A closer look at the impact of COVID-19 on cardio-oncology
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lauren Baldassarre, MD, and members of the Cardio-Oncology and Imaging Councils of the American College of Cardiology shared recommendations regarding the cardiovascular care of COVID-19-positive patients.
Questions raised over cancer drugs in FDA's accelerated approval program
Many cancer patients and oncologists may turn to the US Food and Drug Administration's accelerated approval program, which provides access to new cancer drugs faster -- especially when a life-threatening cancer needs swift treatment or relief.Source: CNN.com
Antiretroviral Therapy Crucial in Preventing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, YSPH Study Reinforces
A research team led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that for people living with HIV/AIDS, both recent immunosuppression and prolonged HIV viremia play important and independent roles in the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Broad genetic testing for advanced lung cancer may not improve survival
Testing for dozens of genetic mutations in tumors of patients with a common form of advanced lung cancer did not appear to improve survival compared to routine genetic testing, a study led by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists has found.
Dr. Herbst on the FDA Approval of Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in NSCLC
Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, ensign professor of medicine, medical oncology, professor, pharmacology, director, Center for Thoracic Cancers, Assistant Dean for Translational Research, Yale School of Medicine; deputy director, Yale Cancer Center; chief, Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital, discusses the significance of the FDA approval of adjuvant pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).Source: OncLive
Gap Discovered in Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Recommendations for Patients Aged 70 vs 69 Years
Age-based heuristics may lead to large differences in breast cancer treatment based on small differences in chronologic age, according to a new study published by Talcott et al in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics.Source: The ASCO Post
Yale’s Endocrine Neoplasia Program Is Flourishing
The Yale Multidisciplinary Endocrine Neoplasia Clinic has been treating benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands since 2013. The program is a collaboration between the Department of Internal Medicine’s Section of Endocrinology & Metabolism and Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital.
Doctors seeing success in HPV vaccine against cancers
(WTNH) – The only vaccine to prevent cancer has been on the market for a number of years, but doctors are now seeing the actual generation benefiting. It’s the HPV vaccine, which can prevent cervical cancer and it’s proving to be extremely effective. Doctor Elena Ratner, a gynecologic oncologist at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Hospital says success is being seen as a result of Gardasil 9, the vaccine to prevent HPV, which is a sexually-transmitted disease that can lead to cancers.Source: WTNH
Yale expert familiar with procedure used on First Lady Jill Biden’s skin cancer
In light of First Lady Jill Biden's diagnosis and subsequent treatment for basal cell cancer, Yale dermatologic surgeons David Leffell, MD explains the symptoms of the condition and expands on the Moh's surgery technique used to remove the First Lady's cancer.Source: WTNH News8
Experts Study Implications of Genetic Markers in Prostate Cancer
In this video, Stacy Loeb, MD, MSc, and Veda N. Giri, MD, discuss the European Urology paper “Genetic Risk Prediction for Prostate Cancer: Implications for Early Detection and Prevention,” for which they served as coauthors. Giri is division chief of Clinical Cancer Genetics for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer and assistant director of Clinical Cancer Genetics for Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut. Loeb is a professor in the departments of urology and population health at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York City, New York.Source: Urology Times
HER2 Low Breast Cancer: New Clinical Entity or Testing Artifact
Should breast cancer patients with low but not negative tumor expression of HER2 be considered a distinct patient group that can be treated differently from patients with tumors that are HER2 negative or HER2 positive? That was the question posed during a session at the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) 2022.Source: Medscape
The VA Launches Largest-Ever Trial on Screening Methods for Liver Cancer
The largest clinical trial in history related to liver cancer screening is launching in 2023, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The project is scheduled to recruit 4,700 veterans with cirrhosis from 47 VA medical centers. Cirrhosis is a major risk factor for liver cancer and affects veterans disproportionally.