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NCCN Conference Highlights

Hollywood, FL—The updated National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline allows for the upfront use of docetaxel (Taxotere) in some men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). This and other systemic therapies represent the most significant changes in the updated guideline for the treatment of patients with metastatic CRPC, said Andrew J. Armstrong, MD, ScM, Co­-Leader, Genitourinary Oncology Research Program, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC, at the 2015 NCCN annual conference.
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Hollywood, FL—The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) now recommends nivolumab (Opdivo) as subsequent therapy for metastatic squamous non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after its recent FDA approval.
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Hollywood, FL—A new clinical guideline for smoking cessation in patients with cancer encourages the use of evidence-based pharmacotherapy, behavioral therapy, and close follow-up with retreatment if needed, said Peter G. Shields, MD, Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, OH, at the 2015 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) conference.
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Hollywood, FL—Watch and wait remains the standard of care for patients with asymptomatic early-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), even for high-risk patients, but once therapy is indicated, targeted agents may supplant chemotherapy in the first-line treatment setting, said William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, Center Medical Director, Department of Leukemia, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, at the 2015 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) annual conference.
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