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  • Woman who faked cancer to get abortion sentenced to prison September 21, 2016
    A Medicaid enrollee was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison after faking a cancer diagnosis so the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System would pay for her abortion, among other charges, according to the Office of the Arizona Attorney General. In 2010, Chalice Renee Zeitner convinced her obstetrician she had stage IV sarcoma […]
  • Adding Palifosfamide Fails to Improve Survival in Metastatic Sarcoma September 19, 2016
    The addition of palifosfamide to doxorubicin failed to improve survival in a phase III trial of patients with metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
  • EU Panel Likes Breast Cancer Drug, Two Others EU Panel Likes Breast Cancer Drug, Two Others September 16, 2016
    Drugs for metastatic breast cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and multiple myeloma all got a recommendation for approval.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
  • Alexis Arquette Reportedly Died From AIDS. Here’s What That Really Means September 15, 2016
    Actress Alexis Arquette has died from complications related to AIDS, according to news reports, but how exactly, does someone die from the disease? Arquette, who was an activist in the transgender community, died on Sunday at age 47, according to People magazine. Members of Arquette’s family, including her sister Patricia Arquette and brother David Arquette, […]
  • Cancer or no cancer — Carlie will sing! September 1, 2016
    Her voice at first sings softly, then gradually gains intensity and rises to a crescendo as she belts out the refrain of a tune she and her dad co-wrote: “You’re not standing alone!” Fifteen-year-old Carlie Gonzalez has been singing and making music for as long as she can remember. But these days singing has new […]
  • Oncternal Therapeutics begins dosing in Phase I trial of TK216 to treat Ewing sarcoma September 1, 2016
    US-based clinical-stage biotechnology company Oncternal Therapeutics has begun dosing patients in its Phase I clinical trial of TK216 to treat Ewing sarcoma. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
  • Mesothelioma Clinical Trial for Tazemetostat Launches in US August 31, 2016
    City of Hope cancer center thoracic oncologist Dr. Marianna Koczywas explains the workings of tazemetostat — the latest drug tested in a mesothelioma clinical trial — with the lock and key metaphor. “You have a specific [cancer] key, and a specific keyhole it goes through. If you can lock that keyhole, you can lock it […]
  • New Mesothelioma Drug Discovered in Sea Squirt Toxin August 30, 2016
    A unique drug derived from the Caribbean sea squirt shows impressive effectiveness in stopping the growth of mesothelioma tumor cells. Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna in Austria discovered that trabectedin, a toxin the coral-like animal uses against predators, might soon be applied in the treatment of mesothelioma. “It has looked very promising to […]
  • A new animal model to understand metastasis in sarcomas August 30, 2016
    Researchers have developed a modified version of an orthotopic model to recreate the metastatic steps in Ewing sarcoma, the second most common bone tumor in children and adolescents. This new model may become a valuable experimental tool to analyze metastatic potential in different kinds of sarcomas. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
  • 7 takeaways from ethics of image-sharing pathology tweet chat August 29, 2016
    As pathologists embrace image-sharing on social media for educational and informational purposes, patient privacy can be a concern. How can pathologists navigate the tumultuous waters of the digital world while still reaping the benefits? A recent tweet chat gathered the answers and resources. TheAMA Journal of Ethics (@JournalofEthics) joined the AMA (@AmerMedicalAssn) to co-host a […]