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More Activity, Less Television Reduces Mortality in Colorectal Cancer Survivors

More Activity, Less Television Reduces Mortality in Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Researchers identify a relationship between exercise activity and television habits in relation to mortality in survivors of colorectal cancer.

Publishers Alliance Incidence and prognostic impact of high-risk HPV tumor infection in cervical esophageal carcinoma

Incidence and prognostic impact of high-risk HPV tumor infection in cervical esophageal carcinoma

[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] This study examines outcomes of CEC patients treated with CRT and the incidence and potential role of HPV tumor infection in CEC lesions.

Skin Cancer Survival Improved With Evolving Treatment Approaches for Metastatic Melanoma

Survival Improved With Evolving Treatment Approaches for Metastatic Melanoma

Update on available treatment options and potential future developments for metastatic melanoma with and without BRAF mutations.

In the Clinic Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis and Malignancy

Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis and Malignancy

Underlying malignancy is a potential cause of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis, understanding symptoms and treatment options is important.

From The Advisory Board MM-398: A Potential New Option for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer?

MM-398: A Potential New Option for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer?

CTA Board Member Steven Cohen, MD, discusses exciting advances regarding treatment options for metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Viewpoints Legal Challenges Begin for Biosimilar Agents

Legal Challenges Begin for Biosimilar Agents

As key biologics near the end of their patent-protection periods, industry is preparing for legal battles over biosimilar versions.

Publishers Alliance Targeted treatment of mutated EGFR-expressing non-small-cell lung cancer: focus on erlotinib with companion diagnostics

Targeted treatment of mutated EGFR-expressing non-small-cell lung cancer: focus on erlotinib with companion diagnostics

[Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy] The appropriate role of EGFR mutation analysis in the treatment of patients with NSCLC is constantly evolving; EGFR mutation testing can help simplify the drug discovery process and individualize cancer therapy.

Viewpoints Chemoradiation Therapy May Benefit Some Patients with Resectable Gastric Cancer

Chemoradiation Therapy May Benefit Some Patients with Resectable Gastric Cancer

Recent analysis indicated an increase in survival in gastric cancer patients who received chemoradiation compared with chemotherapy alone.

Viewpoints Rociletinib May Be Safe, Effective for the Treatment of EGFR-Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Rociletinib May Be Safe, Effective for the Treatment of EGFR-Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Rociletinib may be effective in treating patients with advanced EGFR-mutated NSCLC with or without the T790M mutation.

In the Clinic MDRO Infections in Patients with Neutropenic Fever

MDRO Infections in Patients with Neutropenic Fever

Fever is a common symptom for patients with cancer who have neutropenia and it is often difficult to determine if they are in infectious in etiology.

Viewpoints 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.

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