Diagnostic Accuracy of Fecal Immunochemical Test in Patients at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer

25Jun
2017

Personalized radiotherapy for invasive breast cancer in 2017

23Jun
2017

Guidelines for the Management of Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus

23Jun
2017

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Screening in Average-Risk Women

23Jun
2017

Radiation Associated Cardiac Disease

23Jun
2017

Why We Overrate the Lifesaving Power of Cancer Tests

23Jun
2017

Landmark FDA approval bolsters personalized medicine

21Jun
2017

Aspirin and other NSAIDs and colorectal cancer survival

21Jun
2017

Timing of Aspirin and Other Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use Among Patients With Colorectal Cancer in Relation to Tumor Markers and Survival – Journal of Clinical Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Study Informs NSAID Benefit in Colon Cancer – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Observational data suggests a benefit for individuals with KRAS wild-type tumors

 

Risks of Breast, Ovarian, and Contralateral Breast Cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers

21Jun
2017

Top News From ASCO 2017: Slideshow

21Jun
2017

Top News From ASCO 2017: Slideshow – Medscape (free registration required)

 

Lean: Targeted Therapy for Care Delivery

21Jun
2017

Lean: Targeted Therapy for Care Delivery –  Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (free)

The possible benefits of applying the “Lean” approach to oncology care delivery.

 

New colorectal cancer screening guidelines

20Jun
2017

Overuse of Chest CT in Patients With Stage I and II Breast Cancer

20Jun
2017

Overuse of Chest CT in Patients With Stage I and II Breast Cancer: An Opportunity to Increase Guidelines Compliance at an NCCN Member Institution – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (free)

News release: NCCN Guidelines Compliance for Chest CT Reduces False Positives and Decreases Health Care Spending in Breast Cancer, Study Finds (free)

In this cohort 11% of patients with stage I and 36% of patients with stage II breast cancer underwent chest CT, despite NCCN Guidelines against the exam. “Nearly one-third of these patients were found to have pulmonary nodules, but only 1.3% were ever diagnosed with pulmonary metastases”

 

ACR Thyroid Imaging and Reporting

20Jun
2017

Best of the 2017 ASCO Live Blog

20Jun
2017

Development and validation of risk prediction equations to estimate survival in patients with colorectal cancer

19Jun
2017

Why treating breast cancer with less radiation may be more

19Jun
2017

Guidelines for gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms

19Jun
2017

Asia–Pacific clinical practice guidelines on the management of hepatocellular carcinoma

16Jun
2017

Global Health Initiatives of the International Oncology Community

16Jun
2017

Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Improving Prevention and Survivorship

16Jun
2017

Optimizing Breast Cancer Adjuvant Radiation and Integration of Breast and Reconstructive Surgery

16Jun
2017

New Insight Into the Biology, Risk Stratification, and Targeted Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

16Jun
2017

Using the New ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline for Palliative Care Concurrent With Oncology Care Using the TEAM Approach

16Jun
2017

Perspectives on the Use of Clinical Pathways in Oncology Care

16Jun
2017

New Developments and Challenges in Rare Genitourinary Tumors: Non-Urothelial Bladder Cancers and Squamous Cell Cancers of the Penis

16Jun
2017

Breast Cancer After Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer

16Jun
2017

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know in 2017

16Jun
2017

Challenges in Opening and Enrolling Patients in Clinical Trials

16Jun
2017

Pain and Opioids in Cancer Care: Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives

16Jun
2017

Kidney Cancer – NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines

13Jun
2017

Palliative care: A pathway to value-based care for nursing homes

12Jun
2017

‘How long have I got?’: Why many cancer patients don’t have answers

12Jun
2017

NCCN Guidelines Insights: Head and Neck Cancers

12Jun
2017

Mammograms: Are we overdiagnosing small tumors?

9Jun
2017

Completion Dissection or Observation for Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma

18Jun
2017

Precision Oncology: Who, How, What, When, and When Not?

9Jun
2017

Hope and hype around cancer immunotherapy

9Jun
2017

#ASCO2017 – Risk-Based Approach to Chemotherapy Duration Recommended for Stage III Colon Cancer

7Jun
2017

#ASCO2017 – Pregnancy After Breast Cancer Does Not Increase Chance of Recurrence

7Jun
2017

#ASCO2017 – Biosimilar May Be As Effective as Trastuzumab for Early Breast Cancer

7Jun
2017

#ASCO2017 – Small studies get big headlines

7Jun
2017

#ASCO2017 – Small studies get big headlines at ASCO 2017 – HealthNewsReview (free)

“Claim – Biggest breakthrough in a decade”. “Reality – The trial included only 15 women; no survival outcomes measured” (RT @HealthNewsRevu see Tweet)

 

#ASCO2017 – Survival in a Trial Assessing Patient-Reported Outcomes for Symptom Monitoring During Cancer Treatment

5Jun
2017

#ASCO2017 – Overall Survival Results of a Trial Assessing Patient-Reported Outcomes for Symptom Monitoring During Routine Cancer Treatment – JAMA (free)

Commentaries: Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival – STAT News (free) AND If This Were a Drug, the Price Would Be $100,000 – Medscape (free registration required) AND How a simple tech tool can help cancer patients live longer – The Washington Post (free)

“For surveillance of cancer, digital tracking of patient-generated data improves survival”. “The cost of digital tracking is very low and > 5 months median survival improvement is more than cancer drugs that cost > $100,000” (RT @EricTopol see Tweets and Answers)

 

#ASCO2017 – Abiraterone for Prostate Cancer

5Jun
2017

Association of a Bundled-Payment Program With Cost and Outcomes in Full-Cycle Breast Cancer Care

4Jun
2017

Recent Advances in Bronchoscopic Treatment of Peripheral Lung Cancers

4Jun
2017

Changing Trends and Practices in Cytopathology

4Jun
2017

Cancer drugs are getting better and dearer

1Jun
2017

Comparison of general obesity and measures of body fat distribution in older adults in relation to cancer risk

30May
2017

Exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions for cancer-related fatigue in patients during or after cancer treatment

29May
2017

Thrombocytosis and cancer

29May
2017

Cancer Pain – Updated PDQ Cancer Information Summary

29May
2017

Reducing Risk After Cancer: Healthy Lifestyle (and Tree Nuts)

26May
2017

Multiple Myeloma Guidelines

24May
2017

Just one alcoholic drink a day may increase breast cancer risk

24May
2017

Cancer screening in the United States, 2017

23May
2017

Hepatobiliary Cancers – NCCN Guidelines Insights

12May
2017

Hodgkin Lymphoma – NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines

12May
2017

Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: AUA/ASTRO/SUO Guideline

11May
2017

Screening for Thyroid Cancer: USPSTF Recommendation Statement

10May
2017

Screening for Thyroid Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

Editorial 1: The USPSTF Recommendation on Thyroid Cancer Screening: Don’t “Check Your Neck” (free)

Editorial 2: Cancer Screening, Overdiagnosis, and Regulatory Capture (free)

Editorial 3: How to Look for Thyroid Cancer (free)

Commentaries: No Symptoms, No Thyroid Screening, Says USPSTF – Medscape (free registration required) AND Don’t Screen For Thyroid Cancer, Task Force Says – NPR Health News (free) AND USPSTF Says No to Thyroid Cancer Screening – MedPage Today (free registration required)

The USPSTF recommended against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults with “grade D” recommendation (Grade D = “The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits”).

 

Guidelines for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)

10May
2017

Guideline for the Management of Fever and Neutropenia in Children

10May
2017

Guidelines for Management of Incidental Pulmonary Nodules Detected on CT Images

6May
2017

Guidelines for Management of Incidental Pulmonary Nodules Detected on CT Images: From the Fleischner Society 2017 – Radiology (free)

Source: Management of Pulmonary Nodules Found Incidentally on Computed Tomography Scans – Journal Watch (free)

Incidental pulmonary nodules discovered outside the context of screening or cancer follow-up are increasingly common in clinical practice. The purpose of these updated recommendations is to reduce the number of unnecessary follow-up examinations while providing practical guidance on follow-up intervals for selected larger nodules.

 

ASCO Guideline on Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer

3May
2017

Adjuvant Systemic Therapy and Adjuvant Radiation Therapy for Stage I to IIIA Completely Resected Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancers

1May
2017

Standardized Criteria for Palliative Care Consultation

24Apr
2017

Prospective, before-after cohort study: Standardized Criteria for Palliative Care Consultation on a Solid Tumor Oncology Service Reduces Downstream Health Care Use – Journal of Oncology Practice (free)

Editorial: Making the Right Thing Easier to Do: Standardized Integration of Oncology and Palliative Care – Journal of Oncology Practice (free)

Related Guideline: Integration of Palliative Care Into Standard Oncology Care: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update (free)

Commentaries on the study: Standardized Palliative Care Consults Cut Cancer Readmissions – Also, less chemotherapy after discharge – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Standardized Cancer Palliative Care Consults Linked to Stronger Home-Based Support – AJMC (free)

Patients with at least one of the following 4 criteria: 1) advanced solid tumor; 2) prior hospitalization within 30 days; 3) hospitalization > 7 days; or 4) active symptoms – received automatic palliative care consultation. The rates of 30-day readmissions dropped from 35% to 18% and chemotherapy after discharge dropped from 44% to 18%.

 

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – NCCN Guideline

18Apr
2017

New drugs, new toxicities: severe side effects of modern targeted and immunotherapy of cancer and their management

18Apr
2017

Life after breast, prostate, and colon cancer: Primary care’s role

17Apr
2017

ASCO has just published 3 guidelines on the management of pancreatic cancer

14Apr
2017

Recorded childhood cancers rise by 13% worldwide

14Apr
2017

Prostate Cancer Screening – Conflicting views on the new USPSTF draft recommendations

13Apr
2017

Screening to Prevent Invasive Cervical Cancer Guideline

13Apr
2017

Screening to Prevent Invasive Cervical Cancer: ASCO Resource-Stratified Clinical Practice Guideline (free)

“The ASCO guidelines outline the minimum standards for HPV-based screening for each resource strata; additional and more frequent screening may be added as the resources become available”.

 

Childhood cancers: 2 new studies on international incidence and survival

13Apr
2017

Potentially Curable Pancreatic Cancer Guideline

13Apr
2017

Potentially Curable Pancreatic Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update (free)

Due to a recent study showing a 2,5 month increase in median overall survival, the doublet regimen of gemcitabine and capecitabine seems to be preferred in the absence of concerns for toxicity or tolerance.

 

Emergencies in Hematology and Oncology

11Apr
2017

Emergencies in Hematology and Oncology – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

Comprehensive review covering the most common oncological emergencies.

 

Can low-dose aspirin can reduce risk of death from cancer?

6Apr
2017

Cancer patients have 55% greater risk of suicide

6Apr
2017

American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics

4Apr
2017

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics, Covers More Clinical Variants Than Ever Before (free)

Browse Appropriateness Criteria Topics (free)

Source: Newswise

This comprehensive guide from American College of Radiology (ACR) covers 230 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications and has just been updated. It is a very useful resource for doctors in all specialties to guide which exam is most appropriate in each clinical situation.

 

Prevention of everolimus-related stomatitis

30Mar
2017

Prevention of everolimus-related stomatitis in women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer using dexamethasone mouthwash (SWISH): a single-arm, phase 2 trial – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)

See also: SWISH Four Times a Day to Keep Oral Mucositis Away – Medscape (free registration required)

This simple and inexpensive treatment resulted in a more than ten-times reduction in the incidence of grade 2 or higher stomatitis.

 

I have cancer. This comic shows how much pressure I feel to be a hero

29Mar
2017

HER2 Testing and Clinical Decision Making in Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma

27Mar
2017

Adverse Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments

27Mar
2017
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