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Breast Cancer

Results of Two Practice-Changing Breast Cancer Trials Upheld

Results of two pivotal breast cancer trials reported at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting confirmed the practice-changing findings that...

Issues in Oncology
Health-Care Policy
Cost of Care

Charting a New Course at the FDA

In February, after serving for a year as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products...

Health-Care Policy
Legislation

CMS Proposal for Part B Drug Payment: A Poorly Conceived Experiment

On March 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register to test a change in...


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Breast Cancer

Hope S. Rugo, MD, on HER2+ Breast Cancer: Findings on a Trastuzumab Biosimilar

Issues in Oncology
Symptom Management

Clinical Trials Actively Recruiting Patients With Cardiotoxicity Resulting From Treatment

Observational

Study Title: Assessment for Long-Term Cardiovascular Impairment Associated With Trastuzumab Cardiotoxicity in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Survivors

Study Type: Observational

Study Sponsor and Collaborators: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Center

Purpose: To study whether strain ...

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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...

Issues in Oncology

Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, on Progress of the Institute for Clinical Immuno-Oncology

Regarding Beau

Like most pediatric hematologists/oncologists, my career has been a journey, hoping to discover ways to improve the outcomes for children and adolescents with cancer. I have been blessed to work with outstanding colleagues in the United States and throughout the world. And of equal importance, I...

Geriatric Oncology
Supportive Care
Leukemia

Assessment of Fitness, Function, and Quality of Life Essential in Treatment of Older Patients With CLL

Significant progress has been made in the past 2 decades in the care of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Recently, the therapeutic armamentarium has expanded for such patients with the introduction of new targeted agents.

CLL is predominantly a disease of the elderly, with a...

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

Geriatric Oncology
Supportive Care
Leukemia

Assessment of Fitness, Function, and Quality of Life Essential in Treatment of Older Patients With CLL

Significant progress has been made in the past 2 decades in the care of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Recently, the therapeutic armamentarium has expanded for such patients with the introduction of new targeted agents.

CLL is predominantly a disease of the elderly, with a...

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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...