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Cancer patients struggle with key aspects of clinical trial methodology
Clinical trials are fundamental to the development of new treatments for cancer, yet the annual accrual to cancer clinical trials worldwide is low, estimated at three to five percent.
Abdominal fat a key cancer driver for postmenopausal women
Body fat distribution in the trunk is more important than body weight when it comes to cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a study presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
Respiratory tract infections in young children linked to asthma and worse lung function
Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
Hurricane Jose gives NASA's Terra satellite a clear eye
NASA's Terra satellite passed over powerful Hurricane Jose in the Atlantic Ocean and captured a close look at the eye of the storm.
Abemaciclib initial therapy improves outcome in endocrine-sensitive advanced breast cancer
The results of the MONARCH 3 trial, presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid (1), showed that adding the cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6 inhibitor abemaciclib to endocrine therapy improved progression-free survival compared to endocrine therapy alone in the total study population.
NASA sees remnants of Katia dissipating after Mexico landfall
NOAA's GOES East satellite captured an image of former Hurricane Katia's remnant clouds over southern Mexico after its landfall.
Durvalumab improves progression-free survival in stage III lung cancer
Durvalumab improves progression-free survival in patients with locally advanced, unresectable stage III lung cancer, according to late-breaking results from the phase III PACIFIC trial presented today at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Osimertinib improves progression-free survival in patients with EGFR mutated lung cancer
Osimertinib improves progression-free survival by 54% compared to standard first line therapy in patients with EGFR mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to late-breaking results from the FLAURA trial presented today at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
NASA sees Hurricane Irma's eye along Cuba's coast
Hurricane Irma was moving up Cuba's northern coast when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead.
Study confirms chemoradiation is best treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer
A 14-year randomized trial in more than 600 patients has concluded that chemoradiation should remain the standard treatment for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer.

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