Oncology

Reports of high-impact oncology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Phase I/II Study of Stem-Cell Transplantation Using a Single Cord Blood...

Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is a rich source of stem cells for transplantation in patients with hematologic malignancies. However, its widespread utilization has been...

Radical prostatectomy significantly improves survival in localized prostate cancer: the SPCG-4 trial

1. Among men under 75 years of age with localized prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy was associated with a significant survival benefit compared to watchful...

Increased risk for breast cancer after childbirth may last more than 20 years

1. The authors of the study concluded that parous women may have an elevated breast cancer risk for over 20 years following delivery.2. The...

Quick Take: Risk of Appendiceal Neoplasm in Periappendicular Abscess in Patients Treated With Interval...

Patients presenting with appendicitis are typically stratified as having either uncomplicated or complicated acute appendicitis, the latter of which may include the formation of...

Quick Take: Risk of Suicide After Cancer Diagnosis in England

The receipt of a cancer diagnosis can be devastating, with important implications for a patient’s mental health and well-being. Some evidence has suggested that...

Quick Take: Effect of Pregabalin on Radiotherapy-Related Neuropathic Pain in Patients With Head and...

The management of acute, radiotherapy-related nociceptive and neuropathic pain in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancers remains an ongoing challenge. Pregabalin, an...

Atezolizumab and nab-paclitaxel prolong progression-free survival for patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer: the...

1. This randomized controlled trial of women with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer reports that patients who were received atezolizumab with nab-paclitaxel had longer periods...

Quick Take: Surgery vs Radiotherapy in the Management of Biopsy Gleason Score 9-10 Prostate...

Several treatment regimens are available for prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 9 or 10. These include radical prostatectomy (RP) with adjuvant external...

Survival greater in cervical cancer patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy compared to minimally invasive techniques:...

1. This randomized controlled trial of women with early-stage cervical cancer reports that patients who underwent minimally invasive radical hysterectomy had lower rates of...

Improved survival with open surgery compared to minimally invasive radical hysterectomy among early cervical...

1. A retrospective cohort study noted that minimally invasive surgery was associated with a higher risk of death compared to open surgery among women...

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