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Gynecologic Cancers

ASCO and SGO Release Clinical Practice Guideline on Neoadjuvant Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Advanced Ovarian Cancer

As reported by Alexi A. Wright, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, ASCO and...

Geriatric Oncology
Issues in Oncology

Safety Concerns Weigh Heavily in Elderly Patients With Cancer

Active pharmacovigilance in detecting and assessing the safety signals related to drugs and devices, and disseminating those findings to relevant...

Hematologic Malignancies

Bone Marrow–Derived Stem Cells May Offer Blood Transplant Recipients Better Quality of Life

A large, nationwide study published by Lee et al in the journal JAMA Oncology found that patients who received transplants of cells collected...


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CNS Cancers

James R. Perry, MD, on Glioblastoma: Study Results on Treating Elderly Patients

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Chemoradiotherapy After Surgery for Gastric Cancer Shows Similar Outcomes to Postoperative Chemotherapy

Postoperative treatment intensification with chemoradiotherapy does not achieve better outcomes when compared with postoperative chemotherapy in patients with gastric cancer who have already undergone preoperative chemotherapy, according to phase III data presented by Marcel Verheij, MD, PhD, et...

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New Preclinical Study Shows Esophageal Cancers Driven by 'Marginal Gain' Rather Than Speed

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists have shown that unexpectedly, esophageal cancer cells do not divide faster than their normal neighbors. Unlike normal cells, however, the tumor cells produce slightly more dividing daughter cells than nondividing cells, forming a tumor. The study,...

Lymphoma

Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD: Marginal Zone Lymphoma Therapy Update

NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria to Be Integrated Into National Decision Support Company’s CareSelect Imaging

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN) is collaborating with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to integrate the NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) into NDSC’s CareSelect Imaging to allow for access to imaging recommendations, adapted from the NCCN Clinical Practice...

Making a Difference in Cancer Care With You: Daniel Hayes’ Presidential Theme

“Are you a member of ASCO?”

I distinctly remember being asked that question in 1984, during my second year as a fellow at what was then the Sidney Farber (now Dana-Farber) Cancer Institute. My first reaction: “What’s an ASCO?”

Turned out it was a) the Society that many of my mentors had or would...

ASCO and SGO Release Clinical Practice Guideline on Neoadjuvant Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Advanced Ovarian Cancer

As reported by Alexi A. Wright, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, ASCO and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) have released a clinical practice guideline on neoadjuvant therapy for patients with newly diagnosed stage IIIC or IV...

Pancreatic Cancer

John P. Neoptolemos, MD, PhD, on Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: Results of the ESPAC-4 Trial

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

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Genomic Sequencing

As scientists learn more about which genetic mutations are driving different types of cancer, they're targeting treatments to small numbers of patients, with the potential for big payoffs in improved outcomes. But even as we learn more about these driver mutations, a new study published by Spratt...