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Annual Report to the Nation: Overall Cancer Mortality Continues To Decline, Prostate Cancer Mortality Has Stabilized

(NCI) May 22, 2018 - The 2018 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds overall cancer death rates continue to decline and cancer incidence dropped in men and remained stable in women. A companion study reports on recent changes in prostate cancer trends.

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After Long Decline, Death Rates From Prostate Cancer Stop Falling

(Washington Post) May 22, 2018 - After falling for two decades, the death rate for prostate cancer has stopped decreasing and the incidence of advanced disease is rising, researchers said Tuesday.

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Phase 3 Registration Trial for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Achieves 42% Complete Response Rate at Three Months in Carcinoma in Situ Patients

(Sesen Bio) May 21, 2018 - Sesen Bio (formally Eleven Biotherapeutics) reports positive, three-month data from VISTA trial of Vicinium™ in high-grade NMIBC; data presented during Plenary Session at American Urological Association Annual Meeting.

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Oncology Clinical News

High-Nicotine Dependent Smokers ‘Less Likely’ To Quit After Lung Cancer Screening

(American College of Chest Physicians) May 21, 2018 - Lung cancer screenings that incorporate smoking cessation treatment hold the potential to impact smoking cessation in high-risk smokers, according to a new study in the journal CHEST®.

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Bladder Cancer Model Could Pave The Way For Better Drug Efficacy Studies

(UNC Lineberger) May 21, 2018 - Understanding that not all bladder cancers are the same, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have created a tool that may help them to uncover why only a fraction of patients respond to new immune-based treatments.

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Infection Theory Could Explain Cause Of Common Childhood Leukaemia, Says Scientist

(Cancer Research UK/Science blog) May 21, 2018 - That’s why a review out today is important. It looks at all the evidence around a type of cancer called childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), using evidence from published studies to try and pinpoint a cause.

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Oncology Business and Policy News

What's Hot (and Overheated?) at ASCO 2018

(Medscape Medical News) May 21, 2018 - The largest cancer meeting in the world is coming up soon, with 39,000 attendees descending on Chicago on June 1 for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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First Opinion: For Cancer Patients, Trump’s Drug Pricing Proposal Falls Short

(STAT) May 22, 2018 - President Trump’s long-awaited plan to reduce the costs of prescription drugs calls for a comprehensive set of reforms, including redesigning the patent system to prevent drug monopolies, uncloaking the role of pharmacy benefit managers, and charging foreign governments more for brand name drugs.

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Broader Healthcare and Pharma News

Are You And Your Primary Care Doc Ready To Talk About Your DNA?

(Kaiser Health News) May 22, 2018 - The Pennsylvania-based health chain Geisinger plans to offer DNA sequencing as part of regular patient care.

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For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’

(New York Times) May 21, 2018 - For the first time, the World Health Organization has published a list of diagnostic tests that it considers essential to every health care system in the world.

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