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December 4, 2017

Eribulin Enormously Benefits Major Subset of Breast Cancer Patients

By Annette M. Boyle, Mdalert.com contributor.

One group of breast cancer patients improves significantly following treatment with Eribulin.
Eribulin Enormously Benefits Major Subset of Breast Cancer Patients
November 20, 2017

NEJM Study Finds Osimertinib Exhibits 18.9 Months Progression-Free Survival vs. 10.2 Months With Standard Treatment for NSCLC Patients

By Mia Garchitorena
The NEJM published results from a phase III trial showing that osimertinib exhibited longer progression-free survival and could be a new first-line treatment for patients with untreated EGFR-mutated NSCLC.
NEJM Study Finds Osimertinib Exhibits 18.9 Months Progression-Free Survival vs. 10.2 Months With Standard Treatment for NSCLC Patients
November 9, 2017

FDA Warns Patients That Thermogram is No Alternative to Mammogram

By Mia Garchitorena

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a warning reminding patients that thermography should not replace mammography for breast cancer screening.

FDA Warns Patients That Thermogram is No Alternative to Mammogram
November 9, 2017

Adverse Events Caused 81% of Patients to Discontinue TKIs for CML, Study Finds

By Annette M. Boyle, MDalert.com Contributor
A new study found that adverse effects were the most common reason for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia to discontinue use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
Adverse Events Caused 81% of Patients to Discontinue TKIs for CML, Study Finds
November 9, 2017

New Combo Therapy Doubles Progression-Free Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

By Annette M. Boyle, MDalert.com Contributor

A new study found that a combination of everolimus and fulvestrant doubled progression-free survival in these patients compared to fulvestrant alone.

New Combo Therapy Doubles Progression-Free Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients
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Back Pain

Back Pain

A 30-year-old male presents with a one-year history of worsening lower back pain and alternating buttock pain. He mentions his symptoms are typically worse first thing in the morning, but seem to remit later in the day with NSAIDs and exercise. Physical examination reveals swelling of the proximal interphalangeal joints of several digits, restricted lumbar movement, and tenderness of the sacroiliac joint. An X-ray demonstrates the findings seen here. Which of the following extra-articular clinical manifestations is most commonly associated with this patient’s condition?

A) Blurred vision
B) Right lower quadrant pain
C) Plaques with silver scale
D) Shortness of breath

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