News for Oncologists

ASCO 2011 (September 12, 2011)

Annual meeting brings together cancer experts from around the world. Kari Bohlke, ScD The 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), held June 3 to 7 in Chicago, brought together... Continue Reading

Bone Fractures in Breast Cancer Patients More Frequent with Femara than with Tamoxifen (September 22, 2009)
Single Treatment with High-intensity Focused Ultrasound Effective for Localized Prostate Cancer (September 21, 2009)
Marital Separation Impacts Cancer Survival (September 21, 2009)
Depression May Predict Mortality in Cancer Patients (September 21, 2009)
GDC-0449 Active in Advanced Basal Cell Skin Cancer (September 18, 2009)
Beta-carotene, Retinol, and Lutein Supplements May Increase Risk of Lung Cancer (September 4, 2009)

Researchers affiliated with the VITamins And Lifestyle (VITAL) cohort Study have reported that use of individual beta-carotene, retinol, or lutein supplements is linked with an increased risk of lung cancer.... Continue Reading

Obese Men Have Higher-grade and Larger Prostate Cancers (September 3, 2009)

Researchers from Duke University have reported that “obese men undergoing radical prostatectomy had higher-grade and larger tumors, providing further evidence that obese men undergoing radical prostatectomy... Continue Reading

Radiofrequency Ablation May Prevent Progression of Barrett’s Esophagus to Cancer (September 3, 2009)

Researchers involved in a multicenter trial have reported that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can eradicate the dysplastic changes associated with Barrett’s esophagus, which may decrease the risk... Continue Reading

Avastin® and Radiation Therapy Safe and Active for Recurrent Gliomas (September 3, 2009)

Researchers from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have reported that Avastin® (bevacizumab) and hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy is safe and effective for treatment of recurrent... Continue Reading

Delay of Surgery Increases Mortality from Bladder Cancer (September 2, 2009)

Researchers from Canada have reported that a delay of 40 or more days between diagnosis of bladder cancer by transurethral resection and cystectomy significantly increases mortality. The details of... Continue Reading

Axitinib Has Activity in Nexavar®-refractory Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (September 2, 2009)

Results of a U.S. multicenter trial have shown that axitinib has significant activity for the treatment of patients with Nexavar® (sorafenib)-refractory metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The details... Continue Reading

Preoperative MRI in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Shows Little Benefit (September 2, 2009)

Researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia, and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have reported that preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in breast cancer leads... Continue Reading

Iressa® Superior to Paraplatin®/Taxol® in Advanced NSCLC (September 1, 2009)

Researchers from Asia have reported that first-line treatment with Iressa® (gefitinib) improves progression-free survival over combination treatment with Paraplatin® (carboplatin) and Taxol® (paclitaxel)... Continue Reading

Exclusion of Screened Men and PSA Testing in Control Patients Decreases Estimate of PSA Screening Effectiveness (September 1, 2009)

Researchers involved in the European Randomised Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) have reported that the risk of dying of prostate cancer is decreased by 31% when corrected for men who... Continue Reading

Women Report Symptoms to Primary Care Physicians Prior to Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer (September 1, 2009)

Researchers from the UK have reported that women with ovarian cancer usually report symptoms to primary care physicians before the diagnosis. These researchers suggest that these symptoms should be... Continue Reading

Adjuvant High-dose Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy May Decrease Relapses After Radical Prostatectomy (August 31, 2009)

Researchers from Belgium have reported that adjuvant high-dose (74Gy) intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is associated with a 93% biochemical relapse-free survival in men with high-risk prostate cancer... Continue Reading

Adherence Important for Effectiveness of Diet in Preventing Colorectal Adenoma Recurrences (August 31, 2009)

Researchers associated with the U.S. Polyp Prevention Trial have reported that high compliance with a low-fat, high-fiber diet is associated with a reduced risk of adenoma recurrence. The details of this... Continue Reading

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