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Colorectal Cancer

Multiple Means to Realize the Benefits of Colorectal Cancer Screening

In an updated recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) continues to strongly recommend screening for colorectal cancer for asymptomatic adults...

Breast Cancer

Overall Survival With Bevacizumab/Capecitabine Noninferior vs Bevacizumab/Paclitaxel in HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

As reported in The Lancet Oncology by Zielinski et al, the final results of the phase III TURANDOT trial showed that overall survival with first-line bevacizumab/capecitabine was noninferior...

Global Cancer Care

Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

Quyen D. Chu, MD, MBA, FACS, this year’s recipient of ASCO’s Humanitarian Award, lives by the axiom that “One person can make a positive difference in the lives of others.” ...


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Palliative Care

Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, on End-of-Life Care: Impact of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

Maryland Proton Treatment Center Appoints Charles B. Simone II, MD, New Medical Director

Charles B. Simone II, MD, has been named the new Medical Director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC). Dr. Simone will begin work in November 2016.

As Medical Director, Dr. Simone will continue to define and implement processes ensuring that MPTC is integrated into the radiation...

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Overall Survival With Bevacizumab/Capecitabine Noninferior vs Bevacizumab/Paclitaxel in HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

As reported in The Lancet Oncology by Zielinski et al, the final results of the phase III TURANDOT trial showed that overall survival with first-line bevacizumab (Avastin)/capecitabine was noninferior vs bevacizumab/paclitaxel in per-protocol analysis among patients with advanced HER2-negative...

Gynecologic Cancers

Eric Roeland, MD, and Linda Van Le, MD, on Gynecologic Cancers: Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Survivors

Lymphoma

Reduced-Intensity Related-Donor Haploidentical vs HLA-Matched Sibling-Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Lymphoma

In an analysis of the observational database of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nilanjan Ghosh, MD, PhD, of Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, North Carolina, and colleagues found that...

Prostate Cancer

Hypofractionation May Be Poised to Become New Standard of Care for Prostate Cancer

There has been an ongoing debate about which type of radiation therapy is preferable in the treatment of localized prostate cancer: hypofractionation (larger fractions given over 4–5 weeks) or conventional radiotherapy (given over 8–9 weeks). A new study presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting...

Study Finds Effect of Combined Hormone Replacement Therapy on Breast Cancer Risk Likely to Have Been Underestimated

The effect of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer is likely to have been underestimated by a number of previous studies, according to a new prospective study published by Jones et al in the British Journal of Cancer.

HRT is used to treat...

Hepatobiliary Cancer

Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, on Sorafenib and Doxorubicin for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Kidney Cancer

Quality of Life With Nivolumab vs Everolimus in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Patients with previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma receiving nivolumab (Opdivo) in the phase III CheckMate 025 trial had improved health-related quality of life compared with those receiving everolimus (Afinitor), as reported by David Cella, PhD, of Northwestern University, Chicago, et...

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Increased Uveal Melanoma Risk Linked to Pigmentation Genes That Dictate Eye Color

New research links specific inherited genetic alterations to an increased risk for uveal melanoma, a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye color. These findings were published by Ferguson et al in Scientific Reports.

Previous clinical data suggests uveal melanoma...