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FDA Declines to Approve Y-mAbs's Pediatric Cancer Drug

The health regulator on Thursday declined to approve a treatment from Y-mAbs Therapeutics for a rare form of nerve cancer in pediatric patients, dragging the company's shares down 16% in extended trading. Reuters Health Information

High Febrile Neutropenia Risk With Docetaxel in Prostate Cancer

The risk is high enough to consider routine febrile neutropenia prophylaxis in patients with metastatic castration-resistant disease. The study was published as a preprint and has not been peer reviewed. First Look

Cancer Research Falls Short on Data and Code Sharing

Data were made available in only 16% of oncology articles randomly selected for analysis, and only 1% complied with best practices for data and code sharing. Medscape Medical News

History of the FDA: An Oncologist Gives an Inside Look

In his new book, Mikkael Sekeres, MD, reflects on the history of the FDA and how the agency regulates drug approvals. Medscape Medical News

AstraZeneca Boosts Cancer Portfolio With $320 Million Neogene Deal

AstraZeneca will acquire biotechnology company Neogene Therapeutics for up to $320 million, the London-listed drugmaker said on Tuesday, seeking to build its pipeline of cell-based cancer treatments. Reuters Health Information

Lung Cancer Screening Pushes 20-Year Survival Rate to 80%

Results of a large, international study show the benefit of annual, low-dose CT scans for those diagnosed early persists at 20 years. Medscape Medical News

'Something Good After Tragic Loss': Donating Brain Cancer Tissue

Families of children with brain cancer are often unaware of the option of postmortem tissue donation, and many have expressed resentment that they had not been informed. Medscape Medical News

Transgender Patients on Hormone Therapy Require Monitoring

Because of their increased risk for death, compared with the general population, transgender patients on hormone therapy need cardiovascular and cancer monitoring, according to experts. Medscape Medical News

Laser Pioneer Reflects on the Future of Robots in Dermatology

A Mohs surgery robot with image-guided laser ablation would 'launch a sea change in the whole field of surgical oncology,' says Dr R. Rox Anderson. Medscape Medical News

FDA Requests More Restrictions on Ovarian Cancer Drugs

The limits on second-line prescribing for one of the drugs, rucaparib, could put the company's financial future at risk, a company report shows. Medscape Medical News

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