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CDC Vaccine Information and Recommendations for the 2016/17 Influenza Season

With the start of a new school year and the approaching winter, it’s time to get informed about the most critical information regarding the 2016/17 influenza vaccines and CDC’s vaccination recommendations. The... [...]


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Have a Question about Metastatic Breast Cancer? Ask the Expert!

Join us on October 10th! October 10th, 6:00-7:00 PM, EST Tune in here. Join us for a live Ask the Expert session with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Chau T. Dang, MD. She will discuss advances... [...]


Cotellic®/Zelboraf® Combo: New Standard of Care for Melanoma

The treatment combination consisting of Cotellic® (cobimetinib) plus Zelboraf® (vemurafenib) improves overall survival for patients with advanced, BRAF (V600) mutation-positive melanoma. These confirmatory... [...]


Pass it On: It’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In 2016, the American Cancer Association estimates that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,240 women will die from the disease. The incidence of ovarian cancer has decreased slightly... [...]


Announcing the CancerConnect Head and Neck Cancer Support Community

Your story matters. Head and neck cancer is a challenging diagnosis, connecting with others who have had to deal with the side effects of treatment and the challenges of treatment decision making is an... [...]


FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Keytruda® for First-Line Treatment of Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for first-line treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The... [...]


Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Fails to Benefit Most Patients with Lung Cancer

Whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) provides “little additional clinically significant benefit” for patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with brain metastases, according to doctors... [...]


Could a Vaccine Have Prevented Hilary Clinton’s Pneumonia?

It depends: there are many kinds of pneumonia, some of which are preventable, especially in older individuals. Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by bacteria, a virus or fungi and is more common... [...]


Obesity Linked to Improved Survival in Kidney Cancer

Obesity almost always increases cancer risk and worsens outcomes, but researchers led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that overweight patients with advanced kidney cancer had significantly... [...]


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