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American Association for Cancer Research Elects Dr. José Baselga as President-elect 2014-2015

PHILADELPHIA — The members of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) have elected José Baselga, M.D., Ph.D., physician-in-chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y., as their president-elect for 2014-2015. Baselga is an internationally recognized physician-scientist whose research focuses on the clinical development of novel molecularly targeted agents for the treatment of cancer, particularly breast cancer.

New treatment extends survival of patients with advanced cervical cancer

An international study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, in which the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital and Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) have participated, shows that administering bevacizumab in combination with chemotherapy in the first-line treatment of patients with recurrent and/or metastatic cervical cancer improves survival rates and reduces risk of death from this disease by 30%.