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Deciphera Pharmaceuticals announces positive results from INVICTUS pivotal phase III study of ripretinib in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors.-

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the late-breaking presentation of results from the INVICTUS pivotal Phase III clinical study of ripretinib in...

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Phase III INVICTUS study results positive for ripretinib in patients with fourth-line and fourth-line plus gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced positive top-line data from the INVICTUS pivotal Phase III clinical study of ripretinib, a broad-spectrum KIT...

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FDA accepts filing of BLU 285 for Exon 18 mutant gastrointestinal stromal tumours

Blueprint Medicines announced that the FDA has accepted the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for BLU 285 (avapritinib) for the treatment of adult patients with PDGFRA Exon 18 mutant gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Refine your knowledge of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options and more

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Biosimilars Knowledge Centre

Biosimilars Knowledge Centre

What are biologics and how do they differ from small molecule medicines? Discover more about their development, as well as the manufacturing and regulatory processes in the Biosimilars in Oncology Knowledge Centre.

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Soft tissue and visceral sarcomas: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Adult soft tissue and visceral sarcomas (excluding gastrointestinal stromal tumor, GIST) are rare tumors, with an estimated incidence averaging 4–5/100 000/year in Europe.

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Defining the incidence and clinical significance of lymph node metastasis in soft tissue sarcoma.

Introduction: The incidence and clinical significance of lymph node metastasis (LNM, N1) in soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is unclear. Recent studies have focused on extremity/trunk STS (ETSTS).

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First clinical experience with alpha-emitting radium-223 in the treatment of skeletal metastases.

The main goals were to study the safety and tolerability of the alpha-emitter radium-223 (223Ra) in breast and prostate cancer patients with skeletal metastases. In addition, pain palliation was evaluated.

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Fiona Holland

Fiona worked in the fitness and wellness industry in the US for 13 years, supporting behaviour change in a variety of settings. Fiona’s research interests lie broadly within health and wellbeing. She is particularly interested in qualitative methodologies in the areas of body image ... Read more

What to say and do when someone has cancer

Ahead of World Cancer Day on Saturday (February 4), Fiona Holland, Psychology Lecturer, discusses what to say and what not to say to someone with cancer.