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NCCN Presents Updates to NCCN Guidelines for Thyroid Carcinoma

NCCN presented new updates to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Thyroid Carcinoma at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference on March 14. Notable updates include a new page on Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Suppression, the expanded recommendation of small molecule kinase inhibi...

Early Detection Remains Key in Updated NCCN Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer

New updates to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Ovarian Cancer were presented at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference on March 14. Notable additions to the NCCN Guidelines are a section on managing allergic reactions to chemotherapy agents and new agents for recurr...

Experts Weigh in on Controversial Issue of Determining Value of Cancer Care at NCCN Conference

A roundtable led by Clifford Goodman, PhD, at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference, presented various views on "Finding and Achieving Value in Cancer Care." The panel of experts tackled the spectrum of issues related to defining value, and the concern that the benefit to patients of some of the latest ...

New NCCN Guidelines for Primary Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma and Updates to NCCN Guidelines for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas

NCCN presented new NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Primary Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma as well as important updates to the NCCN Guidelines for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference. The new NCCN Guidelines were written to distinguish Primary B-Cell Lymphoma...

Is Smaller Better? Minimally Invasive Oncologic Surgery Options Discussed at NCCN Conference

Minimally-invasive oncologic surgery procedures can be beneficial, but physicians need to be prudent when recommending the option to their patient according to Thomas A. D'Amico, MD, of Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. D'Amico detailed the benefits and controversies of minimally...

Is Cancer Community in Alignment About 'Cure' and 'Costs'? NCCN Conference Panel Asks

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 7, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer's two most compelling words these days are "cure" and "costs," and each holds capacity to create patient heartache and promise, according to roundtable participants at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's 13th Annual Conference...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

... ' nccn recently updated the nccn Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for t...out the H1N1 virus, also known as "swine flu." The nccn Guidelines provide specific recommendations on the...

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Announces Diagnostic Screening and Clinical Research Collaborations With Response Genetics, Inc.

..., have been shown in multiple studies to have prognostic importance and/or be associated with benefit from specific interventions, as described in the nccn 2009 Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. Currently , only a minority of patients with Lung Cancer, especially advanced stage disease, are havin...

NCCN Will Convene National Policy Summit on Comparative Effectiveness in Cancer Care

... in cancer care. This work will culminate with the nccn National Policy Summit on Comparative Effectivenes...s and efficiency of care for patients with cancer. nccn recognizes the need for the oncology community to ...nalysis in a policy setting. To address this need, nccn has convened a group of expert clinicians, methodo...

Amgen Announces KRAS Safety Update to U.S. Prescribing Information for Vectibix(R) (Panitumumab)

...e organization recommended the use of the KRAS biomarker in selecting the appropriate patients for anti-EGFr antibody therapy. In November 2008, the nccn announced updates to their Guidelines on Colon and Rectal Cancers. The guideline updates included the recommendation that a determination of the KRAS...
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Lung Cancer Alliance Commends NCCN on Screening Guidelines

WASHINGTON, March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) called the new screening guidelines announced by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) "a positive step in the right direction that will encourage those at high risk for lung cancer to fully investigate their...

Afinitor(R) Phase II Data Show Positive Results for Patients With Multiple Types of Lymphoma, Leading to Phase III Trial

...Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adult-non hodgkins/HealthProfessional National Comprehensive Cancer Network. nccn Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Available at: http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/PDF/nhl.pdf . Accesse...

Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery

...ST Symposium. http://www.ctos.org/newsletter/GIST_Newsletter0404.pdf , last accessed on 14.04.09 4. Demetri GD, Benjamin RS, Blanke CD, et al. nccn task force report: management of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)- update of NCCN clinical practice guidelines. J Natl Compr Cancer...

Wyeth's TORISEL Receives European Commission Approval for the Treatment of Advanced Kidney Cancer

... with advanced RCC with poor-risk features. In August 2007, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) in the United States added TORISEL to the nccn Kidney Cancer Guidelines as an option in first-line therapy for both predominant clear cell histology and non-clear cell histology and as a subsequent...

NCCN Updates Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Guidelines

...y(TM) -- Esophageal Cancer and Gastric Cancer. The nccn Guidelines are updated continuously by panels of w...iples of Surgery" was added to outline recommended nccn Guidelines for esophageal surgery. A similar "Principles of Surgery" page was added to the nccn Gastric Cancer Guidelines. Based on positive ...
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Industry Professionals Get Schooled in Real-World Oncology Issues at NCCN Academy

NCCN announces open registration for a west coast session of NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology(TM) School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business scheduled for July 9 - 10, 2009 in San Francisco. This new educational offering is designed to give pharmaceutical and biotech p...

Fungitell(R) CE Marked, Referenced in IDSA and NCCN Guidelines and Added to EORTC-MSG Revised Definitions of Invasive Fungal Disease

EAST FALMOUTH, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. (ACC), a leading manufacturer of endotoxin and beta-glucan detection products, today announced that the Fungitell(R) assay kit, for the measurement of (1-->3)-beta-D-Glucan, a fungal cell wall component, has been CE mark...

Genomic Health Announces Publication of a Study Demonstrating the Oncotype DX(R) Breast Cancer Assay Influences Chemotherapy Treatment Recommendation in 44 Percent of Patients Evaluated

...oncerning chemotherapy in 37 patients (44 percent). Thirty- three patients who would have received a recommendation for chemotherapy based on the 2007 nccn guidelines received a recommendation for hormone therapy alone based on their Oncotype DX Recurrence Score of less than 18. Conversely, and notably, f...
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