When melanoma turns metastatic, it spreads to the brain in more than 40% of patients. Published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), a study by Yale Cancer Center researchers show a checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy drug has meaningful benefit for these patients.
U.S. and European guidelines on treating Polycythemia Vera (PV), a potentially deadly blood cancer, call for two treatments for patients with high-risk disease: therapeutic phlebotomy and cytoreductive therapy with a drug called hydroxyurea (HU). HU is the most commonly used option, but evidence for HU treatment is limited and both treatments are underused. Now, researchers at Yale Cancer Center have documented reduced risk of death and incidence of blood clots in patients receiving those therapies.
Drinking artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with a significantly lower risk of colon cancer recurrence and cancer death, a team of investigators led by a Yale Cancer Center scientist has found. The study was published today in the journal The Public Library of Science One.
People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according to researchers from Yale Cancer Center and the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER) at Yale School of Medicine. The findings were reported today online in JAMA Oncology.
Since their arrivals at Yale within the past six years, Patricia LoRusso (right) and Joseph Paul Eder (center)—shown conferring with Clinical Research Coordinator Alexandra Minnella—have overseen a sharp increase in the number of clinical trials conducted by the Phase I Program at Yale Cancer Center.