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FDA Approves Oral Azacitidine for AML Treatment

The FDA has approved CC-486 for the continued treatment of adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia who achieved first complete remission (CR) or CR with incomplete blood count recovery following...

Start the Discussion on Sexual Health

Nurses and other health care providers should bring up sexual issues when treating patients for gynecologic cancers, says Christina Wilson, PhD, a postdoctoral student at the University of Utah. ...

Sexual Health in Gynecologic Cancer: Patients Want to Talk

Treatment for gynecologic cancer can negatively impact sexual health, yet many clinicians still feel uncomfortable about discussing these adverse events with their patients. For this episode of ...

Germline Testing for Lynch Syndrome: More Important Than Ever

With the emergence of several targeted treatments that have shown efficacy in individuals with germline pathogenic variants, specifically in DNA mismatch repair, the need for germline genetic testi...

Helping Patients Make Decisions to Take Charge of Quality of Life

In the summer of 2014, I was an oncology nurse navigator for a local community-based health system. One of my jobs was to go through a weekly list of patient names given to me from the breast cente...

Bone Complications in Myeloma: Denosumab Shown to Delay SREs

Sean E. Harper, MD Denosumab (Xgeva) demonstrated noninferiority to zoledronic acid (Zometa) at delaying the time to the first skeletal-related event (SRE) in patients with multiple myeloma (HR, ...

Spinal Cord Ependymoma in the Prime of Life

Eric Kratky In January 2007, Erik Kratky was 21 and pursuing his undergraduate degree when he experienced bilateral leg weakness. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed multiple spinal c...

Starting Young With Focus on Fiber May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk Later On

Focusing on a fiber-rich diet at a young age may help lower the risk of developing breast cancer later, according to findings of a new study, which found that among all women, early adulthood diet...

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