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Treating Melanoma Brain Metastases With Immunotherapy2403A recent study found that initial treatment with a checkpoint inhibitor was associated with increased median overall survival in patients with melanoma which spread to the brain.7/30/2018 7:09:15 PM133https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Science/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Science%20Stories/1807020_Immuno_235x200_1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />A recent study found that initial treatment with a checkpoint inhibitor was associated with increased median overall survival in patients with melanoma which spread to the brain.87
Screening for Hepatitis C Is Low Among Baby Boomers7447A recent study found that less than 13 percent of baby boomers were screened for the virus despite the recent approval of several effective treatments.6/26/2018 3:32:13 PM331https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Science/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Science%20Stories/1806010_HepC_150x190_1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Screening for Hepatitis C Is Low Among Baby BoomersA recent study found that less than 13 percent of baby boomers were screened for the virus despite the recent approval of several effective treatments.86
Geographic Disparities in Progress Against Lung Cancer7084A recent study showed declines in lung cancer death rates among U.S. women have lagged in two geographic hot spots.6/25/2018 3:21:38 PM405https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Science/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Science%20Stories/heat_map_150x190.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Geographic Disparities in Progress Against Lung CancerA recent study showed declines in lung cancer death rates among U.S. women have lagged in two geographic hot spots.85
Linking Night Shift Work to Cancer Risk7841A recent study found that women who work the night shift may have an increased risk of breast, skin, and gastrointestinal cancers.6/25/2018 3:33:16 PM530https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Science/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Science%20Stories/1801079_CommNightShift_150x190_1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Linking Night Shift Work to Cancer RiskA recent study found that women who work the night shift may have an increased risk of breast, skin, and gastrointestinal cancers.84
Colorectal Cancer Screening in the United States6356A recent study revealed large variations in colorectal cancer screening rates among states and counties.3/23/2018 4:22:06 PM1013https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Science/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Science%20Stories/1803007_Comm_CRCScreen_150x190_2.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Colorectal Cancer Screening in the United StatesA recent study revealed large variations in colorectal cancer screening rates among states and counties.83

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