genetics

2017 ASCO Annual Meeting. #ASCO17
June 4, 2017
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

ASCO Annual Meeting 2017: Symptom Reporting Extends Lives, Shorter Chemotherapy for Some Colon Cancer Patients, and Targeted Therapy in BRCA-Related Breast Cancer

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Oncology professionals from around the globe are in Chicago for the ASCO Annual Meeting. Research released today covers how using a web-based system to report symptoms helps patients live longer, a shorter schedule of chemotherapy can be an option for certain people with colon cancer, and a targeted therapy may slow the growth of BRCA-related breast cancer.

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2017 ASCO Annual Meeting. #ASCO17
June 3, 2017
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

ASCO Annual Meeting 2017: News on Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, TRK Fusion Protein Inhibition, Using Blood Tests to Screen for Cancer, and Genomic Testing

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Oncology professionals from around the globe are in Chicago for the ASCO Annual Meeting. Research highlights from today include pregnancy after breast cancer, abiraterone for prostate cancer, a new medication that targets a rare genetic abnormality, new blood test technology for cancer screening, and genomic testing.

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March 30, 2017
Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

How to Share Genetic Test Results With Family

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Genetic testing can identify inherited risks for some types of cancer. The results of these tests affect both you and your family. Here are some things to think about when sharing genetic test results.

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2017 Clinical Cancer Advances
February 1, 2017
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

Immunotherapy 2.0: The 2017 Clinical Cancer Advance of the Year

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The 2017 Clinical Cancer Advances report of the American Society of Clinical Oncology has announced that the Advance of the Year is Immunotherapy 2.0. Why 2.0? Because the role of immunotherapy in cancer care is expanding, and oncologists are learning how to use it more effectively.

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November 8, 2016
Jyoti Patel, MD

9 Things to Know About Immunotherapy and Lung Cancer

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Recent FDA approvals for immunotherapy drugs for treating lung cancer are exciting, but there still are many things we need to learn about this new field of cancer treatment. Cancer.Net Associate Editor Jyoti Patel, MD, answers some of the questions that surround lung cancer and immunotherapy, during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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Oncology Briefs: Research from the ASCO Educational Book
September 27, 2016
Claudine Isaacs, MD

Pros and Cons of Genetic Testing and Cancer

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Genetic testing allows doctors to help treat, and even prevent, certain types of cancers. Many patients can benefit from genetic testing; however, we still don’t know a lot about how to best use the results of these tests.

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