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Leukemia

New Upfront Treatment Algorithm Emerges for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

According to Susan M. O’Brien, MD, an expert in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, novel agents and new data on patient subsets...

Breast Cancer

ASCO Adapts CCO Guideline on Selection of Optimal Adjuvant Therapies for HER2-Negative and HER2-Positive Breast Cancers

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Neelima Denduluri, MD, and colleagues, ASCO has adapted a Cancer Care Ontario...

Supportive Care
Symptom Management

Scalp Cooling for Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia Becoming Mainstream

Hair loss can be a devastating side effect of chemotherapy, but the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the DigniCap...


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Cost of Care
Issues in Oncology

Yousuf Zafar, MD, on the Financial Burden of Cancer Care

Epithelial Cells on the Tail Fin of Genetically Engineered Zebrafish

Image depicts hundreds of live cells from a tiny bit of skin on the tail fin of a genetically engineered adult zebrafish. The cells have been labeled with a new fluorescent imaging tool called Skinbow. It uniquely color codes cells by getting them to express genes encoding red, green, and blue...

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Melanoma MicroRNA Trafficking May Control Tumor Primary Niche Formation

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) may have unraveled the metastatic mechanism of melanoma. According to a paper published by Dror et al in Nature Cell Biology, scientists discovered that before spreading to other organs, a melanoma tumor sends out tiny vesicles containing molecules of...

Integrative Oncology
Palliative Care

Eric Roeland, MD, and Jennifer S. Temel, MD, on Integrative Palliative and Oncology Care

2016 - 2017 Oncology Meetings

AUGUST

The 33rd World Congress of Internal Medicine (WCIM)
August 22-25 • Bali, Indonesia
For more information:
www.wcimbali2016.org

16th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin
August 31-September 3 • Vienna, Austria
For more information:
www.wccs2016.com

12th National Lymphedema Network...

Making a Difference in Cancer Care With You: Daniel Hayes’ Presidential Theme

“Are you a member of ASCO?”

I distinctly remember being asked that question in 1984, during my second year as a fellow at what was then the Sidney Farber (now Dana-Farber) Cancer Institute. My first reaction: “What’s an ASCO?”

Turned out it was a) the Society that many of my mentors had or would...

Study Finds More Nodes Should Be Examined to Rule Out Node-Negative Disease in Papillary Thyroid Cancer

The proportion of patients with papillary thyroid cancer identified as having node-negative disease decreased substantially with an increased number of lymph nodes examined, according to an analysis of data from the National Cancer Database. Robinson and colleagues, of Duke University, reported...

Lung Cancer

Luis G. Paz-Ares, MD, PhD, on NSCLC: Results From the SQUIRE Trial

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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Influence of Patients’ Side-Effect Expectations on Outcome of Endocrine Treatment for Breast Cancer

A study of women receiving hormone therapies such as tamoxifen as part of their treatment for breast cancer found that the number and seriousness of side effects they experienced were influenced by their expectations. The study, published by Nestoriuc et al in Annals of Oncology, found that women...


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