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Colorectal Cancer

Two Contenders for Second-Line Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Options for second-line therapy of advanced/metastatic renal cell carcinoma are expanding. Updates from the CheckMate 025 and METEOR trials presented...

Issues in Oncology

Cancer Registries and the Evolving Role of Big Data in Cancer Care

In 1956, the American College of Surgeons encouraged the development of hospital-based registries, but for the most part, these efforts were clumsy, inaccessible...

Solid Tumors

Improved Outcomes in Patients With Germ Cell Testicular Tumors in the Modern Era

Although patients with poor-risk metastatic testicular germ cell tumors continue to have less favorable outcomes, the bar has been raised by contemporary treatment...


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Prostate Cancer

A. Oliver Sartor, MD, on Advanced Prostate Cancer: Predicting Treatment Resistance

Kidney Cancer

Two Contenders for Second-Line Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Options for second-line therapy of advanced/metastatic renal cell carcinoma are expanding. Updates from the CheckMate 025 and METEOR ­trials presented at the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium solidify the value of both nivolumab (Opdivo, an immune checkpoint inhibitor) and cabozantinib...

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Interruption of Radiation Therapy Risks Cancer Recurrence

Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Albert Einstein Cancer Center have found. The study, published by Ohri et ...

Kidney Cancer

Bernard J. Escudier, MD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Results From the METEOR Trial

Solid Tumors

Improved Outcomes in Patients With Germ Cell Testicular Tumors in the Modern Era

Although patients with poor-risk metastatic testicular germ cell tumors continue to have less favorable outcomes, the bar has been raised by contemporary treatment. There is still room for improvement in managing metastatic testicular germ cell tumors, especially in poor-risk patients, but if...

'Doctor, We Prayed for You'

A 70-year-old female patient underwent a cardiac procedure to repair her mitral valve, and at the same time, she also underwent a coronary artery bypass grafting. She had an uneventful course for the first four postoperative days. On the sixth postoperative day, she started complaining of abdominal ...

Study Finds Enzalutamide Increases Progression-Free Survival vs Bicalutamide in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Use of the androgen receptor–inhibitor enzalutamide (Xtandi) more than doubled progression-free survival vs the nonsteroidal antiandrogen bicalutamide in patients with metastatic prostate cancer progressing on androgen-deprivation therapy, according to the randomized phase II TERRAIN trial...

Solid Tumors

Matthew Smith, MD, PhD on Bone Metastases: Treatment Update

Cancer Registries and the Evolving Role of Big Data in Cancer Care

In 1956, the American College of Surgeons encouraged the development of hospital-based registries, but for the most part, these efforts were clumsy, inaccessible card files of data. Today, advanced microcomputer technology has increased the ability to not only collect and cull cancer data but also...

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ACS/ASCO Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and ASCO have issued a Breast Cancer Survivorship Care guideline, published jointly in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The guideline recommendations were formulated by a multidisciplinary expert work group and are based on...