VIEWPOINTS


Viewpoints are a collection of news and opinion articles that capture key research developments and important issues in the field of oncology.


Metastatic Prostate Cancer to the Gastrointestinal Tract

Metastatic Prostate Cancer to the Gastrointestinal Tract

Rarely, patients with prostate cancer will develop metastases to the gastrointestinal tract, which limit treatment options.

TKI Discontinuation and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

TKI Discontinuation and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

TKIs offer the possibility of durable responses for patients with CML, though it is unclear whether discontinuation is feasible.

Vitamin D and Cancer: An Unclear Relationship

Vitamin D and Cancer: An Unclear Relationship

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are not enough available data to establish whether taking vitamin D can prevent cancer.

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Cisplatin-etoposide vs Carboplatin-paclitaxel

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Cisplatin-etoposide vs Carboplatin-paclitaxel

A recent review suggests that cisplatin-etoposide and carboplatin-paclitaxel regimens are comparable in efficacy.

Basket Trials: Advantages and Limitations

Basket Trials: Advantages and Limitations

Basket trials offer a cost-effective option to evaluate targeted agents in multiple malignancies, but it is important to be aware of their limitations.

Obesity-driven Endometrial Cancer Raises Need for Intervention

Obesity-driven Endometrial Cancer Raises Need for Intervention

In women, the association between obesity and endometrial cancer is stronger than in any other type of cancer.

A Year in Review: Reflections on Successes and Shortcomings

A Year in Review: Reflections on Successes and Shortcomings

Cancer Therapy Advisor's oncology editor discusses advances in oncology in 2016.

GATA2 in Prostate Cancer: A Promising Biomarker

GATA2 in Prostate Cancer: A Promising Biomarker

The pioneer transcription factor GATA2 has been implicated in prostate tumorigenesis, tumor aggressiveness, treatment resistance, and metastasis, making it a promising biomarker.

Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Lung Cancer: SIADH

Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Lung Cancer: SIADH

SIADH can be difficult to treat as a paraneoplastic syndrome, especially if the patient has concurrent gastrointestinal and renal losses.

Kidney Cancer: Statin Use May Improve Disease-specific Survival

Kidney Cancer: Statin Use May Improve Disease-specific Survival

Statin use in patients with kidney cancer improved cancer-specific survival and overall survival.

Viral Infection in Childhood Leukemia: A Q&A With Joseph L Wiemels, PhD

Viral Infection in Childhood Leukemia: A Q&A With Joseph L Wiemels, PhD

CTA asked Dr Wiemels about emerging evidence that viral infection might play an important role in childhood leukemogenesis.

Rotating Treatments in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Rotating Treatments in Renal Cell Carcinoma

ROPETAR failed to demonstrate any clinical benefit in alternating treatment with pazopanib and everolimus.

Can White Wine Consumption Lead to Melanoma?

Can White Wine Consumption Lead to Melanoma?

Some data point to a link between white wine and melanoma, though this link is inconclusive.

Determining the Role of Gender in Oncology Trial and Treatment Outcomes

Determining the Role of Gender in Oncology Trial and Treatment Outcomes

Differences between the sexes are known in a variety of cancers, but the reasons remain unclear.

Seven States Approve Some Form of Marijuana Initiative

Seven States Approve Some Form of Marijuana Initiative

CTA spoke with Judith A. Paice, PhD, RN, to better understand how clinicians are reacting to these legalizations and how she responds to patients asking about cannabis use.

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