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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, a similar but less expensive experimental drug works just as well as the standard drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), a new study finds. HER2-positive tumors contain certain ge

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    8. 'Smart Bomb' Targets Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug therapy shows promise for treating triple-negative breast cancer, an especially aggressive form of the disease, researchers say. A recent trial -- the second of three needed for approval in the United States --

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    9. Ovarian Cancer Patients and Life-Extending Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may significantly extend ovarian cancer patients' lives, but one in five women does not have the procedure, a new study finds. "Though surgery isn't right for every patient, we suspect that some women do not receive

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    10. Low-Dose Aspirin and Longer Colon Cancer Survival

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who take low-dose aspirin may have a somewhat better chance of surviving the disease, a large study hints. Norwegian researchers found that among over 23,000 colon cancer patients, those who used aspiri

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