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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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Addition of TG4010 Vaccine to First-Line Chemotherapy Appears to Improve Progression-Free Survival in Advanced NSCLC

As reported in The Lancet Oncology by Quoix et al, the addition of immunotherapy with TG4010—the modified vaccinia Ankara expressing MUC1 and interleukin 2—to first-line chemotherapy improved progression-free survival in patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in ...

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 ...

Possible Marker for Recurring HPV-Linked Oropharyngeal Cancers

A retrospective analysis of human papillomavirus (HPV) antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, said scientists at The Johns Hopkins...

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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Removal of Complex Renal Tumors Performed Safely by Robotic Surgery in Selected Patients

Renal cell carcinoma can sometimes spread to the inferior vena cava, posing a threat to the heart and brain. Robotic nephrectomy for inferior vena cava tumor thrombus has favorable outcomes in selected patients compared with open surgery, which can have a high rate of complications, reported Abaza...