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Oncology Case Studies

A 58-year-old with Stage IV Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

A man recently diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic adenocarcinoma is 10 days from a stent placement for hyperbilirubinemia. He is an engineer and intends to work from home during his treatment.

A 55-year-old Woman with Breast Cancer and Shortness of Breath

A 55-year-old woman with stage 4 estrogen receptor/progesterone receptor–positive breast cancer is admitted to the hospital for worsening shortness of breath.

A 70-Year-Old Woman With Oral Pain and Otalgia

A female patient presents with oral discomfort, weight loss, and a 30-pack year cigarette smoking history.

A Patient with Breast Cancer and mTor-induced Stomatitis

A 53-year-old female complains of mouth pain after 4 weeks of therapy with exemestane plus everolimus.

Drug Interaction in a 64-Year-Old with ALL

A female diagnosed with Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia presents with anemia, neutropenia, and heartburn.

72-year-old Woman with Cystic Mass

A female with a large cystic mass, upper abdominal pain, and nausea presents. What is her diagnosis?

Cetuximab-Induced Rash in a 54-Year-Old with SCC

Can you guess how to manage this patient's grade 3 acneiform rash?

Elevated Troponins in a Patient with Colorectal Cancer

A 64-year-old woman complains of chest pain 5 days after hospital admission for administration of FOLFOX chemotherapy to treat colorectal cancer. What's the diagnosis?

A 54-Year-Old Male With Fever and Diarrhea After HSCT

A man with multiple myeloma develops a low grade fever and mild diarrhea 10 days after receiving a successful autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

A 64-Year-Old Man with a Chronic Rash

64-year-old gentleman presents with a 6-month history of rash that started on his upper extremities and now includes his lower extremities.

Heart Failure During Breast Cancer Management: A Case Study

A 48-year-old female has experienced ongoing fatigue since the beginning of cytotoxic chemotherapy, 6 months after initiating trastuzumab.

Managing Neutropenia in a Patient with Abdominal Pain Following Chemotherapy

A 38-year-old female presents with a fever and abdominal pain about 2 weeks after her most recent chemotherapy treatment.

Renal Cell Carcinoma Patient with Liver Mets

A 72-year-old male presents with a large right renal mass and a mass within the liver suspicious for a metastatic focus.

63-Year-Old Man with Arthritis, Recurrent Infections, and Pancytopenia

A middle-aged male patient presents with swollen joints, a history of infections, and pancytopenia. What's his diagnosis?

Advanced NSCLC: Best Treatment Option

A 63-year-old male presented with shortness of breath, persistent cough, and a chest x-ray suspicious for malignancy.

A 47-Year-Old Woman with Pancytopenia After Treatment with Radioiodine Therapy

After being treated with radioiodine therapy for papillary thyroid cancer, this patient presented with pancytopenia.

A 52-Year-Old Man With a Lesion in His Nose

A middle-aged man with a 35 pack-year smoking history and extensive history of sun exposure presents with a lesion in the nose.

Dr. E. David Crawford: Renal Cell Carcinoma Case Study

Dr. E. David Crawford: Renal Cell Carcinoma Case Study

Dr. E. David Crawford, Head Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado, presents his case study on renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Case Study: Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Case Study: Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Although there are new therapies for M1CRPC patients and others pending, ideal sequencing regimen is still not certain.

Crizotinib Treatment in ROS1-positive NSCLC Patients: A Case Study

Crizotinib Treatment in ROS1-positive NSCLC Patients: A Case Study

Although prevalence of cytogenetic abnormality in tumor biopsy is low, finding one or more abnormalities can expand the patient's treatment options.

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