Intervention helps kids stay active after cancer treatment

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Child with leukemia
Photo by Bill Branson
Results of a pilot study suggest a web-based, reward-driven intervention can motivate adolescent cancer survivors to stay physically active. Time spent performing moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) increased by an average of 5 minutes a week for subjects who were randomized to the intervention. For control subjects,... [Read Article]
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

ASCO, NCCN release guidelines on checkpoint inhibitors

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Nivolumab (Opdivo)
Photo from Business Wire
Two cancer organizations have released guidelines for managing the side effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN) developed these guidelines because patients who receive immune checkpoint inhibitors experience unique side effects that can be severe, irreversible,... [Read Article]
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Assay identifies actionable mutations in lymphoid malignancies

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Researcher in the lab
Photo by Daniel Sone
Researchers say hybrid capture sequencing is an accurate and sensitive method for identifying actionable gene mutations in lymphoid malignancies. This method revealed potentially actionable mutations in 91% of patients studied, who had diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL), or chronic lymphocytic leukemia... [Read Article]
Print Friendly, PDF & Email