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Hematologic Malignancies

Novel Treatment Approaches in Early Relapse of Follicular Lymphoma

“Patients with follicular lymphoma who relapse early after treatment are a minority of patients, fortunately, but they are clearly patients with a different disease,” according to Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, of Emory...

Issues in Oncology
Global Cancer Care

Changing Negative Perceptions on the Impact of Clinical Trials in Brazil

Clinical trials are an essential research tool to advance medical knowledge and patient care. Traditionally, the majority of pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials have been implemented...

Hepatobiliary Cancer

Cabozantinib Improves Survival in Patients With Previously Treated Hepatocellular Carcinoma

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Ghassan K. Abou‑Alfa, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and colleagues, the second interim analysis of the phase III CELESTIAL trial has...


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Immunotherapy

Assay Uses Big Data to Predict Responses to Immunotherapy

In the age of big data, cancer researchers are discovering new ways to monitor the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer...

Issues in Oncology
Pain Management

The Opioid Crisis From the Oncology Perspective

As the nation battles an escalating opioid-overdose crisis, which claims more than 100 lives per day, a new study presented at the 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium was designed to answer a heretofore unanswered question: How common are opioid-related deaths in patients with cancer?

 


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Skin Cancer
Immunotherapy

Caroline Robert, MD, PhD, on Advanced Melanoma: Research Highlights

Neil Bacon, MD, Appointed New President and Chief Executive Officer of ICHOM

The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), an independent nonprofit organization, recently announced that physician-entrepreneur Neil Bacon, MD, has been appointed as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. ICHOM’s mission is to catalyze a global movement to...

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Progression-Free Survival and Health-Related Quality of Life in Randomized Clinical Trials

A review and analysis of randomized clinical trials published by Kovic et al in JAMA Internal Medicine questioned whether interventions that prolong progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with cancer improve their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The systematic review and quantitative...

Prostate Cancer

Susan Halabi, PhD, on Prostate Cancer: Overall Survival for Black vs White Men

Family Archivist Holds Joyful Memories Amid Grief of Losing Loved Ones

BOOKMARK Title: The Trail to Tincup: Love Stories at Life’s EndEditors: Joyce Lynnette HockerPublisher: She Writes PressPublication date: May 2018Price: $23.95, hardcover, 288 pages Human mortality is embedded in the day-to-day challenges of clinical oncology; a cancer diagnosis is a reality...

ASH Honors John E. Dick, PhD, and Reed E. Drews, MD, With 2018 Mentor Award

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will recognize John E. Dick, PhD, of the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research in Toronto, and Reed E. Drews, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, with the 2018 Mentor Award for...

Increased Survival in Patients With Metastatic NSCLC Receiving Treatment in Academic vs Community Centers

Patients with metastatic non­–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving treatment at academic centers have an increased 2-year survival compared to patients treated at community-based centers, according to findings published by Ramalingam et al in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. An...

Geriatric Oncology

Supriya G. Mohile, MD, on Communicating With Older Cancer Patients: Results From a Community Trial

Supportive Care
Integrative Oncology

Acupuncture for Joint Symptoms Caused by Aromatase Inhibitors

Arthralgia is a common and debilitating adverse effect experienced by patients with breast cancer who are being treated with aromatase inhibitors, often resulting in poor adherence. And premature treatment discontinuation can negatively impact disease-free and overall breast cancer survival....

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Incidental Germline Mutations in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors Identified by Cell-Free Circulating Tumor DNA Testing

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Slavin et al determined the prevalence of a set of germline cancer predisposition gene mutations incidentally identified by cell-free circulating tumor DNA (cfDNA) testing in patients with advanced solid tumors. Study Details The study...


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