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AUG 26, 2016 - UPI

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Some breast cancer patients could skip chemotherapy, study says

Stephen FellerSAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Some patients can be spared exposure to chemotherapy during breast cancer treatment based on genetic tests of their tumors, according to a recent study.

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AUG 26, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Lung cancer doctors eye Merck's Keytruda over Bristol's Opdivo

Recent clinical trial results are likely to lead doctors to treat more patients who have a common form of lung cancer with a Merck drug at the expense of a Bristol-Myers Squibb medication at least until more data emerges, oncologists and analysts say. The yet-to-be-published studies involve drugs in a new class designed to enable the body's immune system to ...

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AUG 12, 2016 - Health Canal

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Cancer drug for mums-to-be may curb baby girls' future fertility

Chemotherapy treatment during pregnancy may affect the future fertility of unborn baby girls, a study suggests.

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AUG 12, 2016 - Health Canal

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Venetoclax Safe, Shows Promise in Patients With Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

PHILADELPHIA — Patients whose acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) had relapsed or was resistant to chemotherapy and those who were deemed unable to tolerate chemotherapy experienced responses to the selective BCL-2 inhibitor venetoclax (Venclexta), with complete remissions in some, according to phase II clinical trial data published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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AUG 12, 2016 - Health Canal

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Research suggests new tool for cancer treatment based on cell type

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new tumor model has been shown to predict how certain types of cancer cells react differently to a commonly used chemotherapy drug, a potential tool for "precision medicine," in which drug treatment is tailored to individual patients and certain cancer types.

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