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.


Urine Test for Kidney Cancer Showing Promise

Urine Test for Kidney Cancer Showing Promise

Research indicates that a test of AQP1 and PLIN2 levels in urine may act as an indicator of early stage renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Genetic Aberration Affects Response to Bortezomib in AL Amyloidosis

Genetic Aberration Affects Response to Bortezomib in AL Amyloidosis

The t(11;14) translocation was associated with poorer response rates and shorter overall survival in patients treated with bortezomib-based regimens.

Breast Cancer Rare in Transgendered Persons

Breast Cancer Rare in Transgendered Persons

A conversation with George R. Brown, MD, DFAPA, to discuss the recent reporting of 10 additional cases of breast cancer among transgendered persons.

Pressures Mount for Cancer Care Providers, ASCO Report Warns

Pressures Mount for Cancer Care Providers, ASCO Report Warns

Representatives from ASCO held a Congressional briefing to detail their new report's findings.

RSI-MRI Shows Promise for Prostate Cancer Detection, Treatment

RSI-MRI Shows Promise for Prostate Cancer Detection, Treatment

While larger studies are needed to confirm initial findings, researchers have shown that RSI-MRI may aid physicians in detecting prostate cancer.

New Collaboration, Technology Changing Outlook for Some Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

New Collaboration, Technology Changing Outlook for Some Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

Physicians recently used a suction device to remove a cancerous tumor from a major vein in a 60 year old patient with metastatic kidney cancer.

Paclitaxel, Trastuzumab New Standard of Care for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Paclitaxel, Trastuzumab New Standard of Care for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Trastuzumab has been approved for nearly a decade, but it is still unclear which women with early-stage disease might benefit most from treatment.

Crizotinib Provides Benefit for ALK-Rearranged NSCLC with Brain Metastases

Crizotinib Provides Benefit for ALK-Rearranged NSCLC with Brain Metastases

A retrospective analysis of crizotinib data demonstrates control in advanced, metastatic disease, although brain metastases continued to progress.

Optimal Prostate Screening Programs Could Significantly Help Lower Mortality

Optimal Prostate Screening Programs Could Significantly Help Lower Mortality

Some researchers are looking at the evidence and urging for a middle ground in prostate cancer screening guidelines

Metformin Does Not Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

Metformin Does Not Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

A large, retrospective cohort study found no evidence that metformin prevents lung cancer, although nonsmokers may find some benefit.

Can Integrated Health Care Eliminate Racial Disparities in Cancer Survival?

Can Integrated Health Care Eliminate Racial Disparities in Cancer Survival?

Racial disparities in colorectal cancer survival might be eliminated by integrated and "equitable, evidence-based care."

Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Models

Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Models

Studies explore the features to assess in a risk model to predict probability of breast cancer in women with benign breast biopsy or African American women.

Updated Guidelines for the Treatment of Thyroid Nodules

Updated Guidelines for the Treatment of Thyroid Nodules

Richard T. Kloos, MD, discusses new technologies and methods for diagnosis of thyroid nodules.

Short-Term Outcomes Comparable Between Active Surveillance, Surgery for Localized Renal Tumors

Short-Term Outcomes Comparable Between Active Surveillance, Surgery for Localized Renal Tumors

Larger renal tumors managed with active surveillance are associated with tumor growth and mortality rates similar to patients treated with surgery.

Breast Cancer Risk: Among Postmenopausal Women, Metabolic Health More Important than Weight

Breast Cancer Risk: Among Postmenopausal Women, Metabolic Health More Important than Weight

In one of the first studies to evaluate the association between insulin and breast cancer, fasting insulin levels may be useful to individualize screening.

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