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Depressive Symptoms Linked to Shorter Survival in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

(Wiley) Jan 22, 2018 - In a study of patients with head and neck cancer, even mild depressive symptoms were associated with poorer overall survival.

Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes

(New York Times) Jan 23, 2018 - A national panel of public health experts concluded in a report released on Tuesday that vaping with e-cigarettes that contain nicotine can be addictive and that teenagers who use the devices may be put at higher risk of switching to traditional smoking.

How Exercise Can Boost The Health Of Breast Cancer Survivors

(USC News) Jan 22, 2018 - A new study from the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy shows how helpful exercise is for female survivors of cancer.

Carl June’s Cancer Startup Raises $100 Million From Gilead, Sean Parker

(Forbes) Jan 23, 2018 - TMunity, a biotechnology company founded around the work of cancer immunotherapy pioneer Carl June, says it is raising $100 million from investors including Sean Parker's Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, drug giant Gilead Sciences, Ping An Ventures, the venture arm of China's largest insurance company, and Be The Match, a patient advocacy group.

Combination Chemotherapy May Significantly Improve Treatment For Deadly Brain Tumor

(MGH) Jan 22, 2018 - Addition of hydroxyurea to current chemotherapy significantly improved survival in animal models of glioblastoma.

ChemoCentryx Announces Positive Overall Survival Results with CCR2 Inhibitor CCX872 for Locally Advanced/Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

(StreetInsider) Jan 22, 2018 - ChemoCentryx, Inc., announced today positive overall survival (OS) results from an ongoing Phase Ib clinical trial of the Company's second CCR2 inhibitor - CCX872 - in the treatment of locally advanced/metastatic pancreatic cancer.

EC OKs Adcetris for CD30-positive Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

(PharmaTimes [UK]) Jan 23, 2018 - The European Commission has extended conditional marketing authorisation for Takeda’s Adcetris to include the treatment of CD30-positive cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) following one prior systemic therapy.

Astellas Bags Orphan Drug Status For AML Drug

(PharmaTimes [UK]) Jan 23, 2018 - Astellas’ experimental acute myeloid leukaemia drug gilteritinib has been awarded orphan drug designation by the European Commission.

Let’s Talk About End-of-Life Care

(NCCN) Jan 22, 2018 - A new study in JNCCN finds majority of people with cancer would like their physicians to ask them where they would prefer to receive end-of-life care.

Isoplexis Takes On Cancer, One Cell At A Time

(Yale News) Jan 22, 2018 - As Isoplexis, the company co-founded by Yale’s Rong Fan and Sean Mackay ’14, prepares to take its production to the next level in 2018, two science news publications have honored the company for technology that tailors optimum treatments for cancer patients.