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Survivors of Blood Or Marrow Transplantation Are Likely To Experience Cognitive Impairment

(UAB News) Feb 19, 2018 - Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation recipients are at a significantly higher risk of cognitive impairment in the years post-transplantation, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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MRI Technique Differentiates Benign Breast Lesions from Malignancies

(RSNA) Feb 20, 2018 - An MRI breast imaging technique that requires no contrast agent, combined with sophisticated data analysis, could reduce the number of unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study appearing online in the journal Radiology.

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Many Women Who Choose Breast Reconstruction are Less Satisfied Than Expected Post Surgery

(OSUCCC – James) Feb 19, 2018 - Many breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with or without immediate reconstruction mispredict future satisfaction with aspects of physical and sexual health post-surgery, according to a new study published by researchers at the OSUCCC – James.

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Evaluating Quality of Life After Kidney Cancer Treatments

(Northwestern Medicine) Feb 16, 2018 - Patients with an advanced form of kidney cancer had similar quality of life outcomes taking a drug called cabozantinib as those who received the standard treatment, everolimus, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Oncology Business and Policy News

AACR’s Magazine for Patients and Survivors, Cancer Today, Launches a New Website

(AACR) Feb 12, 2018 - Cancer Today (CancerTodayMag.org) has launched a new website, making it easier for the public to find late-breaking news about cancer research, new cancer therapies, prevention strategies, and clinical trials.

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Szent-Györgyi Prize to Honor NCI’s Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller

(NCI) Feb 15, 2018 - Dr. Douglas R. Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller of the National Cancer Institute will receive the 2018 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research for the development of HPV vaccines.

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21st Century Oncology's New CEO Seeks To Rehab Company Image, Expand Operations

(The News-Press [Fort Myers, FL]) Feb 19, 2018 - With bankruptcy proceedings and $500 million of its debt now a memory, cancer-care giant 21st Century Oncology wants to rehabilitate its image, boost staff morale and expand its operations, the company’s new CEO said in an exclusive interview with The News-Press.

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Inaugural Content Collection in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics Highlights the Benefits of Data Sharing in Oncology

(ASCO in Action) Feb 16, 2018 - On Feb. 16, 2018, JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics (JCO CCI) published its first special collection of articles. This collection highlights ways in which sharing cancer research data is now possible through individual networks, including ASCO’s CancerLinQ®.

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TransMed Provides New Set Of Clinical Trial Technologies For Pharma, CROs, Research Networks and Oncology Providers

(Business Insider) Feb 20, 2018 - In an effort to address the challenge of clinical trial recruitment head-on, the National Cancer Care Alliance (NCCA) today announces that it has selected the TransMed Trials™ family of real-world evidence based oncology clinical trial techologies from TransMed Systems, Inc., to recommend to its member practices.

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NCCN Guidelines Broadly Endorse Biomarker Testing in Prostate Cancer

(Myriad Genetics) Feb 20, 2018 - Myriad Genetics, Inc. today announced that the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has updated its medical guidelines for prostate cancer treatment to broadly include biomarker testing in prostate cancer.

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