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Updated data from registration enabling NAVIGATOR trial of avapritinib for patients with PDGFRalpha, D842V-driven GIST and in second-, third- and fourth-line for other GIST patients. Blueprint Medicines

Blueprint Medicines Corporation announced updated data for the registration-enabling NAVIGATOR clinical trial of avapritinib, a potent and highly selective KIT...

Added 25 days ago Drug news

Phase III TAGS trial of Lonsurf in gastric cancer published in The Lancet Oncology.- Taiho Oncology.

Taiho Oncology announced the clinical data from the pivotal Phase III (TAGS) trial evaluating Lonsurf (trifluridine/tipiracil, TAS-102) versus placebo and...

Added 27 days ago Drug news

CHMP recommends approval of Ogivri biosimilar for breast cancer and gastric cancer.- Mylan + Biocon.

Mylan and Biocon announced that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a...

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Transplantation

Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients.

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Guidelines

Gastric cancer: ESMO–ESSO–ESTRO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are intended to provide the user with a set of recommendations for the best...

Added 5 years ago

Neuroendocrine gastro-entero-pancreatic tumors: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Neuroendocrine gastroenteropancreatic tumors (GEP-NETs) constitute a heterogeneous group of tumors with their origin in neuroendocrine cells of the embryological gut. This guideline focuses on diagnosis and pathology/molecular biology...

Added 6 years ago

BSG guidelines for the management of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine (including carcinoid) tumours (NETs)

Over the past few years, there have been advances in the management of neuroendocrine tumours, which have included clearer characterisation, more specific and therapeutically relevant diagnosis, and improved treatments.

Added 6 years ago

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Journal articles

Trastuzumab-induced cardiotoxicity and its risk factors in real-world setting of breast cancer patients.

The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the frequency and timing of trastuzumab cardiotoxicity and its risk factors in real-world setting.

Added 5 months ago

Ramucirumab for the treatment of patients with gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer in community oncology practices.

Background: Limited real-world research has investigated ramucirumab for the treatment of patients with gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer.

Added 6 months ago

Ramucirumab as Second-Line Therapy in Metastatic Gastric Cancer: Real-World Data from the RAMoss Study.

Objective: The RAMoss study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy profile of ramucirumab in the "real-life setting".

Added 6 months ago

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Clinical trials

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program for Gastric Cancer: a Multi-center Study (ERASG1)

This study is aimed to evaluate the safety of applying enhanced recovery after surgery for gastric cancer.

Added 1 year ago

Study of TAS-102 or Placebo Plus BSC in Patients With Metastatic Gastric Cancer

The purpose of this trial is to compare the effects of TAS-102 and best supportive care (BSC) with Placebo (an inactive drug) and best supportive care on metastatic gastric cancer.

Added 3 months ago

A Study of Ramucirumab (LY3009806) in Combination With Capecitabine and Cisplatin in Participants With Stomach Cancer (RAINFALL)

The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of ramucirumab, which is a targeted antibody, in combination with capecitabine and cisplatin compared to capecitabine and cisplatin alone in participants with stomach cancer.

Added 11 months ago

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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.