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Tandem stem-cell transplants for myeloma improve survival

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with previously untreated multiple myeloma do better when they are given an autologous stem-cell transplant followed by an allogeneic transplant from a matched sibling than do those receiving only autologous...

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Different comorbidities worsen breast cancer prognosis to differing degrees

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among older women with breast cancer, specific comorbid conditions are independently associated with decreased survival, according to a report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute online June 30. Dr. Jennifer L....

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Sunitinib may be helpful before nephrectomy in metastatic renal cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Some patients with metastatic clear-cell renal cancer appear to fare relatively well when treated with sunitinib before undergoing planned nephrectomy — even though progression rates are high when sunitinib is...