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  • Survival After Breast Cancer 'Unaffected by BRCA Status' The likelihood that young women survive primary breast cancer is unaffected by whether or not they carry mutations in the BRCA gene, say UK researchers in a 10-year follow-up study.
  • GICS Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer In combination with chemotherapy, ramucirumab improved progression-free survival but not overall survival or response rate in advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancers.
  • MGUS in 3% of Population: What to Do? Evidence for clinical practice and follow-up is limited, and experts offer suggestions based on the literature and their own practice at the Mayo Clinic.
  • Experts Welcome Adjuvant Nivolumab for Melanoma The PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab was recently approved by the FDA for adjuvant use in completely resected stage III or IV melanoma, a move welcomed by experts in the field.
 

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