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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Talking to Patients About Integrative Oncology

Talking to Patients About Integrative Oncology

Alternative therapies may be safely combined with traditional cancer treatments.

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.

Attacking Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) in a New Way: Early Results for AG-221 Show Promise

Attacking Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) in a New Way: Early Results for AG-221 Show Promise

There is warranted excitement for AG-221, a drug recently granted fast track designation by the FDA for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

CLEOPATRA Reveals New Treatment Option for HER2+ Breast Cancer Patients

CLEOPATRA Reveals New Treatment Option for HER2+ Breast Cancer Patients

Addition of pertuzumab to traztuzumab + docetaxel added almost 16 months to overall survival compared to those who didn't receive pertuzumab.

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