical Prostatectomy Shows Significant Long-Term Benefit in Early Prostate Cancer (03-18-2014)

Extended follow-up of the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group-4 trial (SPCG-4) has confirmed that radical prostatectomy is associated with a substantial reduction in mortality among men with early prostate cancer. These results were published in the New... Continue Reading

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