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Breast Cancer

Meta-analysis Indicates Similar Outcomes With Neoadjuvant Endocrine vs Chemotherapy in Estrogen Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer

In a meta-analysis reported in JAMA Oncology, Spring et al found that neoadjuvant endocrine therapy was associated with outcomes...

Issues in Oncology
Palliative Care

Hematologic Oncologists Surveyed on Quality Measures of End-of-Life Care and Barriers to Such Care

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Odejide et al surveyed hematologic oncologists to identify acceptable end-of-life-care quality measures...

Colorectal Cancer

New ASTRO Clinical Practice Statement Updates Treatment Standard for Rectal Cancer

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently issued a new clinical practice statement, “Appropriate Customization of Radiation...


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Julie R. Park, MD, on Neuroblastoma: Results of a Children’s Oncology Group Study

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What’s Driving the Rising Rates of Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults?

The study statistics are alarming—and perplexing. According to an analysis of data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) colorectal cancer registry, colon cancer incidence among young adults aged 20 to 34 is expected to increase 90% by 2030, and the incidence of rectosigmoid ...

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New ASTRO Clinical Practice Statement Updates Treatment Standard for Rectal Cancer

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently issued a new clinical practice statement, “Appropriate Customization of Radiation Therapy for Stage II and III Rectal Cancer: An ASTRO Clinical Practice Statement Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method.” An executive...

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

ASH and LLS Announce AML Awareness and Education Collaboration

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are teaming up to raise awareness and provide education about the need for new treatments for acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

AML is a complex group of approximately 20 different types of blood cancers with a very ...

Four NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Collaborate to Establish Research Consortium

The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, and The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have...

Pap Smear Screenings May Help Prevent Cervical Cancer in Women Over 65

A new study from the University of Illinois confirms a link between Papanicolaou (Pap) smear screenings and a lower risk of developing cervical cancer in women over age 65. However, most American health guidelines discourage women in that age range from receiving screenings unless they have...

Lymphoma

David G. Maloney, MD, PhD, on Lymphomas: Treatment With CAR T-Cells

Breast Cancer

Pertuzumab-Containing Regimens Compared for Neoadjuvant Treatment in Early Breast Cancer

In patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer, pathologic complete response rates after neoadjuvant therapy were higher with docetaxel plus carboplatin plus trastuzumab (Herceptin) plus pertuzumab (Perjeta), or TCH+P, than with ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) plus pertuzumab, or T-DM1+P,...

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Hematologic Oncologists Surveyed on Quality Measures of End-of-Life Care and Barriers to Such Care

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Odejide et al surveyed hematologic oncologists to identify acceptable end-of-life-care quality measures and asked the clinician to identify barriers to such care. Respondents considered unrealistic patient expectations the top barrier to...