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  • Power morcellation rates plunged after FDA warnings August 23, 2016
    Use of electric power morcellation for hysterectomy procedures has significantly declined after the FDA warned against the use of such devices in 2014, according to a new study. Data from the study was published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study examined a total of 203,520 women who underwent hysterectomy […]
  • Cancer trends shifting in HIV-positive patients August 17, 2016
    DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – The rates of the AIDS-defining cancers Kaposi’s sarcoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have plummeted in the antiretroviral era, yet they are still the two top cancers in terms of cumulative incidence in HIV-infected patients by age 75, Benigno Rodriguez, MD, said at the 21st... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
  • Now Discovered: Unrecognized Genetic Risks for Sarcoma Now Discovered: Unrecognized Genetic Risks for Sarcoma August 17, 2016
    A new study has identified a previously under-recognized genetic risk burden in sarcoma: 25% of patients may carry mutations that affect treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
  • Alisertib Shows Promise in Soft-Tissue Sarcoma August 16, 2016
    Alisertib yielded promising progression-free survival in advanced/metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma patients, though it did not meet its primary response rate endpoint. (Source: CancerNetwork)
  • New Mesothelioma Research Points to Promising New Therapeutic Option,... August 14, 2016
    A newly published report suggests that a drug approved to treat advanced sarcoma and ovarian cancer may offer a new way to combat malignant mesothelioma, too.(PRWeb August 14, 2016)Read the full story at (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
  • Genomic Analysis Finds Large Burden of Genetic Risk in Sarcoma Patients August 12, 2016
    A comprehensive genomic analysis of more than a thousand sarcoma patients found that about half had putatively pathogenic variations in either known or novel cancer genes. (Source: CancerNetwork)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Arkansas Hospice Adds Physician Robin Devan (Movers & Shakers) August 8, 2016
    Dr. Robin Devan of Little Rock has joined Arkansas Hospice as a physician for the central Arkansas area. Devan has served as an assistant professor of palliative care at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hospital, as well as director of the UAMS Adult Sickle Cell Clinical […]
  • Patient With Abdominal Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor August 5, 2016
    A 37-year-old Lebanese male with no significant past medical history initially presented with an increase in abdominal girth over a few weeks with worsening shortness of breath, nausea, and intermittent vomiting. (Source: CancerNetwork)
  • Complex genetic secrets of cancer risk uncovered August 5, 2016
    In a landmark multi-country study, researchers have transformed our understanding of the genes that affect our risk of cancer. The researchers uncovered numerous new genetic risk factors for the bone and soft-tissue cancer, sarcoma -- and, in a world first for any cancer, they showed that carrying several of these genetic mutations markedly increases an […]
  • Genes linked to rare cancer affecting children and young adults uncovered August 4, 2016
    Sarcomas disproportionately affect the young, but researchers have discovered a host of genes linked to the cancers, raising hopes for better treatmentScientists have uncovered a host of genes linked to a rare type of cancer that disproportionately affects children and young adults.Sarcomas can develop in a range of tissues including muscle, bone, tendons and blood […]