Oncology

Reports of high-impact oncology studies by medical professionals

Multicomponent intervention linked to improved guideline adherence in long-term opioid therapy

1. In this cluster-randomized trial targeting primary care clinicians (PCC) treating patients with long-term opioid therapy in safety-net practices, a multicomponent intervention increased guideline...

Fecal immunochemical testing demonstrates good diagnostic accuracy for high-risk individuals

1. Meta-analysis of available studies evaluating the use of fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients at higher than average personal...

Cetuximab and bevacizumab are similar in combined platin therapy for advanced or metastatic colorectal...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, cetuximab or bevacizumab combined with platin therapy had similar survival rates for patients with KRAS wildtype, advanced, or...

Low-cost biochip isolates cells for clinical diagnosis [PreClinical]

1. Researchers manufactured a microfluidic biochip, using an inkjet printing system to apply conductive nanoparticles to a polymer substrate. 2. The biochip used an electric...

Complete dissection does not increase survival for sentinel-node positive melanoma patients

1. Patients with melanoma and positive sentinel lymph-nodes treated with immediate completion lymph-node dissection did not have increased melanoma related survival at three years...

Prognostic indicators for transarterial chemoembolization in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with extrahepatic spread identified

1. In a retrospective study of 111 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with extrahepatic spread (EHS) treated with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), median overall survival...

Wide surgical excision is effective in the treatment of subungual squamous cell carcinoma

1. In a retrospective review of 55 patients with subungal squamous cell carcinoma (SUSCC) without bone infiltration, wide surgical excision (WSE) followed by full-thickness...

Trends in thyroid cancer incidence and mortality in the United States from 1974-2013

1. This ecological study found that from 1974 to 2013, there were average annual increases in incidence rates and mortality rates in patients diagnosed...

Attenuation values may help differentiate renal neoplasm from simple cyst on contrast-enhanced CT

1. In a retrospective review of 125 patients with primary renal cell neoplasm that underwent computed tomography (CT), simple renal cysts were found to...

Multiple myeloma management with lenalidomide, bortezomib and dexamethasone associated with prolonged progression-free survival

1. The use of lenalidomide, bortezomib and dexamethasone (RVD) with transplantation was associated with a significantly longer progression-free survival compared to RVD therapy alone. 2....
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