I. Alex Bowman, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

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Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas

What every physician needs to know: Sarcomas are malignancies of connective tissue, e.g., bone, cartilage, skeletal or smooth muscle, fibroblasts, fat cells, blood vessels. They may occur at any age. Specific sarcomas are characteristic of different age groups, and given the number of different types of tissues involved, it is not surprising that there are…

Stage I-III breast cancer

Early Breast Cancer (Stage I-III Breast Cancer) What every physician needs to know: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the developed world. It is expected that in 2017 an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the US, along with 63,410 new cases of…

Ovarian Cancer

What every physician needs to know: While less common than cancers of the cervix and endometrium, ovarian cancer causes more deaths in the United States than the two other major female pelvic malignancies combined. Unfortunately, there are no known effective screening tests for the cancer, symptoms are non-specific, and the large majority of patients present…

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

What every physician needs to know: Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, and the leading cause of cancer related mortality. In 2017, there were an estimated 222,500 new cases and 155,870 deaths due to the disease, representing approximately 25.9% of all cancer related…

Renal Cell Carcinoma

What every physician needs to know: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 3% of malignant tumors and is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths in the USA. An estimated 63,000 new renal tumors were diagnosed in 2013 with over 13,000 deaths. It is most common in the seventh decade of life, and there is…

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