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How Cancer Metastasis Happens: Researchers Reveal a Key Mechanism

(Weill Cornell Medicine) Jan 17, 2018 - Cancer metastasis, the migration of cells from a primary tumor to form distant tumors in the body, can be triggered by a chronic leakage of DNA within tumor cells, according to a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers.

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Experts Welcome Adjuvant Nivolumab for Melanoma

(Medscape Medical News) Jan 19, 2018 - Now that it has been approved for adjuvant use in the treatment of melanoma, nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) is likely to become the new standard of care in this setting, says an expert involved with its development.

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'Inflammatory Diet' May Boost Colorectal Cancer Risk

(Live Science) Jan 18, 2018 - An "inflammatory diet" may increase a person's risk of colorectal cancer, a new study suggests.

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Incidence of Cancers of the Lower Stomach Increasing among Younger Americans

(NCI/Cancer Current Blog) Jan 18, 2018 - A type of cancer that occurs in the lower stomach has been increasing among some Americans under the age of 50, even though in the general population the incidence of all stomach cancers has been declining for decades, according to a new NCI-led study.

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Two New Breast Cancer Genes Emerge from Study of Lynch Syndrome

(CUMC) Jan 18, 2018 - Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian have identified two new breast cancer genes. Having one of the genes--MSH6 and PMS2--approximately doubles a woman's risk of developing breast cancer by age 60.

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Oncology Business and Policy News

Lung Cancer Patients to Help Medical Community Understand the Side Effects of Immunotherapy Treatment

(Morningstar) Jan 18, 2018 - The Lung Cancer Registry sponsored by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF), the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), is joining Adam Dicker, M.D., Ph.D. at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University and Heather Jim, Ph.D. at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc., in a study to learn about side effects of immunotherapy from patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have undergone therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

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Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology Joins The US Oncology Network, Enhancing Its Ability to Deliver High-Quality Care throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area

(US Oncology) Jan 18, 2018 - Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology (CMOH), a premier provider of comprehensive medical oncology services throughout the Philadelphia region for nearly 30 years and a national leader in the development of patient and physician-focused value-based cancer care delivery models, has joined The US Oncology Network (The Network).

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Common Rule Implementation Delayed for Six Months

(ASCO in Action) Jan 18, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with 15 other federal departments and agencies, announced on January 17 that implementation of the updated Common Rule will be delayed until July 19, 2018 instead of taking effect on January 19, 2018.

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