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Issues in Oncology

Predictors of Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy

In a single-center study reported in the Journal of Oncology Practice, Jacobs et al found that improved satisfaction with clinician communication and treatment...

Skin Cancer

Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Response to Adoptive Transfer of Autologous Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes

As reported by Chandran et al in The Lancet Oncology, a single-center study has shown that adoptive transfer of autologous tumor-infiltrating...

Palliative Care

Practice-Changing Research: Making Palliative Care a Routine Part of Cancer Care in the United States and Abroad

With its recently issued clinical practice guideline update, reviewed in this issue of The ASCO Post, ASCO has spoken: Interdisciplinary palliative care...


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Kidney Cancer

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Papillary RCC: Phase II Trial Results

Fred Hutchinson’s Paulovich Laboratory to Lead Protein Assay Work for National Cancer Moonshot

The Applied Proteogenomics Organizational Learning and Outcomes (APOLLO) network, which represents a partnership among the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, has tapped the Paulovich Laboratory at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research...

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Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Response to Adoptive Transfer of Autologous Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes

As reported by Chandran et al in The Lancet Oncology, a single-center study has shown that adoptive transfer of autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes produces tumor responses in metastatic uveal melanoma. Study Details The study involved 21 consecutive patients treated at the Surgery Branch...

Kidney Cancer

Sumanta K. Pal, MD, on RCC and Tumor Profiling

Prostate Cancer

Aligning Patient Expectations With Treatment Goals in the Metastatic Setting

More than one-third of men with incurable metastatic prostate cancer mistakenly believe that their cancer may be curable, according to a survey of patient expectations at an academic cancer center. “This study is part of a larger survey of treatment decision-making among men with metastatic...

Gastrointestinal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Issues in Oncology

Increased Recognition of Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults, Even Those Aged 20 to 29, as Evidence Continues to Accumulate

The incidence of colorectal cancer continues to increase among young adults, with the sharpest increase among those aged 20 to 29, according to a recent article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.1 This trend has been called disturbing and ominous, but the widely reported results of...

Higher Rates of Bone Metastases and Increased Risk of Death in Follicular and Medullary Thyroid Cancer

In the largest-known study on bone metastases in thyroid cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients with follicular and medullary thyroid cancer had the highest rate of cancer-related bone lesions and fractures and an increased risk of death....

Solid Tumors

Stephen Gottschalk, MD, on CAR T Cells for Solid Tumors: What Are the Challenges?

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, Named AACR President-Elect 2017–2018

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, was elected by the members of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) as its President-Elect for 2017–2018. She officially became President-Elect at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017, held in Washington, April 1–5, and will assume the presidency in April 2018 at...

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Breast Cancer Rates Increasing Among Asian Americans

In contrast to other racial/ethnic groups in the United States, Asian Americans have experienced steadily increasing breast cancer rates over the past 15 years, according to findings published by Gomez et al in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. To better understand potential contributors to...


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