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References (March 9, 2017)

1 Alexanian R, Dimopoulos M. The treatment of multiple myeloma. New England Journal of Medicine. 1994;330:484-489. 2 Barlogie B, Kyle RA, Anderson KC et al. Standard chemotherapy compared with high-dose... Continue Reading

Staging (October 11, 2016)

Staging: Determining the stage or extent of spread of the cancer is essential in order to understand treatment options or interpret published cancer treatment information. Determining the stage of lung... Continue Reading

Strategies to Improve Treatment (June 21, 2016)

The development of more effective cancer treatments requires that new and innovative therapies be evaluated with cancer patients. Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs... Continue Reading

Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Inhibitors (June 20, 2016)

The EGFR pathway is a normal biologic pathway found in healthy cells. It is involved in regular cellular division and growth. However, certain mutations within the EGFR gene can lead to an overactive EGFR... Continue Reading

References (June 17, 2016)

1 Seiwert TY, Haddad RI, Gupta S, et al. Antitumor activity and safety of pembrolizumab in patients (pts) with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN): Preliminary results from KEYNOTE-012... Continue Reading

Strategies to Improve Treatment (June 17, 2016)

The development of more effective cancer treatments requires that new and innovative therapies be evaluated with cancer patients. Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs... Continue Reading

What Causes Head and Neck Cancer? (June 16, 2016)

There are approximately 53,000 head and neck cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. They are twice as common among men as they are among occur more often among people over age 50. Alcohol and... Continue Reading

References (June 2, 2016)

1 Lipton A, Siena S, Rader M et al. Comparison of denosumab versus zoledronic acid (ZA) for treatment of bone metastases in advanced cancer patients: An integrated analysis of 3 pivotal trials. Presented... Continue Reading

References (May 27, 2016)

1 National Cancer Institute FactSheet. Herceptin® (Trastuzumab): Questions and Answers. Available at:http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/therapy/herceptin. Accessed October 11, 2007. 2 Hobday... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy for Recurrent Breast Cancer (May 27, 2016)

Patients with recurrent cancer may have already received chemotherapy as their initial treatment or recently stopped responding to hormonal therapy.  if the first chemotherapy drug (or combination of... Continue Reading

References (May 27, 2016)

1 Food and Drug Administration. FDA Oncology Tools Approval Summary for Femara® for Treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Accessed March 29, 2002. 2 Food and Drug Administration.... Continue Reading

Management of Myelofibrosis that Progresses to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (February 22, 2015)

In some patients with myelofibrosis, the condition progresses to a type of leukemia known as acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Information about the management of AML is available here. http://news.cancerconnect.com/acute-myeloid-leukemia/ Strategies... Continue Reading

Diagnosis of Myelofibrosis (February 22, 2015)

Individuals diagnosed with myelofibrosis often have no symptoms. An enlarged spleen or an abnormal blood count may be noticed at a routine check up. Once a diagnosis is suspected additional tests or procedures... Continue Reading

Treatment of Essential Thrombocythemia (February 20, 2015)

The need for treatment and choice of treatment depends in part on a patient’s risk of blood clots.2 Patients who are older or who have history of blood clots are considered high-risk and may require... Continue Reading

Treatment of Polycythemia Vera (February 19, 2015)

Treatment of polycythemia vera can improve symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. Choice of treatment depends in part on a patient’s risk of blood clots and the discomfort of symptoms.3 Patients... Continue Reading

References for Melanoma (February 12, 2015)

1 Wagner JD, Gordon MS, Chuang TY, et al.: Current therapy of cutaneous melanoma. Plast Reconstr Surg 105 (5): 1774-99; quiz 1800-1, 2000. 2 Cohn-Cedermark G, Rutqvist LE, Andersson R, et al.: Long term... Continue Reading

References (February 10, 2015)

1 Chemotherapy for non small cell lung cancer: http://www.cancer.net/research-and-advocacy/asco-care-and-treatment-recommendations-patients/chemotherapy-stage-iv-non-small-cell-lung-cancer 2 Second Phase... Continue Reading

References (February 10, 2015)

1 Chemotherapy for non small cell lung cancer: http://www.cancer.net/research-and-advocacy/asco-care-and-treatment-recommendations-patients/chemotherapy-stage-iv-non-small-cell-lung-cancer 2 Second Phase... Continue Reading

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