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Cancer and Sexuality; AI ‘Revolution’ Grows; New CMO for ASCO

A lung cancer diagnosis doesn’t mean a person has lost all interest in sex or sexuality. (ASCO Connection)

Artificial intelligence (AI) could “revolutionize” medical research by helping solve longstanding mysteries about the shape and structure of proteins. (Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction, CASP)

Another study suggests AI can improve radiologists’ ability to recognize and diagnose breast cancer. (Radiological Society of North America)

And Finnish researchers found that AI improved the reliability of screening tests to identify drugs and drug combinations that will kill cancer cells. (Nature Communications)

The FDA approved the Sonalleve MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound device for osteoid osteoma of the extremities.

Lurbinectedin (Zepzelca) plus doxorubicin failed to improve overall survival in small-cell lung cancer versus physician’s choice of chemotherapy, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and PharmaMar announced.

CAR T-cell therapy produced early signs of clinical activity against relapsed/refractory pediatric brain tumors. (Science Translational Medicine, University College London)

China has taken over the worldwide lead in expansion of clinical trials to evaluate cancer immunotherapy drugs. (Global Data)

Evidence continues to mount that corticosteroids may reduce the anticancer activity of immune checkpoint inhibitors, this time in brain cancer. (American Association for Cancer Research)

Julie Gralow, MD, a breast cancer researcher and clinician at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, will become the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s chief medical officer in February, succeeding Richard Schilsky, MD, who is retiring.

Development of novel agents and expansion of existing drugs’ indications will drive a $5.5-billion bladder cancer pharma market by 2028. (GlobalData)

Information and advice about navigating the extra challenges of cancer care during the holidays imposed by COVID-19. (American Cancer Society)

People who have never smoked account for more than 12% of all new cases of lung cancer in the U.S. (JAMA Oncology)

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    Charles Bankhead is senior editor for oncology and also covers urology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. He joined MedPage Today in 2007. Follow

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