2017 European Cancer Congress

Skin Cancer

Pembrolizumab Active in Mucosal Melanoma in KEYNOTE Studies

Three clinical trials of the immunotherapy pembrolizumab ­(Keytruda) have shown that it is active against a rare subtype of skin cancer, mucosal melanoma. The findings were presented by Butler et al a...

Gastroesophageal Cancer

Breath Test Might Help Detect Stomach and Esophageal Cancers

A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the esophagus and stomach, in a large patient trial presented by Markar et a...

Pancreatic Cancer

Onset of Diabetes or Its Rapid Deterioration Can Be an Early Warning Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

The onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign of early, hidden pancreatic cancer, according to research presented by Aut...

Head and Neck Cancer

Twice-Daily Radiation Therapy May Reduce Mortality in Head/Neck Cancer

Treating patients with head and neck cancer with hyperfractionated twice-daily radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy may potentially reduce mortality, according to new research presented by Cl...

skin cancer

ECCO 2017: Pembrolizumab Shows Activity in Mucosal Melanoma in Multiple KEYNOTE Studies

Three clinical trials of the immunotherapy pembrolizumab (Keytruda) have shown that it is active against a rare subtype of skin cancer, mucosal melanoma. The findings were presented by Butler et al at...

skin cancer

ECCO 2017: Melanoma Death Rates Will Fall by 2050, but Number of Deaths Will Increase

By 2050, the death rates from malignant melanoma will have decreased from their current levels, but the numbers of people dying from the disease will have increased due to the aging of populations. Ho...

gastroesophageal cancer

ECCO 2017: Breath Test Might Help Detect Stomach and Esophageal Cancers

A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the esophagus and stomach in a large patient trial presented by Markar et al...

breast cancer

ECCO 2017: Some Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Benefit More From Breast-Conserving Therapy Than Mastectomy

Breast-conserving therapy (breast-conserving surgery combined with radiation therapy) may be superior to mastectomy in certain patients with breast cancer, according to results from the largest study ...

breast cancer

ECCO 2017: Low Cause-Specific Mortality in Women Over 50 Treated for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

Women over 50 who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are more likely to be alive 10 years later than women in the general population, according to new research presented by Elshof e...

head and neck cancer

ECCO 2017: Twice-Daily Radiation Therapy May Reduce Mortality in Head and Neck Cancer

Treating patients with head and neck cancer with hyperfractionated twice-daily radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy could potentially reduce mortality, according to new research presented by P...

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