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Evaluating the Relationship Between Atrial Fibrillation and Cancer

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a prevalent abnormal heart rhythm that can lead to severe complications such as stroke, major bleeding, heart failure, and death. The chances of developing AF may be increased in patients with cancer and could reflect a worse prognosis. Because evidence-based treatment guidelines for patients with AF and cancer are currently not…

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Combination Regimen for Pretransplant Conditioning May Improve Outcomes for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Results from a phase 3 open label trial (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01413178) published in The Lancet Haematology suggest that busulfan plus melphalan may result in longer progression-free survival (PFS) compared with melphalan alone in patients with multiple myeloma undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma were accepted into the study…
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