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Issues in Oncology
Lung Cancer

As Low-Dose CT Screening Moves Into the Clinic, Implementation Issues Move Up on the Agenda

Low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer in high-risk groups is moving into the clinic in the wake of its approval by...

Integrative Oncology

Acupuncture: Does It Alleviate Symptoms Associated With Cancer Care?

A therapeutic modality of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been extensively investigated in Western medical settings. Its...

Lung Cancer

Ceritinib Shows Overall and Intracranial Activity in Advanced NSCLC Previously Treated With Crizotinib and Chemotherapy

Crinò et al found that ceritinib was active overall and in central nervous system metastases in patients with ALK-rearranged advanced...


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Lymphoma

James O. Armitage, MD, on Improving Lymphoma Treatment

Breast Cancer
Survivorship
Supportive Care

Managing Upper Extremity Dysfunction in Breast Cancer Survivors

With an increased number of breast cancer survivors and patients with metastatic disease living longer, it is imperative for oncology care providers to manage issues of new and chronic upper extremity dysfunction as a result of the malignancy itself or its treatment. As one of my patients...

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Potential Increased Risk of Serous/Serous-like Endometrial Carcinoma After RRSO in Women With BRCA1 Mutation

In a prospective cohort study reported in JAMA Oncology, Shu et al found that risk for serous/serous-like endometrial carcinoma appeared to be increased after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) without hysterectomy in women harboring the BRCA1 mutation. The overall risk of uterine cancer...

Lymphoma

Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD, on Precision Immunotherapy for Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

Issues in Oncology

Computed Tomography–Based Lean Body Mass Calculations May Improve Accuracy of PET for Patients With Cancer

Patients with cancer often experience significant fluctuations in weight and lean body mass. Neglecting to account for these changes can prevent clinicians from obtaining precise data from molecular imaging, but a new method of measuring lean body mass takes changes in individual body composition...

Issues in Oncology

Computed Tomography–Based Lean Body Mass Calculations May Improve Accuracy of PET for Patients With Cancer

Patients with cancer often experience significant fluctuations in weight and lean body mass. Neglecting to account for these changes can prevent clinicians from obtaining precise data from molecular imaging, but a new method of measuring lean body mass takes changes in individual body composition...

Study Evaluates Chronic Graft-vs-Host Disease Burden and Complications in Patients Receiving Bone Marrow Transplants

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study compared outcomes of leukemia patients receiving bone marrow transplants from 2009 to 2014, finding that 3 years post transplant, the incidence of severe chronic graft-vs-host disease was significantly higher in patients who had received transplants from ...

Lymphoma

Wyndham H. Wilson, MD, PhD, on Treating Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Breast Cancer
Survivorship
Supportive Care

Managing Upper Extremity Dysfunction in Breast Cancer Survivors

With an increased number of breast cancer survivors and patients with metastatic disease living longer, it is imperative for oncology care providers to manage issues of new and chronic upper extremity dysfunction as a result of the malignancy itself or its treatment. As one of my patients...

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Effect of Radiosurgery Alone vs Radiosurgery Plus WBRT on Cognitive Function in Patients With Brain Metastases

Physicians from Carolinas HealthCare System's Neurosciences Institute and Levine Cancer Institute are among the authors of a study published by Brown et al in JAMA. The study showed how among patients with one to three brain metastases, the use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone, compared...