Hematologic Malignancies
Multiple Myeloma

Selected Hematology Abstracts From the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

Here are several abstracts selected from the proceedings of the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting, focusing on clinical trials on therapeutics in different...

Breast Cancer

Quick Takes on Promising New Approaches to Treating Breast Cancer

At the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting, researchers reported encouraging results for several new drugs and treatment strategies for breast cancer...

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Screening: Beneficial for Certain Populations but Not Without Controversy

The National Cancer Policy Forum of the National Academies of Sciences took up the issue of lung cancer screening at its mid-June workshop...


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Daniel F. Hayes, MD, ASCO President 2016–2017, on His Goals for the Coming Year

Hematologic Malignancies

Complexities in the Diagnosis and Management of Amyloidosis

Question 1: What is the next best step for this patient?

Correct Answer: C. Determination of amyloid subtype.

Expert Perspective

Amyloidosis encompasses a heterogeneous group of diseases bound by the characteristic deposition of amyloid fibrils in soft tissues and bone marrow, and it could be...


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

Crinò et al found that ceritinib (Zykadia) was active overall and in central nervous system (CNS) metastases in patients with ALK-rearranged advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) previously treated with crizotinib (Xalkori) and chemotherapy, according to the ASCEND-2 phase II...


Nathan Fowler, MD, and Sagar Lonial, MD, on Treating Follicular Lymphoma

Breast Cancer

Pertuzumab-Containing Regimens Compared for Neoadjuvant Treatment in Early Breast Cancer

In patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer, pathologic complete response rates after neoadjuvant therapy were higher with docetaxel plus carboplatin plus trastuzumab (Herceptin) plus pertuzumab (Perjeta), or TCH+P, than with ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) plus pertuzumab, or T-DM1+P,...

Breast Cancer
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...

USPSTF Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Skin Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of visual skin examination by a clinician to screen for skin cancer in asymptomatic adults. The report was published in JAMA.

This is an “I...

Kidney Cancer

David F. McDermott, MD, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Advanced RCC: Nivolumab in Previously Treated Patients

Women’s Networking Center Addresses Gender Gap, Provides Mentorship for Annual Meeting Attendees

ASCO is committed to providing all oncologists with opportunities for professional development that will maximize their career success. In response to the recognized career gender gap for women in oncology, ASCO included a number of initiatives in the 2016 Annual Meeting program. In its 2nd year,...


Delirium Frequent and Underdiagnosed Among Advanced Cancer Patients Presenting to an Emergency Department

A new study indicates that delirium is relatively frequent and underdiagnosed by physicians in patients with advanced cancer visiting the emergency department. Delirium was similarly common among older and younger patients, which suggests that in the setting of advanced cancer, all patients should...