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Issues in Oncology
Cost of Care

ESMO Publishes Results of European Consortium Study on the Availability of Antineoplastic Medicines

A major new study has found substantial differences in the formulary availability, out-of-pocket costs, and actual availability of anticancer medicines across Europe...

Breast Cancer

New SSO, ASTRO, ASCO Joint Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Consensus Guideline Could Curb Unnecessary Breast Surgery and Reduce Health-System Costs

Three leading national cancer organizations have issued a consensus guideline for physicians treating women who have ductal carcinoma in situ treated with breast-conserving...

Issues in Oncology
Health-Care Policy
Legislation

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Report Shows States Are Making Progress Implementing Policies to Reduce Toll of Cancer

While a majority of states are still missing important opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, progress is being made to move...


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Palliative Care
Issues in Oncology

Charles D. Blanke, MD, on Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act

George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, Named Dean for Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, a leader in stem cell science and cancer biology whose work spans the fields of basic science and clinical medicine, will become the next Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He will begin his duties on January 1, 2017.

Dr. Daley is currently...

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Nonwhite Organ Transplant Recipients Also at Heightened Risk for Skin Cancer

A new study from Drexel University College of Medicine suggests all organ transplant recipients, regardless of race, should receive routine, total-body screenings for skin cancer.

Out of 259 nonwhite transplant recipients who were evaluated in the study, 19 skin cancer lesions were identified in...

Lymphoma

Steven P. Treon, MD, PhD, on Treating Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma/Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia

ASCO University® Essentials Subscription Now Provided to CancerLinQTM Practices

CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of ASCO, has announced an exciting new benefit for practices participating in CancerLinQ™. Current and future early adopters of CancerLinQ who sign up before
ASCO’s 2017 Annual Meeting will receive a complimentary subscription to ASCO University...

Head and Neck Cancer

Predictors of Readmission in Patients Requiring Free Tissue Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer

Certain factors increase the risk of unplanned readmission in the month after head and neck cancer resection requiring free tissue reconstruction, finds an analysis of data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) of the American College of Surgeons.1 Nearly 1 in 10 patients...

High-Calcium, Low-Lactose Diet May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer in African American Women

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and and other U.S. health and academic institutions shows a diet high in calcium and low in lactose may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in African American women. The work, published by Qin et al in the British Journal of Cancer, also found sun ...

Daniel F. Hayes, MD, ASCO President 2016–2017, on His Goals for the Coming Year

Last Chance to Register for the ASCO Research Community Forum Annual Meeting

Join fellow physician investigators for the ASCO Research Community Forum 2016 Annual Meeting, to be held September 25–26 at ASCO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

This will be the Research Community Forum’s 5th Annual Meeting, held each year to bring researchers and research staff from across ...

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Comparison of Second-Line Treatments in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer After Gemcitabine-Based Chemotherapy

In the Canadian phase III PANCREOX trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gill et al found no benefit of modified FOLFOX6 (infusional fluorouracil [5-FU], leucovorin, and oxaliplatin) vs infusional 5-FU/leucovorin as second-line treatment in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who ...


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