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High Rates of Overdetection of Recurrence of Prostate Cancer

High Rates of Overdetection of Recurrence of Prostate Cancer

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening in some cases led to overdetection of prostate cancer, and now the same is occurring with recurrence.

Publishers Alliance Diagnosis and Management of Castleman Disease

Diagnosis and Management of Castleman Disease

[Cancer Control] Castleman disease is a lesser seen lymphoproliferative disorder, which is characterized as either localized or multicentric, with differing treatments typically utilized for each type.

From The Advisory Board Treatment Deintensification for HPV-Associated Oropharynx Cancer

Treatment Deintensification for HPV-Associated Oropharynx Cancer

The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) conducted a trial to investigate whether treatment deintensification was feasible in patients with HPV-associated cancer.

Viewpoints Researchers Identify Mechanism by Which NSAIDs Prevent Colon Cancer

Researchers Identify Mechanism by Which NSAIDs Prevent Colon Cancer

NSAIDs target stem cells that have accumulated mutations that could lead to cancer development and a biochemical pathway that leads to apoptosis.

Viewpoints Post-Operative Recovery of Gastric Motility in the Geriatric Patient

Post-Operative Recovery of Gastric Motility in the Geriatric Patient

Many changes occur in the gastrointestinal tract during the aging process that can directly impact gastric motility following surgery.

General Oncology Presenteeism May Be a Problem for Oncologists and, Ultimately, Their Patients

Presenteeism May Be a Problem for Oncologists and, Ultimately, Their Patients

Research highlights how lack of guidelines regarding illness and adequate staffing at hospitals may be reason for oncologists working while sick.

Viewpoints ASCO Calls for Medicaid Reform to Improve Cancer Care for Low-Income Americans

ASCO Calls for Medicaid Reform to Improve Cancer Care for Low-Income Americans

ASCO issued a new policy statement that outlines nine specific recommendations to reform Medicaid and improve treatment for low-income patients with cancer.

In the Clinic Inpatient Versus Outpatient Cancer Therapy: Costs, Benefits, and Risks

Inpatient Versus Outpatient Cancer Therapy: Costs, Benefits, and Risks

Oncology clinicians must balance the cost, benefit, and risk when comparing inpatient versus outpatient care for patients.

Viewpoints Activating CD103+ Dendritic Cells May Lead to Improved Immunotherapy for Variety of Cancers

Activating CD103+ Dendritic Cells May Lead to Improved Immunotherapy for Variety of Cancers

Researchers delineated the intratumoral dendritic cells population and identified CD103+ DCs, extremely sparse yet remarkably capable cytotoxic T cell (CTL) stimulators.

Viewpoints Biochemotherapy Shows Benefits in High-Risk Melanoma, But Newer Agents Will Get More Use

Biochemotherapy Shows Benefits in High-Risk Melanoma, But Newer Agents Will Get More Use

Biochemotherapy prolongs relapse-free survival in malignant melanoma compared with high-dose interferon, but newer agents are safer and more effective.

Endocrine Cancer Evaluating Benign Thyroid Nodules: The Appropriate Time Interval After Initial Fine Needle Aspiration

Evaluating Benign Thyroid Nodules: The Appropriate Time Interval After Initial Fine Needle Aspiration

Kenneth D. Burman, MD, discusses study suggesting that optimal time for repeat evaluation of benign thyroid nodules is 2 to 4 years.

Publishers Alliance Mining Cancer-Specific Disease Comorbidities from a Large Observational Health Database

Mining Cancer-Specific Disease Comorbidities from a Large Observational Health Database

[Cancer Informatics] When examined, cancer comorbidities can reveal valuable clues to understanding the underlying genetic mechanisms of cancers. The comorbidity patterns among different patient groups and the effect of age and gender on cancer comorbidity patterns are investigated.

Viewpoints Proton Beam Therapy for the Treatment of Cancer: Does the Cost Match the Value?

Proton Beam Therapy for the Treatment of Cancer: Does the Cost Match the Value?

Proton beam therapy (PBT) offers clear dosimetric advantages, but it's not clear that it is superior to less expensive modalities.

Viewpoints Talking to Patients About Integrative Oncology

Talking to Patients About Integrative Oncology

Alternative therapies may be safely combined with traditional cancer treatments.

Viewpoints Are We Listening to Our Teen and Young Adult Patients with Cancer?

Are We Listening to Our Teen and Young Adult Patients with Cancer?

Research indicates that teenage and young adult patients with cancer may need additional assistance to avoid succumbing to their disease.

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