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Gyn Onc at ASCO 2015
David O’Malley, MD, from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, discusses two abstracts on carboplatin combination therapies for advanced stage or recurrent endometrial cancer: The GOG-86P study and the European MITO END-2 trial.
Angeles Alvarez-Secord, MD, from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, describes the findings from two ovarian cancer abstracts: A retrospective analysis of candidate predictive tumor biomarkers in the GOG-0218 trial and the Phase III PENELOPE trial evaluating the addition of pertuzumab.
Deanna Teoh, MD, from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, talks about the results of a Phase II study on AZD1775, a Wee1 inhibitor, for the treatment of women with platinum-sensitive, TP53-mutant ovarian cancer.
Ritu Salani, MD, MBA, from The Ohio State University, discusses findings from two abstracts on drugs being studied for the treatment of ovarian cancer: A Phase I NRG/GOG study on veliparib and the Phase II ARIEL2 trial on rucaparib.
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Public comment on draft research plan: Screening for cervical cancer
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted on May 28 a draft research plan on screening for cervical cancer. The draft research plan is available for review and public comment from May 28 through June 24, 2015. To review the draft research plan and submit comments, click here.
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Ovarian cancer competition accelerates with new drug data
Bloomberg Business
In a midstage study of 204 patients, rucaparib shrunk tumors in 32 of 39 ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations. Four women in that group had their tumors disappear, known as a complete response. The study data was released Saturday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s meeting in Chicago.
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Large ovarian cancer study reveals new clues on genetics of chemoresistance
Medical News Today
A large study of the genetic mechanisms of chemoresistance in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma reveals new clues on why the deadliest and most common form of ovarian cancer so often returns after initially successful chemotherapy.The new study is published in the journal Nature.
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FBI investigating medical device that spread cancer in women
CBS News
The FBI reportedly is investigating a medical device that was withdrawn from the market last year after it was found to spread cancer in women. The Wall Street Journal reports investigators are looking into what Johnson & Johnson, the largest manufacturer of the device, knew about the problems. The device, known as a laparoscopic power morcellator, was used by surgeons during certain minimally-invasive hysterectomy procedures or to remove uterine fibroids.
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Federal investigators fault Medicare's reliance on doctors for pay standards
The New York Times
The government relies too heavily on advice from the American Medical Association in deciding how much to pay doctors under Medicare, and the decisions may be biased because the doctors have potential conflicts of interest, federal investigators say in a new report. This reliance on the association, combined with flaws in data collected by the influential doctors’ group, “could result in inaccurate Medicare payment rates,” the investigators said.
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ASCO Obesity Initiative: How does obesity affect cancer outcomes?
Cancer Network
About 2 years ago in recognition of the growing rates of obesity in the United States and beyond, as well as the emerging evidence that obesity and related factors like inactivity and poor dietary quality are linked not only to the risk of developing cancer but also to the risk of recurrence and overall mortality in individuals with cancer, ASCO launched the first Energy Balance Work Group that was designed to look at the evidence linking obesity and related factors to cancers and to start to develop some priorities around this topic.
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Procedure eliminates need for second breast cancer surgery
MedPage Today
Taking more tissue during partial mastectomy reduces the risk of later reoperation, without affecting cosmetic outcomes of breast cancer surgery, a researcher said. In a randomized trial, so-called cavity shaving reduced the rate of positive margins and re-excision by about half, according to Anees Chagpar, MD, of Yale Cancer Center. But patients did not perceive a cosmetic difference in the results, Chagpar reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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