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Breast Cancer

Meta-analysis Indicates Similar Outcomes With Neoadjuvant Endocrine vs Chemotherapy in Estrogen Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer

In a meta-analysis reported in JAMA Oncology, Spring et al found that neoadjuvant endocrine therapy was associated with outcomes...

Issues in Oncology
Palliative Care

Hematologic Oncologists Surveyed on Quality Measures of End-of-Life Care and Barriers to Such Care

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Odejide et al surveyed hematologic oncologists to identify acceptable end-of-life-care quality measures...

Colorectal Cancer

New ASTRO Clinical Practice Statement Updates Treatment Standard for Rectal Cancer

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently issued a new clinical practice statement, “Appropriate Customization of Radiation...


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Colorectal Cancer

Alan P. Venook, MD, and John Marshall, MD, on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Analysis of CALGB-SWOG 80405

Recent Staff Announcements at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Philip A. Pancari, MD, has joined the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, providing additional physician support for the Fox Chase Cancer Center–Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program.

“Having worked at Fox Chase for the past 3 years as a...

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New ASTRO Clinical Practice Statement Updates Treatment Standard for Rectal Cancer

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently issued a new clinical practice statement, “Appropriate Customization of Radiation Therapy for Stage II and III Rectal Cancer: An ASTRO Clinical Practice Statement Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method.” An executive...

Multiple Myeloma

Michele Cavo, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Results From a European Myeloma Network Trial (Italian Language Version)

Lung Cancer

FDG–PET Evaluates Immunotherapy for Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) presented study findings on a means of evaluating an immunotherapy for non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).1 Due to NSCLC’s relative insensitivity to chemotherapy, the use of immunotherapies,...

Andrew L. Kung, MD, PhD, Named Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Andrew L. Kung, MD, PhD, has been named the new Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Dr. Kung most recently served as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation at NewYork–Presbyterian/Morgan...

Pap Smear Screenings May Help Prevent Cervical Cancer in Women Over 65

A new study from the University of Illinois confirms a link between Papanicolaou (Pap) smear screenings and a lower risk of developing cervical cancer in women over age 65. However, most American health guidelines discourage women in that age range from receiving screenings unless they have...

Bladder Cancer

Arjun Vasant Balar, MD, on Urothelial Carcinoma: Analysis of the IMvigor210 Cohort 1

ASCO Names Founding Editor-in-Chief of JCO Precision Oncology

ASCO recently announced the appointment of James M. Ford, MD, as Editor-in-Chief of the Society’s new journal, JCO Precision Oncology. Dr. Ford will set the scope and vision for the online-only journal, which will publish scientific and educational content that provides a deeper understanding of...

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Hematologic Oncologists Surveyed on Quality Measures of End-of-Life Care and Barriers to Such Care

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Odejide et al surveyed hematologic oncologists to identify acceptable end-of-life-care quality measures and asked the clinician to identify barriers to such care. Respondents considered unrealistic patient expectations the top barrier to...