cancer

A First: Cancer Drug Is Approved on Genetic Basis, Not Tumor Location
A First: Cancer Drug Is Approved on Genetic Basis, Not Tumor LocationPembrolizumab gets FDA approval for cancers with a certain biomarker.
Endometriosis and cancer-driver mutationsA genomic analysis of endometriotic lesions shows that a disease associated with almost no risk of malignant transformation may harbor mutations associated with cancer. The findings, published in NEJM, provide a rationale for characterizing all endometriosis subtypes, say the authors.
Immuno-oncology bladder drug wins approvalSoon after approving the same drug for metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma, FDA approved immuno-oncology avelumab (Bavencio) for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma.
Robust multiple myeloma treatment program holds promiseThe Medical College of Wisconsin’s multiple myeloma program is robust and growing.
Innovative strategies help fight multiple myeloma: What every exec should knowAs new scientific advancements occur at the genetic and protein levels, more strategies have been developed to identify and combat multiple myeloma.
Three ways health execs can tap into the powerful patient influencer networkHere are 3 ways that technology can tap into the powerful network of non-clinical patient influencers who will ultimately impact a patient’s healthcare decisions and behavioral changes.
Promising advances in uveal melanoma treatmentImmunotherapy and other investigational treatments appear to be promising for uveal melanoma, according to Carol Shields, MD.
Prescribing practices that increase risk of opioid overdoseTwo studies, one from Prime Therapeutics and Stanford, reveal an alarming increase in overdose with concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepines. Here’s how managed care can help.
Rapid oncology innovation raises management challenges for payersOncology is a complex and rapidly-evolving management challenge for payers.
Predictive analytics reduces chemotherapy-associated hospitalizationsPatient risk can improve value-based cancer care. Find out how.