Oncology

Reports of high-impact oncology studies by medical professionals

Sentinel lymph node surgery associated with a high false negative rate in node-positive breast...

Image: PD  1. Among women with node positive cN1 breast cancer, the false negative rate of sentinel lymph node surgery was 12.8%, above a previously...

Liver transplant prolongs life in metastatic colorectal cancer

Image: PD/Colon cancer mortality rates.  1. Patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) have similar rates of survival post-liver transplant to patients undergoing repeat...

Valganciclovir treatment associated with increased survival in glioblastoma multiforme

Image: PD  1. Of more than 250 cases of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) reviewed by authors, all were cytomegalovirus (CMV) positive except 1. Overall 2 year survival...

Nivolumab plus ipilimumab shows promise for metastatic melanoma

Image: PD              1. Combination therapy of nivolumab and ipilimumab achieved rapid and deep tumor regression in a subset of...

No long-term follow-up for benign thyroid nodules

Image: PD 1. Ultrasound (US) follow-up for longer than three years did not yield increased cancer detection after a benign fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of a...

[Physician Comment] The extent of C. difficile infections may not differ in light of...

Image: PD Study author Dr. David B. Stewart, M.D. talks to 2 Minute Medicine Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center "It is not uncommon for patients...

Oral contraceptive pills associated with reduction in ovarian cancer incidence

Image: PD 1. Women who used oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) were at a significantly lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than women who never used...

Terminal cancer patients hold misconceptions of the role of chemotherapy

Image: PD Key Study Points: Patients diagnosed with stage IV lung and colorectal metastatic cancer had misunderstandings of the true role of chemotherapy as a palliative...

Differential response to panitumumab seen in colorectal cancer based on genotypes

Image: PD  1. Addition of panitumumab to the first-line FOLFOX4 regimen prolonged survival in patients without RAS mutations.  2. Panitumumab was associated with shortened survival in...

Breast cancer mutations linked with nodal metastases

Image: PD  1. Breast tumors with stem cell mutations in the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway had significantly higher rates of axillary lymph node metastases.  2. Among women...
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