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Adding tucatinib to drug combination extends survival for advanced HER2+ breast cancer patients

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today reported study results showing the addition of tucatinib to capecitabine (Xeloda) and trastuzumab (Herceptin) significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall...
10-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Combination therapy results in 98% response rate for some newly diagnosed leukemia patients

A study combining low-dose chemotherapy with a monoclonal antibody is effective for older patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative ALL.
4-Dec-2019 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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CAR T-cell therapy effective for relapsed mantle cell lymphoma patients

A one-year follow-up study revealed a majority of patients with mantle cell lymphoma resistant to prior therapies may benefit from treatment with CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) .
4-Dec-2019 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Combination therapy more effective than chemotherapy alone for many newly diagnosed leukemia patients

A Phase II study pairing azacitidine with enasidenib boosts complete remission in patients with AML with IDH2 mutations.
4-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Acupuncture reduces radiation-induced dry mouth for cancer patients

Patients who had acupuncture during radiation reported less dry mouth symptoms up to 12 months after treatment
5-Dec-2019 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Protein Promotes Cancer, Suppresses Anti-Tumor Immunity

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that a protein involved in immune response to microbes, TBK1, also can fuel cancer development and suppress immune response to the disease.
2-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Conversation With a Living Legend to honor Houston Astros’ Jim Crane

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will honor business entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Crane, owner and chairman of the Houston Astros, at A Conversation With a Living Legend®, 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Hilton Americas.
2-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Receiving care in a multidisciplinary prostate cancer clinic increases discussion about treatment options and adherence to national guidelines

Newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients have multiple standard-of-care treatment options available, but many are not fully informed of their choices. A study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found men who seek...
18-Nov-2019 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Mastectomy Plus Reconstruction Has Highest Rate of Complication, Complication-Related Costs of Guideline-Concordant Therapies for Early Breast Cancer

In a review of guideline-concordant treatment modalities for women with early stage breast cancer, mastectomy and reconstruction had the highest rate of complications and complication-related costs, regardless of age.
27-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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Can Gender Play a Role in Determining Cancer Treatment Choices?

It is well known that men and women differ in terms of cancer susceptibility, survival and mortality, but exactly why this occurs at a molecular level has been poorly understood.
9-May-2016 12:00 PM EDT

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MD Anderson Study Reveals New Insight Into Tumor Progression

Scientists know that activation of growth factor receptors like epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) promote tumor progression in many types of cancer.
17-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

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Poor Survival Among Colorectal Cancer Patients Tied to Biomarker CSN6

A protein called CSN6 has been found to be correlated with poor survival among patients with colorectal cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
10-Aug-2015 12:00 PM EDT

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MD Anderson Study Predicts New Hepatitis C Drugs Will Place a Dramatic Financial Strain on the Health Care System

The cost of treating people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with newly approved therapies will likely place a tremendous economic burden on the country’s health care system. The prediction comes from a cost-effectiveness analysis led by...
16-Mar-2015 6:00 PM EDT

MD Anderson Joins CATCH Global Foundation to Boost Child Health, Prevent Cancer in Later Years

Cancer prevention experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have allied with the CATCH Global Foundation, whose comprehensive child health program reaches children and their families in more than 10,000 educational settings...
18-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

MD Anderson Energy Balance Expert Available for Obesity, Cancer Stories

30-Oct-2013 8:10 PM EDT

MD Anderson Obesity and Cancer Expert Researches Food Addiction

30-Oct-2013 8:00 PM EDT

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