A good primer for the oncologist on several cancer screening tests that can be administered at home and help detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages — often before people experience symptoms. Some tests, such as a screening colonoscopy, can even treat cancer by removing abnormal cells before they become problematic.
The incredible story of how a young mother of two children survived and ultimately overcame colon cancer that had spread throughout her body. Despite suffering severe anemia, diarrhea and emesis, and losing 25 pounds, this determined woman beat the odds.
This Children’s Oncology Group report recommends new guidance on administering radiotherapy among children with cancer. Questions are answered around imaging protocols, dose reduction, setup correction, and adaptive therapy.
A study published in Blood Advances finds that higher levels of NETosis in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are not linked to thrombotic events. The study determined that while NETosis may play a role in facilitating thrombosis, it is not a sole causative determinant in MPN-associated thrombophilia.
In ASH Clinical News, Dr. Geoffrey Uy, a professor in the Oncology Division at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, discusses treatment options for a transplant-ineligible patient who has Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). The patient under review is a 61-year-old female diagnosed with Ph+ ALL who has multiple comorbidities and […]
Bone marrow failure in children and young adults is often suspected to be inherited; however, in many cases, diagnosis remains uncertain. A new study involving 179 patients (from 173 families) found that implementing precision medicine at diagnosis can improve patient management, along with the use of family counseling. This study published in Blood expands the […]
Surgery still offers the best chance of cure for patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). However, for locally advanced or metastatic well-differentiated tumors, medical therapy including theranostics, targeted therapies, and chemotherapy can all play a role. Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology reviews the diagnosis and management of these tumors.
In this series from Blood that tackles four cases studies, the outcomes of AML pediatric patients compared to children with ALL is explored, focusing on the emerging new treatments venetoclax (Venclexta; AbbVie/Genentech), CD33- and CD123-directed CAR T-cell therapy, CD123-directed antibody therapy, and menin inhibitors.
Publication: ASH Clinical NewsOriginal Source: Journal of the National Care InstituteDesign: Assessment of longitudinal changes in memory, attention, and executive function in men and women with lymphoma (n=248; 62.5% male) prior to and six months after initiation of chemotherapy. A group of age- and sex-matched people without cancer was used as a control arm (n=212; […]
Review Publication: Hematology AdvisorDesign: At the Annual Meeting of the Society of Hematologic Oncology, researchers presented a study identifying a higher percentage of patients with germline predisposition syndromes (GPS).Results: Following a review of medical records of patients diagnosed with GPS between 1994 and 2018, the investigators reported that the detection of GPS positively impacted medical […]