New Upfront Treatment Algorithm Emerges for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

According to Susan M. O’Brien, MD, an expert in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, novel agents and new data on patient subsets...

Breast Cancer

ASCO Adapts CCO Guideline on Selection of Optimal Adjuvant Therapies for HER2-Negative and HER2-Positive Breast Cancers

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Neelima Denduluri, MD, and colleagues, ASCO has adapted a Cancer Care Ontario...

Supportive Care
Symptom Management

Scalp Cooling for Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia Becoming Mainstream

Hair loss can be a devastating side effect of chemotherapy, but the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the DigniCap...


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Breast Cancer

Nikhil Wagle, MD, on The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project: Progress Report

ASCO and CancerLinQ Participated in Landmark Cancer Moonshot Summit

ASCO Chief Executive Officer Clifford A. Hudis, MD, ­FASCO, and CancerLinQ LLC Chief Executive Officer Kevin Fitzpatrick attended Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Along with leaders and stakeholders across the cancer research and...


Melanoma MicroRNA Trafficking May Control Tumor Primary Niche Formation

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) may have unraveled the metastatic mechanism of melanoma. According to a paper published by Dror et al in Nature Cell Biology, scientists discovered that before spreading to other organs, a melanoma tumor sends out tiny vesicles containing molecules of...


Fredrick B. Hagemeister, Jr, MD, on Using Rituximab Maintenance

Issues in Oncology

New Analysis Shows Advertising by U.S. Cancer Centers Has Soared Over Past Decade

American cancer centers promoting their services dramatically increased their advertising spending from 2005 to 2014, with the bulk of the spending by for-profit organizations, according to the results of a study published by Vater et al in JAMA Internal Medicine.1

Small Percentage Responsible for ...

13 Mid-Career Clinical Investigators Receive 2016 NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award

At the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee (CTAC) meeting held on July 13, 2016, 13 recipients were presented with the 2016 NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA).

The award recognizes and supports outstanding...

Study Finds More Nodes Should Be Examined to Rule Out Node-Negative Disease in Papillary Thyroid Cancer

The proportion of patients with papillary thyroid cancer identified as having node-negative disease decreased substantially with an increased number of lymph nodes examined, according to an analysis of data from the National Cancer Database. Robinson and colleagues, of Duke University, reported...

Lung Cancer

Luis G. Paz-Ares, MD, PhD, on NSCLC: Results from the SQUIRE Trial (Spanish Language Version)

Issues in Oncology
Health-Care Policy

Moonshots and ‘Onco-nauts’

Where were you on July 20, 1969? I certainly remember where I was—sitting in a mess hall at summer camp watching a grainy black-and-white TV as Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” I recall the sense of jubilation and accomplishment that all American citizens...


Influence of Patients’ Side-Effect Expectations on Outcome of Endocrine Treatment for Breast Cancer

A study of women receiving hormone therapies such as tamoxifen as part of their treatment for breast cancer found that the number and seriousness of side effects they experienced were influenced by their expectations. The study, published by Nestoriuc et al in Annals of Oncology, found that women...

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