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Chemotherapy-free induction and consolidation first-line treatment with dasatinib and blinatumomab is associated with a high incidence of molecular response and survival in adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Dasatinib + Blinatumomab Active for Ph-Positive ALL in Adults

Complete remission, overall survival seen in 98, 95 percent of patients in phase 2 study
For women with breast cancer

Taking Lipid-Lowering Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Cancer Death

Adherence inversely linked to mortality related to breast cancer, CRC, melanoma in women
Interval breast cancers account for one-fourth of breast cancers detected in routinely screened women

Interval Breast Cancers Tied to Worse Outcomes

Risk for breast cancer death more than threefold higher for interval versus screen-detected cancer

Insurance Tied to Odds of Cancer Surgery at High-Volume Centers

Uninsured, Medicare-, Medicaid-insured less likely to receive surgical cancer care at high-volume hospital
Women with invasive cervical cancer have an increased rate of iatrogenic and noniatrogenic injuries during diagnostic workup

Rate of Injuries Increased Around Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer

Rates of iatrogenic, noniatrogenic injuries higher for women having diagnostic workup for cervical cancer
For men with a diagnosis of breast cancer during 2007 to 2016

CDC: One-Year Survival 96.1 Percent for Male Breast Cancer

Relative survival varies by stage at diagnosis, from 98.7 to 25.9 percent for localized and distant stage, respectively
For older adults

More Physical Activity, Less Sitting Beneficial for Seniors

Global mental, physical health improved with more MPVA, less sitting for seniors with, without cancer history
Linked color imaging can detect neoplastic lesions in the upper gastrointestinal tract more frequently than white-light imaging

Linked Color Imaging Detects More Neoplastic Upper GI Lesions

More neoplastic lesions initially diagnosed in the examination group undergoing LCI first
Nicotine electronic cigarettes improve long-term smoking cessation compared with nicotine replacement therapy

Electronic Cigarettes Improve Long-Term Smoking Cessation

Quit rates higher in people randomly assigned to nicotine e-cigarettes versus nicotine replacement therapy
For women with ductal carcinoma in situ

Addition of Radiotherapy for DCIS Cuts Risk for Subsequent Cancer

Risk higher in first five years of follow-up for those treated with breast-conserving surgery alone