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Sotorasib Shows Encouraging Antitumor Activity in Advanced NSCLC

September 20th 2020

The investigational drug sotorasib demonstrated promising antitumor activity in patients with non-small cell lung cancer that harbor the KRAS p.G12C mutation, an aberration for which no targeted treatment has yet been approved.

Selinexor Triplet Improves Response, Reduces Neuropathy in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

May 29th 2020

When added to bortezomib and dexamethasone in patients with multiple myeloma, selinexor, an inhibitor of XPO1-mediated nuclear export, improves progression-free survival and overall response rate and reduces the incidence of peripheral neuropathy.

Cancer Mortality Rate Declined More Steeply in States That Expanded Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act

May 14th 2020

The cancer mortality rate declined more in states that expanded Medicaid coverage than those that didn’t following the passage of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, a study found.

Exercise Helps Women Maintain Cardiovascular Function During Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment

December 7th 2018

Women who took part in a supervised exercise program during adjuvant treatment for breast cancer had better cardiovascular function than women who did not participate in the program.

Even Moderate Weight Loss Helps Prevent Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

December 9th 2017

Losing even some extra weight significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women, expert says.

Late Effects of Childhood Cancers Dropping Along With Intensity of Treatments

June 3rd 2017

The rate of severe long-term side effects caused by treatments for childhood cancers is dropping over time, according to findings from a retrospective analysis of 23,600 survivors enrolled in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Pregnancy Does Not Increase Recurrence Risk of Early-Stage, ER-Positive Breast Cancer

June 3rd 2017

Women who have had early breast cancer, along with their doctors, often worry that pregnancy could cause disease recurrence. But according to the results of a new study, that’s not the case.

Adopting Healthy Lifestyle Leads to Improved Overall Survival in Postsurgical Colon Cancer

May 18th 2017

Patients with stage III colorectal cancer who maintained a healthy body weight, engaged in regular physical activity, and adopted other healthy lifestyle behaviors experienced a 42% lower chance of death and a trend toward reduced cancer recurrence.

BRCA Gene Does Not Predict Poor Prognosis in Patients With Breast Cancer

January 10th 2017

While mutations of the BRCA gene can increase a woman’s chances of developing breast and ovarian cancers, the presence of the gene made no difference in survival for women aged 40 years or younger who were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.

Adding Temozolomide to Radiotherapy Is Effective and Tolerable in Older Adults With Glioblastoma

June 5th 2016

Adding temozolomide to short-course radiotherapy after surgery boosted overall survival by nearly 2 months, bringing 1-year survival rates up from 22.2% to 37.8% for elderly patients with glioblastoma.