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.


Metronomic Chemotherapy: A Steady Tempo for Maintenance Therapy

Metronomic Chemotherapy: A Steady Tempo for Maintenance Therapy

Early studies show that continual low-dose chemotherapy lessens toxicity.

New Agent May Help Lower Morbidity and Improve Outcomes in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

New Agent May Help Lower Morbidity and Improve Outcomes in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

After positive results, there is debate regarding the roll out of pasireotide for patients with pancreatic cancer undergoing surgery.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test May Be More Accurate Than Pap Test for Cervical Cancer Screening

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test May Be More Accurate Than Pap Test for Cervical Cancer Screening

A review of data suggests that HPV testing alone every 3 years provides a high level of reassurance against cervical cancer.

Venous Thrombo-embolism Prophylaxis in the Outpatient Oncology Setting

Venous Thrombo-embolism Prophylaxis in the Outpatient Oncology Setting

While guidelines recommend against routine use, further investigation and data collection on this topic is warranted.

Proton Therapy May Have Benefit in Treating Advanced Head and Neck Cancers

Proton Therapy May Have Benefit in Treating Advanced Head and Neck Cancers

A review demonstrated an improvement with proton beam therapy compared with those who received photon intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

Reduced Mortality Linked to Use of Statins in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Reduced Mortality Linked to Use of Statins in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Use of statins in patients with colorectal cancer associated with reduced colorectal cancer-specific mortality.

Transformation of White Fat to Brown Fat Drives Cachexia

Transformation of White Fat to Brown Fat Drives Cachexia

Changes in adipose tissue precede the development of cachexia symptoms, and suggest a treatment approach.

Nighttime Light Exposure Can Hasten Breast Tumor Growth and Tamoxifen Resistance

Nighttime Light Exposure Can Hasten Breast Tumor Growth and Tamoxifen Resistance

Exposure to dim light at night increased tumor growth and resistance to tamoxifen; more research is needed before gleaning takeaways.

Mesothelioma: No Cure Yet, But Much Promise in New Therapies

Mesothelioma: No Cure Yet, But Much Promise in New Therapies

Oncologists can now provide patients a wide array of treatment options.

Protecting Cancer Research Patients by Moving Data into Their Hands

Protecting Cancer Research Patients by Moving Data into Their Hands

A National Cancer Policy Forum Workshop offered patient-centered insight on the protection of patients and their data in clinical trials.

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