Lung Cancer

Retreatment With Checkpoint Inhibitors May Be Feasible for Some Patients With NSCLC

Increasing numbers of patients are being treated with checkpoint inhibitors, and about one-quarter to one-third will develop immune-related adverse events...

Breast Cancer

No Efficacy Difference Between Adjuvant Letrozole and Anastrozole in Postmenopausal Women With Early Breast Cancer

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Ian E. Smith, MD, of The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research...

Issues in Oncology
Survivorship

Second Cancers May Be Deadlier in Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Patients

Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for...


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Supportive Care
Issues in Oncology

Gary Rodin, MD, on Advanced Cancer: The CALM Psychological Intervention

Conquer Cancer Foundation Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Supriya Mohile

SUPRIYA MOHILE, MD, MS Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of the Geriatric Oncology Clinic University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, New York Older adults are the population most affected by cancer: 60% of all cancer occurs in this group. Yet the field of oncology that focuses...

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Understanding and Managing Radiation-Induced Bystander Effect

More than half of patients with cancer undergo radiotherapy. Due to a phenomenon known as radiation-induced bystander effect, in which irradiated cells leak chemical signals that can travel some distance to damage unexposed healthy cells, many suffer side effects such as hair loss, fatigue, and...

Solid Tumors

David M. Hyman, MD, on Larotrectinib in TRK Fusion Cancers: Trial Results

Prostate Cancer

I Reject the Notion I’m on a Cancer Journey

I was diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer in 2002. I had no idea the disease and its treatment would cause me to gain more than 50 pounds and nearly cripple me with pain. I had a transurethral resection of the prostate following my diagnosis and have had multiple testosterone-suppression...

Stay Up to Date on New Patient Materials From Cancer.Net

Encourage your patients to use social media to stay up to date with new resources available on Cancer.Net.  It is easier than ever for patients to get the latest cancer information on their computer or mobile device by reading the Cancer.Net blog (www.cancer.net/blog) or following Cancer.Net on...

Analysis Reveals Genomic Alterations, Oncogenes Driving Medulloblastoma Subtypes

The most comprehensive analysis yet of medulloblastoma has identified genomic changes responsible for more than 75% of the brain tumors, including two new suspected cancer genes that were found exclusively in the least understood disease subgroups. The study from an international research...

Gynecologic Cancers

Ronald J. Buckanovich, MD, PhD, on Ovarian Cancer: Expert Perspective on the SOLO2 Trial

Palliative Care
Supportive Care

Understanding the Cultural Differences Among Ethnic Minorities in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

GUEST EDITOR Addressing the evolving needs of cancer survivors at various stages of their illness and care, Palliative Care in Oncology is guest edited by Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD. Dr. Von Roenn is ASCO’s Vice President of Education, Science, and Professional Development.   Because cultural...

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Comparison of MRI vs PET-CT in Multiple Myeloma

A study reported by Moreau et al in the Journal of Clinical Oncology indicated no difference between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron-emission tomography–computed tomography (PET-CT) in detecting bone lesions at diagnosis in patients with multiple myeloma. PET-CT normalization...