Oncology

Reports of high-impact oncology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Breast cancer risk in transgender people receiving hormone treatment

Breast cancer is the most common cancer seen in females, though it is rare in males. Transgender individuals experience incongruence between the sex assigned...

Quick Take: Body composition and cardiovascular events in patients with colorectal cancer

Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) are 2-4 times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, as compared to individuals without a history of cancer. With...

The SOLAR-1 trial: alpelisib prolongs progression free survival in PIK3CA-mutated, HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer...

1. Treatment of hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–negative breast cancer patients who have a mutated phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PIK3) with...

Single dose aspirin prior to fecal immunochemical testing does not increase detection of advanced...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, single dose aspirin given two days prior to fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) did not increase test sensitivity for...

Quick Take: Individualised nutritional support in medical inpatients at nutritional risk

Malnutrition is a common occurrence in hospitalized patients. Current clinical practice guidelines recommend considering placing medical inpatients deemed to be at risk of malnutrition...

Anti-BCMA CAR T-cell therapy shows promise in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma

1. bb2121, a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy that targets B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) proteins, was shown to achieve objective response rates amongst...

Quick Take: Randomized Trial of Intravenous Versus Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Plus Bevacizumab in Advanced Ovarian...

Recent advances have been demonstrated with the administration of intraperitoneal (IP) cisplatin and paclitaxel, where women with stage III ovarian disease conferred additional survival...

Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer

1. This prospective cohort study suggested that nutrients derived from food were associated with lower risks of all-cause death among participants.2. Excess calcium intake...

Quick Take: Safety and Feasibility of Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging Criteria to Identify Patients...

For patients with rectal cancer, the strongest predictor of local recurrence is the circumferential resection margin (CRM) after surgery, with negative CRMs being the...

Quick Take: The burden of health conditions for middle-aged and older adults in the...

Understanding the burden of health conditions in older adults in the U.S. is essential in addressing the healthcare demands of this patient population. This...
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