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    1. Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial: What to Expect

      A clinical trial could mean a big change in the type of care you're getting now. You may get a cutting-edge treatment that few people have had before. Before you join, learn about how it works and what it will be like for you. It's a study that gives researchers a chance to show that a treatment wor

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    2. Is a Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Right for You?

      There are lots of reasons you might want to think about joining a clinical trial, including a chance to try an experimental drug that can make a difference for your health now and for others in the future. "Many men want to give back," says James Gulley, MD, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute's C

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    3. Preventing Breast Cancer Return in Black Women

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black breast cancer survivors in the United States are less likely than white or Hispanic women to get follow-up genetic screening and surgeries that can help prevent a return of cancer, new research finds. Among more th

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    4. Longer Use of These Cuts Breast Cancer Recurrence

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many survivors of breast cancers that are sensitive to estrogen are advised to take hormone-suppressing drugs such as tamoxifen for five years, to cut their odds for a recurrence. Tamoxifen can have onerous side effects, ho

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    5. U.S. Pays Highest Prices for Cancer Meds: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The United States pays the highest prices in the world for generic and brand-name cancer drugs, a new study has found. However, as the world's wealthiest nation, the United States is better able to pay for those pricey dr

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    6. Myeloma Drug Added Earlier in Treatment Promising

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A recently approved immunotherapy drug for a blood cancer called multiple myeloma can provide even better benefits if patients receive it earlier in their treatment, new clinical trial results show. Darzalex (daratumumab)

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    7. Drug May Help Some With Advanced Bladder Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with advanced bladder cancer can sometimes be too old or unhealthy to withstand standard chemotherapy. However, some may gain hope from a new drug that unleashes the immune system to attack tumor cells, researche

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    8. Antibody-Based Therapy Promising Against This

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental therapy based on immune-system antibodies is helping some people with advanced stomach cancer live longer, a new study finds. The phase 2 clinical trial, involving 161 patients, focused on an antibody called

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    9. Liquid Biopsy May Help Track Changes in Tumors

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Biopsies can be arduous and painful for cancer patients, but necessary to accurately diagnose the disease and determine the best course of treatment. Now, researchers report that a new blood-based "liquid biopsy" could

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    10. This Helps Some With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some women with advanced ovarian cancer may fare better if chemotherapy is dripped directly into their abdomens as well as introduced into their bloodstream through traditional IV, a new study finds. Clinical trial resu

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