VIEWPOINTS

Viewpoints is a collection of opinion articles written by thought leaders and expert medical writers to draw attention to important issues and developments in oncology.


Supreme Court Ruling Puts Gynecologic Cancer Prevention at Risk

Supreme Court Ruling Puts Gynecologic Cancer Prevention at Risk

SCOTUS decision in Hobby Lobby case reaches beyond contraception.

TAS-102 Extends Overall Survival in Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

TAS-102 Extends Overall Survival in Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Results of the RECOURSE trial may make the combination agent a new standard of care in advanced disease.

Collaborative Precision Medicine Lung Cancer Trials to Speed Drug Development

Collaborative Precision Medicine Lung Cancer Trials to Speed Drug Development

Lung-MAP and the National Lung Matrix Trial aim to deliver precision-based, FDA-approved treatment to patients with lung cancer by using a streamlined trial design that allows flexibility for the investigators, patients, and drug manufacturers.

Misdiagnosis of HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer May Lead to Suboptimal Treatment

Misdiagnosis of HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer May Lead to Suboptimal Treatment

Inaccurate test results falsely classify some women as HER2 negative, denying them the benefits of targeted treatment.

Low-dose Aspirin Use Has Potential to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Low-dose Aspirin Use Has Potential to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Daily aspirin doses for cardioprotection also have a preventive effect against pancreatic cancer.

3D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection Rate, Reduces Recall Rate

3D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection Rate, Reduces Recall Rate

A study that included almost half a million mammograms suggests that tomosynthesis combined with digital mammography may become the new standard of care.

A Fellow's Perspective: Overview of the ASCO 2014 Plenary Session

A Fellow's Perspective: Overview of the ASCO 2014 Plenary Session

Matt Zibelman, MD, provides his view on the research presented during the plenary session at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Experimental APC Platform Delivers Imaging, Radiotherapy Payloads Into Many Cancer Cells

Experimental APC Platform Delivers Imaging, Radiotherapy Payloads Into Many Cancer Cells

APC analogs can deliver a I-131 radiotherapy payload directly to tumor cells, or a fluorescent payload to help surgeons optimize margins during tumor resection.

Breathalyzer Test May Help Detect Lung Cancer

Breathalyzer Test May Help Detect Lung Cancer

An international study has revealed the potential of breathalyzer tests for detecting lung cancer with surprising accuracy.

Cannabinoids May Provide Pain Relief in Oral Cancer

Cannabinoids May Provide Pain Relief in Oral Cancer

Oral malignancies can be associated with increased pain, but current research suggests that a cannabis-based spray may reduce this morbidity.

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