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.


Five Twitter Feeds Every Oncologist Should Follow

Five Twitter Feeds Every Oncologist Should Follow

Twitter is a great way for oncology professionals to interact with their peers and patients, and CTA has recommendations for some feeds you should be following.

Circumcision May Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

Circumcision May Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

The evidence continues to grow that circumcision may help lower a man's overall risk for prostate cancer.

Topical Gel May Be as Effective as Oral Tamoxifen in DCIS

Topical Gel May Be as Effective as Oral Tamoxifen in DCIS

A topical gel containing an active metabolite of tamoxifen suppressed cell proliferation equally as well as the oral form.

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.

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