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'Unexpected': Breast Cancer Spreads Most During Sleep

The findings could have implications for the timing of biopsies or treatment. Medscape Medical News

When Do Cancer Cases Become a Cancer Cluster?

Most cancer cases are not considered clusters, but even when a cancer cluster is identified, the cause often remains elusive. Medscape Medical News

Number of US Cancer Survivors Grew to Over 18 Million

This number primarily reflects the effects of a growing and aging population plus advances in early detection and treatment. Medscape Medical News

Fatty Liver Disease Drives Rise in Liver Cancer Deaths

The steep increase in liver cancer deaths is due to the rising rate of NAFLD, rather than alcoholic liver disease or hepatitis B or C, and is mostly driven by the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics. Medscape Medical News

How FDA Is Working to Improve Oncology Drug Development

The US Food and Drug Administration is working with pharma to reform the accelerated approval process, introduce novel drugs to earlier therapy lines, and make trials more accessible. Medscape Medical News

Dabrafenib-Trametinib Combo Approved for Range of Solid Tumors

The drug combination, which received accelerated approval from the FDA for patients aged 6 years and older, is the only BRAF/MEK inhibitor okayed for use in pediatric patients. FDA Approvals

After Cancer, Text Messages Up Exercise and Reduce Late Effects

Text messages to parents of childhood cancer survivors substantially increased children's physical activity levels compared with control persons and also reduced treatment-related late effects. Medscape Medical News

Instead of Staging, 'Count the Number of Metastatic Lymph Nodes'

The simple process of counting metastatic lymph nodes for determining prognoses for patients with solid tumors tops all the other factors used today, say researchers. Medscape Medical News

US Supreme Court Rejects Bayer Bid to Nix Roundup Weedkiller Suits

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bayer AG's bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. Reuters Health Information

Beta Blockers Plus Checkpoint Inhibitor Improve Cancer Control

Patients with urothelial carcinoma demonstrated improved overall survival as well. The study was published as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. First Look

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