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Internationally Renowned Statistician on Cancer Clinical Trials, Daniel J. Sargent, PhD, Dies

In the 20th century, the field of statistics developed and was gradually applied to clinical research. The use of statistics allows clinical researchers to form reasonable and accurate inferences from collected information and to make sound decisions in the presence of uncertainty. Moreover,...

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Anti–PD-1 Treatment With Pembrolizumab in Gastric/Gastroesophageal Junction Cancers: Who Is Likely to Respond?

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have emerged as one of the most promising new areas of drug development in oncology. Broad activity has been observed for these agents across a spectrum of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. As reviewed in this issue of The ASCO Post, Muro and colleagues now...

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Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy May Extend Survival for Patients with Esophagogastric Junction Adenocarcinoma

Several American and European clinical trials have yielded mixed results on the survival advantage of preoperative chemoradiotherapy for patients with locally advanced esophagogastric junction adenonocarcinoma. However, a distinguished panel at the 2011 ASTRO Annual Meeting did agree that surgery...

CancerProgress.Net Adds New Resources to Highlight Progress in Clinical Cancer Research

ASCO’s CancerProgress.Net (www.CancerProgress.Net), a dynamic website demonstrating four decades of progress against cancer, has added new resources that will enable site users to learn more about progress in cancer treatment, prevention, screening, and diagnosis. Interactive Cancer Timelines...

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Gastric Cancer: Time to Revisit Angiogenesis

Progress in the treatment of gastric cancer has lagged behind advances in other solid tumor malignancies. A modest but clear survival benefit with the use of adjuvant therapy combined with surgery has been achieved, including the use of postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy as shown in large-scale...

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Clinical Trials Actively Recruiting Patients With Esophageal Cancer

The information contained in this Clinical Trials Resource Guide includes actively recruiting observational, interventional, phase I, phase II, and phase III clinical studies for patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent esophageal cancer. All of the studies are listed on the National Institutes ...

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