Oncology

The Pharmacy Times® Oncology resource center provides clinical news and articles, information about upcoming conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, and other resources.

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Following a 7.5% increase in melanoma-related deaths among white Americans between 1986 and 2013, researchers have now found a nearly 18% decline over the following 3 years.
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Research may lead to the development of new types of binding proteins for biological sugar structures, which play a significant role in cancer and infectious diseases.
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Patients with a history of cancer have a greater likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder, compared with the general population.
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Despite numerous treatment advances, early detection, public education, and smoking cessation are the best bets. 
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The new study has found that the lymphedema monitoring technology, marketed by LymphaTech, can effectively detect early arm swelling associated with lymphedema in breast cancer patients.
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Trastuzumab-dttb was first approved in January 2019 across all eligible indications, mainly adjuvant treatment of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, and metastatic gastric cancer.
 
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The growth of the pipeline has led to increases in insurance carriers’ specialty plan spend.
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Statins, widely used to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease, may guard against heart damage caused by certain breast cancer therapies.
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“We’re pretty devastated,” said Jessica Harris, a friend of Rutter, in an interview with WFSB. “She beat cancer and lost the battle to coronavirus—it’s just crazy.”
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Although preventive measures may be largely the same for patients with cancer during the COVID-19, the pandemic could result in difficult treatment decisions.
 
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A new study shows that the advantages of digital breast tomosynthesis are maintained over multiple years and rounds of screening compared with digital mammography.
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Kirollos Hanna, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, explains antibody drug conjugates and their method of action. This video was filmed at the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists Association 2020 Meeting in Tampa, Florida.