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Older patients benefit from cancer immunotherapies

A retrospective analysis of large datasets of biomarkers from tumors and healthy tissue by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Convergence Institute suggests that older cancer patients could benefit as much as younger patients from cancer immunotherapies. The findings, published online August 24, 2021 in Cell Reports, provide support for potentially expanding the […]

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Omitting radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery may not impact survival rates for some older patients

Older patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who did not receive radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery had higher rates of local recurrence but similar 10-year survival rates when compared to patients who received postoperative radiation therapy, according to updated 10-year data from the PRIME II study, presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, […]